News for the Hospitality Executive
John W. Marks, GM at Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel
for More than 11 years, Awarded “General Manager of the Year”
by Loews Hotel
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. – June 2010 – John W. Marks, who has been at the helm of Florida’s Legendary “Pink Palace,” the Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel for more than 11 years, was awarded “General Manager of the Year” by Loews Hotels at this year’s Corporate meeting held in Orlando, Florida.
Marks was recognized by Loews Hotels based on a variety of criteria and exceeding corporate brand standards and initiatives. Some of his 2009 highlights and accomplishments were the hotel growing market share by 1.5% in spite of new competition, having the second- highest employee opinion survey in the company, a leading score in the overall guest satisfaction for Loews Hotels and the hotel receiving numerous awards and accolades such as Meetings and Conventions’ Gold Key, Best of the Best Weddings, AAA’s Top Most Romantic Hotels, Maritana Grille in the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in America by Gayot.com and The Best of the South by Meetings South Magazine.
“John exemplifies the leadership qualities we look for in our general managers, and we are thrilled to name him General Manager of the Year,” said Sherrie Laveroni, Executive Vice President, Operations at Loews Hotels. “In a very challenging financial year he has managed to keep his team engaged, positive and productive, while continuing to run the day-to-day operations very successfully.”
An integral part of the Tampa/St. Petersburg hospitality industry, Marks is on the Board of Directors with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, IMPACT Foundation and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Marks also actively participates in organizations like the Historic Hotels of America, Make A Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, American Red Cross and was named United Way’s 2009 Partnership in the Workplace Volunteer of the Year.
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