On the Move: This Week’s Comings & Goings

CHMWarnick has appointed Maxine Taylor senior vice president of asset management. In her new role, Taylor will oversee asset management operations from the company’s new San Francisco office. Prior to rejoining CHMW, Taylor held the positions of executive vice president of asset management at Chartres Lodging Group and vice president of asset management at Capital Hotel Management.

Here’s a look at other notable job moves that took place this week:

Dream Hotel Group has appointed Jason Wischhoff as vice president of development for Europe and Africa. Wischhoff will be responsible for driving the company’s four lifestyle hotel brands to major cities across Europe and Africa. He joins Dream Hotel Group from Accorhotels, where he served as VP of Development, U.K. and Ireland for four years, and Wyndham Hotel Group, where he spent five years as a senior development manager for the U.K., Spain, and Portugal markets.

Barbara Doucet was promoted to vice president of human resources at Omni Hotels & Resorts. In this role, she will serve all Omni associates in facilitating organizational development, performance management, and employee relations. Doucet has been with the Omni family for more than 10 years. She was previously the corporate director of human resources.


W Las Vegas has appointed Mark Eberwein as general manager and Christopher Adam Baran as vice president of sales and marketing. The duo will be instrumental in overseeing the launch of the new property opening inside the SLS Las Vegas Dec. 1. Eberwein brings to his new role more than 20 years of hospitality industry expertise with a focus on food and beverage practices and Baran more than 12 years of success in strategic marketing at a variety of resorts and destinations.

Shawn Jervis is the new general manager at Barnsley Resort, a luxury boutique resort located just north of Atlanta. Jervis will be responsible for all aspects of managing the resort on a day-to-day basis as well as bringing his experience to lead the resort through its recently announced expansion. Prior to his new position, Jervis was the general manager at the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., and The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Goodway has joined the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y., as general manager, bringing nearly three decades of upscale hotel management experience. Goodway previously served as the general manager of the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Also new to the all-suite resort are Executive Chef Brandon Schatko and Spa Director Mark Lumpkin.

Heather Strauss has been named general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa in Florida. Strauss will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 244-all suite and full-service, beachfront resort. She previously served as general manager of Embassy Suites Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., where she also taught at Jefferson State Community College for three years.

Distinctive Hospitality Group has appointed industry veteran Lynne Luongo as general manager of The Verve – Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick. In her new position, Luongo will oversee all aspects of hospitality services and will work directly with the sales and marketing team to foster new business opportunities.

Benchmark has named Julie Walsh area director of revenue management. Walsh’s area revenue management responsibilities will span Benchmark properties coast to coast, including select hotels and resorts located in California, Wyoming, and Massachusetts. She was most recently revenue manager for the Wyndham Hotel Group.

Benchmark also has named Brian R. Wells general manager for The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, which is part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Wells brings 25 years of leadership experience as general manager, in food and beverage and within property operations to his new position. He was most recently general manager for the Hilton Durham located in Durham, N.C.

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