Lester Robinson II
With a career spanning 18 years in the hospitality industry, Lester Robinson II was named sales director of Visit Denver’s Washington, D.C., office. He has previously served at Hilton Worldwide and Starwood hotels. Most recently, Robinson worked on Caesars Entertainment’s east region team, selling big-box Las Vegas properties.
Melia Hotels International announced that Randy Taormina is managing director of its Innside by Melia New York in New York City. He brings more than 15 years of experience, having most recently served as area managing director for Dream Hotel Group, where he was responsible for managing Dream Downtown and Dream Midtown, both in New York City.
LeAnn Davis was appointed director of sales for Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Davis has 25 years of hospitality sales experience, including considerable time with the Marriott corporation and Orlando market. She received The Americas Sales Leadership Award in 2015 and 2016.
Photo credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Following his role as general manager at Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Adam Gurgiolo was named general manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago. He has worked in the hospitality industry for 18 years, having previously worked with Wyndham, Hilton, Marriott and Starwood hotels in a variety of positions.
Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels
Lloyd Van Horn
Topnotch Resort, a Gemstone Collection property in Stowe, Vermont, appointed Lloyd Van Horn general manager. He most recently served as Benchmark’s task force general manager at The Chattanoogan in Tennessee. Van Horn has also held leadership positions at hotels including Montauk Yacht Club in Montauk, New York, and The Colony Hotel in Miami.