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Thomas J. Egan Appointed Director of Sales for the 2,000-room
Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., - February 16, 2012
– Thomas J. Egan was recently named Director of Sales at the 2000-room Orlando World Center Marriott , one of the premier convention resorts in the southeast. Egan was formerly employed by White Lodging Services, in Chicago, IL, where he served as Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Midway. He managed the entire sales organization, overseeing nine properties, two ownership groups, and four national brands, before being honored with the Presidents Council Award.

A graduate from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, Egan brings more than 13 years of hospitality experience to the award-winning, convention property. Prior to joining White Lodging Services, he spent most of his hospitality career with Marriott International.  Egan was the Area Sales Leader for Marriott Global Sales in Chicago, IL, where he helped create, develop and launch Marriott’s Global Sales transformational sales team. He was also the former Director of Sales at the Courtyard Chicago Downtown, Senior Account Executive (Northeast Corporate Market) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown and a former Sales Manager at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY.  During his tenure, Egan received a number of prestigious awards to include the Leadership Excellence Award and was a two-time recipient of the distinguished Chairmen’s Circle award.

Egan will reside in Orlando with his wife, Brandie and two-year old son Finlay.

The Orlando World Center Marriott showcases 450,000 total square-feet of event space, all under one roof and most entirely on one level. It is home to 2,000 guest rooms and suites, most with balconies; 18-hole championship golf course and spa.  The sprawling outdoor spaces and terraces, which surround or overlook the resort’s impressive million-gallon pool complex, are also perfect venues to host outdoor functions.  It is home to 10 diverse restaurants and lounges including Mikado’s Japanese Steakhouse, serving exemplary sushi combinations and specialty drinks along with fun entertainment by skilled teppan-yaki chef; Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse and Grill, providing America’s finest cuts of USDA prime aged beef and fresh seafood and Ristorante Tuscany, showcasing fresh Tuscan favorites and an extensive wine list.  In addition, the finest banquet cuisine is designed and prepared by an award-winning staff for any size themed event.

For information call 407-239-4200, or visit www.marriottworldcenter.com.

Orlando World Center Marriott is a world beyond compare! An official hotel partner of SeaWorldâ and home to over one-million gallons of liquid refreshment with six pools, including a lagoon pool with a 106-foot waterslide (Voted one of the World's Coolest Hotel Pools by Forbes) and six whirlpool spas, the resort is an oasis of fun. Championship golf course, full-service spa, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball and 10 diverse restaurants and lounges including a food court for families on the go. The Four-Diamond, 2000-room resort is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™ and Universal Studios® Orlando. For more information or reservations, please call 888-99-WORLD or visit www.MarriottWorldCenter.com
 
Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 60 countries.  Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information visit www.meetthedriven.com.  Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottHotels

For additional information, visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwiwy-aspen-wye-river-conference-centers/ or call 410-827-7400.
 
Visit Marriott International, Inc (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  For more information about our sustainability efforts, visit www.marriott.com/environment.

Contact:

Kreps DeMaria Public Relations and Marketing
305-663-3543

Vanessa Fioravante
vfioravante@krepspr.com

Cristina Planas
cplanas@krepspr.com



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