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Following the successful merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International has introduced a new integrated sales and marketing team to support its growth strategy in the MENA region.

Comprised of high-caliber seasoned professionals from both hoteliers, the dedicated team, led by Neal Jones, chief sales and marketing officer, MENA, Marriott International, will be instrumental in achieving the company’s goal of 150,000 new units in 38 countries across the region by 2022, while maintaining consistency with the company’s vision.

Jones enthused, “The leadership changes we are announcing today are important to foster greater synergies, teamwork, accountability and nimble decision-making critical to lay a strong foundation that will support our ambitious growth plans in the region […].”