Wyndham Worldwide has announced the appointment of Michael D. Brown as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership effective immediately. Most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations, Mr Brown brings more than 25 years of experience leading a diverse range of asset management and vacation ownership sales functions.
Marriott International has announced the opening of Four Points Miami Airport, the brand’s second property in Miami and tenth in the state. Catering to the needs of today’s modern traveler, the hotel offers approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras.
In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha. Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.
Marriott International has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland. The US firm intends to expand its footprint north of the border by almost 75 per cent over the next four years.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced that it has signed three hotel deals in Cuba, the first time a US hotel company has done so in almost 60 years. Starwood beat out several other US hospitality companies that have been trying to invest in hotels in Cuba, including Marriott International.
The St. Regis Atlantis, an unparalleled in-town resort located in the elegant enclave of Buckhead, has announced the appointment of Guntram Merl as the new general manager. Mr Guntram is an established leader in the hospitality industry with a career spanning over two decades.
Global hospitality leader Marriott International announced it has embarked on a new initiative with career advancement startup, Amavitae. Launched in 2016, Amavitae's mobile-first career advancement platform addresses the skills and opportunity gaps of a new generation of jobseekers and empowers them to find a career they love.
Marriott International has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company. Marriott has appeared on the list for 10 years and is one of only three in the lodging and hospitality industry.
Following a historic year for the company in 2016, Marriott International, Inc. has that it expects to dramatically increase the size of its portfolio in Europe across all segments of the industry. The planned expansion in Europe is the first development vision announced for the continent since the acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in September 2016.
Renaissance Hotels is planning to open its first resort in the seaside town of Pattaya in Thailand. Located in the attractive and tranquil Jomtien district, the low-rise resort will offer a fashionable beachfront retreat within easy reach of the town’s attractions. The property is scheduled to open by the September 1, 2017.