Going Places

Kimpton Solamar Hotel announced the addition of two new members to its management team, Lisa Martinez as conference services manager and Cassaundra Williams as sales manager.

Jill Delaney joined the Discover Albany team as the new president and CEO. Delaney says her priorities will be attracting new groups to Albany’s new Capital Complex, and growing Albany’s profile as a leisure travel destination.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort announced the appointment of Liz Hogan as senior sales manager and Jessica Pekarik as catering sales manager.

The Estate Yountville, home to Vintage House and Hotel Villagio, is expanding its seasoned culinary team with the addition of Katie Cotten as director of catering and conference services.

Eileen S. Cole has been named director of sales & marketing for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property. She comes to her new position with three decades of success in hospitality sales and marketing, much of it invested within the Chicagoland market.

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) welcomed Nancy Walker as the new vice president of sales and marketing.

Charlestowne Hotels announced the appointment of Kevin Kruse to general manager of The Bristol Hotel, the city’s first boutique property, slated to open in early Fall 2018.

Kimpton Goodland announced the appointment of Danielle Santilli as associate director of sales. In her new role, Santilli will be responsible for planning and implementing sales, marketing and business development strategies for the 158-room Santa Barbara area hotel.

Paradise Point Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel announced the new hire of Michael Stephens as managing director. In Stephens’ new role as managing director of the newly renovated resort, he will oversee all business operations, while seeking out new ventures for the resort and bringing exceptional guest services. He brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry, holding with various management positions with Hyatt Hotels both domestic and internationally.

John Santaniello has been appointed general manager of Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge, both Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Santaniello brings over 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new position with Snow King Hotel & Grand View Lodge, spanning the hotel and residential segments of the industry domestically and internationally.

Pullman Miami Airport announced the appointment of Dan McDermott as general manager and Adam Leon as director of sales and marketing.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside announced the appointments of Randy Piebes as the new director of food and beverage and Sarah Wexler as the new director of events and catering for the 1,622-room property. Piebes and Wexler join the hotel’s new Executive Chef Mark Quitney in leading food and beverage services and building on the success of the hotel’s meetings and events program.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa announced the appointment of Christina Richardson as associate director of sales.

Meydenbauer Center recently promoted Sara Dahl, CMP to event services manager and Shannon Martella to guest services manager.

Enclave, a special events facility, announced the addition of special events industry veteran, David Watts, to its team as venue director.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel announced Megan Spears as the new event sales manager.

Timothy Edgecombe has been appointed director of sales at Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Choose Chicago announced the promotion of Dawn Young, CEM, senior director of sales, to the position of vice president of Hotel Sales.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts appointed Tracey Slavonia as its new chief sales & marketing officer.

Highgate appointed Cheryl Williams as regional vice president of sales and marketing in Hawaii.

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