Appointments

Yann Guezennec appointed Worldwide Sales & Marketing Director, Belmond Trains & River Cruises

Belmond has announced the appointment of Yann Guezennec as Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director for its Trains & River Cruises.
Yann Guezennec re-joins the Trains & River Cruises division following 3 years as Director of Sales & Marketing in Peru responsible for the company’s five hotels and Belmond Hiram Bingham train.


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Jumeirah appoints new General Managers in Baku, Guangzhou and Kuwait

Christophe Mousset, Mete Atakuman and Hakan Petek
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed new General Managers at three luxury hotels around the world. Christophe Mousset will join Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku, Mete Atakuman will lead the pre-opening at Jumeirah Guangzhou in China and Hakan Petek has been appointed at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait.

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Late Night London adds to meetings and events team

Novus Leisure strengthens in-house meetings and events team with additional staff

Collectively promoting from within and recruiting externally, Late Night London’s Meetings and Events team have secured three new members to aid and strengthen their burgeoning offering. All three team members have a strong background in sales, venues and events and will bring experience and expertise to Emma Howe’s already rigorous team.

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Lanyon appoints Chief Technology Officer

John Pulling has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software

Lanyon, a leader in global meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has announced the appointment of John Pulling as its Chief Technology Officer. Pulling joins Lanyon shortly after its merger with ACTIVE Network™ Business Solutions and its acquisition of Passkey, an industry leading group reservation technology provider. Lanyon is a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on long-term value added investments in software and technology-enabled services. Pulling has a deep relationship with Vista Equity Partners, having served as Senior Vice President of Products for BigMachines, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company that was recently acquired by Oracle.

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CWT announces new leader for Irish market

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced the appointment of Denise Harman, who will be taking the position of country director, Ireland in early June.
Andrew Waller, president EMEA commented: “We are delighted to have secured Denise. She joins us with a wealth of business travel and airline experience that will bring a fresh vision to our successful Irish operation.”


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Staycity makes three senior appointments as expansion drive continues

European serviced apartment operator Staycity is pleased to announce the appointment of a non-executive board director and two senior executives.
Former Accor chief operating officer and member of Accor’s global executive committee, Michael Flaxman, has been appointed to the board as a non-executive director.


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The Appointment Group - Global Events expands with its first recruit in Australia

Jon Pyne
The Appointment Group - Global Events (formerly known as Events by Appointment) has increased its global presence across the world and added to its strength in depth with the creation of a new events role in Australia, based in The Appointment Group Offices opened there in 2013.

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