Jim Durbin has been named national sales manager at Bally's Las Vegas, responsible for the association market in the southeast and Washington, D.C. He joins from the Luxor Hotel & Casino, also in Las Vegas, where as a member of the sales team, he handled convention sales.
The Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas has appointed Tim Lafferty national sales manager. He had been director of sales and marketing with Classic Management.
The Doubletree Hotel New Orleans has announced the appointment of Gary Huettmann as director of sales and marketing. A 22-year hospitality industry veteran, Huettmann most recently served as director of marketing for the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Sam Winterbottom has been promoted to interim president, franchise division, ITT Sheraton Corporation in Boston. He had been vice president, Sheraton Franchise Corporation, and director, sales and franchising.
Joe DiBenedetto has been named director of sales and marketing at the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, Mich. Most recently, he served as director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico.
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has announced two staff changes. Larry Kaufman has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. He had been director of sales. Assuming his former position is John Dean. Dean joins from the Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club in Tucson, Ariz., where he had been national sales manager.
Phil Anderson has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Abbey Group Resorts in Lake Geneva, Wis. Anderson will handle The Abbey Resort & Fontana Spa, the Interlaken Resort and Country Spa, and The Inns of Geneva National. Most recently, he had served as director of sales and marketing for The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Fla.
Starr Crist has been promoted to senior sales manager at the Marriott at Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra, Fla. She had been sales manager.
Angela Zanetis has been named sales manager at The Boulders, a Carefree Resort in Carefree, Ariz. She joins from the Grand Heritage Hotel and Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis, where she was corporate sales manager.