SINGAPORE, 11 November 2021: Marriott International has
appointed two chief development officers to support its expansion plans in the
Effective 1 January 2022, Shawn Hill will take on the role of chief development officer for the Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), and Gavin Yu will become the chief development officer for Greater China.
These announcements followed the recent news that Paul
Foskey, the current chief development officer for the Asia Pacific, will retire
in May 2022.
The new appointments will ensure that both Greater China and
the rest of Asia Pacific receive dedicated leadership and focus as the company
continues to expand its footprint across the region.
Hill brings 16 years of experience in development leadership
roles and has been with Marriott International since 1997. Previously, he
served as senior vice president, hotel development – Asia Pacific, where he was
instrumental in expanding Marriott International’s presence in Japan.
Yu most recently served as senior vice president, hotel
development – China. A 13-year veteran of the company, Yu played a key role in
establishing China’s upper-midscale growth strategy, including leading China’s
franchise platform for Fairfield Inn and Moxy. He began his career with the
company as a director in development.
(SOURCE Marriott International Inc.)