Marriott International today
named Bridget Bilinski the first female general manager of the Anaheim
Marriott in California and area general manager for North Orange County.
“I am thrilled to be back in the day-to-day operations of a hotel. It’s
the heart of our business,” said the San Diego native. “I am equally
excited to be a role model for women in business. It’s my greatest
Bilinski began her career with Marriott in 1979 at the Los Angeles Airport
Marriott where she held a number of positions in the areas of
housekeeping, catering, and sales. Later, under the Courtyard by Marriott
brand, she opened three hotels while maintaining her post as general
manager of the Phoenix Metrocenter Courtyard. During this time, she was
one of the first general managers on the West Coast and the first female
area manager in the country. In 1994, Bilinski served as general manager
of the Scottsdale Marriott Suites, which received the highest customer
satisfaction scores and was the first hotel to receive Motorola’s Service
Excellence Award. In 1996, Bilinski was awarded Marriott’s Regional
Manager Leadership Award for overseeing 45 Courtyard by Marriott hotels in
four states as regional manager.
Two years later at Marriott’s corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
Bilinski was named the first female vice president of franchising. As the
primary liaison between franchisees and Marriott internal teams, Bilinski
opened over 100 Courtyard by Marriott hotels in the U.S. and Canada.
Ms. Bilinski received her B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the
Collins School of Hospitality Management at California Polytechnic
University in Pomona, where she was recently presented with the
Distinguished Alumni Award.
The Anaheim Marriott is located at 700 West Convention Way in Anaheim,
Calif. It features 54,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 31 meeting rooms and
1,031 guest rooms. Guests can choose from a variety of dining options,
including Café Del Sol, offering California cuisine, Pizza Hut, Starbucks
and JW Steakhouse. In addition, guests can take advantage of the on-site
activities and tour desk to experience nearby attractions such as
Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park. For reservations or
more information on the Anaheim Marriott and Marriott Hotels & Resorts,
visit http://www.marriott.com/ or call 1-800-228-9290.