INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hospitality companies are bolstering their leadership rosters, including Omni Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels International and Millennium Hotels and Resorts. Here’s a look at personnel shifts in the industry:
Omni Appoints Two Executive Leaders
Omni Hotels & Resorts has appointed Matthew Adams as EVP of operations and Andrew Rubinacci as SVP of revenue management & global distribution. Effective immediately, Adams will lead operations for the Omni portfolio of 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts across the country. Rubinacci will lead the brand’s revenue and distribution strategies.
Prior to joining Omni, Adams served a career-long tenure at Hyatt Hotels where he climbed the ranks of operational roles from post-graduate trainee to general manager and area VP. Rubinacci joins Omni Hotels & Resorts from the Intercontinental Hotels Group, where he served as SVP of distribution & revenue management strategy.
Choice Hotels International Inc. has appointed Curtis Osekowsky to VP of franchise services. In this role, Osekowsky will lead Choice’s nationwide, field-based franchise services organization, which delivers business analysis and performance consulting support to nearly 5,800 domestic hotels.
Osekowsky joins Choice Hotels with more than 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as regional VP of operations at Radisson Hotel Group, where he oversaw the performance of Radisson branded hotels throughout the United States, Costa Rica and Panama.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts Adds to Leadership Team
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has appointed Erik Anderouard to SVP, North America; and Jeremiah Galvin to VP of finance, North America; and Tony Lee, VP of human resources, North America.
Anderouard has more 30 years of operations and corporate management experience. His career spans time at Pan Pacific Hotels Group, based in Singapore and Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resort. In his new role, Anderouard will be based in New York City where he will provide strategic support while overseeing the region’s 13 North American hotels.
Galvin, who most recently held the position as VP of finance at HEI Hotels & Resorts, brings 20 years of finance experience with expertise in portfolio management, internal audit, entity and treasury management, financial systems and ownership relations to his new role. Previously, Galvin held a number of positions with Marriott International and BF Saul Company Hospitality Group. In his new role as VP of finance, Galvin will be based in Denver and lead finance functions across the North American region.
Lee brings with him more than 20 years of hospitality human resources experiences. His latest position was as director of human resources for the Plaza Athenee Hotel Company. Lee will oversee all aspects of the human resources functions for the region, providing each hotel with his support and guidance.
Rosewood Hotel Group Expands Global Leadership Team
Joe Chang has been appointed CFO; Hakan Akgun has been appointed VP for engineering, sustainability and security for the group; Marc Handl has been promoted to regional VP, in addition to his current role as managing director of Rosewood Beijing; and Andrew Turner has been promoted to regional VP, in addition to his current role as managing director of Rosewood Phuket.
Spire Hospitality Hires VP of Revenue Management
Chris Russell, CEO of Spire Hospitality, has appointed Hadrian Fishel as VP of revenue management. In his new position, Fishel will play a key role in identifying and implementing revenue growth opportunities as he joins additional new leadership, Russell, who took the helm in June, and Dawna Comeaux, SVP.
Fishel most recently served as VP of revenue with Schulte Hospitality, where he led the revenue management department for 121 hotels. He has also served in the capacity of corporate director of revenue with Aimbridge Hospitality, regional VP of revenue with Pillar Hotels & Resorts and corporate director of revenue with First Hospitality Group.
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Adds Two
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has appointed Jamie Wong to director of revenue management for Ohana Hotels by Outrigger and Jacqueline Freeman to director of talent acquisition.
Wong now oversees pricing and revenue optimization for Ohana Hotels by Outrigger, to include the Ohana Waikiki East by Outrigger and Ohana Waikiki Malia by Outrigger. Her experience includes being a director of sales and marketing at Highgate Hotel and before that, director of revenue management at Island Air.
Freeman is responsible for targeted talent acquisition strategies, recruiting, interviewing, evaluating and recommending placement of qualified applicants for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts. Formerly a recruiting manager for Holland & Knight LLP, in Washington, DC, and lateral recruitment coordinator for Dechert LLP, in New York City, Freeman also has experience in business development, marketing and advertising.