Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles—Beverly Hills appointed of Marco Scherer as GM and of the 264-room boutique hotel. Scherer was also appointed director of operations Los Angeles, while Janice Tugaoen was appointed as area director of sales & marketing.
In his new role as GM, Scherer provides strategic direction and oversees day-to-day operations at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles—Beverly Hills, located minutes from the center of Beverly Hills. Additionally, as director of operations Los Angeles, Scherer is responsible for guiding and directing the leadership for Kimpton Hotels in Los Angeles. Additional properties include the Kimpton Everly Hotel, Kimpton La Peer Hotel and Kimpton Hotel Wilshire.
With more than 20 years in the hospitality industry and 13 with Kimpton, Scherer most recently was GM at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro in Chicago. His hotel management experience has taken him all over the U.S. including Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida, Kimpton Hotel Madera in Washington D.C. and the Royal St. Charles in New Orleans.
Tugaoen brings more than two decades of hospitality sales experience to her new role. As area director of sales & marketing, Tugaoen leads the department’s initiatives at Hotel Palomar Los Angeles—Beverly Hills, as well as Kimpton Hotel Wilshire. Previously, Tugaoen worked as the director of sales & marketing for The Westin Long Beach where she assisted with the development of the brand’s marketing discipline, consistently surpassing sales goals. Tugaoen’s experience also includes hotel sales & marketing positions at several boutique and large-scale properties in top-tier convention and leisure travel destinations such as Boston, New York and New Orleans.