Yazan Latif

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Latif is general manager for Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl—Doha in Qatar. Latif comes from The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Villas & Spa in Doha as general manager. In 2018, he worked as hotel manager for Sheraton Grand Doha. Prior to this, he was director of rooms at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, as well as hotel manager task force for Viceroy Palm Jumeirah—Dubai and Viceroy Istanbul.

Roger Hooker

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ExCel London named Hooker chief operating officer. Most recently, Hooker worked as event delivery director for the all-electric motorsport series Formula E. Before this, he spent time overseeing the event venues outside London for the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games. In his 25 years in the events industry, he also worked with organizations such as Ascot Rececourse, conference center operator Wembley London Ltd (formerly Wembley Stadium Ltd), and the Baku European Games.

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Liliana Dale

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Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas named Dale director of national accounts of its international market. Dale comes from The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, Florida, where she worked as senior sales manager. The Romania native has also worked with other Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties, as well as Marriott International properties.

Derek Tueller

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Tueller is general manager for W New Orleans French Quarter. Tueller has years of experience working with Marriott International, including working as director of room operations for the tri-branded complex JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live; The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles; and The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live.

He has also worked at Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Eden Roc Miami Beach and Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, leading to his most recent role as director of operations at W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen.

Megan Madrigal

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Madrigal is director of marketing for Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Madrigal comes from Las Americas Premium Outlets in San Diego, where she was director of marketing and business development. She also worked as marketing director for shopping and dining complex Seaport Village in San Diego, during which she also helped open its sister property, The Headquarters at Seaport.

Cletus Pancham and Jennifer Simmons

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Cletus Pancham (left) and Jennifer Simmons (right)

Pancham is general manager and Simmons is director of guest services Greyfinch Chatham Inn in Massachusetts.

Pancham has 25 years of hospitality experience, which includes working as general manager at Wyndham Destination Resorts in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, hotel manager at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club and later as resort manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa.

Since 2007, Simmons worked at Greyfinch’s sister property, Chatham Wayside Inn, included in her more than two decades of hospitality experience.

Eumi Koh

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Koh is general manager for Conrad Nashville. Before joining Conrad Nashville, Koh worked as general manager for The Darcy Hotel in Washington, D.C. In 2020 and 2021, she was named one of Modern Luxury’s DC Power Players.

Jeremy Costa

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Wilmington, Delaware’s Hotel Du Pont named Costa managing director. Costa previously worked as complex general manager, overseeing Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown and the rebranding of Philadelphia Marriott Old City. He also worked as general manager and regional director of operations for Hersha Hospitality Management, which included properties such as Marriott Mystic Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut, The St. Gregory Hotel and Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C., and more.

Julie MacDowell

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MacDowell joins Lansdowne Resort’s Spa Minerale as director of spa. MacDowell joins the Leesburg, Virginia, property from The Woodhouse Day Spa in Lakewood, Colorado, where she worked as director of spa. She has also worked as general manager for Eivind and Hans of Georgetown Salon and Spa in Washington, D.C.

Charlene Lopez

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Lopez will be executive vice president and chief sales officer for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Lopez currently works as vice president of sales for the organization. She joined the team in 2012 as sales manager of national accounts, and was later promoted to director of citywide sales in 2019. She has also worked with Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta as director of sales and Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa as business travel manager.