New presidents at Graduate and UMusic Hotels; more people on the move

Both Graduate and UMusic Hotels have new leadership, while Interstate has named a new EVP.

Osterhaus named Graduate Hotels president
Kevin Osterhaus has been appointed Graduate Hotels president.

He oversees global operations and marketing across the collection of 35 U.S. and U.K. properties. He will be based out of Graduate Hotels’ Nashville headquarters.

Most recently, he was COO for Ennismore International, overseeing global operations for The Hoxton hotels. During his time with the company, he led the expansion of the brand across Europe and into the U.S. He has also served as president for SIXTY Hotels and EVP, operations for Standard International. Additionally, his career has included leadership roles with companies including Bunkhouse Group, where he led the operations and growth from the company’s launch to a scalable and sought-after hotel and restaurant platform.

Osterhaus spent more than a decade with brands in luxury destination travel, including Destination Club Management and ClubCorp where, among his leadership posts, he served as managing director for Miami Beach’s The Villa Casa Casuarina.

UMusic Hotels appoints Jordi Solé as president, hospitality; more hirings
UMusic Hotels, a global collective of music-based experiential hotel properties, has appointed hospitality veteran Jordi Solé as president, hospitality. Additional new hires include Javier Leal as SVP, project management and Oscar Serrano as SVP, sales & marketing.

In his new position, Solé contributes to the company’s development of new experiential properties to serve as beacons and creative hubs in cities around the world that promote social impact, education and innovation through the power of music.

With more than 20 years in the industry, his career milestones include building asset portfolios along with developers and investors, developing concept and branding definition and managing hotel portfolios at companies spanning Transat Hotel Division, Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts and Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in the Americas. Before his arrival in the Americas, Solé began his career in Spain working for the Barceló Group throughout Europe.

Leal’s recent achievements include serving as VP, project management for Transat’s hotel division, while earlier working for Martinon Group and Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts in the Americas, where he excelled brand development across the region and in the project management of more than 22 hotels.

Additionally, Serrano brings more than 25 years of experience in the Americas leading the fields of marketing, distribution, sales & revenue management for Transat’s hotel division, H10 Hotels, Canabay Hotels & Residences and Barcelo Hotels and Resorts.

Interstate names David Anderson EVP international
Interstate Hotels & Resorts has named David Anderson as its new EVP—international, following the announcement that Nicholas Northam will retire from the role at the end of the year after leading the company since 2016.

Anderson joins Interstate, the international division of Aimbridge Hospitality, with extensive industry experience in luxury resorts and midscale hotel portfolios throughout Europe and the U.K., as well as the Indian Ocean, in both branded and independent properties.

Following three years as CEO of Sun Ltd. (Hotels & Resorts) Mauritius, he returned to the U.K. earlier this year. His previous roles also include managing director, Dolce Hotels; regional VP for Wyndham Hotel Group; and VP for the Louvre Hotel Group in Paris.

Warman joins IDeaS as chief client officer
IDeaS Revenue Solutions, a leading provider of automated revenue management software and services, has named David Warman as its chief client officer.

This role is instrumental in evolving the impact and scope of IDeaS account management, client operations and consulting teams as the world of hospitality continues to innovate and evolve.

Warman spent more than 30 years leading successful marketing and revenue optimization initiatives across the hospitality industry. He served in executive roles with brands including Four Seasons, IHG and Hilton.

Consolidated Hospitality Supplies names Noreen Suing CFO
Noreen Suing has been appointed as the new CFO of Consolidated Hospitality Supplies, marking her return to the hospitality industry.

She served as American Hotel Register Company’s VP, finance from 2012-2015 and, most recently, she was CFO of Allied 100, a national distributor of health and safety products and services. Her time there culminated in the successful sale of the business. Prior executive roles include CFO at Brook Furniture Rental and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, as well as regional CFO at NRT. She spent the first 15 years of her career at Cardinal Health, leading to the role of VP, finance for its healthcare supply chain services business.

Dalata appoints new COO
Dalata Hotel Group has appointed Conal O’Neill as its COO effective Jan. 1. This follows the announcement on that Stephen McNally, deputy CEO, is to retire.

O’Neill joined the group in 2014 as group operations manager before taking on the role of group general manager for Maldron Hotels in 2016. He has played a leading role in the operations team and has overseen the development of the Maldron brand during a period of significant growth and expansion, according to the company.

He has extensive operational experience, handling the launch of new-build hotels as well as the integration of new acquisition assets. More recently, he has also been heavily involved in developing the group’s ESG strategy. Prior to joining Dalata, he headed up the Hotels Team at Ion Equity and before that spent 15 years with Jurys Doyle Hotel Group plc in both Ireland and the U.K.