4 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 21, 2015

Martin Wormullsmart moves

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach has appointed Martin Wormull as general manager of the property, opening early 2016. Wormull brings more than 30 years of experience to the 296-room resort, where he will manage day-to-day operations. Prior to his new position, he was a senior director of luxury brand performance management for Hilton Worldwide and general manager of Conrad Miami. Wormull is a member of International Luxury Hotel Association, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.


 

Michael Rayburnsmart moves

Suncadia, a Destination Hotel announced Michael Rayburn as its director of sales and marketing. Rayburn, with more than 15 years of experience, will head initiatives to grow group and leisure sales as well as increase exposure for the 254-room resort. He began his career at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Missouri and went on to serve Vail Marriott Mountain Resort in Colorado. Rayburn is the recipient of two “Sales Team of the Year Awards” from Sage Hospitality and Renaissance Hotels.

“Michael’s proven track record with building strong teams and successfully achieving sales goals makes him a perfect fit for Suncadia,” said Scott Spann, general manager of Suncadia. “He truly understands the diversity of opportunities our resort possesses, and he has the experience and motivation to help us establish ourselves as the go-to resort destination here in the Pacific Northwest.”


 

Royston Bradysmart moves

Bonaventure Resort & Spa welcomes Royston Brady as general manager of the 500-room property. Brady’s 20-year career in hospitality began at Alpha Recruitment, a consultancy and recruitment company specializing in hotels and tourism. Most recently, he was general manager for the Empryean Club at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Brady holds an Associate Degree in hospitality management from the Irish Institute of European Affairs. He was once a member of Dublin City Council and served as Lord Mayor of Dublin.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Bonaventure Resort & Spa team, especially as we enter the peak winter season at our premier destination resort in South Florida,” said Brady. “I am eager to deliver memorable experiences to our leisure and business guests while contributing my industry experience to lead the resort’s experienced team.”


 

Linda Chinsmart moves

Linda Chin was named director of operations at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. In her new role, she will oversee more than 900 guest rooms and 500 staff members who serve 70 Park Avenue, Eventi, Ink48 and The Muse hotels located in New York City. Chin has more than 18 years of experience specializing in upscale and luxury properties. She has held various management, sales and marketing positions in a number of Kimpton properties, including The Muse Hotel, Nine Zero Hotel and Summit Lodge & Spa. Chin is an active member of Kimpton Mentor Program and helped form the Boston chapter of Kimpton Women’s Group.

“Each Kimpton hotel in this city has been uniquely successful with high guest satisfaction scores and equally positive employee experiences that keep us listed on Crain’s New York “Best Places to Work” year after year,” said Chin. “My vision, as I take on this new role, is to develop an even stronger collaboration among the four properties to further elevate Kimpton’s presence in this dynamic and fast moving city.”

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