Marriott International has announced that long-time company executive Brian King has been appointed president of the Caribbean and Latin America region.
Marriott International has confirmed Tim Sheldon will retire from his role as president, Caribbean and Latin America, in early 2021, following a 35-year career with the company.
Marriott chief executive, Arne Sorenson, has revealed the company has now reopened all of its properties in China, with business travel driving a recovery in the market. The hotel giant has over 350 properties in the country.
Marriott does not expect prior levels of business to return until beyond 2021, and thus anticipates a significant number of “position eliminations” later this year.
Arne Sorenson, chief executive of Marriott International, has reiterated a commitment to cleanliness at the hotel giant. The Covid-19 pandemic has required the company to raise its standards to an even higher level, with new protocols for the current circumstances, he said.
Marriott International has confirmed that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen has decided to step down from his position as group president, the Americas.
Marriott International has seen dollar RevPAR declined 22.5 per cent worldwide during the first quarter of 2020 as the Covid-19 outbreak takes a huge toll on the hospitality industry.
Marriott will be rolling out a multi-pronged platform as the hotel giant seeks to elevate its cleanliness standards to meet the new safety challenges presented by the current pandemic.
Marriott International has said it expects RevPAR across its hotels to fall by 23 per cent during the first quarter of the year in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Marriott International has updated its cancellation policy as it seeks to encourage travellers into booking hotel rooms once the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is past.
Marriott International has been involved in a second massive data breach, with records from 5.2 million customers potentially compromised. Hotel guests’ names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been accessed, the company said.