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Meet Stephane Vogel

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.

Stephane Vogal was recently hired as general manager of Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Columbia Hospitality to Now Manage Heathman Hotel

Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality has acquired the management of The Heathman Hotel. Located in Kirkland, Wash., the independent hotel and Trellis Restaurant join Columbia Hospitality’s growing portfolio of award-winning properties.

Philadelphia Conventions & Visitors Bureau Opens Office in Copenhagen

In an effort to expand globally, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Atlantic Link as its in-country representation firm based in Copenhagen. Atlantic Link will work with tour operators to develop itineraries that incorporate Philadelphia and the landmarks the city offers.

Wynn Las Vegas Employee Earns Prestigious Awards

Chris Flatt, an employee at Wynn Las Vegas’s Executive Vice President of Hotel Sales and Marketing, just earned an honorable placement on the 2016 Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s list of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds.

The Westin Nashville Announced New Appointment

The Westin Nashville has appointed Lukus Kindlesparker to general manager of the 453-room property—a 15-year industry veteran. Kindlesparker has extensive experience, with over 15 years in the hospitality industry and

“Lukus’ background working with world-class brands, such as W and Westin, make him the perfect fit to further cement The Westin Nashville’s position in the market as the best in the city.” says Paul Wischermann, president and CEO of Wischermann Partners, Inc.

Fontainbleau Miami Beach Announces New Director of Leisure Sales

Jenny Cerna has been appointed director of leisure sales for Fontainbleau Miami Beach. In her new role, Cerna will be responsible for the development of domestic and international marketplace while coordinating all leisure sales programs.

“Fontainebleau Miami Beach is excited to welcome Jenny Cerna to the team to lead our leisure sales efforts,” says Philip Goldfarb, president and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Her track record will serve as an invaluable asset as we aim to keep Fontainebleau top of mind on a global level.”

Shade Hotels Offers New Winter Package

Redondo Beach’s Shade Hotel is offering a winter package that allows a complimentary third night with the purchase of two nights. The seasonal offer is the result of a partnership with the Redondo Beach Visitor’s Bureau that allows guests to get away from the stress of the holidays.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hired New Director of Sales

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel recently hired Sean McNamara as director of sales. His new role will include directing the sales department, putting strategies into action and driving meetings and events business.

McNamara graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in sales and marketing. Prior to getting into the hospitality industry, McNamara wore many hats and held positions in industries like marketing, client services, media production, publishing and financial services.

Meet Mary German

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.

Mary German was recently hired as the COO for Arlington CVB in Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as COO of Arlington CVB?

Meet Salvador Abaunza

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.

Salvador Abaunza was recently hired as the general manager at the Scarlet Huntington in San Francisco, Calif.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of The Scarlet Huntington? 

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