Smart Moves in Seattle, Boston and More

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Ian Robert McClendon

The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle named McClendon general manager. McClendon previously worked as director of operations for hotel start-up Loge Camps. Before Loge, McClendon worked as general manager and task force manager for Pivot, a subsidiary of Davidson Hospitality Group. He also worked as general manager for Kimpton Canary Hotel and The Kimpton Goodland, both in Santa Barbara, California.

Brian Harrier

Harrier is general manager for The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley in Colorado. Harrier comes from Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village, Colorado, where he worked as director of operations. He also worked at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas in Hawaii as director of engineering.

Alexander von Susskind

Von Susskind is hotel manager of Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Von Susskind comes from Stanton House in El Paso, Texas, where he worked as general manager. Before this, he worked in high-level roles with Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich; The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in Cancun, San Francisco and Dubai; Capella Hotels in Germany and the United States; and The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park in El Paso.

Ashlee Barton

Barton is area director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, and Resort at Squaw Creek in Incline Village, Nevada; Barton previously worked as the property’s director of sales and marketing. Before joining Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, she worked as associate director of sales for Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Before this, she was account director of group sales, Northwest, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Melissa Stanley

Stanley is general manager of AC Hotel Grand Rapids in Michigan; she previously worked as assistant general manager and operations manager for the property.

Stephanie Cutler and Jeffrey Burns

Cutler is general manager and Burns is assistant general manager for Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown in Michigan.

Before Hyatt Place Grand Rapids, Cutler worked as general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Downtown and guest services manager of Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South.

Burns previously served as the property’s operations manager. He’s also worked as assistant general manager for The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, located in Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, and JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

Jeff Gillick

Holston House in Nashville named Gillick director of sales and marketing. Gillick previously worked as Bobby Hotel Nashville’s director of sales and marketing. He’s also worked in sales and marketing positions with The Boulders Resorts in Carefree, Arizona; Baraca Resort in Santa Barbara, California; and Langham Huntington Pasadena in California.

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