New Executives at Boutique Resort Collections

Read the latest roundup of US-based new hires and promotions in the hotel industry.


Jenna Aragosa


Vice president
CHMWarnick
June 9, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to joining CHMWarnick, Aragosa was with CBRE’s Advisory Northeast Division, providing a wide range of hospitality consulting services to clients, including major sources of debt financing, private hotel companies, private sector hotel developers, and private member clubs.

Joe DeFrank


Executive vice president
CHMWarnick
June 9, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Most recently, DeFrank served as a senior vice president for CHMWarnick. Prior to joining CHMWarnick, DeFrank was a senior vice president of asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts, responsible for a portfolio of approximately 40 hotels and 20,000-plus rooms throughout the southeastern and central regions of the US, as well as Mexico and Latin America .

Maxine Taylor


Executive vice president
CHMWarnick
June 9, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Most recently, Taylor served as SVP of asset management for CHMWarnick starting in 2016. Previously, Taylor held the positions of executive vice president at Chartres Lodging Group and vice president of asset management at Capital Hotel Management.

Niels Vuijsters


Vice president of hospitality
Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection
June 7, 2022
New hire
Experience: Vuijsters comes to Brush Creek Ranch from Le Meridien & AC Hotel Denver Downtown where he served as general manager for four years. He also previously served in general manager and food and beverage positions in Phoenix; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Boston.

Dan Flannery


Chief executive officer
Cape Resorts
June 6, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to this new role, Flannery was senior vice president and managing director of Marriott’s EDITION brand. He was chief operating officer at Morgans Hotel Group from 2011-14 before joining Marriott.



General manager
Snow Mountain Ranch
Granby, Colorado
June 7, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Joshua worked for Tesla as a district general manager where he scaled existing operations, developed, and revitalized multiple lines of business and fostered and improved staff culture.


General manager
JW Marriott Anaheim Resort
Anaheim, California
June 6, 2022
New hire
Experience: Richardson’s career spans various Marriott properties where she built strategic programming to increase marketing efforts, improved guest and employee satisfaction, and grew overall revenue.


Resort manager
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
June 3, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to joining the management team at Grand Geneva, Grimm was the general manager of the Sheraton Detroit. Before his hospitality career relocated him to Detroit, Grimm was director of operations for Marcus Hotels & Resorts for more than four years at what is now the St. Kate Hotel and Mason Street Grill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


General manager
The Allison Inn & Spa
Newburg, Oregon
June 1, 2022
New hire
Experience: Percy comes to The Allison following 21 years of leadership as general manager at the luxury Vintners Resort in Sonoma County, California.


General manager
InterContinental Hotel San Diego
San Diego, California
May 31, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Hughes served as the managing director at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Previously, he spent 11 years with Omni Hotels & Resorts, including in general manager roles at the Omni San Diego Hotel and the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.


Michael Bonasia


Director of sales and marketing
Hotel Hartness
Greenville, South Carolina
June 2, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to joining Hotel Hartness, Bonasia was the vice president of sales and marketing at Tara Investments, where he helped facilitate the development of a strategic marketing process to better predict effective sales initiatives for a portfolio of hotels.

Danielle Caswell


Group sales manager
Viewline Resort Snowmass
Snowmass, Colorado
June 1, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to joining Viewline Resort Snowmass, Caswell was the senior group sales manager at the Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection in Austin, Texas, where she managed group sales and helped to maximize brand awareness during the opening of the dual branded property.

Dana Hubbe


Director of sales
Grace Bay Resorts
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
May 31, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Hubbe founded Raise The RevPar, a boutique consultancy where she led sales efforts for hotels and resorts such as The Malibu Beach Inn and The Fairmont Miramar. She also managed east coast sales for The Mark Hotel in New York City.

Jason Bossenberry


Director of sales and marketing
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay, California
May 25, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Bossenberry was director of sales and marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Miami for nearly four years. Prior appointments include director of sales positions with Four Seasons Hotel Mexico and Four Seasons Hotel Boston.



Vice president of food and beverage
Atlantis Paradise Island
Paradise Island, Bahamas
June 7, 2022
New hire
Experience: Prior to joining Atlantis, he served as national director of food and beverage for the Germain Group overseeing 18 hotels. Previous roles also include general manager of Hotel William Gray in Montreal, director of operations at W Montreal, and hotel and resort manager at the Sifawy Boutique Hotel in Oman.


Director of restaurants
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
June 6, 2022
New hire
Experience: Gomez started as a food and beverage management trainee with the Hilton in Doha, Qatar, then became restaurant director for Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. After a few years in the Middle East, Gomez returned to Spain and joined The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arts Barcelona, ​​working a variety of positions including director of marina and pool operations, and director of banquets.


Executive sous chef
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
June 6, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Bean first joined The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco in 2011 as a cook at the former dining room restaurant before joining the in-room dining culinary team and later the banquet kitchen before being promoted to kitchen supervisor and then banquet sous chef.

Scott Goldberg


Executive director of food and beverage
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Brewster, Massachusetts
June 6, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Goldberg served as vice president of food and beverage at Camelback Resort, Pennsylvania, and Blue Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania, both of which are in KSL Resorts’ portfolio. Prior to that, Goldberg held food and beverage positions for Opry Entertainment and Live Nation.

Andrew Court


Executive chef
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois
June 2, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Court served as a consulting chef for The Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Pearle Hotel Development, and a collection of boutique hotels where he focused on overhauling banquet and wedding operations, refining operational consistencies, revamping strategic culinary direction and building relationships with local purveyors and producers.


Director of food and beverage
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Lahaina, Hawaii
June 1, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Prior to joining the resort, Komine worked at The Grand Wailea Resort for seven years, and at Hawaiian resorts including The Waikiki EDITION, The Modern Honolulu and St. Regis Princeville.



Director of quality and guest experiences
CoralTree Hospitality
June 8, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Dagot worked with Aspire as vice president of exceptional client experiences.


Director of engineering
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
June 6, 2022
New hire
Experience: Previously, Thomas was the director of facilities at The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, San Francisco.


Director of spa
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
June 3, 2022
New hire
Experience: Holm has more than 33 years of industry experience in spa and recreation management and operations, including general manager roles for the Beale Group and Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, and was director of spa at the Hammock Beach Resort & Spa.

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