Leaders on the Move in Hospitality

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hospitality leaders are assuming new roles. Here’s more on the personnel changes from GOCO Hospitality, JLL and Aimbridge Hospitality:

Clive McNish Returns to GOCO Hospitality as Group Director—Operations
GOCO Hospitality has revealed that Clive McNish, former general manager of Glen Ivy Hot Springs, has returned to Bangkok to assume the new position of group director—operations at the company’s headquarter office in Bangkok. After nearly four years at Glen Ivy Hot Springs, McNish returned to Thailand before undertaking this new role. Here he will apply his operational experience to ensure the successful opening, operation and management of all GOCO Hospitality-branded spas and retreats.

Davis to Lead Debt Capital Markets for JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, Americas
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has named Kevin Davis a senior managing director of the firm’s Americas Hotels & Hospitality Group reporting to CEO Gilda Perez-Alvarado. Based in New York, Davis will head the debt capital markets efforts for the Americas business and the collaboration between the firm’s Hotels & Hospitality business and JLL’s Capital Markets Group, specifically the loan sales and financing teams. Prior to joining JLL, Davis spent almost a decade as a lender at Merrill Lynch and UBS, where he was involved in sourcing and executing more than $7 billion of first mortgage and mezzanine financings for securitization and balance sheets.

Aimbridge Hospitality Appoints Christine Duffy to Board of Directors
Aimbridge Hospitality has appointed Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, to its board of directors. Duffy is president of Carnival Cruise Line, certified as a Great Place to Work and the biggest brand of Miami-based global cruise industry leader Carnival Corp. She leads a company that sails more than five million guests each year and employs more than 40,000 people from 110 nations around the globe. She joined Carnival Cruise Line in 2015 after a five-year tenure as the CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an association representing the $120 billion global cruise industry.