Ritz-Carlton, others appoint new GMs

Previous to joining the team at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Kucherer spent the past 12 years at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has appointed Andrew Rogers general manager. Photo credit: Marriott International
Andrew Rogers. Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton

Hawaii’s The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Oregon’s Hotel Lucia and California’s Hotel Erwin all have named new general managers.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

In Hawaii, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Lahaina named Andrew Rogers general manager. Before starting the position, Rogers had served as multiproperty VP/GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing. While in that role, he oversaw eight Marriott luxury brands in northern China, including The St. Regis, W and The Ritz-Carlton.

Rogers has worked with The Ritz-Carlton brand for roughly two decades. Starting out as director of golf operations at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort in Rose Hall, Jamaica, in 1999, he has since worked in a range of roles, including resort manager at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; and general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou in China.

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Hotel Lucia

Provenance Hotels appointed Andy Welsh as GM of Portland, Ore.’s, Hotel Lucia, where he will oversee daily operations, revenue generation and cost and quality management. He started his hospitality career with Provenance in 2011, beginning as a front-desk agent at Hotel deLuxe in Portland and eventually moving up to task force GM at The Revolution Hotel in Boston. In 2018, he helped launch of two new hotels: Lora in Stillwater, Minn., and The Revolution Hotel.

Hotel Erwin

In Venice Beach, Calif., Hotel Erwin picked Derek Haug to be its new general manager. Haug brings more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, six of them in Southern California. Most recently he worked at Loews Santa Monica Beach, where he oversaw all food, beverage, conference, catering and spa operations and created and launched new restaurant and bar concepts.