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Steven Szenasi

Szenasi is general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, in Arizona, ahead of its opening in late 2021 as part of the 122-acre Palmeraie mixed-use development. Szenasi was general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona, during which the property was awarded Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards.

Tim Brown

Great Wolf Resorts named Brown chief development officer. Before Great Wolf, Brown was global head of construction for Hyatt Hotels Corporation; he has also served as executive vice president of development for Turnberry Associates, a company has owns and operates hotels, and he managed resort projects around the globe as senior vice president of development for Kerzner International.

Stacy Davis

Davis is director of global accounts for Innov8 Meetings + Events. Davis has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years and has consulted for brands throughout California, including Viceroy Santa Monica, Hyatt Centric Santa Monica, Mystic Hotel San Francisco and Ace Hotel DTLA.

Lissette Garcia Arrogante

Garcia Arrongante is city of Miami Beach’s tourism and culture director. She recently worked as an arts and culture consultant for public and private visual arts organizations, including public museums, private galleries, corporate artwork, community foundations and festival planning. Before this, Garcia Arrogante worked as director of cultural resources for the city of Savannah, Georgia, and Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Ye Chang Sheng

Sheng is executive assistant manager for The Anam Cam Ranh, in Vietnam. His career began when he worked as demi chef for Radisson Blu in Johannesburg, South Africa, his home country. Sheng joined The Anam in 2017 as executive chef, during which he oversaw the resort’s four restaurants and three bars; before this, he held the same role at Mia Resort Nha Trang, also in Cam Ranh.

Herman Kemp

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, appointed Kemp general manager. A native of The Netherlands, Kemp has most recently worked in Asia, where he was general manager for Park Hyatt Siem Reap, also in Cambodia, for the past three years. His career began with Holland America Line, where he was marine hotel operations controller, and he also served in F&B and management roles for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts and Carlton Hotels, all in The Netherlands.

Enam Chowdhury

Chowdhury is executive chef and director of F&B for Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar in Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake, in Texas. Chowdhury’s work in the kitchen has taken him to restaurants in the United Kingdom, Thailand, South Africa, Italy and the United States. He’s held the executive chef role at The Chophouse on Bankhead in Mount Vernon, Texas, and Los Pinos Ranch Winery in Pittsburg, Texas.

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