Industry Update
Appointment 2 September 2021

Andrei Oei

Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
At The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park - NY, USA

Andrei Oei

Andrei Oei also joined as the new Director of Sales & Marketing, assuming the role in April 2021. An energetic leader, Andrei brings over two decades of hospitality experience, beginning his sales career with Marriott International in 1993. In 2003, Andrei joined The Plaza Hotel, New York, as the Director of Executive Events, followed by several Director of Sales & Marketing leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, from 2005 to 2016. Transitioning back to Marriott in 2017 after the merger, Andrei most recently held the position of Area Sales Leader for the W Hotels of New York City, where he managed topline sales and repositioned the Renaissance New York Times Square through a multi-million dollar renovation. Before this, he served as the Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing for the W Times Square and W Union Square and Director of Sales & Marketing for the W Hoboken, where he won Sales Leader of the year.

In his new role, Andrei will oversee and develop market strategies across business segments, including leisure, corporate group, entertainment and diplomatic sales, and the reopening of the five-star, five-diamond luxury flagship hotel. Andrei is of Indonesian-Dutch descent and is fluent in both Dutch and English. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, playing tennis, traveling to beach destinations, and family time with his wife Julie and two daughters, Ella and Caroline.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Andrei Oei (Class of 1997) is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts - United States
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Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories.
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