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Super League news: Francis Cummins appointed as Denis Betts' assistant at Widnes

Former Bradford head coach Francis Cummins is back in rugby league Thursday, September 21, 2017 Former Bradford head coach Francis Cummins is back in rugby league after being appointed as Denis Betts’ assistant at Widnes. The 40-year-old Cummins, who has been involved in rugby union since being sacked by the Bulls in 2014, succeeds Australian Brett Hodgson, who has been appointed as an assistant coach at Wests Tigers. Betts said: “Francis has great experience as a player and a coach and will enhance us as a group. He has worked…

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News: Sheppard appointed hotel manager at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has welcomed Alexander Sheppard to the role of hotel manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok. Originally from New Zealand, Sheppard studied French literature and management at Victoria University. With the support of his British wife and two boys, he has lived and worked for international hotel brands including Hyatt and Dusit Thani Hotels in Egypt, Indonesia, Australia and the United States over the last twenty years. Sheppard brings with him luxury hotel and hospitality experience with numerous achievements in opening food and beverage projects and concepts…

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News: Tang appointed resort manager at Four Seasons Langkawi

Four Seasons Hotels & Resort has appointed Melissa Tang to the role of resort manager at its property in Langkawi, Malaysia.  Tang has been with the 344-unit Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou since 2013, starting out as director of human resources before being promoted to director of rooms in the same property through the Four Seasons global Women Operations Leaders program. With over 20 years of experience under her belt, she started her career in hospitality with Victory river cruises in 1994. Over the next few years, she advanced to director…

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News: Checoury appointed chief financial officer at Mövenpick Hotels

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed a new chief financial officer to its executive team. Accomplished finance professional Michel Checoury brings more than 30 years of global experience to the role. Checoury, who has an MBA in Finance from Paris XII University, has spent his entire career working in senior financial positions for hospitality brands across the world including Mandarin Oriental, InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the Jumeirah Group, as well as Disneyland Paris. He joins the Mövenpick leadership team from Aman Resorts where he has been chief…

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News: Bell appointed head chef at Hotel Indigo York

Splendid Hospitality Group has appointed Oliver Bell as head chef for the 101-bedroom Hotel Indigo York. Joining the group with over ten years’ culinary experience, Bell will oversee all food operations in the day to day running of the hotel’s restaurant, No.88 Walmgate. Mike Sweeting, general manager at Hotel Indigo York commented: “Oliver is a great asset to the No.88 Walmgate restaurant team. “He has a deep understanding of what it takes to run a successful restaurant and great ability to deliver a best in class dining experience.” Prior to…

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Zoe Kravitz appointed YSL global ambassador, proving it's her best year yet

Ever since the scene in Big Little Lies in which Zoe Kravitz’s character dances in front of all the shell-shocked dadbods at a kid’s birthday party it’s been hard to shake our Zoe Kravitz obsession.  I mean: talk about mesmerising.  Zoe Kravitz for YSL.  Photo: Elodie Daguin And it seems the worlds of beauty and luxury can’t get enough of the starpower of Lenny Kravtiz and Lisa Bonet’s daughter either, with the actress just appointed as the global ambassador for YSL Beauty. It follows Kravitz’ appearance in campaigns for the likes…

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News: easyJet chief McCall appointed to lead ITV

easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall will leave the low-cost carrier to join the board of ITV as chief executive. McCall has led easyJet for seven years. Prior to easyJet, she was group chief executive at the Guardian Media Group. Peter Bazalgette, chairman of ITV, said: “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and strong record of delivering value to shareholders. “I’m delighted we’ll be working together at ITV.” ADVERTISEMENT McCall will…

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