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Eduardo Fernandez

Fernandez is the new general manager of Royal Sonesta Boston. His most recent position with Sonesta was at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach in Florida, where he was general manager. His career began at Le Centre Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Montreal; he later worked for various other Sheraton hotels in New York, Delaware and Miami. He also spent two years serving as general manager of B Ocean Fort Lauderdale.

Philip Yi

Yi has been promoted to vice president of marketing and communications for Omni Hotels & Resorts. Previously, he was vice president of digital commerce and corporate strategy. Yi also serves as an advisory board member for 6DOS, a computer software company.

Andrew Rubinacci

Omni Hotels & Resorts named Rubinacci its chief commercial officer. He initially served as senior vice president of revenue management and global distribution, a role he took on when he first began working with Omni one year ago.

David Kerr

The Setting Inn Napa Valley in California selected Kerr as its general manager. He began working in the hospitality industry as front desk manager at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California, and later climbed the ranks to serve as rooms controller, night audit and revenue analyst there. Kerr became hotel manager at Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, California, and three months later, became revenue manager, a position he holds, in addition to his general manager post, at The Setting Inn.

Rachel Wilson

Wilson has been promoted to general manager for Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland in Oregon. She first worked for the property as assistant general manager in 2018. Before joining the Kimpton family, Wilson worked for, and quickly climbed the ranks at, various independent and Crowne Plaza properties in California.

Peter Twachtman

Twachtman is now CEO of Lark Hotels, based in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Prior to this appointment, Twachtman was corporate director of operations and then chief operating officer at Migis Hotel Group in Portland, Maine.

Mike Waddell

Waddell is the new general manager for Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California. He recently served as general manager for Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows in Arizona. Waddell has been with the Hyatt brand for two decades, beginning at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells as a valet attendant and subsequently serving as sales manager. He later worked in various roles within the company, including vice president of sales for Hyatt’s Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia regions.


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