Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts appointed Jane Burnell to vice president of sales in the Americas. Burnell for the past three years has led Four Seasons' sales activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She will move in April from the company's Dubai office to its Toronto office to begin the new position.
After 20 years as president & CEO, Rick Antonson is leaving Tourism Vancouver to his next career venture as a full-time author.
Melia Hotels names new director of sales and marketing, Florian Connert, at the Melia Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. His 15 years of experience includes stints as regional director of sales for BlueBay Group in Cancun, Mexico, and AM Resorts in Punta Cana.
The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, has appointed Wayne Kearney director of resort sales. Kearney most recently was director of group sales at Pinehurst Resort.
Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C., has named Mark Peppas director of sales and marketing. Peppas most recently was director of sales and marketing for Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.
Stanford Court in San Francisco has appointed Austin Philips director of sales and marketing. Phillips most recently was associate director of sales at Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
Chris Quinlan has been appointed director of sales and marketing at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Quinlan previously was director of sales at Omphoy Ocean Resort & Spa in Palm Beach.
Denise Bradbury has been named director of sales and marketing for the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews-by-the Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. Most recently, Bradbury was director of sales for the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax.
Angus Pitkethley has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Spanish Town, Virgin Islands (British). Prior to joining Rosewood Little Dix Bay, he held the position of director of sales and marketing for several international hotels, including Marriott Hotels of Brussels, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Sydney Harbour Marriott.
Osvaldo V. Librizzi
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that Osvaldo V. Librizzi will step down from his current role, Co-President of The Americas. Librizzi will serve as non-executive Chairman until the end of 2015. Sergio Rivera, currently Co-President of the Americas, will become President of the Americas.
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