Marriott Appoints Brian King Global Officer, Marriott Signature Brands & Global Sales
Friday August 15th, 2014 - 12:17PM Y
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BETHESDA, MD—Marriott International Inc. has appointed Brian King as global officer, Marriott signature brands & global sales.
In this role, King will be responsible for leading the Marriott signature brands and brand marketing teams, in addition to the global sales organization, helping shape its customer reach and effectiveness. His new position encompasses brand positioning, long-range strategic brand planning and product development globally for Marriott’s signature brands including Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments and TownePlace Suites.
Stephanie Linnartz, EVP and chief marketing & commercial officer, Marriott International, stated: “There is no executive better suited for this role. Brian’s experience and expertise along with his passion for brands, sales and customer engagement make him the ideal candidate to lead our Marriott Signature Brands and the global sales organization."
King has held multiple leadership roles with Marriott International during his 23 years with the company in brand management, revenue management, reservations, regional operations and sales, including his most recent role as SVP, brand management & portfolio programs for Marriott.
King stated, “I am thrilled to enter this next chapter in my Marriott career. Along with the most powerful portfolio of lodging brands in the industry, we also have incredible relationships with our customers around the globe. It is an exciting time in the travel industry, with a record number of travelers seeking new and exciting destinations. The combination of Marriott’s vast brand offerings and sophisticated, customer centric network of global sales offices, provide today’s travel professionals distinct lodging choices and ease of booking.”
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