Hilton New Orleans Riverside adds to its executive team

Hilton New Orleans Riverside has named Randy Piebes as new director of food and beverage and Sarah Wexler as the new director of events and catering for the 1,622-room property. Piebes and Wexler join the hotel’s new Executive Chef Mark Quitney in leading food and beverage services and building on the success of the hotel’s meetings and events […]

Speers new VP of operations at Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has appointed John Speers as its new vice president of operations. Prior to joining Salamander, Speers was senior vice president at Capital Properties where he oversaw a collection of luxury properties including the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, MA, and the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael’s, MD. Speers also served as […]

Interstate Hotels & Resorts names Wylie as head of eCommerce

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a top name in hotel and resort management, has named Mike Wylie as head of eCommerce. “Hiring thought leaders such as Mike is a crucial strategy to give us a competitive advantage,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “With 20-years in digital marketing, his experience will propel us ahead of […]

Charlestowne Hotels names Philipp VP of operations

Charlestowne Hotels has named Gavin Philipp as vice president of operations. Philipp originally joined the Charlestowne team in 2013 as a regional director of operations, overseeing various flagship properties in the company’s hometown of Charleston, SC. It was under his leadership that The Spectator Hotel was awarded the coveted title of number one hotel in […]

Pray for rain at Basque in West Palm Beach

The rainy season will soon invade South Florida, so with that in mind, Basque, one of the hottest new restaurants in West Palm Beach, has started “When it Rains, We Pour” featuring half price tapas and drinks until the rain stops. “We don’t shut down for rain. We party,’’ said Basque owner Manny Bornia. In […]

Salazar new senior VP of food and beverage for Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Interstate Hotels & Resorts – a leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – has appointed Fernando Salazar to the newly-created position of senior vice president of food and beverage. “As Interstate Hotels & Resorts continues to evolve as the leader in hotel management, we’re expanding our team to be best in class and add value for our hotel owners,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president […]

Salamander Hotels & Resorts names Slavonia as chief sales/marketing officer

Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson, has named Tracey Slavonia as its new chief sales and marketing officer. Slavonia will oversee corporate strategic sales, marketing and revenue management initiatives for the company’s growing portfolio. The Salamander Signature Collection includes Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA; The Henderson in Destin, FL; NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans; and Hotel Bennett, opening in […]