Jon Craven has been named General Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Houston Downtown, the first AC in Houston and only second in Texas, opening in late July. In his role, Craven will oversee the entire hotel operation and will be responsible for ensuring Marriott and AC brand standards are maintained to meet and exceed guests' expectations.
Craven has more than two decades of hospitality experience, with the past 11 years in the Houston area. He was most recently the Houston Area General Manager for Holiday Inn, overseeing multiple properties, and before that, was Opening General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Houston Westchase. Prior Houston GM positions include Residence Inn - Houston Westchase; Courtyard by Marriott - Houston I-10 West; and Homewood Suites Houston NW Cy-Fair.
A native of England, Craven has earned a bachelor's degree with honors in Hotel and Catering Operations Management from the University of Huddersfield in Huddersfield, England.
Recent Appointments at Marriott
10 July 2020 — Marriott International has announced that Tolga Lacin has been made area general manager after a long stint as complex general manager.
In his new position, Lacin will oversee nine Dubai hotels including The Westin and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Le Meridien Dubai, Aloft and Elements hotels.
3 July 2020 — JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is proud to announce that Doug Ridge has been appointed as the resort's new general manager for the 1,002-room resort. Ridge joined the resort team in March 2020 after previously serving as the general manager for Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.