Selina adds to ops, commercial leaders teams – Hotel Management

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Selina Hospitality, a global lifestyle and hospitality company catering to millennial and Gen Z travelers, makes appointments in its operations and commercial senior leadership. According to the company, these new leaders bring a wealth of experience from renowned hospitality brands and a fresh perspective to Selina’s operations and commercial endeavors.

Country operations key appointments are:

  • Ilan Weill joined Selina in November 2023 as the head of operations for North and Central America, bringing over 30 years of extensive experience from Hyatt Hotels and Resorts across five of their brands in six countries: Israel, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, India and Australia. With a successful track record managing new hotel openings, including the launch of the Hyatt Centric Melbourne, Weill is poised to drive Selina’s hotels towards profitability and superior performance. His passion for fostering connections and storytelling will further enhance Selina’s unique guest experience.
  • Leon Pellicer has been appointed new country operations director for Mexico in April, bringing over 20 years of results-oriented leadership in the hospitality and tech industry in companies such as Four Seasons Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, Google and Apple. His approach, centered on collaboration and impactful experiences, aligns perfectly with Selina’s mission to create authentic and memorable stays for its guests.
  • Mickey Shneider assumed the role of country director for Israel in April, coming with 30 years of expertise in 5-star luxury hotels, including opening and managing hotels at Starwood and Hilton, among others. Having managed properties generating over $80 million in revenue across major cities worldwide, such as Miami, Boston, New York, Tel Aviv and Montreal, Shneider’s leadership will be instrumental in furthering Selina’s presence in the Israeli hospitality sector.

Global commercial key appointments:

  • May Pendraat Kredner joined Selina last August, and was promoted to vice president of marketing in February, bringing her international, innovative outlook and demonstrated track record of success with over 25 years of experience across multiple brand tiers from the likes of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Rosewood Hotel Group to Selina’s strategic planning and digital transformation initiatives. Fluent in several languages and with a multicultural background, Kredner excels in managing stakeholders, building infrastructure and driving solid top-line performance in the hospitality industry.
  • Yves Pouliot joined Selina in January as the new global head of distribution, leveraging his extensive experience as global key account manager at Booking.com and sales and marketing leadership roles at Marriott. Pouliot specializes in large data analysis and revenue optimization, aiming to drive mutually beneficial outcomes through strategic distribution partnerships and maximizing revenue opportunities for Selina.
  • Anne Laeremans joined Selina in January as the new global director of CRO (central reservations office), with over 20 years of experience in sales effectiveness, brand relationships and hotel management, having worked at Aimbridge Hospitality and Marriott International. Her expertise in enhancing sales structures and fostering collaborative teams will further strengthen Selina’s revenue-driving capabilities.
  • Marco Táboas, Selina’s new commercial director for EMEA since April, brings over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry and various industrial sectors, most recently for Inetum and Yoidata, focused on marketing, sales and organizational transformation. His expertise in strategic planning and digital transformation projects will drive Selina’s growth in the region.

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