SYDNEY, 20 July 2017: Marriott International announced a new leadership executive team for the Pacific region this week.
The team will oversee a portfolio of over 40 operating and pipeline hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
The introduction of new roles and reporting structures across all operations, including sales and distribution, reflects Marriott International’s commitment to more than double its presence by 2020, with a target of 50 hotels for the region.
Based at Marriott International’s Sydney head office at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, the team is led by Sean Hunt, area vice president Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.
Reporting to Rajeev Menon, chief operating officer, Marriott International, APEC (Asia Pacific excluding Greater China), Hunt will oversee operations and financial performance of the property portfolio.
The group’s growth has also seen the restructure of the sales and marketing team in the region. Ashley Hansen, previously regional director for sales & marketing and sales organisation in the Pacific, has been appointed to area director of sales & distribution and will oversee Marriott International’s sales operation in the region.
Florencia Aimo has been promoted from director of digital marketing for Marriott Australia to area director of marketing.
In order to achieve its target of 50 hotels for the region, Marriott International has appointed Richard Crawford to the role of senior director, development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific. Previously the development manager – acquisitions for Mantra Group, he has a strong background in commerce and tourism.
Currently, Marriott International operates 26 properties in the Pacific and will more than double its presence with 22 hotels in the pipeline.