James Gersten, a former executive from Smith & Wollensky and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has been named president and chief executive of the multiconcept operator BR Guest Hospitality, the company said Friday. Gersten replaces former president and chief executive Stephen Hanson, who founded the New York-based BR Guest in 1987. The company said Hanson is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. “After more than a quarter century working with some of the best people ...

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