Leading Off: Luxury Travel News to Know

Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Caribbean & Mexico has a new area vice president of sales and marketing. Stephen Hahn ([email protected]) will lead all efforts for the five hotels operating in the region, in addition to those under development. He replaces Scott Russell. www.ritzcarlton.com

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group named Patrick-Denis Finet GM of Mandarin Oriental Jnan Rahma, Marrakech, which opens in the second half of this year. Finet was GM of the Mandarin Oriental in Chiang Mai and then moved to the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico. www.mandarinoriental.com

London’s The Stafford Hotel is now The Stafford London by Kempinski. Beloved management, including GM Stuart Proctor, stays in place. www.thestaffordhotel.co.uk 

The Yachts of Seabourn has a new “Click & Sail” option. This provides a single e-pass document over the company’s website, which can be printed and presented at check-in. Guests can log on to the Already Booked section and receive instructions on downloading the e-pass. Temporary pre-printed paper luggage tags will be sent by mail. www.seabourn.com

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