General Manager Michael Musarra announced the appointment of Marie Lanaud as director of catering for Fairmont San Jose, a landmark in Silicon Valley, California. Lanaud will be responsible for organizing and promoting food and beverage, while exceeding guest expectations and financial targets at the 805-room hotel. She has a decade of experience and previously served as catering and conference services director at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
Palace Resorts hired Michaela Foley as the director of sales for the Northeast Region collection of 10 oceanfront resorts. Foley has 12 years of experience in the industry at places ranging from luxury boutique properties to large, branded hotel companies. Previously, Foley worked for Sbe, representing SLS Park Avenue and Redbury New York as area director of group sales. Foley will be responsible for leading sales initiatives related to meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, and the market for the brand’s oceanfront resorts.
Lisa Josoff was named director of sales for the Midwest Region of Palace Resorts, a collection of 10 oceanfront resorts overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Josoff will develop and execute sales strategies and new business plans with a focus on furthering growth and development of the MICE segment. Josoff previously served as global account manager for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, leading high- caliber profile accounts to success. Josoff has a diverse background, with 20 years of industry experience, and brings a strong sales and marketing skills.
The newly rebranded Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City, Florida, appointed Jean Capps as general manager. She brings considerable expertise and vibrancy to her new role and has extensive experience in sales, food and beverage, and operations. Capps previously served for more than eight years as general manager for Florida-based resorts such as B Ocean (Ft. Lauderdale), Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek. She is an active tourism industry volunteer and has served on boards such as the Beach Improvement District and the Beach Council.
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