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new vice president
of sales and services
at Visit San Antonio.
What would you
recommend as offbeat things to do in
This is a great city
for outdoor adventure and recreation.
I love to golf with
my son, and one of
our favorite courses is Brackenridge
Park, the oldest such
layout in Texas. Visitors can also hike,
bike or paddle the
Mission Reach of the
San Antonio River
Walk, or explore the
city’s extensive linear
trail system. You can
even go spelunking
at Natural Bridge
Caverns, or see the
summer home of
the world’s largest
colony of bats at the
On the Move
Sharon Cabral has been
appointed by Rosewood Hotels &
Resorts as area director of sales and
marketing for the Northern California area, with a special focus on
the 121-room Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park and 45-room Rosewood
CordeValle in San Martin. Cabral’s more than 20 years of industry experience includes stints with Omni, Mandarin Oriental and Loews properties.
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New York City-based full-service
Site Search & Select has hired
Brien Arone as senior director,
global business development.
Arone previously spent 14 years at two Ritz-Carlton
properties in Florida.
The Jefferson, a 99-room bou- tique hotel in Washington, D.C., has promoted David Bueno from hotel manager to general manag- er. Bueno began with the property as director of food and beverage.
The 393-room Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., has named a new director of sales and marketing, Tricia Eschle, fresh from directing sales for the Inn at
Laguna Beach (Calif.) and the Laguna Beach House.
In St. Pete Beach, Fla., 10-year hospitality veteran Chris Klocke has been appointed general manager of the 380-room Sirata Beach Resort, which also named
Dennis Tassler as executive chef and Terry Lund
as director of food and beverage.
In Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Lyn- nette Parkhill has been appoint- ed director of group sales. Prior to this, she was senior sales execu- tive for the neighboring Sawgrass
Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.
The 226-room Cliff House Maine on Cape Neddick has named Heinrich von Puschendorf food- and-beverage director, a role he has served in at hotels around the
country, including the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Calif.
The 293-room Omni Scottsdale (Ariz.) Resort & Spa at Montelucia has hired Doug Varsano as direc- tor of sales and marketing, a posi- tion he previously held at the
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes.
In Texas, Visit Plano has promoted Blaire Zahn (left) to SMERF (so- cial, military, educational, religious and fraternal) and government sales manager. Intern Liz Nava-rette has been promoted to Zahn’s previous position as convention services coordinator.