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Companies are filling positions across the industry, including the president of ratings at Forbes Travel Guide.

Forbes Travel Guide appoints Amanda Frasier to president of ratings
Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) has appointed Amanda Frasier to president of ratings.

In this newly elevated leadership role, she oversees the next phase of supporting and expanding the company’s global community of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, with the addition of luxury cruises next year.

“Amanda’s personal integrity and thoughtful leadership personify the ethos of Forbes Travel Guide’s award system in which every Star Rating is earned through our exacting and objective inspection process,” said Hermann Elger, CEO, FTG. “Amanda’s promotion further underscores our commitment to operating our ratings and services divisions independently of each other—as well as our dedication to the Star-Rated community and the meaningful connections and networking opportunities it inspires.”

A 17-year veteran of FTG, Frasier is responsible for spearheading the continuous evolution of FTG’s standards—including ongoing growth in the areas of wellness, sustainability and responsible tourism. She founded and chairs FTG’s standards advisory committee, a group of global hospitality and luxury industry leaders, to share their unique perspectives on contemporary guest expectations and best practices, contributing to FTG’s well-earned reputation for forward-thinking, modern luxury.

She also leads the planning of FTG’s annual Luxury Summit, the premier, invitation-only gathering of hospitality icons, executives, innovators and suppliers for two days of education, networking, entertainment and celebration of global Star Award winners. The 2023 Luxury Summit will be held at Resorts World Las Vegas March 1-2, 2023. In her new role, she also leads the development of a regional Salon Series to further extend FTG’s networking and industry-building events.

“Since joining the company in 2005, when we were still Mobil Travel Guide and limited to North America, I am proud of the work that my colleagues and I have done to globalize the Star Rating system and create trust and transparency in our standards and processes—as well as sharing best practices gleaned through our worldwide presence,” said Frasier. “My greatest pleasure has been the many opportunities I have had to inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals through my experiences at Forbes Travel Guide and more than a dozen years previously spent in operational roles at hotels around the world. I am humbled to represent the possibilities for growth offered by this incredible industry.”

CoralTree adds Migliara
Steve Migliara has joined CoralTree Hospitality as VP, sales and marketing operations for the Eastern region of the U.S.

In addition to supporting property sales, marketing and branding efforts on the East Coast, he oversees the global sales effort and supports company development of new business opportunities throughout North America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Migliara brings more than 20 years of leadership skills to the CoralTree team including experience building award-winning sales teams, developing strong owner relations, new business development, effective hotel openings, seamless transitions and strategic business and marketing plan creation, according to the company.

He joined Destination Hotels & Resorts in 2006 in the Northeast as a property sales and marketing leader. He grew his career with the company to become regional VP, sales and marketing for Destination and then was promoted to a sales and marketing VP when the company became Two Roads Hospitality. In this role, he drove topline revenue generation for 25 hotels and resorts in the brand collections such as Destination Hotels, Thompson Hotels and Joie de Vivre. He most recently worked for Hyatt as a regional VP in the company’s new America’s Lifestyle division.

PWI Construction promotes Jewell
PWI Construction, a nationally recognized commercial general contractor specializing in high-end hospitality, restaurant and retail construction, has appointed Aaron Jewell as its inaugural director of business development.

“We are delighted to have Aaron Jewell lead our business development strategy,” said Jeff Price, president, PWI Construction. “Aaron’s relationship-building skills and extensive hands-on experience in construction management make him uniquely qualified to lead project pursuits and client retention strategies.

Jewell joined the company in 2007 as a project manager. In his new role, Aaron he is responsible for generating new business opportunities, managing the firm’s marketing initiatives and collaborating with the firm’s pre-construction services team to develop approaches for subcontractor usage.