Industry People 7-8-2005

Signature Names Harbison New VP Signature Destinations Club has appointed Ray Harbison as vice president of hospitality and membership operations. He will be responsible for developing the infrastructure, systems and personnel to provide club members with the “Signature Experience” of hassle





Signature Names Harbison New VP
Signature Destinations Club has appointed Ray Harbison as vice president of hospitality and membership operations. He will be responsible for developing the infrastructure, systems and personnel to provide club members with the “Signature Experience” of hassle-free residential travel.

Formerly the vice president of Abercrombie & Kent, Harbison has more than 15 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. He has managed hospitality and travel operations in Cabo San Lucas, Seattle, Thailand and Hong Kong.





Davaz Moves to Simpson House
Nicholas D. Davaz will move to Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, Calif., as managing partner of the historic estate. Davaz, an experienced hotel professional, was most recently the general manager of El Encanto Hotel & Garden Villas in Santa Barbara. He has also served as resort manager for the Bacara Resort & Spa where he oversaw the resort’s food and beverage division.



Clapoff Named GM at Halekulani
The Halekulani Corporation, owners of the Halekulani and Waikiki Par Hotel on Oahu has appointed Janis Clapoff to serve as general manager of Halekulani. As of Aug. 1, Clapoff will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the 455-room property.

Clapoff, one of the industry’s first-ever female general managers, has nearly three decades of experience. Most recently, she held the position of managing partner at the Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, Calif.





Denton Confirmed at PRTC
Terestella Gonzalez Denton has been officially confirmed as the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. As the apointee of Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila since January, Terestella has made new plans for Puerto Rico Tourism. Now that her appointment has been confirmed, she is ready to move ahead with her plan.
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