The Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove has named Fernando Rivera as the director of sales and marketing. Before joining the hotel, he was the vice president of global accounts at Hospitality Performance Network. Rivera started several global marketing initiatives for hotel brands like the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Grand Hyatt New York, and Hyatt Regency Miami.
InterContinental Hotels Group has named Gerardo Murray as vice president of strategic marketing services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean. He has more than 23 years of experience in the industry. He has also served as IHG’s vice president of sales and marketing for Mexico. Murray has worked with the company for 12 years.
Name: Susan Renneisen
Company: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
New Position: Vice president of community affairs and special events
Past Experience: Has worked in Las Vegas at The Golden Nugget and The Tropicana Hotel & Casino. Formed Renneisen & Associates, Inc., in 1990, specializing in meeting, event production and logistics. Pre-opened the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in 2004 as executive committee member.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Don’t try to fit in when you were born to stand out.”
Julius Kazen has been named director of hotel operations at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He has more than 30 years of experience in hospitality and mangement. Before joining the company, he was working at the Spa Resort Casino, which is operated by Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, Calif. He has also worked at the Las Vegas Hilton in several positions, including vice president for hotel operations.