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At the Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, Daniela F. Krienbühl has been appointed the director of operations at the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence. Krienbühl spent more than seven years at the 5-star Grand Resort Bad Ragaz where she was director of the resort's Medical Health Center and Clinic. In her new role, Krienbühl will direct operations for this holistic center, which includes a 37,000-square-foot medical center and a 17,000-square-foot spa. 

After attending school for Biomedical Analysts at the Kantonspital in St. Gallen, Krienbühl received a Bachelor of Science in Tourism & Hospitality from the University of Applied Sciences in Chur. She received her Master's in Advanced Studies in Health Service Management from the University of Applied Sciences in St. Gallen. The Waldhotel has its own multi-disciplinary team of doctors, therapists and nursing specialists as well as diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services.      

Lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality has appointed Craig A. Waterman as vice president of openings and transitions. In this role, Waterman will oversee new and transitioning projects across the company’s portfolio. Waterman joined Two Roads Hospitality in 2014 as general manager of Hotel Kabuki, and regional director of operations, overseeing the Northern California, Arizona and Hawaii regions.

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Throughout his 30 years in the hospitality industry, Waterman also has experience working with various luxury properties and brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sé San Diego Hotel and the Shore Club in Miami Beach, Florida.

South African Airways has announced the appointment of Marlene Sanau as the new vice president of sales, North America, based at the airline’s North America Regional Office in Fort Lauderdale. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing sales strategies to strengthen and grow business relationships with SAA’s travel trade partners, online travel agency distribution channels, corporate customers, and key tourism industry organizations. She will also oversee SAA’s team of sales development directors located throughout North America, along with the Business Development and Inside Sales Departments in Fort Lauderdale.

Marlene joins the South African Airways team in North America after having spent over 25 years with Lufthansa, serving in several sales and operational management positions in the U.S., Germany, Australia, and South Africa.

In some foodie news, several luxury hotels have upgraded their F&B options. The Andaz Wall Street has added chef Chef Pietro Consorti; earlier this week, he debuted his new menu, which is an upscale take on New York street food. The Italian native took influence from his chefs, who hail from the Caribbean, Asia and America to create the new dishes. Additionally, The St. Regis Atlanta has named Daniella Lea to the role of pastry chef for the property. She has nearly 10 years of culinary experiences in various five-star hotels and restaurants in South America.

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