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August 11, 2017

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE



- Sabre Names Clinton Anderson as President, Hospitality Solutions
- Choice Hotels Appoints Patrick Pacious as President and Chief Executive Officer Succeeding Steve Joyce
- Crescent Hotels & Resorts Appoints Michael Metcalf to Chief Operating Officer
- Dream Hotel Group Appoints Rohit Anand as Vice President of Brand Activation and Partnerships
- Grupo Piñero, Bahia Principe’s Parent Company, Names Encarna Piñero CEO
- Hard Rock International Appoints Antonio Bautista as Senior Vice President of Company Cafe Operations
- Karisma Hotels & Resorts Hires Juan Pablo Franky as Chief Executive Officer in South America
- Debra DeShong Joins MGM Resorts International As Vice President Of Global Industry Affairs
- Omni Hotels & Resorts Names Daniel Surette as New Vice President of Sales
- Harri Appoints Cleo Clarke as Vice President of HR Strategy and Development
- RLH Corp. Moves Corporate Headquarters to Denver After 43 Years in Spokane
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Sabre Names Clinton Anderson as President, Hospitality Solutions
Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, named Clinton Anderson as president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, effective Aug. 7. He will succeed Alex Alt who has accepted an executive position at another company. Anderson joined Sabre in 2014, and he currently serves as senior vice president of strategy where he has been instrumental in key product, technology, business and investment strategy initiatives.
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Choice Hotels Appoints Patrick Pacious as President and Chief Executive Officer Succeeding Steve Joyce
On July 13, 2017, the Choice Hotels International, Inc., (NYSE: CHH) board of directors announced the appointment of Patrick Pacious as incoming president and chief executive officer. Pacious will assume this role and join the board of directors on September 12, 2017. After serving on the DineEquity, Inc., board for more than five years, Steve Joyce was named the company's chief executive officer, also effective September 12, 2017.
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Crescent Hotels & Resorts Appoints Michael Metcalf to Chief Operating Officer
Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company and employer of choice in the hospitality industry, has announced the appointment of Michael Metcalf as the company’s chief operating officer. A veteran hotelier, Metcalf possesses more than 25 years of hotel investment, underwriting, asset management and operations experience ranging from resort, luxury, upper upscale, convention, golf and condominium hotels.
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Dream Hotel Group Appoints Rohit Anand as Vice President of Brand Activation and Partnerships
Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group appointed Rohit Anand as vice president of brand activation and partnerships. In this role, Mr. Anand will lead the company’s efforts to develop and implement immersive brand partnerships, programming and activations across Dream Hotel Group’s brands including Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels, furthering the company’s ethos of immersive hotel experiences.
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Grupo Piñero, Bahia Principe’s Parent Company, Names Encarna Piñero CEO
Grupo Piñero, the parent company of Bahia Principe – a leader in all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, has appointed Encarna Piñero as chief executive officer. The executive will maintain dual responsibilities as the company’s vice president, a position she has held since 2007. Her new responsibilities will include overseeing the development and execution of the company’s strategy, including the vision and success of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.
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Hard Rock International Appoints Antonio Bautista as Senior Vice President of Company Cafe Operations
Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – has appointed Antonio Bautista as senior vice president of company cafe operations. In this new role, Bautista, who has been with the company for more than 20 years, will lead the cafe operations team, including overseeing the brand's area vice presidents, facilities team and retail operations. Bautista will report directly to president of cafe operations of Hard Rock International, Stephen Judge.
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Karisma Hotels & Resorts Hires Juan Pablo Franky as Chief Executive Officer in South America
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, announced the appointment of Juan Pablo Franky as chief executive officer in South America. Bringing with him more than 20 years of industry experience, Franky will spearhead the expansion of Karisma’s renowned brands into Latin America along with operations and sales across South America, starting with the opening of a new office in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Debra DeShong Joins MGM Resorts International As Vice President Of Global Industry Affairs
MGM Resorts International announced that Debra DeShong has joined its team as vice president of global industry affairs. In this role, Ms. DeShong will lead the global hospitality and entertainment corporation's proactive media relations and messaging strategies for issues affecting MGM Resorts around the world. She will be based in Washington, D.C.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts Names Daniel Surette as New Vice President of Sales
Omni Hotels & Resorts announced Daniel Surette’s appointment as vice president of sales. With more than 30 years in the industry and 20 years of senior-level sales leadership experience, Surette will be responsible for creating and implementing revenue-generating strategies across the entire luxury hotel brand. Surette will oversee Omni’s global sales team as well as its field area and regional directors of sales and marketing to set budgets and reach business plan objectives. He will report to Peter Strebel, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales.
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Harri Appoints Cleo Clarke as Vice President of HR Strategy and Development
Harri appointed Cleo Clarke as new VP of HR Strategy and Development. Clarke has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, most recently as vice president of human resources at Eataly, where he was responsible for leading Eataly's human resources strategies and providing guidance and leadership to the company’s executive staff, C-suite employees, and the field human resources leadership team.
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RLH Corp. Moves Corporate Headquarters to Denver After 43 Years in Spokane
RLH Corp., started after Expo '74, has moved its corporate headquarters from Spokane to Denver. The shortage of hotel rooms for people visiting the city during the World's Fair became the genesis for RLH Corp., the parent company of Red Lion Hotels. But after 43 years in Spokane, the company is giving up its executive offices in the Inland Northwest.
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