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Marriott Appoints Brian King as President - Caribbean and Latin America

Marriott has appointed Brian King as President - Caribbean and Latin America.

Brian 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. Brian succeeds Tim Sheldon, who recently announced his retirement.

Marriotts Caribbean and Latin America region includes 268 properties spread across 34 countries.

The Caribbean and Latin America is one of Marriotts fastest growing regions and well 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. Im looking forward to working with Brian and to continuing to expand Marriotts presence in this important region.

Brian King. Click to enlarge.

A 27-year Marriott veteran, Brian currently serves as Global Officer leading 9,500 employees in Distribution, Revenue Strategy, Customer Engagement Centers (CEC), the Global Sales Organization (GSO) and Planning & Services.

He oversees $23 billion in sales from Marriotts largest multinational customers, 63 million customer contacts a year in the CECs and product development for the companys category-leading revenue generating systems.

Brians 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 Marriotts brand portfolio and was responsible for the global brand launch of MOXY Hotels in 2013.

Brian is also credited with the transformation of Courtyard by Marriott, where he led the innovative repositioning of the brands marketing approach, public space redesign, guest facing technology and F&B offerings.

He also helped lead the integration of Starwood Hotels onto Marriotts reservations, revenue management and digital platforms. He began his Marriott journey as an hourly associate at Marriotts Great America.

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be a partner in the ongoing success of the Caribbean and Latin America region, Brian said. To support the growing legacy of all the caring associates and innovative owners in this dynamic part of the globe is the greatest honor of my career. Having started on the front line serving our guests is a gift that keeps me grounded in our TakeCare culture and the drive for rapid innovation and strategic expansion.

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

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