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Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Sherona Shng as General Manager of The Langham, Hong Kong and Regional Vice President, Operations – Asia, overseeing Hong Kong hotels in Tokyo and Jakarta.

In addition to his management role at The Langham, Hong Kong, Shng will have extended operational oversight of all Langham and Cordis properties in Hong Kong and Asia, including properties under development.

The role marks a significant homecoming as Shng took on her first operational role as Hotel Manager at The Langham, Hong Kong. Prior to her operational leadership roles, Shng was Vice President of Public Relations and Communications, leading Langham Hospitality Group’s global brand advertising, integrated marketing campaigns, corporate and brand public relations.

Speaking about her new tenure at The Langham, Hong Kong, Shng is passionate about delivering authentic luxury customer service experiences through passionate and empowered teams. “I am delighted to return to The Langham, Hong Kong, where I first discovered my love for operational excellence and enabling our employees to provide bespoke touches and souvenirs at Langham whose guests remember,” she said.

From left to right: Amber Edwards (Hotel Equities), Ryan Fitzgerald (Waldorf Astoria), Heidi Nielsen (Meyer Jabara Hotels) and Sherona Shng (Langham Hospitality Group).

Kevin Blake has been appointed Director of Catering for Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia. Blake joins Lansdowne from his tenure at Creighton Farms in Middleburg, Virginia.

LWHA Asset Management Group, New York, has appointed Hans Bruland as an executive advisor. Prior to this role, Bruland ran the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC, as vice president and general manager.

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Litchfield, Connecticut, named Cortney Burns as an inspirational leader. Burns spent many years working with high profile names in San Francisco’s famous kitchens before becoming Nick Balla’s co-chef at Bar Tartine and eventually heading east to open Tourists, a hotel in North Adams , Massachusetts.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego, named Brendan Carlin as general manager. Most recently, Carlin served as General Manager of Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California.

East West Hospitality, Beaver Creek, Colorado, has hired Stacy Daeffler as Associate Director of Sales at The Charter at Beaver Creek. Daeffler was previously director of Destination Colorado Meetings.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, hosted Katie Donald as Director of Sales and Marketing. Donald joins the St. Regis New York, where she served as director of sales and marketing.

Hotel Equities, Atlanta, named Amber Edwards as the new General Manager of The Hamilton, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia. Prior to joining HE, Edwards served as Regional General Manager for Sage Hospitality Group, Denver, Colorado.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has named Denis Espina as the new director of the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico. Espina joins the resort after serving as Resort Manager at the new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos in Costa Palmas, Mexico.

Rancho Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico, appointed Chief Sandro Falbo as culinary director. Most recently, he was executive chef at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Orlando Bonnet Creek Properties of Hilton Hotels has announced the appointment of Ryan Fitzgerald as General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Florida. More recently, Fitzgerald was the manager of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Carlos Carrion Garcia has been named Executive Chef of the Riviera Maya Beachfront Wellness Retreat, Palmaïa – The House of AïA, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Chef Garcia founded Charly’s Vegan Tacos in Tulum, Mexico and Wynwood, Miami, Florida.

Marriott International has names Brock Hochhalter as Regional General Manager for the Dominican Republic and Haiti markets. He joined Marriott in 1996 and most recently served as vice president of operations for the Caribbean and Latin America luxury portfolio.

The Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill, Somerville, Massachusetts, has hired Diana Jiménez as Director of Sales and Catering. Jimenez is transitioning to the Boston area from Split Rock Resort located in Poconos, Pennsylvania, where she served as Sales Manager.

Michelangelo L’Acqua Joins SH Hotels & Resorts as a global entertainment and music expert. More recently, L’Acqua created the sound identity for Richard Branson’s cruise line, Virgin Voyages, Florida.

The country hotel Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa in rural Wiltshire, England, named Philip Lewis as chief executive. Most recently, Lewis was head chef for live meals in London.

The Westin Singapore hosted Jenny Lim as Director of Sales and Marketing and Daniel Quek as the new Food and Beverage Director. Prior to joining The Westin Singapore, Lim was Director of Sales and Marketing at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore, while Quek was Director of Food and Beverage at Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, also in Singapore.

The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel, announces the return of the Chef Michael Mignano as executive banquet manager. More recently, Chef Mignano partnered to launch Farine Baking Company in New York.

Dorchester Collection, London, England, promoted Philip Morris from global chief commercial officer to vice president, commercial.

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort in Doha, Qatar, named Ali Moussa as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to his ownership appointment, Moussa was Sales Director at Dream Doha, Qatar.

Meyer Jabara Hotels, Danbury, Connecticut, announced Heidi Nielsen as Vice President of Investments and Asset Management. For the past 15 years, Nielsen has served as Managing Director of a global consulting firm.

Siyam World, Maldives, hosted Florian Niessing as Director of Food and Beverage and Maya Damayanti as manager of the Veyo spa. Niessing was previously Food and Beverage Manager at The Wellem in Germany. Damayanti brings over 15 years of experience developing spa brands and training staff at global luxury hotel and resort groups in Bali, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and the Middle -East.

Suncadia Resort named Jeff Ouradnik as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for the Cle Elum Resort, Washington. Previously, he was Director of Sales and Marketing at Margaritaville Resort, a Davidson Hospitality property in Palm Springs, California.

The two-brand Aloft and Element hotel in Midtown Tampa, Florida, announced the appointment of JOhnathan Rodriguez as the new Executive Chef and Director of Catering. Most recently, he was executive chef at Sea Salt in St. Pete, also Florida.

The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park, El Paso, Texas, named Jacqueline Rojo as his new pastry chef. Most recently, Rojo worked with the El Paso Country Club where she oversaw the bakery and pastry department.

The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown welcomed Richard Romane as general manager. Previously, Romane was Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, as well as General Manager of the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago.

Windsor Court in New Orleans, Louisiana, promoted Brennan Rosonet to the spa manager. Most recently, Rosonet was the spa manager at Windsor Court.

The Wall Street Hotel, New York, named David Sandler as general manager. Prior to joining the hotel, Sandler served as Regional General Manager at Denihan Hospitality Group, New York.

AutoCamp, San Francisco, has announced the appointment of five new C-Suites/executives. Julie Saunders is the new Marketing Director; Sean Doyle is the new Director of Development; Jess Wilner is Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting; Stephen Kallaher is Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development; and Pat McCudden is the Senior Vice President of Business Development. Prior to AutoCamp, Saunders was brand manager for Ace Hotel Group (New York City), Doyle was senior vice president for Sydell Group (New York City), Kallaher was senior vice president of development and asset management for Carlisle LLC (Memphis, Tennessee), and McCudden spent the past 13 years at Hyatt as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Transactions.

The Wharf, Washington DC, named Claire Swift as general manager of the restaurant and Keven Weather II as deputy head. Swift was general manager of Thank You Have a Nice Day, while Weathers was the morning sous chef for Yellow at Navy Yard (Washington DC).

Rosewood Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas, chose Joaquin Torres as head sommelier of the resort’s four signature dining destinations – Café Boulud The Bahamas, Costa, Manor Bar and The Library – and Jaime Ortiz as Costa’s Food and Beverage Director. Torres has been a member of the Rosewood family since 2011, while Ortiz most recently served as Restaurant Manager at Rosewood Las Ventanas al Paraíso, San José del Cabo, Mexico.

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