On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Hospitality Ventures Management Group has named Susan Weigel Guimbellot as vice president of revenue management and channel strategy to increase top-line growth for the company’s third-party managed and owned hotels. In her new role, she will oversee revenue management and channel strategy on both the property and corporate levels. Prior to joining HVMG, she most recently served as vice president of revenue management and distribution for Denihan Hospitality Group.

Here’s a look at more notable job moves that took place in hospitality this week:

Turtle Bay Resort has announced two new additions to its management team. Brian Hunnings has been named resort manager, with more than 25 years of hotel experience, most recently serving as executive assistant manager at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Darcie Patlidzanov has been appointed group sales manager with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.


Sid Anderson is retiring after 38 years as general manager of Colorado’s Hotel Boulderado. Anderson will continue consulting and advising part-time for the company, helping guide renovations planned for 2016 and 2017. Boulder native Lisa Lindgren has been selected to replace Anderson with more than 25 years in the hospitality industry.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport has named Irby Morvant Jr. general manger of the Burlingame hotel. Morvant will be responsible for all operations at the 789-room property, overseeing its various departments, programs and team. He will also lead the hotel through a renovation planned for completion in summer 2016.

Marriot International has appointed Jay Spurr director of sales and marketing for the San Francisco Marriot Marquis. Spurr has more than 20 years of experience with top-tier hotels and resorts.

Nicholas Arnold has been selected as executive chef for the 60th anniversary year of Caneel Bay Resort. Arnold will oversee all dining operations, menu creation, and procurement of ingredients for Turtle Bay Estate House, Caneel Beach Terrace, and Caneel Beach Bar & Grill.

After serving as the hotel’s event sales manager since 2011, HRI Lodging has announced that Vera Faucheux has been promoted to sales manager and will oversee sales efforts for the corporate group market at the Hyatt French Quarter.

Craig Harvey has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. Harvey brings 20 years of hospitality experience to his new role, most recently serving as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Illinois.

Worldhotels has announced their current chief executive officer of the global brand, Kristin Intress, is leaving the group, with Dirk Fuehrer joining the management team as her replacement effective Feb. 15.