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Appointments

Rosewood Hotel Group expands its Global Leadership with Key Appointments

Hakan Akgun
Rosewood Hotel Group has appointed four new key leadership positions to support its dynamic global growth and rapid Asia expansion.  
Mr. Joe Chang has been appointed chief financial officer for the group; Mr. Hakan Akgun has been appointed vice president for engineering, sustainability and security for the group; Mr. Marc Handl has been promoted to regional vice president, in addition to his current role as managing director of Rosewood Beijing; and Mr. Andrew Turner has been promoted to regional vice president, in addition to his current role as managing director of Rosewood Phuket.


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Sri Lanka’s iconic Galle Face Hotel appoints Robert C. Hauck as General Manager and Area Vice President

Robert C. Hauck
The legendary Galle Face Hotel that originally opened in 1864 has appointed Robert C. Hauck as the new General Manager and Area Vice President as it seeks to re-establish its position as Asia’s most historic hotel.

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Hotly anticipated Bequia resort recruits top London chef

Muskateen Sultan
One of the Caribbean’s most hotly anticipated new resorts, The Liming Bequia, has announced Muskateen Sultan as head chef of its newly built restaurant.  
Born in Mauritius, Muskateen has over 10 years’ experience in Marseille and London. He worked as sous chef under Anthony Demetre at Arbutus Restaurant, Soho, and most recently was Senior Sous Chef at award-winning Galvin La Chapelle.


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The RuMa Hotel & Residences appoints Guido Farina as General Manager

Guido Farina
The RuMa Hotel & Residences is excited to announce the appointment of Guido Farina as General Manager. Originally from Caravaggio, Italy, a small-town east of Milan, Farina has travelled the world working for a variety of five-star luxury hotels and resorts; now, he joins The RuMa from his latest assignment in Mauritius with almost three decades of experience that spans five continents.

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Cvent appoints Head of European Sales for its Event Cloud Platform

 Jamie Vaughan
Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has announced the hiring of Jamie Vaughan as Head of European Sales for Cvent’s Event Cloud platform, which offers the solutions organisations need to automate and simplify the entire event planning process and maximize the impact of their meetings programme. Vaughan has nearly 20 years of experience in the European event technology and software-as-a-service (SaaS) spaces and will be based at Cvent’s European HQ in London.

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Minor Hotels appoints Ramine Behnam as Vice President Development – Europe, Middle East & Africa

Ramine Behnam
Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 163 hotels and resorts in 26 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America, has announced the appointment of Ramine Behnam as Vice President Development for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

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Danny Pecorelli announced as new Master Innholders Chairman

Danny Pecorelli FIH MI
Danny Pecorelli FIH MI, managing director at Exclusive Hotels and Venues, has been announced as the new chairman of the Master Innholders.
Announced at the Master Innholders AGM (Thursday 6 September), Pecorelli has taken over from Stuart Bowery FIH MI, general manager at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, who steered the group through its 40th anniversary. Pecorelli will be supported by the Master Innholders Executive Committee and newly appointed vice chairman Debbie Taylor FIH MI, Executive Coach and Group Chair Vistage UK.


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