Twin Bridges Hospitality Hires President

Read the latest roundup of US-based hiring and promotions in the hospitality industry.



Jillian Katcher

President
Twin Bridges Hospitality
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Katcher comes to Twin Bridges Hospitality from his most recent role as co-head of hotel investments at Cascade Asset Management Co., the investment office of the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. In this role since 2019, she focused on managing the company’s interests in Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.


Senior Vice President of Technical Services
SH Hotels and Resorts
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Sheldon has been part of the development, design and construction leadership team at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants for nearly 20 years. Beyond that, brands he has impacted with his expertise include Thompson Hotels, Tommie Hotels, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels and Alila Resorts.


Gabriel Coy

Vice President and General Counsel
Vingt-quatre-seven Hotels
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining Twenty Four Seven, Coy was lead counsel at the law firm Coy, where he focused on providing commercial and employment legal services to small and medium-sized businesses.


Noha Abdalla

Marketing Director
Choice Hotels International
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Abdalla joins Choice Hotels from MyEyeDr. — a Goldman Sachs-backed optical company with more than 800 locations nationwide — where she served as chief marketing officer.


Senior Vice President, Sales Organization
Loews Hotels & Co.
August 15, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Most recently, Davis served as vice president of Loews’ sales organization, where she was responsible for sales strategy and led sales efforts post-pandemic and recovery of the 26-hotel company.


Marketing Director
SH Hotels and Resorts
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Stoeckl has held leadership positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International, including Global Brand Leader and Vice President at Marriott.


Executive Chairman
McNeill Investment Group
August 11, 2022
Experience: McNeill, Jr. founded McNeill Hotel Company in 2014 and served as CEO before stepping down in August. He was previously executive vice president of Equity Inns and held senior management positions in the hotel group of Goldman Sachs and Pillar Hotels and Resorts.


Chris Ropko

Chairman and CEO and Managing Director
McNeill Investment Group
August 11, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Ropko has served as Chief Financial Officer of McNeill since joining the company in 2018. Prior to joining McNeill, he served as Managing Director at RobertDouglas.



Alison Mitchell

General director
The Art Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Denver, Colorado
August 18, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining The Art Hotel Denver, Mitchell held a General Manager position at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station, managed by Davidson Hospitality.


station manager
Turtle Bay Complex
Kahuku, Hawaii
August 16, 2022
New rental
Experience: Prior to joining Turtle Bay, Woofter served as Room Manager for Omni Dallas and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.


General director
Portofino Hotel and Marina
Redondo Beach, California
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: A former general manager of the Mosaic Hotel complex, as well as Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, Berry brings more than a decade of hospitality experience to his new position.


David Duron

General director
Pendry San Diego
San Diego, California
August 15, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Since joining Pendry San Diego in 2019 as Director of Operations, Duran has been instrumental in overseeing the operations of the rooms division and the hotel’s many outlets, including the collection of six unique restaurants and bars.


Kristin Assad

General Manager and Vice President
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Most recently, Assad served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Coury Hospitality. Assad has held key management positions for several renowned players in the luxury hotel industry, including Omni Hotels & Resorts, as well as independent hotels, The Joule and The Lumen Hotel.


Ryan Thomas

Deputy General Director
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Thomas has experience that spans from brand strategy to operations and has held positions such as Executive Director of Operations, Director of Business Optimization and Brand Planner in the luxury hospitality industry.



Virginia Rojas

Director of Sales and Marketing
The Ritz Carlton, Boston
Boston, MA
August 15, 2022
New rental
Experience: Rojas joins the Ritz-Carlton in Boston from the new Ritz-Carlton in Mexico City, where she was part of the pre-opening consulting team, leading a three-year opening plan as Director of Sales and marketing. Previously, she spent six years at W Bogota as Sales Manager, Corporate Travel Sales Manager and Account Manager.


Alexie Estrade

Resort Marketing Director
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Estrada brings over 10 years of luxury marketing and social media experience to her role at Hotel Drover. Throughout her career, Estrada has launched social platforms, overseen the day-to-day execution of content strategy, managed events, integrated marketing plans, and helped develop new brands.



Samuel Diaz

Executive Chef
Mercy Me at Yours Truly DC Hotel
washington d.c.
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: Diaz’x past experience includes cooking at Michelin star restaurants Martin Berasategui and Pollen Street Social in Europe.


Executive Chef
Carrefour Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri
August 17, 2022
New rental
Experience: In addition to being trained by Michelin-starred chefs, Wells-Morgan has held executive chef positions at Market at Meadowbrook, Les Bourgeois Bistro and Winery, Grand Street Dining and award-winning Verbena Restaurant.


Food and Beverage Director
Turtle Bay Complex
Kahuku, Hawaii
August 16, 2022
New rental
Experience: Hanano has won numerous awards throughout his career, including Manager of the Year at Mauna Kea Resort and Young’s Market Company.


David Mitchell

Executive Chef
Cedarbrook Lodge
Seattle, Washington
August 10, 2022
Return Rental
Experience: Most recently, Mitchell served as Executive Chef at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. Mitchell was previously head chef for Cedarbrook Lodge.



Danielle Boyle

Commercial director
Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, California
August 2, 2022
New rental
Experience: Most recently, Boyles served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Grand Hyatt Vail, during which time she focused on repositioning the property post-pandemic, rebuilding sales and marketing teams , creating innovative programming and executing special events to establish Hyatt’s newest resort in the Vail Valley.


Elga Sickle

Vice President for People and Culture
Drover Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
August 2, 2022
New rental
Background: Prior to joining the Drover Hotel team, Sickler served as Director of People and Culture for Makeready, an organization specializing in hotel branding, design and operations, restaurants, retail stores, etc.

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