Marriott International (NYSE/MAR) has promoted Alex Stadlin, general manager of the J W Marriott Hotel Mexico City and the Mexico City International Airport Marriott hotels, to area vice president for Mexico, effective immediately.
In his new capacity, he will continue to serve as general manager of both hotels in Mexico City as well as be responsible for the operational and financial performance of the two Marriott Casa Magna Resorts in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, the Residence Inn Real del Mar in Tijuana, and three additional hotels that are scheduled to open in the next year. These new hotels are the 129-room Monterrey Courtyard by Marriott hotel (opening later this year), the 450-room J W Marriott Hotel Cancun (opening in 2000) and the 202-room Renaissance Mexico City Hotel (opening in late 2000).
Stadlin joined Marriott in 1975 as a food production manager in the former Twin Bridges Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. He subsequently held a number of positions in the food & beverage area in Los Angeles and was named director of restaurants in 1979 at the former Atlanta Downtown Marriott Hotel. Two years later, he helped open the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel as food & beverage director.
In 1983, Stadlin was named regional food & beverage director in the company`s London regional office. Six years later, he was the opening general manager of the Munich Marriott Hotel in Germany. He transferred to the Frankfurt Marriott two years later and, in 1996, was named general manager of the Mexico City hotels.
Stadlin is a 1975 graduate of the Cornell University Hotel School. He is a native of Mexico City and spent his early years in Mexico and Switzerland.
He is the current chairman of the Polanco Hotel Association in Mexico City, and a board member of the Mexican Hotel Association and of the Hotel Owners and Chains Association in Mexico.
Stadlin is married and has two children. He and his family make their home in Mexico City.