Kimpton Goodland in Goleta, California, welcomed Jellson as general manager. Most recently, he was a member of the guest experience team at Kimpton Corporate. He’s been with the company since 2008 when he started as a bellman at Kimpton Hotel Madera while he was in college. Jellson also worked at Kimpton Epic Hotel Downtown Miami, first at the front desk and later as director of front office.
Grand Velas Los Cabos in Mexico appointed Godoy director of sales. Most recently, she was director of sales and marketing for Secret Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort. Godoy previously worked at NIZUC Resort & Spa and Fairmont Mayakoba, both in Mexico.
Rosewood Hotel Group promoted Turner to regional vice president. In this position, he’ll oversee existing properties including Luang Prabang and Phnom Penh, as well as upcoming openings in Bangkok and Yangog. In 2016, Turner joined the company as managing director at Rosewood Phuket. He’s previously worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and United States, including at Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York.
Handl was promoted to regional vice president at Rosewood Hotel Group. Since being hired by the brand in 2017 as managing director of Rosewood Beijing, Handl has also taken on oversight of properties in Shenyang and Langfang. In his new role, he’ll add Rosewood Sanya and the upcoming Rosewood Guangzhou to his roster. Handl has previously worked for Hyatt and as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton hotels in Osaka and Seoul.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles in Missouri promoted Gaddy to director of sales. She’ll be responsible for attracting business to the resort’s 20,000 square-foot convention center. Throughout her 15-year career, Gaddy has only represented AAA Four Diamond properties. She’s received Ameristar’s highest honors, Team Leader of the Year Award and General Manager’s Award.
Hosts New Orleans named Bethay vice president of sales. For the past seven years, she has been director of sales and special events for Hosts New Orleans.
The RuMa Hotel & Residences, opening later this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hired Farina as general manager. The Italian native has worked in hospitality on five continents and at five-star hotels all over the world. He began his hospitality career at Da Vittorio, a three-star Michelin restaurant near his hometown of Caravaggio.