Smart Moves in Vail Valley, Tennessee and Beyond

Smart Moves

Donna Horii

Horii is national group sales manager for The Charter at Beaver Creek in Vail Valley, Colorado. Horii comes from Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, where she worked as business development manager; she’s also worked as director of sales for Breckenridge Tourism Office and has held sales positions for Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, Visit Denver and Keystone Resort & Conference Center. Horii has been an active member of Destination Colorado, MPI and American Society of Association Executives.

Anthony Berkau

Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington, promoted Berkau to general manager; he previously worked as lodge manager. Before that, he worked in the property’s F&B department, serving as director of F&B and wine director.

Mary Bennett

Bennett is vice president of marketing and digital strategy for Omni Hotels & Resorts. Before joining Omni, she worked as vice president of brand, marketing and digital for Marriott International. Bennett has held leadership roles with Viceroy Hotel Group in digital and commercial partnerships, and The Ritz-Carlton, leading e-commerce and digital marketing.

Shannon Foster

Holston House in Nashville, Tennessee, named Foster area vice president and general manager. Foster previously worked as corporate director of operations for Davidson Hospitality Group. She also led departments for Kimpton Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Sage Hospitality Group and Noelle Nashville, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Tennessee.

Mark Purcell

Purcell is senior vice president of development for North and Central America for Accor. Before joining the team in 2017 as vice president of development, Purcell worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, also as vice president of development, during which he helped the company add more than 30,000 rooms to its portfolio. He also worked at Interstate Hotels & Resorts as vice president of acquisitions and development.

Jean-Francois Vary

Vary is general manager for Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, British Columbia, following his recent role as general manager of Fairmont Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada. In his 25 years with Fairmont, Vary has held roles throughout the brand’s North American hotels, including Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, and Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec. In 2018, he sat on the board of the Fairmont Brand Committee.

Liam Doyle

Doyle is senior vice president of operations for Montage International, which includes Montage Hotels & Resorts, Pendry Hotels & Resorts, and Montage and Pendry Residences. Doyle previously worked for Marriott International as area vice president of the company’s western region collection; before that, he worked as area general manager for the same collection. Doyle also worked as general manager for The Shelbourne Dublin, An Autograph Collection Hotel, and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, Arizona.

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