ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) has appointed Cliff Delorey to executive vice president and chief resort experience officer. In his new role, Delorey is directly responsible for the on-site management of Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott properties around the globe, provides oversight and coordination of the on-site management company for The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and is responsible for the development and financial performance of resort-based ancillary businesses. In his role, Delorey will also serve on the executive committee and the corporate growth council for the company.
A 31-year Marriott veteran, Delorey began his career in 1981 at the Marriott Boston Newton in Boston, Mass. as a sous chef and later became banquet chef. With extensive global operational experience, he has served in a variety of roles around the world including: banquet chef and specialty restaurant chef at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Marco Island, Fla.; executive sous chef at the former Santa Barbara Biltmore Marriott in Santa Barbara, Calif.; executive chef at the Torrance Marriott South Bay in Torrance, Calif.; executive chef at the JW Marriott Century City in Century City, Calif. and director of food and beverage for the JW Marriott Hong Kong in China. Delorey also served as director of international operations for Marriott International in Bethesda, Md. where he oversaw over 100 hotel openings and served as operational support for 65 countries.
In 2003, Delorey served as regional director of operations for the Pacific Islands, Guam and Japan where he was responsible for 23 properties including four Marriott Vacation Club resorts. In 2006, Delorey joined Marriott Vacations Worldwide (formerly Marriott Vacation Club International) where he served as vice president of operations for the East region, overseeing the region's operations team consisting of 15 resorts.
In his most recent role, Delorey served as vice president of operations for the Middle East and Africa region for Marriott International, leading 40 hotels in the region and an additional 46 that were in development within the next 5 years."I'm extremely pleased that Cliff will be leading our company's resort experience efforts," said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide. "His knowledge of the business and his vast amount of experience – both domestically and internationally – will enable him to make significant contributions in his new role." Delorey holds his degree in culinary arts and hotel management from Johnson and Wales University. Along with his wife Jill and their four children, he currently resides on Hilton Head Island with plans to relocate to Orlando in the near future. About Marriott Vacations Worldwide CorporationMarriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is the leading global pure-play vacation ownership company offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with more than 60 resorts and more than 420,000 Owners and Members. Its brands include: Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com. SOURCE Marriott Vacations Worldwide