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Starwood Appoints Two VPs to Latin America

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Starwood has appointed Jean-Marc Janod as Vice President of Operations for Mexico, Central America & Caribbean and Ricardo Calo as Vice President of Operations for South America, a new position created to support this important region for the company.

Both will be members of Starwoods Latin America Senior Leadership Team and report to Jorge Giannattasio, Chief of Operations for the region.

A seasoned hotelier, Janod has been with Starwood for more than two decades and has served in key operational and executive roles at flagship hotels throughout the region. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel, one of the companys most iconic properties in the region, which began a multi-million dollar makeover under his leadership. Jean-Marc Janod succeeds Batya Brykman, who is set to retire at the end of May and will stay on as a consultant through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

Calo has held several leadership positions for Starwood in the region over his decade-long career with the company, most recently as Managing Director of Operations for Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

We are aggressively expanding our portfolio in dynamic markets throughout Latin America and expect to reach 150 hotels in the region by 2020, said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations for Starwood Latin America and the Caribbean. To support this growth, it is essential that we continue to provide exceptional operational leadership and support to our owners, hotels, partners and associates. Jean-Marc and Ricardo will lead this charge along with a seasoned leadership team across the region, allowing us to deliver on the promise of providing guests with world-class hotels in Latin America. 

In Latin America, Starwood currently operates 96 hotels in 19 countries, with another 18 properties in the development pipeline.

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