Compiled by Sikha Thakur


Nick Baer has been announced as Vice President, Business Development by Stonehill. InStonehill’s hospitality, Baer’s key responsibilities arestrategic growth, originating and structuring debt and equity investments across lending platform. At Jones Land LaSalle(JLL), Baer has served as Senior Vice President taking care of refinancing for individual hotel assets, portfolios and construction. He approximately had arranged $7 billion in acquisitions.


Nitin Manchanda has been announced asChief Growth Officer forCuddlyNest. At CuddlyNest, his main focus will drive to growth strategy rooted in scalability, strategic partnerships and automation.Formerly he was SEO, Global Head at Omioand Trivago. Popularly known as an ‘influential guru,’in the SEO community, Manchanda hosts monthly SEO Bytes with Nitin and webinars for SEMrush. In travel industry, Manchanda’s career stretches back at Trivago.

Dream Hotel Group

Jason Francis will start his new role as Corporate Director, Food & Beverage for hotel brand and management company, Dream Hotel Group. He will be taking care of all Dream Hotel Group-managed executive chefs and culinary team, initiatives and operational decisions portfolio-wide, providing strategic leadership and direction on all food and beverage concepts. His responsibilities include managing house operations team, menu development and kitchen design.

Marriott International

David Marriott has been elected asPresident, USfull service managed by Marriott International’s Board of Directors, Marriott International. At Marriott’s upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, he has been included in the company’s slate of nominees for election.  In 1999 he has joined Marriott International and held numerous operational roles. Mr. Marriot was overseeing more than 330 hotels working under 14 brands in French Polynesia and 34 states.

Marriott International

Horacio Rozanski, has been announced as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. by Marriott International’s Board of Directors. At Marriott’s upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, he has been included in the company’s slate of nominees for election. Rozanski has integrated advanced technology, facing government clients and Fortune 500 corporations, by investing in innovation and talents as CEO at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.


Rachael Rothman has been appointed as theHead of Hotels Research & Data Analytics for CBRE. A veteran in hotel industry he has an intense background on the hospitality industry as an equity analyst. At the point of sale, she advices CBRE Hotels professionals and clients. She also leads CBRE’s hotel research, data collection, analysis and forecasting metrics and trends of the industry.

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