The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has promoted Mark Willis to the position of area senior vice president for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, effective immediately.
Willis, a British national, will now take charge of the African continent, in addition to the Middle East and Turkey.
He takes on his new challenge with over two decades of hospitality industry experience, including over 15 years with Carlson Rezidor.
President and CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Federico González-Tejera enthused: “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.”
Meanwhile, Willis declared: “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 and Africa – allows us to streamline our operational and cost efficiencies and better align our commercial teams to deliver memorable moments for our guests.”