Lisa Messina will be rejoining Hilton Worldwide as executive managing director of sales for the HWS Group Sales Intermediary team, effective May 23. For the past five years, Lisa has served as chief marketing officer for ConferenceDirect, securing new business development and strategic partnerships, as well as associate recruitment and associate publisher for the ConferenceDirect MeetingMentor magazine. Previous to ConferenceDirect Lisa held multiple sales leadership positions at Hilton Worldwide.
Hotel industry veteran Brian Hughes has been selected as the new executive director of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District, which promotes the city as a vacation destination. Hughes has been general manager of the Omni San Diego Hotel, chairman of the San Diego Tourism Authority and a member of the San Diego Hotel-Motel Association.
Corinthia London, announces the appointment of Stéphane Trycionka, as Director of Sales & Marketing. With 11 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, this role will see Trycionka in charge of driving international sales to the flagship Corinthia Hotels’ property. Trycionka joins Corinthia from his role as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco, where he was responsible for improving the performance and global exposure of the hotel.
Ana Hernandez and Justin McCray
Nobu Hotel Eden Roc announced two new appointments to the soon-to-open hotel: Ana Hernandez will be joining as the Director of Catering and Justin McCray has been promoted to the position of Group Sales Manager for the mid-Atlantic. Both Hernandez and McCray are currently supervising their respective departments in their current roles at Eden Roc Miami Beach until the opening of Nobu Hotel Eden Roc. The appointments are part of Eden Roc Miami Beach’s transformation into a Nobu-inspired experience that will feature a Nobu Hotel-within-a-hotel and Nobu Miami.
The Knickerbocker New York City announced Mario Busquets as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. Most recently, Busquets served as City Director of Sales for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where he played an integral role in managing the sales team, top-line revenues and business development for the Kimpton properties of New York City. Previously, Busquets was the Director of Sales & Marketing for W New York.
Bardessono Hotel & Spa, Napa Valley, welcomes Tamara DeMars as director of sales & marketing, with specific focus on the independent, luxury hotel segment. Prior to joining Bardessono, DeMars has held an array of leadership positions at resorts throughout Calif. Most notably was her experience at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.