INTERNATIONAL REPORT—The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Onyx Hospitality, M&R Hotel Management and Kokua Hospitality. Here’s a look at executives on the move:
Onyx Hospitality Group Adds EVP of Operations
Onyx Hospitality Group has appointed Craig Bond as EVP of operations. Bond joins Onyx from Oakwood Asia-Pacific where he held the role of VP of operations, overseeing the group’s portfolio across the region as well as supporting the opening pipeline. Prior to joining Oakwood, Bond held leadership roles with Pan Pacific Hotels, Mirvac and Saville Hotel Group across Australia and the Oceania regions.
Based in Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The group has a development pipeline of 22 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024.
M&R Hotel Management Names VP of Operations
M&R Hotel Management appointed Sayed Alam as VP of operations, responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the company’s 13 hotels, ensuring they meet service standards set by M&R and its affiliated brands.
Alam, a 26-year hospitality industry veteran, previously served Montreal-based Lixi Hotels Group as regional VP of operations, overseeing nine hotels, including brands of Marriott International, Hilton and the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Prior to that, he was area director of operations for Lixi, district manager for Le’Tap Hospitality Group and general manager of hotels in New York, Boston and Connecticut.
Director of Sales & Marketing Named for Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Kokua Hospitality LLC has appointed Shouma Moniz as director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.
In his current role, the native Hawaiian leads the hotel’s sales and marketing strategies, managing a team of three sales associates and working directly with Kokua Hospitality’s corporate regional sales manager.
Moniz, who brings such accolades as Evolution Hospitality’s national salesperson of the year for 2014, contributes to the hotel’s holistic business strategies and focuses on optimizing revenue while forging lasting relationships with local business partners and clients, according to the company.