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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.”

Chicago's Hotel Versey to Debut Spring 2017

The Days Inn Chicago of Oxford Capital Group, LLC has announced the renovation and repositioning of the 1920s Lincoln Park-Lakeview building. The transformation will make way for the brand-new lifestyle hotel, Hotel Versey, in late spring 2017. Located in one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods, the hotel will cater mainly to locals and travelers looking for a modern-style, boutique hotel.

Marriott's 2016 Guest Satisfaction Survey Ranks Ambassador Hotel Tulsa as No. 1 Worldwide

Through Marriott International's guest satisfaction survey process, Ambassador Hotel Tulsa has been announced as top among full-service Marriott hotels. The Tulsa hotel, owned and operated by Coury Hospitality, is one of 5,700 Marriott properties around the world.

Viceroy Santa Monica Welcomes New Hires

Viceroy Santa Monica has revealed the hiring of three new employees: Nijad Fares as hotel manager; Jakub Skyvara as director of restaurants and banquets; and Lance Robinson as hotel concierge.

In his new role, Fares will be responsible for managing all operational aspects at the boutique property, including sales, marketing, food and beverage and future growth efforts. Previously, Fares served as the director of food and beverage at Cliff Hotel San Francisco. He’s also worked for The St. Regis Monarch Beach; The Westin San Diego; The Westin Maui; and The Sheraton San Diego.

Allison Walker Becomes Highland Haven Corporate Sales Manager

Allison Walker has been hired as the new corporate sales manager for The Highland Haven. Walker has been working in the inn for 15 years and has been full-time since November of 2015.

Prior to working at the Evergreen-based hotel, Walker held a number of positions at the Marriott, Holiday Inn, Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pines at Genesee.

Walker received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Colorado State University in 2009.

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?

Iconic Ames Boston Hotel Adds All-New Meeting & Event Spaces

The Ames Boston Hotel has revealed its 1,700 square feet of all-new meeting and event space.

Located on the second floor, the two new spaces include Ames and Oliver & Oakes; they fit groups up to 125 people and feature a design inspired by American manufacturing, uniformity and ingenuity. They were designed by New York City-based architecture and design firm Glen and Co. Architecture.

Langham Hospitality Group Introduces “No Strings Attached PLUS”

The Langham Hospitality Group has launched their new program, “No Strings Attached PLUS,” with features such as waived cancellation terms, no attrition rate charges, complimentary internet charges for all guests and much more.

The program, which can be booked from April 1 through Aug. 31, 2017, for events taking place between April 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, is designed to offer event planners and organizers more flexibility with rewards and privileges unique to this program.

New Meeting Offerings at Five Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in Florida

Five Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels have unveiled new meeting offerings for 2017 group programs. Located in the Walt Disney World Resort, these hotels are within walking distance of the Disney Springs area. The new waterfront Disney Springs offers a wide mix of shops, a variety of both upscale and casual dining options and live entertainment options.

Monterey County Invests Millions Into Renovations

Monterey County, known for its scenery and landscapes, will reveal a new Monterey Conference Center in 2017 that underwent a more than $60 million renovation.

But it wasn’t just the convention center that received a revamp other renovations and remodels took place in the region, giving visitors refreshed options in the area.

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