Jillian Katcher named Twin Bridges president; more personnel moves

Former Marriott executive Jillian Katcher has been named president of the Twin Bridges Hospitality asset management firm, while Rosewood Hotel Group has promoted from within for the director of global sales post and SH Hotels & Resorts has a new SVP, technical services.

Jillian Katcher named president of Twin Bridges Hospitality
Newport Beach, CA-based asset management firm Twin Bridges Hospitality has appointed Jillian Katcher as its new president.

In her new role, she will focus on taking the organization to its next level of growth while maintaining the company’s unique asset management style, according to the company.

“It’s an exciting time to be in hospitality,” said Katcher. “Travelers are back in full force, seeking discovery, meaning and connection, and the Twin Bridges portfolio of hotels redefines the bar for select service. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help grow this business and build on its differentiating focus of inspired asset stewardship.”

Katcher comes to Twin Bridges Hospitality from her most recent post as co-head of hospitality investments at Cascade Asset Management Co., the investment office for the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. She held this position since 2019, where she focused on managing the firm’s interest in Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

After working with Marriott International to launch an on-property operations immersion for MBAs, she transitioned to the company’s headquarters, where she held various leadership roles in food & beverage strategy, consumer insights and global brand and marketing. ​

Katcher also has served on the board of directors of Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen since 2020.

Rosewood Hotel Group promotes Andrew Girona to director of global sales
Rosewood Hotel Group has appointed Andrew Girona to the role of director of global sales. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the group’s leisure travel advisors in Florida and the Southeast U.S., as well as partners in Latin America, South America, Mexico and The Caribbean. He will also take on the tasks of identifying innovative partnership opportunities, providing brand-wide awareness, and developing strategies for long-term success with travel advisors in his region.

He brings more than 15 years of luxury hospitality sales experience to this position and has a proven track record of developing revenue streams through distribution channels from North America and international markets. Most recently, he served as the director of sales for Rosewood Baha Mar. As a key member of the property’s preopening team, he was responsible for creating and executing pre-opening sales and marketing plans while providing leadership and strategic direction in all sales markets. Prior to this position, he held the role of associate director of sales for Rosewood Bermuda. Before joining Rosewood in 2014, he worked with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as regional leisure sales manager. He began his career in hospitality in front office executive roles at luxury boutique hotels in Miami Beach, including The Betsy Hotel and The Raleigh.

Ron Sheldon appointed SH Hotels & Resorts’ SVP of technical services
SH Hotels & Resorts, a sustainable hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Treehouse Hotels & Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, has named Ron Sheldon SVP of technical services. In this role, he will lead all technical services efforts and related standards, and act as a liaison between the company’s brands and development partners. He will ensure the brand’s commitment to sustainability is always first and foremost as each property is developed, spearheading findings and recommendations for building-related sustainability solutions.

He comes to SH Hotels & Resorts with more than two decades of hotel development, design, technical services and construction management experience in the hospitality industry. He is an industry leader in new-construction, historic preservation, adaptive-reuse and mixed-use buildings in North America, according to the company. He has developed more than 65 hotels and 75 restaurants in major markets, and was part of Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ senior development, design and construction management team for nearly 20 years.