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The upcoming Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa has appointed Michael Stephens (michael.ste [email protected]) as its first general manager. Stephens’ 26-year career with Hyatt started in 1986 as an assistant restaurant manager at Hyatt Regency Miami. He later went on to hold various operations positions throughout the country. Prior to his new assignment in Maui, he was general manager of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa.

Singita has announced the interim appointment of hotelier Nigel Pace ([email protected]) as general manager of Singita Kruger National Park and its Lebombo and Sweni lodges. For the next six months, Pace will be taking over the reins from Caroline Burke, who has held the position for the past three years. With 17 years of experience, Pace spent the past six years as general manager of the Cape Grace hotel.

Kerzner International has appointed Peter Bowling ([email protected] onlypalmilla.com) as managing director for One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico. In his new position, Bowling will be responsible for the overall operations of the resort. He comes to the role having served as general manager of Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, where he opened the resort in 2009.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has named Patrick-Denis Finet ([email protected]) as general manager of the upcoming Mandarin Oriental, Milan, which is scheduled to open in 2013. Finet has over 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. He joined Mandarin Oriental in 2003, and has held a variety of senior management positions. Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental, Fient held various management roles with the Khalifa Group and was general manager of Le Prince Maurice Hotel in Mauritius.

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