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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints New General Manager for Maui Property
HONOLULU - May 27, 2009 - Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) - the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) - has appointed John Jaskula as general manager of Marriott's Maui Ocean Club.
Jaskula is now responsible for the Marriott Vacation Club resort located on a pristine beachfront in the heart of the spectacular Kaanapali Beach Resort. A tropical paradise, Marriott's Maui Ocean Club boasts a total of 459 suites and villas ranging from 775 to 1,700 square feet. Each villa features a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; spacious living and dining areas; multiple flat-panel televisions with DVD player(s); washer/dryer and Wi-Fi Internet access. Suites feature a gourmet center with bar-sized sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave along with other amenities. Owners and guests also enjoy the 3.5-acre superpool with slides, waterfalls and grottos; children's sandy beach with pirate ship and water features; as well as oceanfront dining at the new Longboards Kaanapali.
"As a seasoned leader in the hospitality industry, John will be an incredible asset to our popular Maui resort," said Rob Welch, area director of operations for North Asia, Hawai'i and South Pacific for Marriott International. "Being a Maui resident, John also brings familiarity and knowledge of the island and destination that is so important to the local and regional culture."
Jaskula brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience, including his most recent role as general manager at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, where he guided the resort through a major, 60 million dollar renovation.
Prior to relocating from Southeast Asia to Maui, Jaskula served as the managing director of the JW Marriott Hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta. In the post-tsunami relief efforts, he was the chairman for the International Habitat for Humanity's "1,000 House Campaign" which was an ambitious program challenging corporate leaders, executives, officials, students and others to volunteer and to raise funds for low-income home construction by 2007. He is also active in efforts to help feed the hungry and homeless.
Jaskula has served in various management positions not only abroad in Indonesia and India, but also in the United States, where he was the director of food and beverage for both the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and the San Antonio Riverwalk hotels in Texas.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Jaskula currently resides in Kihei with his wife. Their two sons are both serving in the United States Coast Guard.
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 experiences that make vacation dreams come true; 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.marriott-vacations.com. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.