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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints New General Manager at Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club
ORLANDO, Fla. - August 6, 2009 - Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) - has appointed Adrian Allred as general manager of Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club on the island of St. Kitts in the British West Indies.
Allred is now responsible for the Marriott Vacation Club resort which is uniquely located on-property with the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino. Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club currently includes 66 (out of a proposed 88 upon build-out) perfectly appointed two- and three-bedroom villas with stunning balcony or terrace views of pristine beaches and lush, tropical gardens. Each villa boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, walnut finished cabinetry, tile floors and granite counters; spacious living and dining areas; oversized shower in master suite; multiple flat-panel televisions and DVD players; washer/dryer and internet accessibility. Three-bedroom villas can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Allred began his career with Marriott in 2000 at the Renaissance Houston Hotel Greenway Plaza where he served as front desk manager and was later promoted to front office manager. In 2004, Allred progressed to director of services at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental where he served for two years. Allred then moved to the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott in Horseshoe Bay, Texas where he held various positions including restaurant manager, banquet manager, front office manager and interim director of services.
In his most recent role, Allred held the position of director of room operations for the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino where he oversaw the front office and housekeeping departments for the 453 room resort.
"I am confident that Adrian's expertise and leadership, combined with his personal commitment to excellence, will be instrumental in achieving high levels of success at Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club, while continuing to offer our Owners and guests unforgettable vacation experiences," said Troy Asche, regional vice president of customer experience for the Florida-Caribbean region.
A native of Houston, Texas, Allred currently resides on St. Kitts with his wife Bethany and children Brennan, Payton and Damon. He holds his Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and enjoys volunteering in the community with his church.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of unforgettable vacations; Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Today, more than 395,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.