Anne Buckland

Anne Buckland has been promoted to General Manager of Snow King Resort. She brings more than 17 years of hospitality experience to the post, where she was initially hired as a sales manager and most recently served as director of sales and marketing.  Prior to joining the resort in 2015, she was a group sales and catering manager for The Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida.






Robert Rivers

Robert Rivers has been named Managing Director for Universal Helios Grand Hotel, a Loews Hotel—the destination’s first-ever hotel inside a theme park. The 500-room hotel features a dedicated entrance into the Orlando theme park. Most recently, Rivers has served as managing director at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando and has an extensive career as general manager at hotels in Boston, Minneapolis and St. Louis.


Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams has been appointed Director of Sales at the Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana. The property is set to open in 2025. Cordish Gaming Group, the gaming division of The Cordish Companies, announced the appointment. Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will be the first land-based casino in the Shreveport-Bossier market. Williams was previously director of sales and catering at Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino.


Philipp Knuepfer

Philipp Knuepfer is the new COO  of Sunset Hotels & Resorts. Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG) made the announcement. He joins SHG with more than 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality. He arrives from Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, where he was an area vice president and general manager. His tenure with Mandarin Oriental also encompassed senior management positions in Hawaii, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Boston and Washington, D.C.


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