Christchurch Airport announces departure of Chief Executive Malcolm Johns

Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns is to leave the airport after nine years, to take up a Chief Executive role based in Auckland and will leave the airport team in 2023. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Board Chair Catherine Drayton says “The Board and executive have worked closely to build… Read the full press release

Hyatt welcomes Arlie Sisson as SVP and global head of digital

Start-up executive and new media entrepreneur joins Hyatt’s commercial services leadership team CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (September 12, 2022) announced the appointment of Arlie Sisson as senior vice president and global head of digital. Sisson will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer. “Arlie’s vast… Read the full press release

Finnair welcomes new Senior Vice President, Strategy and Fleet Christine Rovelli

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Christine Rovelli, MBA, 48, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Strategy and Fleet, and member of the Executive Board at Finnair as of 1 October 2022. Nicklas Ilebrand, the current SVP Strategy, will leave Finnair towards the end of the year, and he will work in an… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Dave Lynch as Group Chief Information Officer

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed Dave Lynch as Group Chief Information Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team. He will assume his duties shortly, with the exact starting date still to be agreed between him and his current employer. Fewer market clusters and new regional responsibilities in Europe…. Read the full press release

Auckland Airport welcomes Melanie Dooney as General Manager Corporate Services

Auckland, New Zealand, 2022-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Melanie Dooney as General Manager Corporate Services. Ms Dooney will join Auckland Airport in early November, taking responsibility for health, safety and wellbeing, people and capability, people services, public relations and government relations, and legal at Auckland Airport. Auckland… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest appoints Federico Giovine as Hotel Manager

Budapest, Hungary, 2022-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — With six cities on four continents on his Four Seasons curriculum, Federico Giovine brings a wealth of valuable international experience to his new role as Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest. Giovine, a seasoned hotelier, started his career in 2005, as a phone operator at Four Seasons… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans announces the promotion of Christopher Jordan to Hotel Manager

New Orleans, U.S.A., 2022-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — What began as an eight-year-old’s dream of becoming a chef transformed into a life-long passion for the hospitality industry. It is with much pride that Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans announces the internal promotion of Christopher Jordan to Hotel Manager. With a heart for service, Christopher stood out as the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai welcomes new Spa Director Lacey Matsumoto

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2022-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Lanai named Lacey Matsumoto as Spa Director, responsible for overseeing daily spa operations, including staff training, treatments and retail, and fitness facilities, as well as the Resort’s Yoga and Wellness program. Matsumoto has a distinguished spa and wellness background with more than 15 years experience in the spa… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville announces key food and beverage appointments

Highly anticipated 235-key luxury hotel in heart of downtown Nashville bolsters hotel dining, bar, and restaurant experience with talented hires Nashville, USA, 2022-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The all-new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville, anticipated to open this fall, announces key food and beverage appointments that will lead a vibrant array of creative… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Noha Abdalla as chief marketing officer

The role deepens company’s relationship with guests ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH)—one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors—has appointed Noha Abdalla to the role of chief marketing officer, reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Pacious. As a key member of the senior executive team, Abdalla will be a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto appoints Kristi Grotsch as the new Director of Food and Beverage and Angelica Sanz Rincón as the new Director of Rooms

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto appoints a new Director of Food and Beverage and Director of Rooms Toronto, Canada, 2022-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto continues to add remarkable talent to its dynamic team with the appointment of Kristi Grotsch as the new Director of Food and Beverage and Angelica Sanz Rincón as the new Director of Rooms…. Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces leadership appointments

Hong Kong, China, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Joanna Flint, Chief Commercial Officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has announced three senior appointments to strengthen the Group’s global sales leadership. Raphael Lanfant has been appointed Global VP Channel Sales, a newly created role responsible for overseeing the global revenue growth and the effectiveness of… Read the full press release

Christoph Knichel named new General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph Knichel has been appointed as the new General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou and will take responsibility for all aspects of Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou’s operations and management to create a haven in a remarkable constellation with European service where guests can stay in style and comfort…. Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises welcomes Roberto Verdino as Senior Vice President Revenue Management

MONACO, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Strengthening the cruise line’s commitment to long-term growth, Silversea Cruises has announced the appointment of Roberto Verdino as Senior Vice President Revenue Management. Reporting to Barbara Muckermann, Chief Commercial Officer, Verdino will oversee Silversea’s Revenue operations, forecasting, and commercial planning. Having garnered over 15 years of experience at… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis appoints Iyad Mourad and Julieta Mechkarska as New Hotel Manager and new Director, Food and Beverage

New Hotel Manager and new Director, Food and Beverage to lead operations of newly renovated property St. Louis, U.S.A., 2022-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis announces the appointment of two executives to the operations team to lead the freshly renovated property to a new level of personalized service and further elevate the guest… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto welcomes new Hotel Manager Maxime Regad

