Marriott International announced that Tim Sheldon is retiring from his role as president of the Caribbean and Latin America in early 2021, following a 35-year career with the company.
Sheldon led the company’s expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America over the past five years, doubling the region’s portfolio to 268 properties with another 132 projects in the pipeline. He oversaw the integration of Starwood in the Caribbean and Latin America, which added six new markets and eight brands to the company’s regional portfolio. In addition, he led the launch of Marriott International’s all-inclusive platform last year.
Sheldon joined Marriott International in 1985 and held various positions throughout his career. As senior vice president and brand manager he led Marriott’s entry into the moderate-tier extended-stay space with the development of the TownePlace Suites brand. While at the helm of the global operations group, he directed the rollout of mobile check-In for the company.
Sheldon will remain with the company through the first quarter of 2021 to help with the transition. Long-time company executive Brian King, currently global officer, has been appointed as Sheldon’s replacement.
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