In his new position, Vo is responsible for overseeing the resort's global communications strategy, which includes public relations, advertising, digital marketing and community relations. He brings more than 10 years of strategic communications experience in the areas of hospitality, luxury and travel and tourism to the resort. He previously served as director of marketing for Irongate also as part of the resort's pre-opening team, where he led all global marketing initiatives for the resort. Prior to this, he held a number of public relations and marketing leadership positions at The Kahala Hotel & Resort and Hawaiian Airlines.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Vo graduated from McKinley High School and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. He serves on the board of directors for PBS Hawaii, the Public Relations Society of America Hawaii and McKinley High School Foundation. Vo is a recipient of the Young Public Relations Professional of the Year Award (2011) and the President's Leadership Award (2015), both from PRSA.
Recent Appointments at Marriott
11 May 2020 — In his new role as Group President, International, Mr. Smith will oversee all non-North American operations for Marriott including the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Caribbean & Latin America (CALA) regions.
11 May 2020 — Mr. Brown is currently Group President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). A 30-year Marriott veteran, Mr. Brown has spent the majority of his career working in the U.S. Prior to taking over leadership of the EMEA region, Mr.
1 April 2020 — Renaissance Race Course Hotel has appointed Jen Varghese as the director of sales and marketing. He has 16 years of expertise in the areas of sales, business development, strategic planning, and team management, after having worked for key brands in the hospitality industry.