David Joo has been named as Executive Chef at Thompson Central Park New York. Joo brings more than 15 years of experience as he joins Thompson Central Park from The Peninsula New York, where he served as sous chef before advancing to executive chef. He has spent time at the Loews Regency Hotel and in the kitchens of Chef Daniel Boulud, Chef Tom Colicchio and Chef April Bloomfield.
Brittany Wartman has been named Spa Director at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. She brings nearly 10 years of wellness and managerial experience to her role at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa. Most recently, she worked on the executive team at the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Philadelphia, where she was responsible for the spa’s membership relations and sales growth.
Tobias Arff has been named General Manager of The Alexandrian, in Old Town Alexandria (Virginia), and its sister property, Morrison House. Arff arrived at The Alexandrian and Morrison House from Hotel Madera, a Pivot Hotels & Resorts property in Washington, D.C., where he spent the past three years as the leader of a full property renovation. He has been chairman of the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association.
Corey Hayes is now the General Manager of Hilton Aventura Miami. He has worked in Newport, Rhode Island and Aspen, Colorado. He earned a Level 2 Certified Sommelier title and has worked at a variety of restaurants including the Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen in Rhode Island. He also helped launch Thames Street Kitchen and later opened the Wayfinder Hotel as its director of food and beverage/hotel manager.
Andrew Caine has been appointed as Director of Food and Beverage, San Ysidro Ranch, a Ty Warner Property in Santa Barbara, California. Caine most recently served as general manager at the Michelin-starred Caruso’s restaurant at Rosewood Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara. Previously, Caine served as an assistant food and beverage manager at Auberge Du Soleil in Napa Valley, where he oversaw and managed its Michelin star restaurant.
Rosie Karakan has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Karakan joins The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay after spending over three years as area director of sales and marketing for Dream Hotel Group in Los Angeles. She has previously held director of sales and marketing roles at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles and Avalon Hotels. She has worked in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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