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Louis T Collection has appointed Chaivaree Chitrakorn as general manager of Mantra Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. The Thai-national, who has spent most of her career with Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, relocated to her homeland last year to join Louis T Collection and has assumed a new position at Mantra Samui Resort as her second posting with the hospitality management and building solutions company.
The appointment comes at an exciting time for Fairmont Royal Pavilion, following a major refurbishment, and its soon to launch new room categories and year-round child-friendly policy, which start from 18th December 2018. Robert Scully joined the team in November as Director of Food & Beverage. Scully brings over 15 years experience in the industry, having started his career in hospitality with Starr Restaurant Organisation.
Hilton Hotels has appointed Sayad Imbrahmli as the new cluster director of marketing and public relations for three UAE hotels: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort, and Al Hamra Residence and Village. Ibrahimli brings more than 15 years of experience to her new role. She has previously worked with the Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and recently the Waldorf.
Kamal Munasinghe is now the general manager of Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur. The hospitality veteran has over two decades of hospitality expertise managing independent and international hotels across various locations including Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Vietnam. The Swiss national first began his career in F&B in Switzerland where he worked his way up to be the director of restaurants at the Zurich Marriott Hotel.
Edgewood Tahoe, set along the beautiful shoreline of South Lake Tahoe, is thrilled to announce John D. Bradway II as its Director of Marketing and Sales. Opened June 2017, The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is the recent addition to the 235-acre lakefront resort best known for its acclaimed 18-hole course. Bradway will be ushering in an era of new leadership while bringing the LEED-designed mountain lodge national recognition as a luxury destination.
The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa has announced the hiring of Daniel Elinan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, as its new Executive Chef. As Executive Chef, Elinan successfully opened The Cavalier Hotel, a luxury Autograph by Marriott property with three outlets — Becca, Hunt Room, and The Raleigh Room — in early 2018. Shortly after opening, Elinan and his brigade earned an immediate 4-diamond rating for the Hotel's prized dining venue Becca.
International hospitality company Lore Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Donte P. Johnson as General Manager for the Riggs Washington DC hotel, a new property opening in late 2019 in DC's Penn Quarter. As General Manager, Johnson will be responsible for overseeing and executing operations for the launch of Lore's first hotel project in the U.S. Housed in the former historic Riggs National Bank, the forthcoming property will feature 181 guest rooms, a ground-level restaurant, and basement bar, where Johnson's role will be to oversee all property operations for the opening, including staff hiring and management, guest satisfaction, community relations, and revenue generation.