This Week’s Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

Ramesh Sadhwani, executive vice president of hotel operations and general manager of Wynn Las Vegas, will retire effective July 31. Over the span of his 40-year career in luxury hospitality, Sadhwani has led hotel operations for Wynn Las Vegas, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and Caesars Palace.

Devin Mahoney is the new chief enthusiast and general manager of the upcoming Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town in Arizona, which is slated to open in September. Mahoney has more than 16 years of experience opening new hotels in major markets along the West Coast and has held a number of GM and leadership positions within the Kimpton Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

The Kimpton Brice Hotel in Savannah, Ga., appointed Xavier Etcheberrigaray as general manager, where he will oversee operations at the 145-room property, including hiring decisions, guest services, and budgets. Most recently, Etcheberrigaray was hotel manager of the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, which is managed by HEI.

Brooke Traeger-Tumsaroch has joined Interior Image Group (IIG), an interior design, branding, and procurement services firm, as studio director and principal, where she will oversee all projects from concept to completion. Her client roster will include global brands such as Marriott and Hilton as well as other hotel companies.


Renaissance Milwaukee West announced several new appointments ahead of the hotel’s planned August opening. As general manager, Vik Khokhar brings more than two decades of experience in luxury and lifestyle hotels, most recently as director of hotel operations at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. As director of sales and marketing, Chantal Bazzoni-Boncher will lead the sales and catering department in generating top-line revenue growth and business. Michael Laughran, director of beverage and food outlets, will oversee the hotel’s lobby lounge, market dining, in-room dining program, and operations of its adjacent restaurant, Eldr+Rime. Executive Chef Gary Baca comes to Milwaukee and Eldr+Rime from Michael Jordan’s Steak House in Chicago. Executive Sous Chef Alex Lyskowicz joins the team after serving as the executive chef at the Iron Horse Hotel.


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