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New Lead General Manager Appointed for Marriott Vacation Club Colorado Mountain Resorts
Orlando, Fla. – November 30, 2010 – Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, Inc., has appointed Gregg Forrester to lead general manager of Marriott's StreamSide at Vail in Colo. with tactical oversight of Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge, Colo.
A 30-year Marriott veteran, Forrester began his career in 1980 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. He continued to hold various management positions over the following years at the former Denver Marriott Southeast, the New Orleans Marriott and the former Austin Marriott at The Capitol in Texas. In 1992, Forrester was appointed to general manager of the Courtyard Dallas Richardson at Spring Valley. Four years later he joined Marriott Vacation Club where he served as general manager of Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
In his most recent role, Forrester served as senior director of resort operations planning at Marriott Vacation Club International’s corporate headquarters in Orlando where he oversaw the operations planning, design and delivery of Marriott Vacation Club’s newest resorts.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Gregg’s experience, combined with his exceptional leadership skills, to lead both Marriott’s StreamSide and Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge to continued high levels of success,” said Jane Berg, regional vice president of customer experience for Marriott Vacation Club’s West region.
A native of London, Forrester holds his bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Calif. During his tenure with Marriott, he has been actively involved in fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network and continues to support this charity in his new role. Forrester will be relocating from Orlando to Vail with his wife, Mitzi and their two children Ian and Alec.
About Marriott’s StreamSide at Vail
Marriott’s StreamSide at Vail is ideally located in one of America’s most desirable ski locations and boasts spacious one- and two-bedroom villas with all the comforts of home. Each villa features fully-equipped kitchens with spacious living areas, multiple televisions, washer and dryer and gas fireplaces. Two-bedroom villas can accommodate up to eight guests. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.
About Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge
Surrounded by the beauty of the Rockies, Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge in Breckenridge offers a mountain retreat with endless winter recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment. Studio and one-bedroom villas feature fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, multiple televisions and private balcony or patio. One-bedroom villas can accommodate up to six guests. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a worldwide leader in vacation ownership. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company to enter the timeshare industry, adding its signature quality, service and hospitality expertise. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com/newsroom. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVacClub.
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