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Bittel USA was named a preferred vendor for Hilton Hotels. The guestroom phones received high ratings during a six-month test period at a Homewood Suites property in Tennessee.

Kohler Company promoted Andrew Windsor to director, global hospitality sales. He'll collaborate with Plumbing Americas, Global Power, K&B ASPAC, K&B Continental Europe, Ann Sacks and Kallista to build global sales.

Bill Oliver was named the vice president, global sales and marketing for Onity. Oliver, who has led the company's North America sales organization, will be responsible for driving global sales and marketing strategies. Steve Lyons was named to the newly created position of global ACE manager for the company's worldwide operations. Onity also appointed Dan Artman as southwest regional sales representative for CodePro, where he'll report to William Clements, director of business development. David Hohne was named field sales manager for CodePro earlier this year.

Star Linen & Hospitality added a distribution center in Southern California as part of a growth initiative. Also, Star Linen & Hospitality was designated a fully authorized vendor with Carlson Hospitality to provide complete rooms linen & amenities to Radisson Hotels and Country Inn & Suites.

Hala Matar Choufany will direct HVS' new Dubai office, which will be responsible for the firm's valuation and consulting work throughout the Middle East.

Niles Bolton Associates promoted Brian Ward, a LEED-accredited professional, to a company shareholder and Tyler Burns, previously the marketing manager, to director of marketing and public relations.

InterMetro Industries Corporation appointed Johnyne Hoyes to segment manager, foodservice marketing. She'll support and manage the development of new and existing products and programs.

Benjamin West was named the purchasing firm for the renovation of The Carlton on Madison Avenue Hotel in New York. It will provide ff&e purchasing services for renovation of the guestrooms, corridors and suites.

Impex Development appointed Shannon Monti as vice president of sales and marketing. She has more than 15 years experience in business development and was most recently the director, business development with American Standard.

Rocky Mountain Connections named James LaFemina to vice president of sales and marketing and Shannon Lindquist to sales and operations coordinator. Based in Denver, LaFemina oversees corporate sales and marketing efforts, while Lindquist is based in Vail and assists with designated corporate initiatives.

Cypress Hotel & Spa was chosen as a member of the Preferred Alliance Partners Program for Preferred Hotel Group. As a member, Cypress' bathrobes and bed and bath linens will be promoted to all member hotels.

Schréder Lighting USA appointed Lighting Systems of Columbus to represent the firm throughout central Ohio.

Mumford Company hired Brian McCutcheon as a sales analyst in their headquarters in Newport News, VA. He served in the Marines for nine years as a helicopter crew chief.

Tim Moore announced the formation of NT Capital LLC, looking to draw upon 15 years of direct hospitality lending experience.

Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels named Clay Dickinson executive vice president of its advisory service. With more than 20 years experience, Dickinson will be based in the Atlanta office and run advisory deals for the full-service and select-service sides of the business.

Phil Dei Dolori was named the group managing director-Europe and Asia at Enodis Plc. He'll oversee all business units, functions and regional sales outside the Americas. He joined Scotsman last year as group president, ice and beverage systems.

Creative Hospitality Associates joined RoomLinx, Inc. as its sales partner for all products and services. CHA builds awareness and expands distribution of RoomLinx's interactive, TV-based system.

Marcus & Millichap honored Michael Kaiyi Yu as its top hospitality investment specialist for 2007. Kaiyi Yu, an associate vice president of investments, facilitated transactions valued at $61.89 million.

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