Neal started his career at Marriott International in London over 20 years ago and recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Middle East and Africa in Dubai. Over the past seven years, Jones has provided strategic leadership in Brand Management, Marketing, Digital, Sales, Revenue Management, Loyalty, Communications and Consumer Insight, and has been instrumental in growing the business in the region. . Prior to that, Jones held various sales and marketing management positions around the world, including a position as Vice President in charge of global sales for Europe.
A British national, Jones graduated from The Hague Hotel School in the Netherlands and is currently based at the Marriott International regional office in Dubai. He will move to Marriott headquarters in London in 2020 with his wife and two children. An avid fan of everything related to aviation, Jones has a private pilot license and enjoys spending time in the air when he is not at work.
Recent Appointments at Marriott
22 July 2020 — W Punta de Mita, an indigenous-inspired luxury beach resort located in Mexico's coveted Riviera Nayarit, has appointed David Gauna as General Manager. In his new role, Gauna will be responsible for overseeing daily resort operations, managing budgeting/profitability, overseeing team development, and ensuring overall guest satisfaction.
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.