Industry Update
Appointment26 June 2020

Brian King

Appointed President of Marriott International’s Caribbean and Latin America Region
At Marriott International, Inc. in Bethesda - MD, USA

Brian King

Marriott announced that long-time company executive Brian King has been appointed President of the company's Caribbean and Latin America region. Mr. King will take on his new role in January 2021 and will report to Craig Smith, who will assume the role of Group President, International at that time. Mr. King succeeds Tim Sheldon, who recently announced his retirement. 

"The Caribbean and Latin America is one of Marriott's fastest growing regions and we'll benefit greatly having Brian King at the helm as we continue to focus on meeting the needs of our guests, associates and owners," said Mr. Smith. "Brian is an exceptional leader who has worked across digital, brand, marketing, sales and operations at Marriott. He brings that depth of experience as well as a dedication to putting people first which has been a cornerstone of his career. I'm looking forward to working with Brian and to continuing to expand Marriott's presence in this important region."

Marriott's Caribbean and Latin America region includes 268 properties spread across 34 countries. In August 2019, Marriott announced the launch of its all-inclusive platform and the signing of management contracts with hotel developers who plan to build seven new all-inclusive resorts in the region. In December 2019, Marriott acquired Elegant Hotels Group, which includes seven hotels in Barbados, to help further jump-start the growth of the company's all-inclusive lodging platform.

A 27-year Marriott veteran, Mr. King currently serves as Global Officer leading 9,500 associates in Distribution, Revenue Strategy, Customer Engagement Centers (CEC), the Global Sales Organization (GSO) and Planning & Services. He oversees $23 billion in sales from Marriott's largest multinational customers, 63 million customer contacts a year in the CECs and product development for the company's category-leading revenue generating systems.

Mr. King's experience with the company spans digital, brand management for Marriott endorsed brands, and operations roles in the Americas. During his tenure he has worked on bringing Delta Hotels and Protea Hotels into Marriott's brand portfolio and was responsible for the global brand launch of MOXY Hotels in 2013. Mr. King is also credited with the transformation of Courtyard by Marriott, where he led the innovative repositioning of the brand's marketing approach, public space redesign, guest facing technology and F&B offerings. Mr. King also helped lead the integration of Starwood Hotels onto Marriott's reservations, revenue management and digital platforms. He began his Marriott journey as an hourly associate at Marriott's Great America.

A graduate of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. King has also completed executive education with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the School of Hotel Management at Cornell University.

Related News

Marriott International Announces Retirement of Tim Sheldon

24 June 2020 — Marriott today announced that Tim Sheldon is retiring from his role as President, Caribbean and Latin America in early 2021, following a 35-year career with the company.
Read more
Hotelschools.com

School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Brian King (Class of 0) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
more information

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.
more information
Recent Appointments at Marriott

Shant Halajian - Executive Chef

1 December 2020 — Kevin Briggs, general manager of The Glenmark, Glendale, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel has announced the appointment of Shant Hallajian as the hotel's new Executive Chef. With Hallajian's rich experience in upscale eateries throughout California, he is excited to bring a fresh take to the Mediterranean-inspired menus at signature restaurant Olia and the popular Mila Rooftop Bar.
read more

Parool Shah - Vice President of Global Brand PR

26 November 2020 — Marriott International is pleased to announce the appointment of Parool Shah as Vice President of Global Brand PR. A seasoned brand communications and media relations executive, Shah has over 20 years of experience, and her appointment marks her return to Marriott International, having previously worked as Global Director of Public Relations, Americas for The Ritz-Carlton.
read more

Drew Hayden - General Manager

25 November 2020 — Drew Hayden, a 30-year hospitality veteran, has recently been appointed the new General Manager for The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel. The hotel is operated by Marriott and owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company.
read more
Advertisements