In this position, the hospitality veteran will play a significant role in the resort’s continued success, overseeing 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.
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, Bray 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.
“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.”