Donte Johnson, far left, has been named general manager and Alex Batista director of sales and marketing at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach. Johnson, who was most recently general manager of Topaz Hotel in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of St. Peter’s University in New Jersey. and was on The Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list. Before his new position, Batista was the director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Florida International University.
Karen Chastain, Chris Bielski named to senior posts at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Karen Chastain and Chris Bielski have been named to senior posts at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Chastain is now general manager. Before, she worked with the Marriott Western Regional Team as the regional director of finance and accounting. Chris Bielski was named director of sales and marketing. Before, he was market sales leader in South Florida at Marriott International. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.