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Marriott names new president for Caribbean-Latin Americas

With plans to expand to 100 hotels this year and add another 50 across nine new countries by 2017, Marriott International, Inc. has named Tim Sheldon as president of its Caribbean & Latin America region.

Currently the company’s global chief operations officer, Sheldon will begin his new role in June. The region’s previous president, Craig S. Smith, will be returning to Hong Kong to become president and managing director of Marriott’s Asia-Pacific region.

“We look forward to even more exciting growth in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott International’s president and chief executive officer. “Tim’s brand expertise and proven track record of success in building strong operating organizations will help leverage our rapid expansion in the region into increasingly strong performance.”

Marriott now has 94 hotels in 24 countries in the Caribbean & Latin America region, offering more than 24,500 rooms and spanning nine lodging brands: The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in the luxury tier; Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International’s signature brand; Renaissance Hotels and the Autograph Collection in the lifestyle category; Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn in the moderately priced tier; and Marriott Executive Apartments and Residence Inn by Marriott in the extended stay category.

In addition, Marriott Vacation Club International, Marriott’s timeshare ownership division, offers three resorts in two countries.