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Whether at the property, company or association level, an environmental program cannot be successful without a leader championing the cause. Green Lodging News is always looking for “green” champions to profile. Who at your organization deserves to be featured? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

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Whether at the property, company or association level, an environmental program cannot be successful without a leader championing the cause. Green Lodging News is always looking for “green” champions to profile. Who at your organization deserves to be featured? Contact Glenn Hasek, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com.

Property Group CDL Sustainability Manager Tracy Yeow Moves to Gaming Firm NagaCorp

HONG KONG—Tracy Yeow, sustainability manager at City Developments Limited, has moved on after four years with the property development company. She has joined NagaCorp, a Hong Kong-listed gaming company, as its Senior Sustainability Manager. She will be based in Phnom Penh, where NagaCorp runs the casino NagaWorld. NagaCorp’s sustainability efforts include forming a sustainability department in 2013 and acquiring recognition for NagaWorld as an “Asean Green Hotel”. Yeow’s role will involve developing a sustainability strategy for NagaCorp, adopting global best practices in environmental measurement and reporting, and working with internal and external stakeholders to roll out sustainability initiatives. At CDL, Yeow led the company’s...

Data-Focused Sarah Boll ‘MESHES’ Well with Marriott’s Sustainability Team

BETHESDA, MD.—With a full slate of 2025 environmental impact goals, keeping track of progress is a mammoth job for Marriott International given its approximately 8,000 properties. Leading the collection of that data with a team of experts to help her is Marriott’s Sarah Boll, Senior Director, Energy & Sustainability, U.S./Canada. “We are the ones to gather data. We collect data on carbon intensity, water intensity, and waste,” Boll says. “Managing that data is a global responsibility. We do our best to clean it up and use it for target setting.” As leader of the data acquisition team, Boll overseas data acquisition...

Holly Holton Named Bentley’s Global Director of Sustainability

LOS ANGELES—Bentley Mills, Inc., California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer, announced the appointment of Holly Holton as Global Director of Sustainability. Holton, a seasoned industry professional who joined Bentley in 2009 as an Account Executive, will now focus on engaging industry partners on Bentley’s evolving sustainability progress and continued initiatives. “I’m thrilled to welcome Holly into her new Bentley role. As a company dedicated to exceeding California’s sustainability standards, Bentley will continue to design products to lower our chemicals of concern and carbon footprint,” said Jay Brown, Bentley President, and Chief Operating Officer. “Holly will strengthen how Bentley externalizes our advancements in renewable energy,...

Hyatt Names Stoudemire Senior V.P., Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CHICAGO—As part of Hyatt’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), it recently announced the appointment of Tyronne Stoudemire to Senior Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). In his elevated role, Stoudemire and his team will continue to execute Hyatt’s DE&I strategy, part of the company’s World of Care ESG platform. Stoudemire will continue to report to Malaika Myers, Hyatt’s chief human resources officer. “Being part of Hyatt means always having a space to be you. Since opening our doors 65 years ago, we’ve remained committed to creating inclusive environments where every colleague feels welcome, cared for and...

LEED Gold Conrad New York Downtown Names Chintan Dadhich General Manager

NEW YORK—Hilton recently announced the appointment of Chintan Dadhich as the General Manager of Lower Manhattan’s only all-suite luxury hotel, Conrad New York Downtown. In his role, he will lead all aspects of hotel operations of the 463-room LEED Gold property, placing an emphasis on guest service and satisfaction. Dadhich joins Conrad New York Downtown from the Five Star Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, bringing superior hospitality experience and many industry accolades, including the Hilton Americas’ 2021 General Manager of the Year Award. “It’s an honor to lead the phenomenal team at Conrad New York Downtown and I look forward to...

Dorchester Collection Names Lukey V.P. People and Culture

LONDON—Dorchester Collection recently announced the appointment of Milet Lukey as Vice President, People and Culture. Milet rejoins Dorchester Collection following her most recent position as Vice President of Talent and Culture for the Americas at Rosewood Hotel Group, a role she has held since 2019. Prior to this, Lukey worked with Dorchester Collection between 2012 and 2014 as Area Director of People Organization and Development where she was responsible for all people functions at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air. She later joined Starwood Capital Group’s hotel brand management company SH Group as Area Director of People Operations, based...

The Allison Inn & Spa Names Percy Brandon General Manager

NEWBURG, ORE.—The Willamette Valley Wine Country’s modern grand dame, The Allison Inn & Spa, announced the appointment of Percy Brandon to general manager. In his new role, Brandon will oversee all property operations for the resort including its 85 guestrooms and suites, an estimated 200 colleagues, and all food and beverage operations. Brandon comes to The Allison following 21 years of leadership as General Manager at Vintners Resort—a serene, luxury getaway located in Sonoma County, Calif. A well-respected community leader, Brandon joined the company in 2000 as General Manager of John Ash & Co. restaurant. A few months following in January 2001,...

SH Hotels & Resorts Names Toni Stoeckl Chief Marketing Officer

MIAMI—SH Hotels & Resorts, a sustainable hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Treehouse Hotels & Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, announced the hiring of Toni Stoeckl as Chief Marketing Officer. In the CMO role, he will be responsible for each brand’s larger marketing strategy with a focus on the consumer brand experience and creating a 360° marketing approach as the company enters a period of robust international growth. Stoeckl will also play an important role as the organization enhances its commitment to and execution of its mission to provide a preference-driven, forward-thinking, and memorable customer journey that starts at the moment of...

Eric Theiss Named Executive Chef of JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

PALM DESERT, CALIF.—JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa announces the newest member of its team, Chef Eric Theiss, who recently came on board as Executive Chef of the iconic resort. Set on 450 acres, Palm Desert’s largest resort recently unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation, inspiring a new level of luxury with updated guestrooms and suites, public areas, and event spaces. Eric will oversee all culinary operations at the numerous restaurant and bar offerings onsite as well as extensive banquet operations, leading the resort’s food and beverage teams in delivering an unparalleled level of excellence in both dining and service. Theiss will...

UMF Corporation Names Mabel Castro as National Guest Room Attendant Excellence Award Recipient

NORTHBROOK, ILL.—UMF Corp. recently announced that Mabel Castro, guestroom attendant (GRA) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, has earned the company’s third annual Guest Room Attendant Excellence Award. UMF established the GRA Excellence Award in 2020 to acknowledge the crucial role GRAs play in ensuring hotel guest safety, satisfaction, and loyalty in the COVID-19 era. “In the more than 15 years that Mabel has worked for Marriott, she has been recognized countless times by our guests for going above and beyond,” said Chicago Marriott Downtown Director of Services Victoria DeSantis. “She consistently exceeds our guests’ expectations, exuding positive energy, remembering our return...