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Shangri-La Hires New President/COO … and More

(June 2017) posted on Mon Jun 19, 2017

News for the week of June 16, 2017

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has appointed Oliver Bonke president and chief operating officer. Bonke joins the company from Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he was chief commercial officer. He will assume his new posts on Sept. 1, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Hong Kong.

Texas-based interior architecture firm lauckgroup has hired John Dazey as a senior designer. He brings 25 years of design experience to the group’s Houston team, having worked for such firms as Morris Architects and Gensler before transitioning to architectural solutions company McCoy-Rockford.

John Dazey. Photo: Courtesy of lauckgroup

Aimbridge Hospitality has hired T. Seth Williams as head of Asian capital markets. Prior to joining the Dallas-based company, Williams advised companies across the U.S. on China strategies. He received a graduate certificate in U.S. China Relations from Hopkins Nanjing Center (Johns Hopkins SAIS) in Nanjing, China, in 2012.

Glen Rosser has joined British bathroom product design company Claybrook Interiors as executive vice president. He was previously vice president of sales, North America, for Quickdrain USA, and also serves as senior vice president and partner at G-Pod, which offers transportable solutions for luxury accommodations, as well as F&B and retail venues.

Austin-based art consultancy firm Eaton Fine Art has added two sales representatives: Phil Stein of Philip Stein Design Collective and Andrea Cepale of Cepale & Associates. Stein will be working in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut markets, while Cepale will be working in Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Howard Hospitality Group (HHG), a hotel investor/developer/operator, has appointed Darren Law as senior vice president of operations and general manager of the Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman. Most recently, Law served as the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort general manager for developer Santa Barbara Plantation Curacao.

W Barcelona, a flagship of Marriott Intl.’s W Hotels Worldwide brand, has unveiled a transformation of all 473 of its guest rooms and suites, along with the addition of Europe's first W Sound Suite (a music studio and writers’ room). The brand’s in-house design team partnered with London-based design studio Bowler James Brindley on the project.

W Sound Suite 
The W Sound Suite at W Barcelona. Image: Courtesy of Marriott Intl.

W Fab Room
A guest room at W Barcelona. Image: Courtesy of Marriott Intl.


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