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Rosewood Hotel Group, Hong Kong, promoted Hoss-Vetry as vice president of operations for the group’s Asia-Pacific region. Vetry previously served as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Rosewood Hong Kong and was responsible for property management in addition to overseeing other hotels in the region including Rosewood Beijing, Rosewood Sanya and New World Millennium Hotel in Hong Kong. Going forward, Vetry will oversee all operations for Rosewood Hotel Group properties in the Asia-Pacific region, including Greater China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and the Philippines.
Vetry is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 32 years of experience in the global luxury hospitality industry. Prior to joining Rosewood Hotel Group in 2020, he worked for 25 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. in North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He held several leadership positions during his tenure at Ritz-Carlton, including Vice President Multi-Property, Group General Manager and Hotel General Manager.
Vetry has held senior positions in hotel and tourism associations, including vice chairman of the East China Marriott Business Council, executive chairman of the Sanya Tourism Association, and board member of the Qatar Tourism Association.
“Hoss has been an incredible asset to the Hong Kong team, and I look forward to working closely with him to bring our new vision of luxury hospitality to existing markets across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group.
Shel Bühler was promoted to Brand Manager of Aparium, Chicago, Illinois. She was previously the director of bars and beverage programming.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, Saint Lucia, hosted Christy Connolly as sales manager. For the past seven years, she has worked with Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt in Anguilla, as Director of Sales.
Kimpton Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, California, named Richard Woodrow coxswain as general manager of the hotel. He joins the team from his tenure as General Manager of the Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA.
Kerten Hospitality, Dublin, Ireland, has appointed Antoine Doucet as experience director. Doucet takes on the role after his experience at Kerten as director of brand and marketing.
Adam Edelman has joined Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, CA as the resort’s new Rooms Manager. Most recently, Edelman was acting general manager and director of operations and events at Hyatt Regency Orange County, California.
Stacie Hallinan joined The Colony Palm Beach, Florida as Restaurant Sales Manager. Hallinan joins The Colony after serving as Food and Beverage Manager at The Eau Palm Beach, Florida for the past eight years.
Friday Harbor House, Washington, chose Reid Johnson as general manager. More recently, Johnson served as general manager of the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, also in Washington.
Centara Hotel Korat, Bangkok, Thailand, chose Thawintorn Kanungkid as opening general manager. Kanungkid brings with him two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as Resident Manager at Sukosol Bangkok Hotel.
The Baur au Lac in Zürich, Switzerland has undergone two management changes with the arrival of the seventh generation family property and the arrival of a new general manager. Marguerite Kracht joins his father, Andrea Kracht, working side by side in the management and strategic direction of the hotel. Kracht gained experience in prestigious hotels like the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, the Lanesborough in London, Aman Resorts based in Switzerland and the project team of The Peninsula London. Christian de Rechenberg takes up the position of general manager, after his term as deputy manager of the Baur au Lac.
Premier, Dallas, Texas, hired Roland Mouly as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Prior to joining Premier, Mouly served as Regional Chief of Staff at HotelAVE, Providence, Rhode Island.
Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, promoted Caroline Naslund to the Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Naslund served as Director of Catering.
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, California, announced Aaron Obregon as the new chief executive. Most recently, Obregon served as Executive Chef at the Inn at Mission San Juan Capistrano, California.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) made a series of appointments: Leann’s Paradise was named vice president of political and membership engagement; Haleigh Hildebrand was appointed Senior Director of Government and Political Affairs; and Bianca Castillo joined the association as coordinator of state and local government affairs. Paradise joins AHLA from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, where she led the organization’s grassroots programs and spearheaded advocacy campaigns. Hildebrand joins AHLA from the American Federation of Federal, State, and Municipal Employees, where she served as deputy political director.
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, Renton, Washington, has selected Azad Rawat as executive chef of the hotel. He was previously Executive Chef at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, Washington.
The Ranch, Malibu, California, named Chris Roseau as vice president of worldwide sales. Reed joins us after his experience as Director of Sales and Marketing (Pre-Opening and Opening) at Equinox Hotels flagship location in New York.
Koʻa Kea Resort on Poʻipu Beach of Meritage Collection, Kauai, Hawaii, hosted John Switzerland as a restaurant manager. His last role was in general operations at Gotham Hospitality in New York.
Radisson Corning has appointed Marisa Thomas as general manager. Thomas joins after his tenure as general manager of Canopy by Hilton in Ithaca, New York.
Cross Hotels & Resorts has announced several promotions: Paul Wilson is the new Executive Vice President; Ratchaya Termilkanok assumes the role of Vice President Strategy and Digital Transformation; Evan Burns was chosen as country manager Indonesia; and Tran Lam as Director of Technical Services and Business Development. Wilson previously served as executive vice president of commercial, Termisilkanok was vice president of revenue and e-commerce, Burns was general manager of Away Bali Legian as well as regional manager for Indonesia and Japan, while Lam was director technical and business development.