Executives in the hospitality industry have taken new roles. Here’s a look:
Dennis Corrigan Joins IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHG Hotels & Resorts has appointed Dennis Corrigan as SVP of commercial services. In this role, he will focus on long and short-term commercial performance supporting all regions, channels and revenue sources. He will also be responsible for leveraging data and analytic tools to drive performance globally. He will be based out of IHG’s Americas headquarters in Atlanta and report to George Turner, chief commercial & technology officer.
Prior to joining IHG, Corrigan was SVP, revenue, Americas for Avis Budget Group, where he led a team of more than 300 professionals accountable for generating $4.5 billion in annual revenue. He also has revenue management leadership experience in the airline industry, including positions at JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines.
Tanya Taylor Joins Radisson Hotel Group
Radisson Hotel Group has named Tanya Taylor EVP/general counsel, Americas. In this role, she joins the company’s Americas executive committee. Additionally, she oversees the corporate legal team while assuming responsibility for all company legal matters in the Americas.
Taylor most recently served as general counsel, head of legal & business affairs, for a telecommunications and mobile startup, Yonder Media Mobile Inc. She’s also held various legal roles in hospitality, including VP/regional general counsel, North America at Millennium Hotels & Resorts, along with VP/regional general counsel, U.S., Latin America & Caribbean for nine years at Wyndham Hotel Group. In addition to her hotel experience, Taylor also has broad experience in commercial contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation management, employment law, labor relations, intellectual property and general business and operations experience, according to the company.
Addy Maini Appointed COO at Gulph Creek Hotels
Gulph Creek Hotels, a Pennsylvania-based hotel management and ownership group, has named Addy Maini as COO. In the newly created role, Maini, who rejoins the company, will work closely with corporate and on-property leadership, focusing on day-to-day operations, training, sales, food and beverage, human resources and accounting. Additionally, he will provide guidance and direction for company infrastructure enhancements as Gulph Creek continues to expand into full-service hotels and outside its Mid-Atlantic geographic base.
Maini has experience in all aspects of multi-property management including effectively building relationships with business partners, facilitating acquisitions, financial management, market analysis and strategic management, according to the company. He has management experience in operating luxury, business and lifestyle hotels and resorts in prime locations throughout the U.S. and international destinations.
Geoff York Named CEO of Crystalbrook
Crystalbrook, an Australia-based sustainable hospitality company, has appointed Geoff York as CEO, following his role as interim CEO.
York has more than 35 years of experience in general and regional management with previous appointments across the Asia-Pacific region with Accor, Hilton and Event Hospitality & Entertainment. He joined Crystalbrook Collection as group director of hotels in July 2017. As a founding member of the company, York has driven the development of the Crystalbrook brand, led five Crystalbrook hotel openings and acquisitions and is responsible for the strategic growth plan and direction of the group, according to the company.