3 Appointments to Know

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel Business has been rounding up transaction news from the industry. Here’s what we found:

Sabre Announces Appointment of Doug Barnett as CFO
Sabre Corporation has appointed Doug Barnett as EVP and CFO, beginning on July 23. He’ll succeed Rick Simonson, who previously announced his intention to retire as CFO in 2018. Simonson will become a senior advisor to the CEO.

Gensler Welcomes New Co-Managing Director for Houston Office
Hunter Clayton will rejoin Gensler and co-lead with Stephanie Burritt as the Houston office’s co-managing directors, effective July 30. He previously served seven years as principal in Gensler’s Santa Monica, CA, and Las Vegas offices and most recently served as an executive with MGM Resorts International.

Aqua-Aston Hospitality Names Lesli Reynolds SVP of Operations
Aqua-Aston Hospitality has appointed Lesli Reynolds as SVP of operations. She reports to Kelvin Bloom, CEO of Aqua-Aston Hospitality. She spent more than two decades with Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Most recently, she served as SVP of revenue and was responsible for strategic brand development; revenue growth and optimization; e-commerce and digital marketing initiatives; and global distribution and sales. Prior to that, she served as SVP of operations and was responsible for approximately half of Omni’s hotel and resort portfolio in major city and resort destinations.