The Ihilani Resort & Spa in Kapolei, HI, has named Darren Green national sales manger. Green, who will focus on the insurance market, previously served as national sales manger at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Kamuela, HI.
Kalani Nakoa has been promoted to director of group sales at The Westin Maui in Lahaina, HI. He had been national sales manager.
The ANA Hotel in Washington, DC, has named Melissa Mackoul sales manager. Formerly, she served as assistant director of meetings for the National Associ- ation of Life Underwriters, also in Washington, DC.
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.
Gus Vonderheide has joined the Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) as director of sales and marketing. He had been director of sales at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn (MI).
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, who joins from the Sheraton El Conquistador Resort and Country Club in Tucson, where he had been national sales manager.
Phil Anderson has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Abbey Group Resorts in Lake Geneva, WI. Anderson will handle The Abbey Resort & Fontana Spa, the Interlaken Resort and Country Spa, and The Inns of Geneva National. He had served as director of sales and marketing for The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, FL.
The Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA, has named Laura Santoni-Pichardo director of marketing. She joins from the Residence Inn by Marriott in Lake Buena Vista, FL, where she served as director of marketing.
The Hotel Sofitel Washington, DC, has promoted Maria Brussescu to director of sales. She had been sales manager.
Ed Quigley, Jr., has been named director of corporate sales at the TradeWinds Resort on St. Pete Beach, FL. He had been director of national accounts with the Reed Hotel Marketing Group in Chicago.
The Hong Kong Renaissance recently promoted Stanley Lew to sales manager-commercial. Lew, who will handle corporate accounts, had been assistant sales manager-commercial.
Yourdonus James has been named director of sales for the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel in Richmond, VA. She had served as general manager at the hotel, and recently established her own meeting planning company, Partners in Planning, also based in Richmond.
Angela Zanetis has been named sales manager at The Boulders, a Carefree Resort in Carefree, AZ. She had been corporate sales manager at Grand Heritage Hotel and Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis.
The Holiday Inn Pasadena (CA) has appointed Kathy Watkins express meetings manager. Formerly, she was sales coordinator for ANA Hotels International at its Los Angeles regional sales office.