Industry Update
Appointment 3 December 2020

Javier Marquis

Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
At AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach - FL, USA

Javier Marquis

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) has announced the hiring of Javier Marquis, CHRM, as director of sales and marketing of the soon-to-open AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. Marquis will oversee all marketing efforts and manage group and business markets for the property, which is scheduled to open Q1 2021. The 10-story, 171-room property is currently being constructed along the iconic Florida State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida (3029 Alhambra Street), just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and 23 miles of sandy beach, offering 1,000 square feet of meeting space and the AC's signature Media Library work center. Owned by Miami-based real estate investment and development company Key International, the AC by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach is the city's first AC brand hotel.

Marquis has spent more than a decade in South Florida's hotel industry, most recently as director of sales and marketing at The Betsy Hotel, a Travel + Leisure's "World's Best" property. Prior to that, he held director and manager positions at other South Florida notables, including Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, Atton Brickell Miami by Novotel, and Trump International Beach Resort. Before heading to Florida, Marquis worked with Hyatt Hotels in both Austin, Texas and Maui, Hawaii.

Temple University

Javier Marquis (Class of 2006) is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - United States
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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG)

Hospitality Ventures Management Group is a privately owned, fully-integrated hotel ownership and management group that specializes in turning around and repositioning underperforming hotels as well as maximizing the performance of stabilized hotels.
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