Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, a brand new property set to open in Downtown Odessa in late summer 2019, has named Marian Wilson, previously of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Wilson brings with her a wealth of high-end hospitality experience and an acute sense of detail in sales and marketing strategy and implementation. In her dual-pronged capacity, Wilson will oversee the property’s team of sales and catering professionals as well as help position the hotel and Odessa as an unexpectedly savvy West Texas business and social destination.
“This is a project I could not turn down, not only because of the opportunity it is to open such a premiere Marriott hotel in West Texas but also to be part of something larger,” said Wilson. “The hotel is truly going to be the catalyst to revive downtown Odessa which will bring so much to the community and redefine how West Texas does meetings, events and weddings.”
Previously, at the Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, she was responsible for designing and implementing the property’s annual sales and marketing strategies, as well as leading a team of managers to maximize property revenues. Past roles include leadership positions with Horseshoe Bay Resort in Texas, The Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, WA and Embassy Suites Las Vegas. Wilson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Cornell University and has been recognized as a Top Salesperson for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. An active member of the community, she volunteers with Dress for Success to help women find professional and personal empowerment, and is a member of Leadership Odessa.