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New General Manager Appointed at Marriott’s SurfWatch on Hilton Head Island
Orlando, Fla. – January 12, 2011 – Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, has appointed Donald “Case” Spencer to general manager of Marriott’s SurfWatch on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Spencer will now be responsible for the 185-villa resort located on the popular shores of South Carolina’s East Coast. Preserving the natural beauty and surroundings of the eco-minded area, the resort boasts over 500 feet of scenic footbridges throughout the campus that lead to the ocean-front pool and beach access. Two- and three-bedroom villas feature fully equipped kitchens and spacious living and dining areas with all the amenities of home. Three-bedroom villas can sleep up to eight guests.
Spencer began his career with Marriott in 1998 in Nashville, Tenn. where he served as a front desk clerk at the Nashville Airport Marriott. From there he held various management roles at both the former Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott in Florida and the Courtyard Charlotte Arrowood in North Carolina.
In 2001, Spencer moved to the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Ky. where he assumed various roles including director of services, director of room operations and director of restaurant operations. Spencer joined Marriott Vacation Club in 2007 and was appointed to general manager of both Marriott’s Harbour Pointe and Marriott’s Sunset Point in Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island.
A recognized and respected leader, Spencer was honored as a “World Class Leader” by Marriott Vacation Club in 2008 and was selected as the brand’s “General Manager of the Year” in 2009.
“We are thrilled to welcome Case to Marriott’s SurfWatch. His unbridled enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and ability to lead and relate our associates, Owners and guests will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to the resort,” said Cliff Delorey, regional vice president of customer experience for Marriott Vacation Club’s East region.
A native of Quitman, Ga. and a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Spencer has been actively involved with various charities throughout his career including Children’s Miracle Network, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the American Heart Association. Spencer currently resides in Bluffton, S.C. with his wife Amanda and son Griffin – fittingly named after the Marriott hotel in which he and his wife first met.
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