Orlando World Center Marriott announced the appointment of Robert Bray as general manager. In this position, he will oversee all operational aspects of the 2,009-room property, including everything from financial performance and the guest experience to food and beverage, while maximizing revenue and maintaining focus on strategic goals.
“We’re pleased to welcome Robert Bray to the Orlando World Center Marriott team,” said Sami Abuzeid, the AVP of the Florida region. “We are confident his vast familiarity and understanding of the brand, in addition to his outstanding record for management, leadership and sales excellence, not only make him well suited for this position but a valuable addition to lead the Hotel.”
Bray brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality sector to Orlando World Center Marriott, with nearly 30 years spent specifically with Marriott International. Most recently, he served as the area general manager for the New Orleans Marriott, where he took the hotel to new heights in guest satisfaction scores along with setting records in revenue, occupancy and market share.
Prior to that position, the California native managed notable portfolio properties including the 1,083-room Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites complex as well as served as the opening general manager of the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel and Renaissance Arts in New Orleans.
Orlando World Center Marriott is the world’s largest Marriott and sites on 200 acres. The property boasts 450,000 square feet of event space. Other on-property amenities include the 18-hole championship golf course, Jack Nicklaus Academy at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, a full-service spa and fitness center and nine taste-tempting restaurants and lounges. The property is also home to the iconic Falls Pool Oasis — ranked one of the “world’s coolest hotel pools”— with a Slide Tower featuring two waterslides and one speed slide. The resort is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World and just minutes from SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Universal Studios.
Information based off a news release from Orlando World Center Marriott.