Klein is vice president of marketing and communications for Lark Hotels, which operates 50 properties in New England and California. Klein has been a marketing executive since 1999, most recently as a branding and marketing consultant for America’s SBDC in San Luis Obispo, California, where he worked with small and medium-sized businesses. He has also worked with Princess Cruises.
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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands named Mojica director of sales and marketing. Mojica comes from The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, where she was director of group sales and catering. She also worked as director of sales at The St. Regis New York, where she earned the Circle of Excellence Award.
Stepanie Dowling, Gladys Camphuijsen and Simone Mariote
Dowling is senior vice president of corporate communications and public relations; Camphuijsen is vice president of sales and new business development for Europe, South Asia, Middle East and Africa; and Mariote is executive vice president for South America for Preferred Travel Group (PTG).
Dowling previously worked with South Dakota- and Wyoming-based energy company Black Hills Energy, where she led its strategic communications, brand management and public relations efforts. Her journey into hospitality began in Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ public relations department in Hawaii and French Polynesia, and chief marketing officer and deputy director for Arizona Office of Tourism. Dowling will lead communication efforts with PTG’s Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Beyond Green and PTG Consulting brands.
In Camphuijsen’s new role, she will lead marketing objectives for PTG’s Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Beyond Green. In one of her most recent positions, Camphuijsen worked as commercial director for Lore Group’s hotels in Amsterdam, London and Washington, D.C. She has also worked in senior sales and marketing roles for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Netherlands.
In Mariote’s newly created role, she will lead the expansion of the company’s presence in and outbound sales from South America. Mariote previously worked as the organization’s vice president of global sales for Latin America.
Colee is CEO of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. He previously worked as the company’s president of development. Colee has been with Noble House since 1993, working in various roles, from hotel operations to investment analysis. He also led the rebuilding efforts of Florida’s Little Palm Island Resort following Hurricane Irma.
Troy Wood, CMP
Wood is director of sales for Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He most recently worked as director of sales for Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa in Carlsbad, California. In his more than 15 years of hospitality experience, Wood has worked as director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico; director of catering and events at Grand Hyatt San Antonio in Texas; and director of catering and convention services for Hyatt Regency Jersey City in New Jersey.
Simo is sports and special events coordinator for Visit Panama City Beach in Florida. Before this, Simo worked as housekeeping manager on the opening team for Homewood Suites by Hilton Panama City Beach.
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Herberholz is dual general manager for Cherry Tree Inn & Suites and Hotel Indigo in Traverse City, Michigan. Herberholz previously worked as director of resort operations for Mission Point Resort on Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Before this, she worked as group sales manager for Murray Hotel on Mackinac Island, as well as residential director for Wayne State University in Detroit.
Schulte is director of sales, group and incentive sales for Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point, California. Most recently, Schulte was director of group sales at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. Before this, she was director of Midwest and incentive sales at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California.
Morty Valldejuli and Matt Bergerson
Valldejuli is area managing director and Bergeron is hotel manager for The Lytle Park Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Valldejuli comes from the Sheraton and Le Meridien Complex in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was vice president and managing director. He also previously worked as vice president and managing director for The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa in the Grand Cayman Islands. In addition to The Lytle, Valldejuli will also oversee operations at The Phelps Cincinnati and AC Hotel Cincinnati at the Banks.
Begerson previously worked as assistant manager for a property in Austin, Texas. Before this, Bergerson held management roles with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Hard Rock International.
Findlay is general manager for Pacific 19 Kona in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Findlay previously worked as business development manager for vacation rental management company Grand Welcome and director of front office for Outrigger Hotels & Resort. Before this, she was general manager at La Tour Hotels & Resorts, her first position when she moved from mainland United States.