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Brad Colton Named Resident Resort Manager at the
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
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Phoenix, AZ, May 8, 2006 – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa announced today the appointment of Brad Colton as its new resident Resort Manager.
 
Colton, who was most recently in charge of Marriott’s Residence Inn and Towne Place Suites, both extended stay brands, brings more than 20 years experience to JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
 
“We are so fortunate to have Brad join us,” said Steve Hart, General Manager of JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and Vice President of market management for Marriott in Arizona. “He knows the Marriott brand well and brings a wealth of experience in hotel operations. It’s a perfect match.”
 
Colton leaves his position as Brand Executive for Marriott’s extended stay brands with an impressive record of $1.8 billion is sales for Residence Inn and $250 million for Towne Place Suites. Prior to this assignment, from 1999 to 2004, he was general manager of Bethesda Marriott and Bethesda Marriott Suites and Area General Manager, overseeing a total of 18 hotels. From 1996 to 1999, Colton was responsible for five hotels in Fairfax County, VA, generating sales of more than $60 million. In addition, he also managed Tyson’s Corner Marriott.
 
Previous positions include General Manager at Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center Marriott, Atlanta Northlake Courtyard and Resident manager at JW Marriott Washington, DC, Atlanta Airport Marriott and Atlanta Northwest Marriott.
 
Colton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University and a MBA from Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.  
 
About Desert Ridge
The largest luxury resort in Arizona features 950 guestrooms (including 81 suites), 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, ten dining experiences, Marriott’s first Revive Spa, a 28,000-square-foot facility, eight tennis courts and four acres of elaborately landscaped pools including the Lazy River with serpentine slide, two-championship golf courses and Wildfire Golf Club. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is located where Phoenix meets Scottsdale, just 20 minutes north of Sky Harbor International Airport, with easy access to the new Loop 101 Freeway. For more information about JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located at 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054, call 480-293-5000, toll free at 800-835-6206 or visit us at www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.
 
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Contact:

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
www.jwdesertridgeresort.com

Also See: Scott Simpson Appointed Executive Chef at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix / April 2006
The $300 million, 950-room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Opening with 70% Plus Occupancy; Huge First-time in Arizona Groups Booked / November 2002

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