Aly El-Bassuni, Ross Hosking, Dinesh Chandiramani and Mark Williams have joined Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in a significant restructuring of the Minneapolis-based hotel franchiser’s executive ranks.
Carlson Rezidor is owner of several brands, including Country Inn & Suites, an upper midscale brand popular with Asian American owners.
Ken Greene, president of the Americas for Carlson Rezidor, joined the company in June. Most of the new hires have worked with Greene in previous companies, including Wyndham Worldwide. Greene reports to John Kidd, appointed CEO of Carlson Hotels Inc. in May.
El-Bassuni is senior vice president of franchise operations. He spent more than 17 years at Wyndham Hotel Group in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was vice president of brand operations for Microtel Inn & Suites and Wingate.
Hosking is president of sales and distribution in the Americas. Most recently, Hosking helped launch and was president of Meetings.com. Prior to that he spent six years with Wyndham Hotel Group as executive vice president, global sales.
Chandiramani is vice president for development for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and oversees development in the Western U.S. and Canada. He is the founder of TMC America, a financing firm. Prior to that, he was CEO of hospitality general contracting firm Hyphen Construction Group.
Williams is vice president for development in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. He previously worked for Red Lion Hotels Corp. as vice president of development for the company’s upscale brands. Prior to that, he was brand president for Vantage Hospitality Group. Red Lion acquired Vantage in September 2016. Williams also had worked in development with Best Western Hotels & Resorts.
In August, Carlson Rezidor hired Terry Sanders as chief development officer for the Americas. Williams and Chandiramani report to Sanders.