Ben Soto has been named senior vice president at Adam's Mark Hotels & Resorts. He is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Adam's Mark Denver, and will soon oversee operations for two new acquisitions in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, Colo. Soto had been general manager at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver.
Michael Williams has been appointed director of corporate development and sales at SRS Worldhotels. Williams previously worked for Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts as regional director of sales for the Eastern region.
James Joseph (J.J.) Doran has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales at Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He will focus on group sales in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to joining Preferred, Doran was president of Synergi Global Travel, formerly SRG International, a consortium of international travel agencies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Dennis Tucker has been promoted to vice president and managing director of the Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda. Tucker has been with the resort since 1976.
Bruce J. Hamlin is director of sales and marketing at the new Sheraton Rittenhouse Square Hotel in Philadelphia. For the past five years, Hamlin has served as director of sales at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, also in Philadelphia.
Simon Firmin is the new director of marketing at the Four Seasons Philadelphia. He joins the Four Seasons from the Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, where he was director of sales.
Alvin Bettcher has been appointed director of sales and marketing at Seaside, on Florida's Northwest coast. Bettcher most recently was vice president of sales and marketing at the Resort at Sandestin in Florida.
Neal McFarland has been named director of sales and marketing at The Floridian Hotel in Orlando. He had been director of marketing at the Embassy Suites International Drive/Jamaican Court, also in Orlando.
Shane Weaver has been named director of sales at the Tampa (Fla.) Marriott Waterside. A 10-year veteran with Marriott International, he had been director of sales the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
Chris Slaughter has been promoted to director of sales for The Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. He will handle corporate accounts.
Paula Shong Wilber has been promoted to director of group sales for Safety Harbor (Fla.) Resort and Spa, where she will oversee a sales team of five.
Bill Baumler has been named director of national accounts at Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Baumler comes to the resort from the Nashville Airport Marriott in Tennessee, where he was director of sales.
Jean Emi Nakanishi has been promoted to the newly created position of group sales manager at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. She was previously convention services manager.