Bob Lemen Turns 90

Known for his sense of humor and dedication to his morning jaunts, he and 90 other people turned out in honor of his birthday.





Bob Lemen, fitness attendant and leader of the AM Power Walks at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., turned 90 years old on March 7. Known for his sense of humor and dedication to his morning jaunts, he and
90 other people turned out in honor of his birthday for the 3.2-mile, one-hour walk around the resort. Afterward, the group celebrated with cake.


KENNEDY MOVES TO MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL


Marriott International has named John F. Kennedy director of global travel industry relations and sales strategy. He has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, Kennedy was the director of international reservations and revenue management for Ramada International. In his new position, Kennedy will now be responsible for Marriott International’s retail travel agency strategy, building relationships with industry leaders and working with travel agents around the world.



RANKIN MOVES TO HILTON HAWAII


Hilton Hawaii has appointed Cynthia Rankin regional director of public relations. In her new position, Rankin will oversee the public relations activities at Hilton Hawaii’s Waikoloa Village and the Doubletree Alana Hotel. Before joining the Hilton, Rankin was director of public relations for the Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki.
“Cynthia’s wealth of experience will be a tremendous asset to our public relations efforts for Hilton Hawaii,” said Peter Schall, senior vice president, Hilton Hotels Corporation.




HENZELL TAKES THE REINS AT ISLAND OUTPOST

Chris Blackwell, Island Outpost founder, has announced Jason Henzell as the new president for his collection of boutique properties in the Caribbean.
Previously, Jason was the owner and general manager at Jake’s in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Prior to his position at Jake’s, Jason worked at the Hyatt, Cayman Islands.
“Jason brings a continuation of the vision I have for Island Outpost,” said Blackwell.



LABELLE JOINS SHERATON WILD HORSE PASS


Renee LaBelle has been named sales manager and director of travel at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix. LaBelle will contribute extensive experience and expertise to the team. Prior to working for the Sheraton, LaBelle was regional director of sales for LaBelle Management in Michigan. Her new duties include leading the sales initiative within the Midwest and international markets to generate revenue for the resort and Phoenix’s tourism industry.


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