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Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, Appoints
Paige Koerbel as General Manager

 
MIAMI – January 4, 2010 – Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, is pleased to announce Paige D. Koerbel as general manager.  With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Koerbel takes the reins during a resort-wide renewal for the property’s 50th anniversary in 2012, including $16 million invested in the past year alone.   
 
“I’m thrilled to join the Doral team at this very exciting time and look forward to being a part of its continued success as we head into our golden anniversary,” said Koerbel.  “We are eager to show off the new Jim McLean Signature golf course, The Spa at Doral partnership with Pritikin and our new restaurant Mesazul and the spectacular new Bossa Nova Lounge, which will open later this month.  These latest enhancements continue to underscore our position as one of South Florida’s premier resorts.”
 
Part of the Marriott family since 1980, Koerbel most recently served as the regional vice president of Renaissance Hotels North America, a position he held since 2003. Previously, he had served as the Midwest area general manager for Renaissance Hotels.  Koerbel was also general manager within Marriott in Chicago, Detroit and Dayton, Ohio. A leader in the industry, Koerbel has received numerous accolades throughout his celebrated career including Marriott International, Inc.’s General Manager of the Year and Leadership Excellence awards.
 
Koerbel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.  He is married and has twin 15-year-old sons, Caleb and Zachary, with his wife Juli.  Koerbel’s family will be relocating from Chicago in the near future.
 
For additional resort information, please visit www.doralresort.com.
 
Situated on 650 tropical acres, the award-winning Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort is one of Miami’s premier resorts.  All 693 luxuriously- appointed accommodations, including 96 suites, boast individual balconies/patios, guest-controlled air conditioning, direct-dial telephone with two-lines for high-speed Internet or fax access, electronic safes with rechargeable capabilities for your laptop, and more.  With over 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space Doral Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect location for corporate events, meetings, elaborate receptions and unforgettable social events.  Located only seven miles from Miami International Airport, the hotel also features the acclaimed Jim McLean Golf Center, The Blue Lagoon aquatic recreation area and nine retail shops.
 
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories.  Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.  The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end.  It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004.  In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion.  For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
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Contact: 

Caroline Kerrigan
T: 212.868.1900 x253
ckerrigan@quinnandco.com
 

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Also See: Mark Jeffrey Named General Manager of 700 room Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort in Miami, Florida / January 2009
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