Comings & Goings

Each week, LODGING shares the latest Comings & Goings — new hires and promotions from across the hospitality, hotel, and lodging industries.

Alejandro Bernabé Named Kempinski CEO

GENEVA—As part of Kempinski Hotels’ long-term succession planning, the group has announced that Reto Wittwer, president and CEO since 1995, has retired from this...

Ian Schrager Company Appoints New COO

NEW YORK—Ian Schrager Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Danette Opaczewski as chief operating officer. Opaczewski joins Ian Schrager Company with a...

Supertel Hospitality Appoints New CEO

NORFOLK, Neb.—Supertel Hospitality, Inc., a real estate investment trust, has announced that hospitality and finance veteran William Blackham has joined the company as chief...

Landmark Restaurant Appoints Patrick McElroy Executive Chef

DALLAS—The Landmark Restaurant inside the Warwick Melrose Hotel has announced the hire of Executive Chef Patrick McElroy to oversee all culinary operations in the...

Omni Names Ryan O’Byrne Global Director of Sales

Omni Hotels & Resorts has named Ryan O’Byrne as global director, sales in the New York Global Sales Office. Most recently, O’Byrne...
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