Alaska Airlines names Toni Freeberg managing director of sales

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named 34-year airline veteran Toni Freeberg managing director of sales effective immediately. Freeberg assumes the role currently held by Mark Bocchi, who will retire from Alaska Airlines in October after 40 years. In her new role, Freeberg will set the strategy and oversee corporate and specialty sales,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts names Konrad Gstrein as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Konrad Gstrein as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Gstrein takes the helm at the Five-Star address at a unique moment, overseeing the Hotel’s reopening and welcoming guests to experience modern and spacious interiors within a 42-storey… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas welcomes Yudith Bustos as the new Executive Pastry Chef

Dallas, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The culinary team at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas welcomes Yudith Bustos as the new Executive Pastry Chef. Transferring from Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, she brings with her sugar, spice and lifetime of experience. Although her tenure with Four Seasons spans over a decade, she has… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts: 45% of General Manager roles in Thailand now held by women

45% of General Managers are women with focus on home-grown talent Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) by investing further in female leaders in Thailand – with 45% of General Manager roles now held by women. With the majority… Read the full press release

Ben Shank returns to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea as new General Manager

Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Maui’s legendary Forbes Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea ushers in a new chapter with the return of Ben Shank as the Resort’s new General Manager in July 2021. Most recently serving as the General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia for the past five years where he led… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston announces a new culinary leadership team

Boston One Dalton, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston announces a new culinary leadership team, responsible for driving the food and beverage program across all departments within the Hotel. The new leadership team includes the appointment of Daniel Burger as Executive Sous Chef; Julia Casale as Assistant Director of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes new Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini

Building on more than twenty years of experience both in fine dining and luxury hospitality, Paolo Lavezzini returns to Italy after 10 years in Brazil Florence, Italy, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Firenze introduces its new Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini, who will take the lead of the culinary team and the Michelin-starred restaurant Il Palagio from August 2021…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines promotes Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jun 30, 2021) announced the promotion of Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications, effective immediately. This news follows last week’s announcement of Leadership Plans for 2022. Rutherford will succeed Bob Jordan… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Dubai names Chef Nicolas Lambert as Executive Pastry Chef

Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2018 is known for eye-pleasing creations with a simple yet immersive flavour profile Dubai, U.A.E., 2021-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai’s dessert lovers have reason to be delighted, with the arrival of one of the world’s most promising pastry talents to the city. Chef Nicolas Lambert, who joins Four Seasons Resort Dubai… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes Luke Bugeja to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

London, UK, 2021-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has today (10 June, 2021) announced that Luke Bugeja will join the airport’s Board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Bugeja has over 30-years’ experience in the aviation industry. He previously held senior positions at Changi Airports International in Singapore, as well as Board… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited welcomes Joan MacNaughton to its Board

London, UK, 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited has appointed Joan MacNaughton to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ms MacNaughton will bring a wealth of board experience in industry, government, academia and the third sector to the leadership team of Heathrow and at a critical time in its history. As… Read the full press release

Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga names Javier Lopez as its new Executive Chef

Riga, Latvia, 2021-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga welcomes Javier Lopez as its new Executive Chef, overseeing the hotel’s culinary experience, including the rooftop bar and restaurant Stage 22, Amber Restaurant, the Lobby Lounge, the Grand Bar, In-room Dining, and Catering and Banqueting for special events. Born in Barcelona, Midland Spain,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México welcomes Culinary Director Nicolas Piatti

Luxury resort on Mexico’s Costalegre appoints award-winning chef, author and sustainability advocate to lead culinary program Tamarindo, México, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — A private oceanfront natural reserve nestled within a secluded enclave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México welcomes Culinary Director Nicolas Piatti. Piatti, who holds dual Italian and Argentine nationality, will oversee… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Maria Sabella as Director of Marketing

Doha, Qatar, 2021-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha, a newly reimagined luxury destination at the heart of Qatar’s capital city, announces the appointment of Maria Sabella as Director of Marketing. Sabella brings global expertise and marketing acumen earned from a Four Seasons tenure spanning 19 years, most recently serving as the Director of Marketing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Marc Bromley as Senior General Manager

