JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has announced that Cristiano Cabutti has been appointed Marriott’s area director sales and marketing for southern Europe.
Cabutti has been the director of sales and marketing at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa since 2013, overseeing the opening of the brand’s first Italian property.
In his new role, he will oversee managed core brand hotels for Marriott and all luxury brand hotels, including properties managed by Marriott and franchised, in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.
Cabutti started his career with Marriott in 2013 as part of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s opening team and has successfully positioned the award-winning resort as a one-of-a-kind luxury resort in the market.
Prior to joining Marriott, Cabutti was the group director of sales and marketing for San Domenico Hotels and golf resorts in Italy and England, and also held the position of director of sales and marketing at the Forte Village Resort (seven hotels) in Sardinia.
Cabutti has a degree in tourism with a major in hotel activities from G. Magnaghi School in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.
He speaks Italian, French and English.
JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is considered the World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort by the World Travel Awards, while GOCO Spa Venice at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is considered Italy’s Best Resort Spa by the World Spa Awards.
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world.
These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travellers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretence.
JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them.
Currently, there are 70 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries.