Promoted Senior Vice President of Commercial Services
At Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Kuala Lumpur - NY, Malaysia
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced that Mark Vondrasek has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President of Commercial Services. As the leader of this newly created division, Vondrasek, a 14-year Starwood veteran, will oversee the Starwood Sales Organization and Revenue Management globally, in addition to Distribution, Loyalty and Partnerships. In his new role, Vondrasek will lead an organization of more than 7,500 associates around the globe, responsible for the innovative, award-winning SPG program, 10 Customer Contact Centers, mobile applications, digital initiatives, business-to-business sales strategy, revenue management and sales. During his tenure at Starwood, Vondrasek spearheaded industry-changing initiatives in loyalty such as SPG Keyless, SPGPro, Your24, SPG Lifetime, Delta Crossover Rewards, and SPG Preferences. He has also overseen Starwood’s strategic marketing partnerships, including a long-standing, co-branded credit card alliance with American Express as well as high profile entertainment partnerships. Across Starwood brands, these partnerships – Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Coca Cola, Mercedes AMG Petronas, and Uber, among others – offer guests access and experiences like no other through SPG Moments. Joining Starwood in 2001, Vondrasek’s responsibilities have significantly expanded over his tenure. Prior to Starwood, he worked at Fidelity Investments. Vondrasek earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago.
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14 November 2016 — As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Baran is responsible for developing strategic marketing campaigns, overseeing the property’s operating structures and coaching the property to create and execute strategic goals for W Las Vegas.read more