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Garth Named Marriott GM of the Year

John Garth of White Lodging
Services was named General Manager of the Year at Marriott International’s
recent global conference, for his leadership role at the 279-room Denver
Marriott South
. This prestigious annual recognition is given to those select hotel general
managers who have steadfastly, over time, been a role model of leadership.
They have led their hotel teams to achieve excellence through their
creativity and vision, their dedication to developing the best talent, and
their keen focus on improving customer services.

A 20-year hospitality veteran, Garth joined White Lodging Services in
2002, where he was hired as pre-opening general manager for the Denver
Marriott South at Park Meadows, then promoted to Vice President of Full
Service Sales as well as retaining his general manager duties. He most
recently has been assigned to Regional Vice President of the Colorado
region, overseeing 20 hotels. Prior to his role at White Lodging, Garth
was the former Vice President of the Vail Valley Tourism and Convention
Bureau. Garth has also spent over 13-years with Marriott International in
various sales and marketing positions including Director of Marketing at
the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Director of Sales at the St. Louis

“My philosophy is to take that extra step to not only make our hotel
guests feel welcomed, but our associates as well,” said Garth. Garth’s
passion for great service is shown through his personalized relationships
with customers. He takes the time to invest in his associates and empower
them so they’re driven to extract their best. His aggressive direct sales
coupled with strategic and tactical sales and marketing is the perfect
formula for great success.