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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints General Manager at Marriott’s Mountain Valley lodge at Breckenridge
ORLANDO, Fla., - November 3, 2008 - Marriott Vacation Club International - the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) - has appointed Todd Lebow to general manager at Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado.
Located less than 100 miles west of Denver, Lebow is now responsible for the Marriott Vacation Club resort which consists of 78 studio and one-bedroom villas, as well as 33 wholly-owned villas. Each villa boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, spacious living and dining areas, luxurious bedding package, and multiple televisions with a DVD player. This year round destination offers winter sports such as skiing, sledding and hiking, while the summer months offer such activities as white water rafting, golf, and fishing.
An 18-year hospitality industry veteran, Lebow comes to Marriott's Mountain Valley Lodge with a wealth of experience. Beginning his career with Marriott in 1993, Lebow joined the Boston Marriott Newton as banquet beverage operational supervisor and was later promoted to hotel beverage operational supervisor in 1995.
Lebow continued to progress and served as banquet manager at the Courtyard Marriott Nashua in Nashua, N.H. and then served as restaurant manager at the Harford Marriott Rocky Hill in Connecticut. In 2000 he briefly left the company and joined the Redding Country Club as clubhouse manager in West Redding, Conn. In 2002, Lebow accepted the position of director of food and beverage at the Courtyard Hartford Cromwell, followed by a short tenure as director of food and beverage at the Sheraton Bradley Airport, in Hartford, Conn. In his most recent role, Lebow served as director of food and beverage at the Hartford Marriott Farmington.
"With his extensive knowledge in hospitality management, Todd will be a great asset to our management team and continue to provide superior service to our Owners and guests," said Jane Berg, regional vice president of customer experience for the West region.
A native of Bayonne, N.J., Lebow holds his Bachelors of Science degree in restaurant and food service management from Johnson and Wales University of Providence, Rhode Island. Additionally, he is also a certified coach in training intervention procedures for alcohol with Marriott International and has certified over 200 associates in the program over the past 13 years. Currently residing in Cromwell, Conn., Lebow and his wife Michaela will be relocating with their children Alexandra, Skylar, Lucas and Madison to the Breckenridge area where Lebow hopes to continue his involvement in coaching little league.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. In 1984, Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of over 9,900 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 365,000 vacation owners around the globe own their vacations "the Marriott way," offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International's global system of more than 2,300 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriott-vacations.com.