Hotels & Travel David Van Kalsbeek has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Van Kalsbeek, who will be based in the company's new headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., is a 16-year ITT Sheraton veteran and most recently served as Sheraton's senior vice president and director of marketing, based in Boston.
Steve Houser has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing for Swissotel. Houser, who will be based at the Swissotel Chicago, most recently served as senior director of group sales and senior director of sales, North America, for Radisson Hotels International.
Nick Mutton has been promoted to area vice president for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Chicago. An 18-year veteran of Four Seasons, Mutton had been regional vice president and concurrently held the position of general manager at the The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, which is partly owned and managed by Four Seasons.
Chris Gilbert has been named director of sales at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif. He will be in charge of group sales, targeting corporate and incentive business. Gilbert had been director of insurance and incentive sales at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Michael J. Grossman has been named vice president of sales with Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts in St. Louis. A 20-year hospitality industry veteran, Grossman most recently served as opening director of sales for Adam's Mark San Antonio.
The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort, scheduled to open next year on Hutchinson Island, Ga., has appointed Michael R. McMahon director of sales and marketing. An 18-year hospitality industry veteran, McMahon had served as director of sales and marketing for Kea Lani Hotel and Suites, Wailea, Hawaii.
The Melia Playa Conchal Beach and Golf Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, has appointed Juan Carlos del Rio director of marketing at its new sales office in San Jose, Costa Rica. Most recently, del Ri served as marketing director of the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City.
Craig S. Smith has joined the Registry Resort in Naples, Fla., as director of sales. Smith, who will oversee corporate accounts, previously served as associate director of sales at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Paul R. Czuba has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. He had been director of group and incentive sales.
Larry Auth has joined Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Marco Island, Fla., as sales manager. Auth, who will handle Southeast corporate accounts and the national insurance market, most recently served as sales manager at JW Marriott Hotel in Houston.
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, scheduled to open late next summer, has named Scott Russell director of sales and marketing. Russell had been director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta. Replacing Russell in Atlanta is Anne McCarthy, who was formerly director of marketing at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Pam Ferguson has joined the Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Fla.) as national sales manager. She had been vice president, sales and marketing, for Lynette Owens & Associates.
Rick Chapman has joined the Reno (Nev.) Hilton as executive director of sales. Previously, he was convention sales manager for the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.
Steve Enselein, CMP, LES (Learning Environment Specialist), was named director of catering and convention services, a newly created position, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. He had been director of catering and convention services at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu has promoted Shirley Yamamoto to director of convention services. A 23-year Sheraton Waikiki veteran, she had been convention services manager.
Linda Glick has been named sales manager for Abbey Group Resorts in Lake Geneva, Wis. Glick, who will handle the corporate market, had been front office manager for Holiday Inn Milwaukee. CN Tower Aims for New Look, Corporate Business Michael O'Keefe has been appointed national sales manager at Bally's Las Vegas. O'Keefe, who will handle northeast corporate accounts, most recently served as senior national sales manager for Caesars Palace, also in Las Vegas.
Convention Bureaus The Providence/Warwick (R.I.) Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed Kathleen Ceseretti national sales manager. Ceseretti, who will handle the corporate market, had been director of sales for the Holiday Inn Mansfield in Mansfield, Mass.
The Orlando/Orange County (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Jane Chaney vice president of convention sales and services. Chaney, who will oversee corporate and incentive accounts, previously served as director of sales for the Orlando World Center Marriott.
Stephanie A. Zeverino has been named national corporate sales manager for the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. She had been national sales manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel, also in Pasadena.
Meeting Services Brian Sullivan has been appointed North American representative for Singapore Expo. Sullivan is president of Great American Exhibitions, based in Norwalk, Conn. He was hired by PGA Corporation Ltd., which manages Singapore Expo. *