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Marriott International Names Ditie Seydou
the 2009 Systems Manager of the Year

TOKYO, April 14, 2010 – Martin Bookallil, Regional Vice President of Information Resources for Marriott International, and Andre Baljeu, Director, Field Technology Manager, Asia Pacific, traveled to Tokyo recently to present the 2009 Systems Manager of the Year award to Ditie Seydou.  Currently the Multi-property Systems Manager overseeing The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, The Park Residence at Ritz-Carlton, and the GSO and GSA offices for Marriott International for the areas of Osaka, Nagoya & Fukuoka. 

Mr. Seydou joined Marriott International in 1998 as a member of the pre-opening team of the Courtyard Beijing.  His wealth of experience also includes Systems Manager positions with sister Marriott Hotels and positions with the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo.

“Ditie is a dedicated and highly adept IT professional. His solid track record leading many hotel pre-openings, network installations, systems implementation and upgrades, user training & support initiatives in large, multi-platform environments is evident in his skill set,” said Mr. Bookallil.  “Ditie is known to selflessly apply himself to his assignments 24/7 or whenever needed to assist all Ladies & Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo and his fellow associates at the GSO offices.”

A native French speaker who is also fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese, Mr. Seydou consistently energizes and practices The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standards, not only in IT department but throughout every area of the hotel and in the work that he performs.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, in the city’s tallest building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo sits at the core of Roppongi, the capital’s entertainment, diplomatic and design-related business hub.  Occupying the top nine floors of the 53-story building, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo offers 360-degree panoramic vistas of Tokyo including Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji.  Featuring 248 guest rooms, including 36 suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Level Rooms, the hotel delivers a guest experience like no other and accommodations that offer Frette linens and featherbeds, deep-soaking tubs, rain showers, two Sony BRAVIA televisions, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, dual-line telephones with voicemail, CD and DVD player and complimentary water at turndown.  For pure luxury outside of its guest rooms, the hotel’s Spa and Fitness by ESPA offers guests the ultimate in pampering, while its two dining outlets – Hinokizaka, a Michelin star-rated Japanese restaurant, and  Restaurant Forty Five, offering modern French cuisine – provide pure satisfaction for the palate.  The hotel also offers state-of-the-art event facilities, including a dedicated Wedding Chapel.  The Ritz-Carlton is located Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan.  For more information, or for reservations, please call +81-3-3423-8000, or visit



Linda Beltran
Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1, Akasaka
Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan
Phone: 81-(0)3-6434-8100 (Direct)

Also See: Christopher R. Clark the New Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo / November 2009

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