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Christine Hodder ([email protected]) has returned to London to take the helm at St James’s Palace. A newcomer to Kempinski, Hodder has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has worked for companies such as Regent Hotels, Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons. Most recently she worked as the general manager for Aman at the Summer Palace in Beijing.


Four Seasons Resort Nevis is welcoming new General Manager Sven Wiedenhaupt ([email protected]). With more than 23 years of luxury hotel management experience, Wiedenhaupt earned his degree at L’Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. He has had previous work experience at Four Seasons hotels in Damascus, Doha and New York City. He began his career with Four Seasons in 2004 as the director of food & beverage for Four Seasons Hotel New York.


Ralph Aruzza has been named chief sales & marketing officer for Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. Aruzza comes to the position with more than 35 years of luxury hotel experience.


Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort has appointed Lauren Carr ([email protected]) to the position of director of sales &  marketing. In her new role, Carr will be in charge of developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies at the five-diamond property. Prior to joining Rosewood, Carr spent five years with Fairmont, most recently serving as director of sales & marketing at Fairmont Newport Beach. She has also spent time working as director of group sales at Fairmont Washington DC. Carr's career kicked off with Marriott International in 2002, where she held sales manager positions in New York City for several years before moving to the Renaissance Mayflower Washington D.C.

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