He will oversee hotel services, food, beverage, entertainment and private destinations, and will report directly to president and ceo Michael Bayley.
RCI hasn't had a separate svp hotel operations in some time. Previously, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo was evp operations, in charge of all operations.
Just last month, Tamis led the reveal of Carnival Vista at a major media launch in New York. In just over four years with Carnival, he has been instrumental in many initiatives including new dining, entertainment and family programs.
Concerning the position, a Carnival spokeswoman told Seatrade Insider the line is 'determining our plans going forward.'
A 25-year travel industry veteran, Tamis was chief operating officer of The Setai Hotels and Resorts before joining Carnival in October 2010. He also held a variety of management positions with the Ian Schrager Co., an operator of boutique hotels.
Tamis began his career with Four Seasons Hotels after earning a degree at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.