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Wincome Group said Carmine Iommazzo is its new general manager at Westin Anaheim Resort.
WAR is the under-construction, $250 million hotel on the site of the former Anabella Hotel, next to Anaheim Convention Center.
The ‘four-diamond level’ property is expected to open by 2020 with 613 rooms, 42,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and a rooftop bar.
Iommazzo replaces acting GM Tina Riley, who had served in the role since October 2016 and is director of sales and marketing at Anaheim Hotel, a lower-end, 302-room hotel on Harbor Boulevard, across from Disneyland Resort. It’s owned by a Wincome affiliate and is also slated for eventual high-end renovation. Riley’s been with Wincome for seven years.
The last full-time GM of the Anabella was Nathan Fitzgerald, a 12-year Wincome veteran who is currently GM at Anaheim Hotel.
Iommazzo was most recently GM of Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, run by Landmark Hotels Group; prior to that he was GM at Makena Beach and Golf Resort in Maui. He’s also worked at hotels in San Diego and Australia.
Wincome also owns Avenue of the Arts, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Costa Mesa, near South Coast Plaza.
The Hong Kong-based developer’s OC investment activity comprises acquisition, redevelopment, and expansion work that’s expected to top $500 million at hotel properties ultimately planned for more than 1,000 rooms.