Toronto, Canada, 2022-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — When searching for a new Hotel Manager, the team at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto did not have to look far. With an unparalleled level of service built in the hands of its employees, Four Seasons takes pride in developing talent from within. As a well-tenured employee with a combined five… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur appoints Blaise Montandon as General Manager

The veteran hotelier is set to usher the urban retreat into a new era of hospitality Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Arriving from the breezy coasts of Vietnam, Blaise Montandon brings with him a vibrant energy, a buoyant positivity, and a wealth of experience in luxury hospitality. Newly appointed as General Manager of Four… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville announces key leadership appointments

Highly anticipated 235-key luxury hotel in heart of downtown Nashville hires experienced and talented hospitality professionals as it advances towards fall 2022 opening Nashville, USA, 2022-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The all-new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville, anticipated to open this September and now accepting reservations, announces key leadership appointments who will lead… Read the full press release

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority welcomes new Chief Sales Officer Lisa Messina

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2022-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Lisa Messina is joining the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) as Chief Sales Officer to lead and help grow meeting, convention and tradeshow sales for Las Vegas and for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVCVA announced today. She will start in early September…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Gilbert Ghostine to its Board of Directors

Firmenich CEO recognized for impressive track record of strategic growth and purpose-driven initiatives Toronto, Canada, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today (July 18, 2022) announced the appointment of Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine to its Board of Directors, representing long-term shareholder Cascade Investment. With more than… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels welcomes Brian Delaney as its Chief Financial Officer

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2022-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Australian International Hotel Company, TFE Hotels, has announced the appointment of Brian Delaney to their executive leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer. The appointment comes as TFE Hotels continues its global expansion with the SE Asian debut of Adina Singapore Orchard this month; the… Read the full press release

Hyatt welcomes Eben Hewitt as its Chief Information Office

Technology thought leader joins Hyatt’s commercial services leadership team to oversee technology, enterprise applications and cybersecurity CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 18, 2022) announced the appointment of Eben Hewitt as Hyatt’s Chief Information Officer, effective July 18. Hewitt will oversee Technology, Enterprise Applications and Cybersecurity for… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland selects Barbara Leslie as new Board President

Barbara Leslie succeeds Andreas Cluver; Lee, Butner named VPs Oakland, Calif., 2022-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce President is taking on an added role atop the Port of Oakland’s governing board. At their latest Board meeting, Port Commissioners selected Barbara Leslie as their new President in a unanimous vote. Ms. Leslie… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces appointment of Four new General Managers at IntercityHotel in Geneva and Berlin

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four new General Managers have been appointed at IntercityHotel since May 2022: Nadjet Bennaceur commenced her role as the new director of IntercityHotel Geneva Airport. She is currently in charge of the pre-opening of the hotel, which is to open to customers next year. Katrin… Read the full press release

Outrigger Makes Leadership Appointments to Support Growth

Outrigger Makes Leadership Appointments to Support Growth

PHUKET, 2022-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the last 10 months, Outrigger Hospitality Group has added five properties throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean to its global portfolio: Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, Outrigger Surin Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Thailand; the five-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort; and Outrigger Kona… Read the full press release

AHLA expands its Government Affairs and Advocacy Capabilities with three new hires

AHLA Continues to Expand Its Government Affairs and Advocacy Capabilities WASHINGTON DC, USA, 2022-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (June 29, 2022) announced three new additions to its government affairs staff – hires that will further expand the organization’s robust government affairs and advocacy capabilities. Leann Paradise has… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Bali appoints Randy Shimabuku as General Manager

Bali, Indonesia, 2022-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Randy Shimabuku has been appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Resorts Bali, taking leadership of the two iconic resorts at Jimbaran Bay and Sayan at a critical time as Bali reopens to the world. The appointment marks an exciting new chapter as the Bali resorts unveil a brand new spa, new… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Pegasus Airlines’ Mehmet Tevfik Nane as new Chair of the IATA Board of Governors

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Pegasus Airlines Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) Mehmet Tevfik Nane has assumed his duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways and GE Aviation launch ‘Leadership, Future and Culture’ training programme

National Senior Managers of Qatar Airways attended the specialised one-week training programme in New York GE’s facilities Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways and GE Aviation have joined forces to launch a customised training programme under the name ‘Leadership, Future and Culture’ (LFC). National Senior Managers of Qatar Airways attended this… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines’ subsidiary McGee Air Services appoints Justin Neff as president

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors for McGee Air Services Inc. today (June 7, 2022) named Justin Neff president of the wholly-owned ground operations subsidiary of Alaska Airlines. Neff joins McGee after eight years working at Alaska Airlines, most recently as managing director of engines, material, components and lease… Read the full press release