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Who's News for June 16, 2022

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Florian Kunkel has been named general manager of the 604-room Hilton Boston Logan Airport. A 29-year hospitality veteran, Kunkel joins the hotel from the award-winning Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria where he’s served as general manager since 2019. In his new role, he will lead the team in all aspects of hotel operations, from marketing and hotel administration to guest services and satisfaction. A German native, Kunkel holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration and management from Hotelfachschule Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a certificate in hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University. While living in Houston, Kunkel also served on the Board of Directors for the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston. 

Industry powerhouse Kate Patay has joined Terramar Destinations, A DMC Network Company. "Kate brings not only decades of industry experience to the team, but a stellar reputation as an industry thought leader and top expert in all facets of live events" says vice president of US sales, Lisa Deleon. “Her knowledge base and network are perfectly aligned with our vision for the future of not only Terramar Destinations, but the industry as a whole.” 

Genevieve Dumont has been brought on as Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing for Windsor Court Hotel, an elegant escape in the heart of New Orleans. With a notable background in the hotel industry, Dumont began her hospitality career at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans over 20 years ago and has held various sales positions at New Orleans properties such as Hotel Monteleone and The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Prior to joining Windsor Court Hotel in 2017, Dumont spent six years working for BBC Destination Management, focusing on selling the destination and creating unique “only in New Orleans” experiences. During her time with BBC, Dumont earned her Destination Certified Meeting Professional Certification (DCMP). 

Venue News 

Terramar Destinations, A DMC Network Company, is pleased to announce that its US offices–Cappa & Graham, Arrangements Unlimited, and Destination Tahoe – will now operate under the industry-leading Terramar name.  The expansion of this iconic and trusted brand will provide these distinct destinations the support of Terramar’s international markets while maintaining a commitment to exceptional local experiences. “We’re so grateful for the support of our fantastic team as we enter this period of transition and growth,” said Sunny Irvine, Owner of Terramar Destinations. “It’s exciting to build on our legacy of unparalleled service.”  

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