Stephen Cullen

Cullen was promoted to regional vice president of operations by Benchmark in Houston. Before the promotion, Cullen was area general manager for Benchmark, where he oversaw operations at Copley Square Hotel and Ames Boston Hotel, both in Boston. He previously served as general manager of Copley Square Hotel in Boston and director of operations for Carlton on Madison Hotel in New York City.

Jennifer Bradshaw

Bradshaw is now corporate sales manager at The Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. She recently worked at Wild Bills NW, Inc., in Portland as event, marketing and sales lead coordinator. Bradshaw previously worked as intake specialist at Western Psychological, project handler at Underwriter Laboratories and human resources manager at IBM/Seterus.

Ashlee Barton

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada, appointed Barton director of sales and marketing. She comes from Hyatt Regency San Francisco, where she served as associate director of sales. Barton’s career began as event coordinator at Redmond Marriott Town Center Hotel in Washington. She then climbed the ladder to corporate sales manager, and later to senior sales manager, where she was responsible for sales at all Renaissance, JW Marriott and other Marriott properties in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Northern California.

Natalie Wise

Wise was appointed hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. The Australian native began her career with Starwood Hotels at Sheraton Brisbane, Australia. Her first experience in the United States was as assistant front office manager at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Wise later worked at The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, where she served in multiple roles, including director of guest services, director of housekeeping, assistant director of the rooms division and executive assistant manager of the rooms division.

Jose Carlos Fernandes

Fernandes is now general manager of Pestana Park Avenue in New York City. He has spent the last seven years with Pestana Hotel Group, most recently serving as hotel manager of Pestana Cidadela de Cascais & Art District Hotel in Cascais, Portugal. Fernandes has also worked as hotel manager for Pestana Casino Park Hotel and hotel manager for Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotel, both in Madeira, Portugal.

Jeannette Vasquez

Vasquez is the new director of sales and marketing at Hotel Amarano in Burbank, California. Before joining Hotel Amarano, Vasquez worked as director of sales for Hyatt Regency Valencia in California and Hyatt Place Glendale/Los Angeles, which she helped open. She previously was director of sales and marketing for Dimension Development and Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as well as national sales manager for Visit Newport Beach in California.

Jorge Landa

Landa was selected as the new general manager at InterContinental Houston-Medical Center. He has served in many roles since his stint with InterContinental began 10 years ago, most recently working as area general manager for InterContinental Cleveland, InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland and Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic. Landa has also served as general manager at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino in Aruba, Antilles and InterContinental Maracaibo in Zulia, Venezuela.

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