Champ Patel receives Choice’s Premier Legacy Award

CHAMPION HOTELS GROUP founder Champak “Champ” Patel received the Premier Legacy Award from Choice Hotels International at the opening of the company’s 65th Annual...

Hilton names two execs to India operations

Navjit Ahluwalia is Hilton Worldwide’s new senior vice president and country head for India, while Jatin Khanna is the company’s new vice president and...

Rudnitsky resigning from Miraval Group

Steve Rudnitsky on Sept. 30 will resign as president and CEO of Miraval Group, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has announced. His departure is part of the...
Bharat Vakil Patel

Bharat Vakil Patel joins NewGen Advisory

He will head the company’s Texas Advisory Team Bharat Vakil Patel is NewGen Advisory brokerage team’s new designated broker on its Texas Advisory Team. He...

Qian Jin is Hilton’s area president for Greater China and Mongolia

Qian Jin is Hilton’s first area president for Greater China and Mongolia. Qian’s hiring comes as Hilton prepares to open its 100th hotel in...

Marriott’s Liam Brown to move to London

LIAM BROWN, A LONGTIME presence in the U.S. hotel industry, will relocate London where he will manage Marriott International’s Europe division. As president of select...

Managing a ‘Hotel for Fish’

MIKE LEVEN HAS two business cards. One that identifies him as chairman and CEO of the Georgia Aquarium and another with “Almost Retired” printed...

McGowan promoted to VP at WoodSpring

Dawn McGowan is now vice president of channel and market sales for WoodSpring Hotels. Previously, McGowan was WoodSpring’s director of channel sales. In her new...

Hartmann is Hilton’s SVP for luxury development

Greg Hartmann is Hilton’s new senior vice president for luxury, lifestyle, resort and corporate development. Most recently he was managing director for Jones Lang...

Red Lion names Sacco chief development officer

Paul Sacco is Red Lion Hotels Corp.’s new chief development officer for upscale brands and corporate development. He oversees expansion of the Hotel RL,...