Smart Moves: December 2015

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Noel Danielsmart moves

Noel Daniel has joined Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Daniel brings more than 30 years of luxury hotel experience to her position as general manager. Previously, she was general manager for Hotel Madeline Telluride in Colorado and Inn at Lost Creek in Mountain Village, Colorado.

 


William Fongsmart moves

Fairmont San Francisco welcomed William Fong as hotel manager. He will oversee more than 400 employees and plans to support local environmental sustainability initiatives at the iconic hotel. Most recently, he served The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, Hawaii. Fong has more than 25 years of hospitality experience.

 


Trese Mosersmart moves

Trese Moser was named general manager at Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. Moser will oversee general operations and renovations of more than 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Most recently, she was director of catering and conference services for L’Auberge Del Mar in California.

 

 


Steven Rudnitskysmart moves

Miraval Group has appointed Steven Rudnitsky as president and CEO of the luxury resort spa company. He will lead a global expansion of the resort, spa and wellness portfolio and support growth of ESPA International Ltd. In his 35-year career, Rudnitsky has held leadership positions at Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Worldwide.

 


Allison Lessersmart moves

Allison Lesser was hired as director of sales and marketing at Hotel Irvine in California. Lesser has spent more than 20 years at Southern California hotels. Prior to her current position, she worked for BTS Hospitality, W San Diego, The Westin Long Beach Hotel and Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

 


Chad Olsonsmart moves

Benchmark Hospitality named Chad Olson as general manager for Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida. Before his appointment, he served as general manager for Villa Florence Hotel in San Francisco. Olson is on the board of directors for the Hospitality and Restaurant Foundation of San Francisco and Art for Life.