Going Places

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale names Francis W. Purvey as director of sales and marketing.

Paul J. Sacco elected chairman of the Boston CVB Board of Governors. 

Philippe Parodi joined The Biltmore Hotel as vice president of marketing & sales.

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau announces new vice president of sales and services.

San Francisco's Clift Hotel appoints Michael Pace as general manager. 

Heritage Hotels names Suzanne Taylor regional director of sales and marketing. 

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel announces several personnel appointments. 


The Chatwal appoints James Jolis as new chef concierge. 

Bob Nee and Maureen Holden join the Wigwam sales and marketing team. 

Page Gaylord joined the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau as director of B2B Marketing. 

Jason LaCkore named director of group sales at Turnberry Isle Miami. 

Meredith Hill joins Visit Seattle as convention services manager.

John Thompson named tourism director for North Lake Tahoe. 


Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan appoints new wellness mentor. 

Mike Chumbler appointed general manager of Boyne Highlands Resort. 

Hard Rock International names Daniel Cheng as senior vice president of business development, Asia-Pacific. 

Anthony Arbeeny named general manager of the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. 

L.E. Hotels appoints Michael Lorenz as senior vice president, sales and marketing. 

Viceroy New York appoints Victoria Stewart as general manager. 

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