Pacifica Hotels Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Operating Officer
Pacifica Hotels
Apr 27, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Pedlow brings more than 25 years of operations and revenue experience to the Pacifica Hotels team, with his most recent role as senior vice president of operations for Pacifica. Prior to that, he served as vice president of revenue, responsible for development and execution of commercial strategy, including the oversight of all revenue, marketing and sales efforts.



general manager
The Nantucket Hotel
Nantucket, Massachusetts
May 2, 2022
New hire
Experience: Karner began his career at New York’s 1,700 room Hotel Pennsylvania. Most recently, he gravitated to intimate, luxury properties in the Caribbean, including stints in Dominica, St. Lucia, and The Turks and Caicos Islands.


Ryan Kirby

general manager
The Westin Tempe
Tempe, Arizona
Apr 29, 2022
Return hire
Experience: Over his 14 years in the hospitality industry, Kirby has worked for some of the most prestigious hotels, including The Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills. Originally from Ojai, California, Kirby began his hospitality career as an intern at The Westin Moana Surfrider and The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


Amy Arbuckle

general manager
W San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Apr 18, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Arbuckle was general manager at The Clancy, an Autograph Collection Hotel. She also worked as director of sales and marketing for San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, earning a promotion to general manager.


Noel Fulton

managing director
The Hermosa Inn
Paradise Valley, Arizona
March 21, 2022
New hire
Experience: Most recently, Fulton was the managing director of The Hermosa Inn’s sister property, the historic Tubac Golf Resort & Spa in Tubac, Arizona.



Natalie LaVire

Catering sales and events manager
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Vail Valley
Vail Valley, Colorado
Apr 29, 2022
New hire
Experience: With more than 10 years of event and hospitality experience, LaVire joins The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa from the Grand Hyatt Vail. LaVire previously held sales, marketing and customer service positions at Vail Resorts, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, and the Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa.


Sezin Kutluc

Area director of revenue management
The Viceroy Hotel Group’s Hotel Zelos, Hotel Zetta and Hotel Zeppelin
San Francisco, California
Apr 26, 2022
New hire
Experience: With more than 21 years of luxury hospitality experience, Kutlu most recently served as the area director of revenue strategy at The Estate in Yountville, California.



Justin Jaret

Complex director of food and beverage
Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Orlando, Florida
Apr 28, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Jaret joined Hilton in 2018 as director of restaurants for Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, and most recently served as complex director of restaurants for Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.


Don Molinich

Chef and B (executive chef responsible for all food and beverage)
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Scottsdale Paradise Valley
Scottsdale, Arizona
Apr 27, 2022
Promotion
Experience: Molinich served as a member of the DoubleTree’s corporate culinary counsel that developed the core standards of the Wake-up DoubleTree Breakfast Buffet.


Dawn Taylor Cole

executive chef
W San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Apr 18, 2022
New hire
Experience: Previously served as executive chef for The Clancy, Autograph Collection, drove the “farm-fresh” menus at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, and was instrumental in creating a new restaurant concept and developing menus as executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.


Michael Rostafina

Chef de cuisine
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
March 30, 2022
New hire
Experience: Rostafin was most recently executive chef at the 102-guestroom Provincetown Inn in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Prior to that, he was chef de cuisine at InterContinental Hotel and Boston Harbor Hotel, both on Boston’s waterfront.


Alejandro Martinez

executive chef
LON’s at The Hermosa Inn
Paradise Valley, Arizona
March 21, 2022
Return hire
Experience: Martinez was executive sous chef at LON’s for two years before taking the reins at Troon Country Club, where he was named executive chef in 2018.

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