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.
Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin America region
includes 268 properties spread across 34 countries.
“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.”
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
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.
Brian’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
Brian 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.
He 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.
“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
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.