Thursday, April 22, 2021

On the move

BestCities brings on board key players

BestCities, the Global Alliance of business events destinations, has announced new appointments to its board. Kit Lykketoft, Director of Conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen, will take over as Alliance Chair, focusing on legacies and added value of congresses and events. Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director, Singapore Tourism Board, will be joining the board in a new role of Incoming Chair, which will be centred around partnership development and future-proofing the alliance. Julia Swanson, Chief Executive Officer at Melbourne Convention Bureau, will be joining as Board Treasurer.

 

BestCities brings on board key players

BestCities, the Global Alliance of business events destinations, has announced new appointments to its board. Kit Lykketoft, Director of Conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen, will take over as Alliance Chair, focusing on legacies and added value of congresses and events. Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director, Singapore Tourism Board, will be joining the board in a new role of Incoming Chair, which will be centred around partnership development and future-proofing the alliance. Julia Swanson, Chief Executive Officer at Melbourne Convention Bureau, will be joining as Board Treasurer.

 

BestCities brings on board key players

BestCities, the Global Alliance of business events destinations, has announced new appointments to its board. Kit Lykketoft, Director of Conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen, will take over as Alliance Chair, focusing on legacies and added value of congresses and events. Dr Edward Koh, Executive Director, Singapore Tourism Board, will be joining the board in a new role of Incoming Chair, which will be centred around partnership development and future-proofing the alliance. Julia Swanson, Chief Executive Officer at Melbourne Convention Bureau, will be joining as Board Treasurer.

 

Salibi returns to Raffles Dubai

Accor announces the appointment of Afif Salibi as General Manager of Raffles Dubai. Prior to this, he was with Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech, within the Accor portfolio. Canadian and Lebanese national, he is no stranger to Accor and to Raffles Dubai, having been with the group since 2007.

 

Duetto hires key personnel

Duetto, hospitality's innovative software as a service provider of revenue strategy solutions, promoted Michael Schäffner to Vice President of Sales EMEA as well as appointed Matthias Heel as Director of Hospitality Solutions EMEA. Schäffner joined Duetto in March 2017 as Director of Sales for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). He previously spent time working for hotel technology companies Serenata and Nor1, following years of on-property hotel experience. Heel recently served as Group Director of Revenue & Reservations for Ruby Hotels and before that as Director of Revenue & Central Reservations for Victor's Residenz.

 

Duetto hires key personnel

Duetto, hospitality's innovative software as a service provider of revenue strategy solutions, promoted Michael Schäffner to Vice President of Sales EMEA as well as appointed Matthias Heel as Director of Hospitality Solutions EMEA. Schäffner joined Duetto in March 2017 as Director of Sales for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). He previously spent time working for hotel technology companies Serenata and Nor1, following years of on-property hotel experience. Heel recently served as Group Director of Revenue & Reservations for Ruby Hotels and before that as Director of Revenue & Central Reservations for Victor's Residenz.

 

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts appoints key team members

Philippe Claverotte has been appointed Vice President Operations for The White Label Set By Atmosphere and General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. He has been serving as the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi since March 2020. Monica Suri has been appointed General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli.  Monica joined as the General Manager of VARU by Atmosphere in October 2019, during the crucial days leading up to the resort opening, and successfully managed the team for a grand launch. Mei P. Pun has been appointed the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi. 

 

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts appoints key team members

Philippe Claverotte has been appointed Vice President Operations for The White Label Set By Atmosphere and General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. He has been serving as the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi since March 2020. Monica Suri has been appointed General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli.  Monica joined as the General Manager of VARU by Atmosphere in October 2019, during the crucial days leading up to the resort opening, and successfully managed the team for a grand launch. Mei P. Pun has been appointed the General Manager of Atmosphere Kanifushi. 

 

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