Visit Phoenix made Rich Cerino director of convention services. He has more than 30 years of hospitality and corporate travel experience. Cerino served as citywide account director for Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. He is a member of Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA).
Jay Campbell was named general manager of Hilton Houston Post Oaks, a 448-room hotel in Houston, Texas. Campbell has more than 35 years of management, finance and operations experience with hotels. He has won many leadership awards, including the Business Excellence Award and President’s Hotel Award. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from Michigan State University.
Abby Spatz joined NYC & Company as chief marketing officer. Spatz will oversee all marketing efforts and implement the tourism organization’s strategic marketing plan. She previously served as head of integrated marketing and communications at spa and beauty brand Bliss. Spatz has more than 20 years of marketing experience with global lifestyle brands, including American Express, Coca-Cola and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“Abby is a forward-thinking and accomplished marketing executive who will play a critical role in spreading the welcoming image of New York City’s five boroughs around the world,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “We are dedicated to inspiring travel to the City, and Abby’s wealth of experience will help expand the future potential of the industry and motivate visitation.”
Eventi Hotel, a Kimpton property in New York City, promoted Julian Miller as general manager of the hotel. He will oversee all departments and work closely with other New York City Kimpton properties, including Ink48, 70 Park Avenue and The Muse. Before his current position, Miller was hotel manager of Kimpton’s Hotel Marlowe and Nine Zero in Boston. Miller was nominated for the Mass Lodging Association’s Stephan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year Award.
“Julian’s profound familiarity with the Kimpton brand, vast hotel experience and commitment to outstanding hospitality made the transition from hotel manager to general manager very organic,” said Nick Gregory, regional vice president of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
Menique De La Rosa has been appointed as regional spa director for Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. In her new role, she will oversee spa operations and develop new treatments that incorporate meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. She will also expand the spa garden with a more diverse selection of herbs and plants. De La Rosa has more than 10 years of experience working for luxury resort spas.
“Wellness has become an integral part of today’s travel experience, and as the Sense spa brand continues to evolve, we are looking to develop new and innovative experiences for our guests,” said Ed Linsley, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “Menique has been a leader at a number of prestigious spas around the world, garnering outstanding recognition and accolades, and we look forward to collaborating with her on creating an entirely new wellness experience at all of Rosewood’s Caribbean Sense spas.”