Manuel Magana appointed General Manager at JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Manuel Magana
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JW Marriott Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, part of Marriott’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, has announced the appointment of Manuel Magana as General Manager. A highly accomplished and results-driven hotel executive with 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Magana brings a rich skill set to the property which opened in May 2023.

Magana has a storied tenure and success with Marriott; his journey began as a Room Service waiter at the JW Marriott Mexico City and evolved into roles in HR and Food & Beverage, and quickly advanced to management roles. During his time in Mexico City, Magana played a pivotal role in the openings of the JW Marriott Hotel Quito in Ecuador and the Panama Marriott Hotel, contributing his expertise to the pre-opening Food & Beverage Task Force team.

Magana brings a global experience and perspective from his roles around the world in locations like Renaissance Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic, Marriott Casa Magna Cancun Resort, and JW Marriott Miami. His leadership was instrumental in achieving the AAA Five Diamond award for the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and the Hotel of the Year and Food & Beverage Financial Excellence awards.

Most recently, Magana served as the Multi-Property General Manager for the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa and the Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Under his leadership, these properties saw record revenue growth, significant ADR improvements, and prestigious awards such as the AAA Four Diamond distinction and 2021 hotel of the year.

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