Outrigger Enterprises has announced the appointment of Paul K. Richardson as executive vice president and chief operating officer responsible for the company’s global operations spanning the Asia Pacific, Oceania, and Indian Ocean regions. Richardson will oversee direct strategic operational leadership and provide guidance on key topics and issues affecting the company.
Here’s a look at more notable comings and goings that took place this week:
Michael Minchin has joined Auberge Resorts Collection as chief marketing officer. Minchin will lead Auberge’s national and resort sales teams and oversee all brand marketing initiatives, including advertising, public relations, e-commerce, and social media.
Hospitality veteran Jonathan Crellin has been appointed managing director for Boston Park Plaza. With nearly three decades of experience in the luxury hotel industry, Crellin will assume leadership of the property, which is in the final stages of its $100 million renovation scheduled for completion in June 2016.
William Parris has joined Gemstone Hotels and Resorts as national sales director. Parris brings more than 25 years of experience working with independent and boutique properties, brands, destination tourism organizations, and lifestyle service companies on both national and global levels. In his new position, Parris will open a NYC sales office, with focus on group and national accounts, as well as the social, entertainment, and travel industry markets.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts has promoted Thomas Hansen to group sales manager at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. Hansen has worked with The Commons Hotel for six years, beginning as a bellman and rising through the ranks through positions including guest services manager and, in his most recent role, business travel sales manager.
The Marriott Syracuse Downtown has announced its executive leadership team as the property concludes its $70 million renovation to restore the former Hotel Syracuse. Thirty-year hospitality veteran Paul McNeil was named general manager of the property in 2015. Daniel Fry will serve as assistant general manager, with 17 years of experience in hotel management with the Marriott brand. Phil Austin will serve as director of finance, Jerry Keohane has been named director of sales and marketing and Chuck Anthony will join the property as director of food and beverage. Thomas Kiernan has been appointed executive chef and Mary Jean Piraino will serve as director of human resources for the historic hotel.
Collin Carter has been promoted to sales manager for the luxury Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Carter previously served as manager-in-training and front office intern for the resort, and in his new position he will be responsible for developing meeting and group business for the resort, as well as meeting sales goals, while ensuring a positive experience for resort guests.
Dorchester Collection has appointed Emanuela Setterberg as general manager of Hotel Bel-Air. Setterberg was most recently managing director of the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, and has accumulated several years of experience working with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
The Artmore Hotel has announced the appointment of F. Paul Flowers as general manager and Bill Brillinger as event sales manager for the Atlanta hotel. Flowers joins the Artmore team with over 25 years of experience, most recently working with Coakley & Williams Hotel Management where he oversaw the conversion of the hotel to Hawthorn Suites and property project manager for all 128 suite renovations. Brillinger brings 10 years of experience to his new role with Artmore, previously serving as an operations manager for a quick-service dining group and food and beverage director at Mulberry Inn in Savannah, Ga.
Jennifer Cole has been promoted to the role of area director of sales for Provenance Hotels’ boutique Seattle properties. Cole will oversee the sales and marketing efforts of the city’s Hotel Max and the upcoming fall opening of Hotel Theodore. Cole has been with Provenance Hotels since 2013, starting out as the company’s business travel sales manager for Hotel Max. Prior to her new role, she served as complex business travel sales manager for both Hotel Max and Seattle’s Roosevelt Hotel.