As senior vice president of global sales and marketing for the luxury cruise line, he succeeds John Delaney, who became president of Windstar Cruises earlier this year.
The job cuts are slated to take place during the first two weeks of January.
<p>Starwood Capital Group has sold about $2 billion worth of hotels to China Life Insurance Co., a firm that is majority-owned by the Chinese governmentp><p>Starwood Capital will continue to manage the portfolio, which includes 280 select-service hotels across 40 U.S. states, Starwood Capital said
Marriott International plotted its hotels on a 4,140-square-foot map in Rockefeller Center.
Questions remain about how Marriott will court travel agents who have long maintained relationships with higher-end Starwood brands such as W, St. Regis and Westin.
“The strength of the loyalty program is driven in significant part by the size of the portfolio and the range in choice,” Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said.
Members of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs are eligible to start transferring points between accounts.
Alison Taylor will manage the airline’s relationships with corporate customers and travel agencies.
The brand, which will be formed out of what’s now known as PH Hotels, will specialize in updating “grande dame” hotels in U.K. cities.
The consent clears the way for Marriott's acquisition of Starwood to be completed by Sept. 23.