Pan Pacific Seattle appointed Paul Totah as the director of sales and marketing. Previously, he was with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for six years, with stints at Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Washington and Hyatt Regency Morristown in New Jersey. Before joining Hyatt, Paul spent three years with Modus Hotels, based in Washington, D.C.
The newly opened Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas named Brent Martin its executive chef. Well known within the Hyatt family, Martin brings more than 20 years of experience and leadership to the aesthetically designed 1,800-room resort on Nassau’s admired Cable Beach. In his new role, he will oversee the development and launch of the property’s 18 restaurants and dining outlets, several of which are inspired by local culture and rich heritage of the resort’s surroundings, and centered on incorporating authentic and seasonal ingredients.
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, one of the newest oceanfront luxury results in South Florida, appointed Chintan Dadhich its general manager. The 290 all-suite hotel will open on Oct. 10. Dadhich has more than 17 years of experience in destination resorts and full-service hotels. He previously worked as the resort manager at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, where he oversaw a $40 million-dollar renovation and focused on driving team member satisfaction among an 850-person staff.
Chris Harrison has been appointed general manager of Marriott Irvine Spectrum—the only full-service hotel in the Irvine Spectrum area—which is slated to open in December 2017. This hotel is set to be the community’s business and entertainment hub. Harrison, who will be bringing more than 10 plus years of experience, is charged with all facets of the full-service, dynamic hotel that boasts 271 guest rooms, including 50 Extended Stay suites and 13,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
Shane Allor has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Turnberry Isle Miami. The property will be undergoing a renovation that will nearly double its capacity and create more than double its meeting space. Turnberry Isle Miami will operate as part of the JW Marriott portfolio once it emerges from its renovation in December 2018.