Industry Update
Appointment 4 March 2019

Sandeep Walia

Appointed Area Vice President, Luxury Brands, Western Europe
At Marriott International in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sandeep Walia

Marriott International veterans Gerrit Graef and Sandeep Walia will take on the positions of area vice president premium & select brands and area vice president luxury brands in the United Arab Emirates respectively. The appointments reflect the company's new direction to split its portfolio into 'Premium & Select' and 'Luxury' brands - done specifically to meet the market demands of a diversifying travel and tourism sector in the UAE.

For the company's luxury portfolio, Walia will bring his extensive luxury experience to the region in his new role. He has worked with Marriott International since 2005 and most recently held the position of area vice president luxury brands for Western Europe, overseeing the company's luxury portfolio across Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

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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