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Focusing on a Niche: Maki Nakamura Bara

Focusing on a Niche: Maki Nakamura Bara

The daughter of an architect-turned-residential real estate developer, Maki Nakamura Bara likes to describe the “aha moment” when she decided to focus on the hotel industry: “I was a 22-year-old general analyst at a real estate investment firm with a ...

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Wyndham Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Wyndham Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–Wyndham Worldwide this week joined more than 150 of the world’s leading companies in signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Recognizing that ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced Allison Reid as chief development officer for the Americas. With 30 years in the hospitality industry, Reid will manage real estate development and contracts for her region. Before joining Kimpton, Reid oversaw development for Starwood ...

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The Peninsula Chicago Adds Toni Robertson as Executive Chef

The Peninsula Chicago Adds Toni Robertson as Executive Chef

The Peninsula Chicago announced the appointment of new Executive Chef Toni Robertson, who will become the restaurant’s first female executive chef. Robertson will oversee all three Peninsula restaurant kitchens (Shanghai Terrace, The Lobby, and Pierrot Gourmet), banquets, 24-hour room service ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Eric Myers has been appointed vice president of franchise sales and development for My Place Hotels of America. Before working in hospitality, Myers began his career selling appliances and cars. Myers will remain a managing partner at My Place, but ...

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