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Kimpton Lorien Appoints Director of Sales and Marketing

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Va., has announced the appointment of Jennifer Montgomery to director of sales and marketing.

Montgomery brings nearly 30 years of hospitality experience. In her new role, she will oversee the hotel’s dedicated sales and catering team, providing leadership and support. The catering team is known for their ability to execute weddings, meetings and events of up to 125 guests.

Josh Lesnick Appointed President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels

Josh Lesnick has been named president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels.

“Josh is the ideal person to lead us as we evolve to meet the growing needs of our distinguished member hotels, Alliance partners, and our valued customers and guests around the world,” says David Gabri, chairman. “He has a proven track record of creating winning cultures, driving meaningful innovation, and a tremendous passion for enhancing customer loyalty as evidenced by the five highly successful customer loyalty programs he has launched and managed.”

Meet Tim Hermann

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Tim Hermann was recently hired as the general manager of Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina?

Meet Danielle Gomis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Danielle Gomis was recently hired as catering manager for The Hotel Landing in Wayzata, Minn.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as catering manager for The Hotel Landing?

Gateway Canyons Announces New Hire

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Colorado has announced its appointment of Stephen Johnson as general manager of the hotel.

Johnson brings years of executive-leve, strategic leadership and operations development experience to his new role. He will be responsible for all guest and hotel associate experiences at the resort in addition to finances of the property.

Meet Richard Blankenship

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

 Richard Blankenship was recently hired as the executive chef for Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as executive chef at Omni Frisco Hotel?

Hotel Hershey Appoints New General Manager

After 14 years of service as Hotel Hershey’s general manager, Brian O’Day has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2017. Taking his place will be current assistant general manager, Bill Hendrix.

As general manager Hendrix will oversee the entire operation of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Laundry and Cleaning. The hotel, built by chocolate tycoon Milton S. Hershey, features 276 guest rooms and a surplus of amenities such as a spa, three restaurants and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Announces New Director of Sales and Marketing

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport recently appointed Dustin Imbesi as the director of sales and marketing for the Burlingame hotel. He will be responsible for all sales operations for the 789-room property.

With an extensive hospitality background and 12 years of experience within the Hyatt Hotels Corporation,

Associated Luxury Hotels International Hires New Director of Sales

Marnie Hock has been named director of sales for the New York City-based Associated Luxury Hotels International Northeast region.

Hock is tasked with assisting industry professionals, executives, specialists and more with Global Sales Organizations services and support.

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires New Executive Director of Tourism

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the appointment of Svetlana Yazovskikh to the position of executive director of tourism. Yazovskikh has been with PHLCVB for nine years; her most recent position was the senior international tourism manager.

“I am extremely pleased that Svetlana has accepted our offer to lead the PHLCVB’s tourism team,” says Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO, PHLCVB. “Her commitment to Philadelphia and our customers is unmatched.”

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