Appointments

Carlos Salazar appointed as General Manager of Belle Mont Farm

Carlos Salazar
Momentum continues to grow around the eagerly awaited Belle Mont Farm on Kittitian Hill, scheduled for completion December 2014, with the appointment of Carlos Salazar as the property’s General Manager. A boutique hotel, designed by Bill Bensley, Belle Mont Farm represents the first opportunity for guests to engage with this landmark Caribbean destination anchored in the holistic philosophy of sustainability and authenticity.

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CH&Co appoints Michael Holland as Marketing Director

Michael Holland
Leading independent catering group CH&Co has announced today the appointment of LEGOLAND’S Michael Holland as its new Marketing Director. He replaces Vanessa Schotes who has moved to a marketing role outside the food industry.
Michael joins the company as it plans to build on its current strong trading performance - last year CH&Co announced a 26% rise in turnover to £97 million and expects to comfortably break the £100m turnover milestone this year.


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bmi regional appoints aviation stalwart Lynne McGrath as Sales Executive

The UK’s most punctual scheduled airline, bmi regional, has appointed Lynne McGrath as Sales Executive, South and Middle England. McGrath is responsible for business and leisure sales activity across hubs including Bristol, Birmingham and East Midlands: in 2013 the airline carried almost 500,000 passengers and launched new routes from Bristol to Milan, Hamburg and Munich, and a new codeshare from East Midlands to Brussels with Brussels Airlines was unveiled earlier this month.

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Nancy Faure appointed Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe for The Ascott Limited

Nancy Faure
Nancy Faure has been appointed Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe of The Ascott Limited and has also joined the company’s Executive Committee.  In this capacity she takes charge of marketing, sales, sales administration and the central reservation office.

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Ashfield Meetings & Events welcomes new Senior Director, Creative & Production Services

 David Kerr, Senior Director of Creative & Production Services
Ashfield Meetings & Events (formerly Universal WorldEvents) recently welcomed David Kerr to their leadership team. David joins the agency as Senior Director of Creative & Production Services, working from their Ivyland office in the United States.
David will be working in close collaboration with all of the account teams, as well as the agency’s global Engagement team, to help ensure the continued success and growth of their creative services offering.


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Alila Villas Uluwatu appoints Executive Chef Stephane Simond

Alila Villas Uluwatu has announced the appointment of 38-year-old French national Stephane Simond as Executive Chef at the five-star property.
Stephane started his culinary career at the age of 15 with an apprenticeship in Nouvelle, a Michelin-starred restaurant in St Etienne his hometown located in the eastern part of France right in the heart of the Alps. After graduating, he went on to work at various hotels and restaurants across France and Switzerland, including Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune Cap Martin, Chateau de Divonne in Divonne-Les-Bains and Relais chateaux La Reserve in Albi.


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Interstate appoints General Managers for Hotel Indigo Newcastle and Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport

Paul Borg, general manager Hotel Indigo Newcastle
Leading global hotel management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of two general managers to join its growing UK team.  Paul Borg has been appointed as general manager for Hotel Indigo Newcastle and its Marco Pierre White Steakhouse restaurant whilst Richard Martin has been appointed to the same role at Hampton by Hilton Exeter Airport and its Marco Pierre White New York Italian restaurant.

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