MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has named Charles McKee as SVP and chief commercial officer for the Americas. McKee will report to Ken Greene, president, Americas as well as Eric de Neef, EVP, global chief branding and commercial Officer. He will be based in Minneapolis.
McKee’s most recent corporate assignment was leading the restructuring of marketing, loyalty and branding functions at Malaysia Airlines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His prior work has included serving as CMO of Delta Hotels and Resorts and Air Canada, commercial EVP of lastminute.com. He has nearly a decade of senior leadership experience with Virgin Atlantic Airways. Besides Kuala Lumpur, McKee has worked in New York, Tokyo and London. His overseas experience has further been broadened by leading the international offices of the Canadian Tourism Commission in 12 countries.