Comings & Goings

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

Starwood’s Osvaldo V. Librizzi Retires

STAMFORD, Conn—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced that longtime leader, Osvaldo V. Librizzi, will step down from his current role as co-president of the...

Hilton New Orleans Riverside Names New Executive Chef

NEW ORLEANS–Hilton New Orleans Riverside has announced the appointment of Ross Turnbull as executive chef of the 1,622-room hotel. Turnbull will be responsible for...

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Rui Barros as president and managing director of North America franchise operations. In this role, Barros...

Westin Cape Coral Names GM of Restaurants, Bars

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has announced the appointment of Christopher Owens as the general manager of restaurants and...

Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar Names New Head Chef

TEMECULA, Calif.—Kiyokuni Ikeda, a self-taught sushi chef, has landed the top job at Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar at Pechanga Resort & Casino. After...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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