Industry Update
Appointment 6 November 2018

Juan Samso

Appointed General Manager
At St Regis Zhuhai, China

Juan Samso

Marriott International has named Juan Samso general manager of The St Regis Zhuhai. The Spaniard was most recently general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau, and prior to this held the position of hotel manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

Samso's hospitality career with Marriott started in 1999 as the manager of pool & beach restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Subsequently, he rose through the ranks in various positions in Ritz-Carlton properties in Key Biscayne, Miami, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Macau, through where he gained his expertise in luxury hotel management.

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 131 countries and territories.
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