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2021-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Marc Bromley has been appointed Senior General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, achieving both a childhood dream and creating his own legacy as a second generation Four Seasons General Manager. A fourteen-year veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Marc Bromley has worked his way up in… Read the full press release

VisitScotland welcomes the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise

EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2021-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead has welcomed the appointment of Ivan McKee MSP as Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise. His appointment was confirmed today (May 19 2021) in the First Minister’s new ministerial team to support Kate Forbes MSP, who was confirmed as the Cabinet… Read the full press release

Cinder House at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis promotes Peter Slay to Chef de Cuisine

St. Louis, U.S.A., 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — With his family history rooted in hospitality and experience working at top rated restaurants along inspiring mentors, Cinder House at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is proud to announce the promotion of Peter Slay to Chef de Cuisine. Better known as Pete, his interest in the culinary industry started at a young… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown names Maria Tampakis as Executive Chef

Seasoned chef to helm culinary operations at the iconic luxury lifestyle hotel in Lower Manhattan New York, U.S.A., 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the award-winning hotel located in the heart of Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighbourhood, has hand-selected Maria Tampakis for the role of Executive Chef. A lifelong culinarian, Tampakis brings a wealth… Read the full press release

Vicki Britt named senior vice president, Innovation, Engineering and Flight at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Britt Succeeds Colin Miller Upon His Retirement From Gulfstream SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2021-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (May 17, 2021) announced the appointment of Vicki Britt as senior vice president, Innovation, Engineering and Flight. Colin Miller, who previously held the role, recently announced his retirement after eight years of service to… Read the full press release

Accor welcomes Stephen Alden as Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Stephen Alden to the role of Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express, effective May 3rd. Stephen Alden will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee. Alden, who most recently created… Read the full press release

PATA names its next Chief Executive Officer Liz Ortiguera

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Ortiguera as its next Chief Executive Officer effective May 17, 2021, succeeding Dr. Mario Hardy who will finish his term at the end of May. The announcement was made at the Association’s Board… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Warwick Brady on 1 May 2021 as its new President & CEO

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May 2021 as President & CEO, one month earlier than originally communicated. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as interim President & CEO since 1 January 2021. Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May… Read the full press release

Fadi Samaan named as the new Director of Sales for Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Amman, Jordan, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces the appointment of Fadi Samaan as the new Director of Sales for the luxury property in Amman, Jordan. Samaan is a sales veteran in Jordan with more than 11 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He stands out for developing and strengthening key accounts… Read the full press release

IHG® Hotels & Resorts welcomes Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA)

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts , one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham is a well-known industry veteran in the IMEA region, with over 25… Read the full press release

Marc Speichert named Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

A recognised leader and innovator with extensive global experience across multiple industries, Speichert will oversee the company’s commercial growth strategy Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — International luxury hospitality leader Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the addition of Marc Speichert to its executive leadership team in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer,… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces the appointment of Adrian Dunne as new EVP Operations

LONDON, UK, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Adrian Dunne will join Norwegian as the company’s new EVP Operations. Dunne has more than thirty years of experience as a leader within the aviation industry. “I am very pleased to welcome Adrian Dunne onboard. We are preparing for a highly competitive environment after the pandemic, and… Read the full press release

Marriott International welcomes newly elected David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski to the Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (MARCH 15, 2021) it has elected David Marriott, President, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott at Marriott International, and Horacio Rozanski, President and Chief Executive Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., as directors of the company, effective March… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore names Beverly Magee as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Baltimore, U.S.A., 2021-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons veteran Beverly Magee has been named Regional Vice President in addition to her role as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, with regional responsibilities for Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston. “I feel honoured and privileged to take on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg welcomes new General Manager Richard Raab

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2021-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Richard Raab has taken over as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg. Richard’s career in hospitality started with Four Seasons back in 1998, and the very first hotel was Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. But inspiration for this step appeared in… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Kamil Al-Awadhi as new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today (1 March 2021). “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the… Read the full press release