Appointments

Hillgate Travel bolsters growth plans with appointment of new Chief Technology Officer  

Hillgate Travel, the UK’s largest truly independent travel management company and a lead partner in the GlobalStar Travel network, is boosting its team with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. The new role supports the company’s ambitious plans to offer leading technology solutions and IT strategies across all areas of the business.

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HOFBURG Vienna appoints new Managing Director

Alexandra Kaszay was appointed Managing Director of the HOFBURG Vienna in December 2013. An experienced manager, she has given the current team her full backing and outlined the promising year ahead, while confirming her commitment to marketing the conference centre as Europe’s First Address.

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New Head Chef at La Brezza, Hotel Eden Roc

Hotel Eden Roc will reopen on the 28 March with new head chef, Salvatore Frequente, taking the culinary reins at La Brezza.  Frequente, who is already in charge of the cuisine at the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, will be taking charge of the restaurant with the assistance of Maître d´hotel Giovanni Ferraris.  The cuisine will be light, Mediterranean cooking, sourced from local ingredients whilst drawing on the chef’s Sicilian heritage.

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GenieConnect continue to expand in the U.S event industry  

GenieConnect, event success solutions provider, has today announced the recruitment of four new members to their U.S team. This supports the company’s growth in the U.S, following the opening of the Chicago office and ensures constant support for event technology clients.

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The Oetker Collection appoints General Manager and Executive Chef at Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa

The Oetker Collection has announced two new appointments at Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa - Duarte Bon de Sousa as General Manager and Franck Ferigutti as Executive Chef of Chateau Saint Martin & Spa’s one Michelin-starred restaurant Le Saint-Martin. The new senior team will take up their positions at the hotel for the opening of the season on 18th April 2014. Mr Philippe Perd, Senior Vice-President Operations and Project Development for the Oetker Collection also remains as President of Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa.

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Maritz Travel Company adds top industry leader for global expansion

Established industry leader, Ben Goedegebuure, has joined Maritz Travel Company as global general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, Goedegebuure will help lead the Maritz Travel Company Global Meetings Network, counsel and support current and future client engagements, and continue his and the company's in-market industry advocacy, education and leadership efforts.

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Leo Rodley joins the team at Harbour & Jones Events

Leo Rodley, Harbour & Jones Events as Company Chef
Leo Rodley, previously Executive Chef at 76 Portland Place, has joined Harbour & Jones Events as Company Chef.
Having grown considerably in the last year, Harbour & Jones Events has created a new role within the company for Leo, he will work across the venue collection to support Prince Philip House, 41 Portland Place, RSA House, St Paul’s Cathedral and Cutty Sark, as well as working on evening events.


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