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Barbara Gallay

Carlos Tarrero ([email protected]) is the new general manager at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand. Tarrero, who has worked at the Reserve property since June 2012, brings a background in luxury hospitality, having worked with Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, Gran Hotel Domine, The Ritz London and The Legian Bali. Most recently he held the title of director of operations at Phulay Bay.

Classic Travel Service has welcomed Barbara Gallay to its team as the first vice president of online hotel partnerships. In her new position, she will oversee, negotiate and coordinate agency/hotel agreements and relationships for its online platform. Previously Gallay was the owner and president of Linden Travel which grew yearly sales to over $120 million. In 2009 she sold Linden to Frosch Travel and remained as president of the New York office for the next three years.

Christophe Mercier is the new managing director of the W Paris-Opera. Mercier (who’s been with Starwood since 1991) has ambitious plans to relaunch the hotel’s suites and develop a new restaurant concept.