The Omni Dallas Hotel appointed John Imaizumi managing director, a role in which he’ll oversee marketing, sales and operations of the luxury resort. Imaizumi was the founder and chief executive officer of Zoom Golf. He previously served as general manager of the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center for 11 years.
BD Hotels announced Effie Tsavalias as the general manager of the new Pod Brooklyn, which opens this month in the Williamsburg section of the borough. She previously worked at the Bryant Park Hotel, The Maritime Hotel and consulted for several other BD Hotel properties in New York City.
The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau has added Brian Murphy to their team as vice president of sales. He’ll be tasked with growing the client base to book more meetings and conventions. Most recently, Murphy was director of sales and marketing at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Texas. He previously worked at the Renaissance Austin, Marriott International-Texas Sales Office and the Las Vegas Hilton.
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in Maui added Gladys Sim-Avergonzado as catering sales manager. She specializes in wedding and event planning. She’s previously worked at Makena Beach and Golf Resort and the Grand Wailea Resort.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts welcomed Matt White as director of sales at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole in Wyoming. Amongst his numerous responsibilities, he’ll be highlighting the benefits of holding meetings in the mountains and growing the catering department. He previously worked at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Snake River Lodge & Spa, The Wort Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming, Preferred Real Estate and Vail Resorts, Inc. White was a member of the winning “sales team of the year” from Hyatt Hotels and was named “manager of the quarter” for exceeding sales goals while at Snake River.