LOS ANGELES

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills announced the appointment of Marco Scherer as general manager of the 264-room boutique hotel and director of operations Los Angeles and Janice Tugaoen as area director of sales & marketing.

In his new role as general manager, Scherer provides strategic direction and oversees day-to-day operations at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills.

Additionally, as director of operations Los Angeles, he is responsible for guiding and directing the leadership for Kimpton Hotels in Los Angeles. Additional properties include the Kimpton Everly Hotel, Kimpton La Peer Hotel and Kimpton Hotel Wilshire.

With more than 20 years in the hospitality industry and 13 with Kimpton, Scherer most recently was general manager at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro in Chicago. His hotel management experience has taken him all over the U.S. including Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida, Kimpton Hotel Madera in Washington, D.C. and the Royal St. Charles in New Orleans.

Tugaoen brings more than two decades of hospitality sales experience to her new role. She leads the department’s initiatives at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills as well as Kimpton Hotel Wilshire.

Previously, Tugaoen worked as the director of sales & marketing for The Westin Long Beach where she assisted with the development of the brand’s marketing discipline, consistently surpassing sales goals. Her experience also includes hotel sales and marketing positions at several boutique and large-scale properties in top-tier convention and leisure travel destinations such as Boston, New York and New Orleans.

Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Beverly Hills features an on-site restaurant Double Take, an outdoor pool, fitness center and 5,000 square feet of event space.