Marriott International appoints Richard Collins as Area Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa

AFRICA – Marriott International, a multinational hospitality company, has appointed Richard Collins as its Area Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa. In this new role, Collins oversees the company’s managed operations in the region and will be based out of the company’s Cape Town office. He takes on his new position following the announcement of Volker Heiden’s retirement, effective from the…

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Marriott International partners Baraka Lodges to open first luxury Safari Lodge in Africa

KENYA – Marriott International, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges LTD. to enter the safari segment in Africa. JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will be located within the Mara National Reserve, one of Africa’s most renowned wildlife conservation and wilderness regions. Offering discerning travellers an unparalleled setting, the elegant retreat expects to welcome guests…

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Homes & Villas by Marriott International officially launches in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott International’s curated and growing collection of premium and luxury whole-home rentals, announces that almost 300 exclusive Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban homes have been added to the platform, marking the collection’s debut in South Africa. Launched in May 2019, Homes & Villas by Marriott International boasts over 50,000 premium and…

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Marriott International appoints two new executive team members for the EMEA region

AFRICA – American multinational company Marriott International, has appointed Sandeep Walia as Chief Operating Officer, Middle East and Jerome Briet as Chief Development Officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Walia will assume office on July 1, 2021, following the retirement of current COO, Guido De Wilde in March 2021while Briet will take on the role from Carlton Ervin, who was…

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Marriott International appoints Satya Anand as president of EMEA region

EMEA – Marriott International, a multinational hospitality company, has announced the appointment of Satya Anand as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a division within Marriott International that encompasses over 75 countries and territories. Anand was most recently the company’s Chief Operations Officer, Luxury & Southern Europe and Global Design for EMEA. He will replace Liam Brown, who…

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