Carlson Rezidor promotes Mark Willis to Area Senior Vice President of the Middle East, Turkey & Africa

Carlson Rezidor promotes Mark Willis to Area Senior Vice President of the Middle East, Turkey & Africa

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The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Willis as the new Area Senior Vice President for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa, effective immediately.

In his new role, Willis assumes responsibilities for the African continent, in addition to the Middle East & Turkey.
British national Willis, has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including more than 15 years with Carlson Rezidor. Willis will continue to be based in the group’s Dubai Area Office, given its status as one of the world’s most important travel hubs and with strong air connections to the African continent. Willis has previously held the role of Area Vice President Middle East & Sub-Saharan Africa from 2012 to 2015.

Federico González-Tejera, the new President & CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “I am very pleased to announce Mark’s promotion and take over additional responsibilities for Africa, one of Carlson Rezidor’s core growth markets. Mark’s past experience in Africa and within Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will help strengthen our network and increase operational synergies in the entire region, for the greater benefits of owners, employees and ultimately our guests.”

Mark Willis said, “I feel privileged to be given this exciting new role. With the support of our talented teams in Dubai and Cape Town, I am confident that we will continue to defend our leading positions in these key growth markets. The unification of three important markets – Middle East, Turkey & Africa – allows us to streamline our operational and cost efficiencies and better align our commercial teams to deliver memorable moments for our guests.”


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