Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa has announced the appointment of Dant Hirsch as general manager of Six Senes New York, the group’s first North American property.
Dant brings more than 16 years’ experience to the role. Previously he worked at The Dominick New York, where he led his team to attain the AAA 5-diamond rating.
Dant’s favourite quote is: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Tracy Winsworth has been appointed to the new post of commercial director at EDGE Venues.
Winsworth has worked at Trinity Event Solutions – the event specialists which built EDGE Venues – for more than nine years. She joined as finance manager, before being promoted to director of finance and subsequently commercial director. Winsworth will continue in her role at Trinity, while taking responsibility for EDGE Venues commercial strategy.
She said: “We want EDGE to be the ‘go to’ platform for corporates and agents to source venues, and for venues which want to achieve growth in the corporate market.”
Shane Cuthbert has been appointed as the new sales managers for IG Brand, formerly Distributor Supplies.
Cuthbert has more than 16 years’ experience in sales in catering supplies and has a longstanding professional relationship with the group.
Cuthbert said: “I have always been aware of the IG Group and was recently very impressed by the addition of the unique and exclusive brands to their already extensive range. Given the plan to establish a wider audience and customer profile it made perfect sense to take the opportunity to work with them and to help strengthen their reputation in the southern part of the country.”
Bright Vision Events has welcomed David Frost as a new event manager.
Frost will focus on the team building and evening entertainment side of the business.
Ben Hull, the technial director said: “We are really pleased to bring someone of David’s calibre and quality into the business. Recruiting someone who has event operational experience and has also seen the industry from the side of hotels and venues is incredibly rare and we are really pleased David has joined the team.”
Molitor Hotel in Paris has announced the appointment of Gregory Millon as its new general manager.
A native Frenchman, Millon began his career at the Novotel in West London before moving to the Pullman World Trade Centre in Bucharest, Romania to be operations manager.
Millon said: “I am delighted to join the Molitor family. Molitor is one of Paris’ most vibrant hotels and also one of its most intriguing, with its two iconic swimming pools, the largest spa in the city and exciting history and backstory.”
Eleven Arches, a history-telling venue, has appointed Stephen Hall as its new chairperson.
Hall is a senior partner at Deloitte UK’s Newcastle office and is taking over the role of chairperson at the charity from the charity's founder, Jonathan Ruffer.
Hall said: “This new appointment will also give me the chance to help people achieve their aspirations and I am really looking forward to working together with such a great team to build on their success and help develop it in the coming years.”
Jane Hague, head of business development, conferences & events, at ExCeL London has been selected as the new regional vice president EMEA for the International Live Events Association (ILEA).
This role sees Hague return to a leadership role within the association, following her tenure as president of the UK chapter in 2012.
The role of RVP EMEA oversees a number of international chapters including Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia and serves as a liaison to the ILEA Board of Governors and staff, headquartered in Chicago.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon in Seychelles has announced Mark Leslie as the new general manager.
Leslie has had a long career in the luxury hospitality sector. After graduating from the Westminster College of Hotel Management, Leslie took on roles in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and the Maldives.
Leslie’s favourite quote is; “Nothing comes easy and hard work always pays off.”
Armathwaite Hall, in the Lake District, has announced Brad Jasper as its new head chef.
Jasper has been a chef for 10 years and worked at a number of Rosette Awarded restaurants.
“This has been a fantastic opportunity for me to take the next step in my career and Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa is a great fit for me as the hotel has a style f food I really enjoy producing.”
Pan Pacific Seattle has announced Rebecca Car as the new director of sales and marketing.
Carr will be responsible for overseeing sales and marketing efforts, leading catering, event and conference teams and ensuring that visitors have access to the best experiences for their special occasions and group needs.
Previously, Carr worked at Starwood Hotels and Resorts in management.