Dream Hotel Group appointed Abid Butt CEO for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Butt will spearhead growth and global expansion efforts for the company and its portfolio of lifestyle brands. Butt brings more than 30 years of global experience in the hospitality industry. His most recent position was CEO of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
Castlerock Asset Management appointed Hugh Templeman general manager of The Westin Nashville in Tennessee. Templeman brings more than three decades of experience. Templeman’s last position was as regional vice president and general manager of Viceroy Snowmass in Colorado. Templeman will lead the daily operations of the 465-room property in the heart of Music City.
Henar Gil Rios
Thompson Playa del Carmen in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, appointed Henar Gil Rios general manager. Thompson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel’s day-to-day operations. Previously, Gil Rios was the director of rooms at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, appointed Joann Dicion group sales manager. Dicion is responsible for corporate, government, association and university groups. Dicion brings over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.