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Marriott Appoints New SVP - Lodging Services and Operations Asia Pacific

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Marriott has promoted Bart Buiring to the position of Senior Vice President – Lodging Services and Operations, Marriott International in Asia Pacific.

Having previously served as the regional vice president of operations and continent lodging services for Marriott International in Asia, Buiring’s new position sees him providing leadership to all operations disciplines including rooms, food and beverage, engineering, procurement and guest technology. In this new capacity he will also oversee hotel operations design development for all Marriott International’s new hotels in Asia.

Commenting on his promotion, Buiring said, “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity at this critical time in Marriott’s development in Asia. As we look to more than double the number of hotels we have in Asia, and introduce additional brands into the region, the opportunities for us to showcase our product, people and creativity is incredible. We will focus on innovation and technology to ensure our guests now and those in the future get what they want from a brand and a product that is exactly right for them across our entire portfolio of brands and hotels in Asia.”

Buiring, who joined Marriott International in 2001 as the Director of Operations at the JW Marriott Hotel in Mumbai, India, was instrumental in establishing the hotel as Marriott International’s flagship property in the country.

 In 2004, he assumed the Area Director of Operations role covering Asia, Australia and New Zealand, before being promoted two years later to the position of Regional Director Food and Beverage, Asia Pacific.

At the beginning of 2008, Bart transferred to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company headquarters in Chevy Chase, USA, as Corporate Vice President – Food and Beverage. He was the leader of the company’s Food and Beverage division for two years before returning to Asia Pacific in 2010, responsible for developing and implementing operations strategy, future restaurant concepts, standards, creativity and innovation.

Bart graduated from Hotel Management School Maastricht in the Netherlands, and obtained a certificate in Marketing Management from Cornell University in the United States. He began his career with Hilton International, before gaining further experience at The Dorchester in London, and for Hyatt International, where he worked in Indonesia and Australia.

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