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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints New General Manager at Marriott's Villas at Doral
ORLANDO, Fla., December 17, 2008 - Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) - the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) - has appointed Raul Pino to general manager at Marriott's Villas at Doral, in Miami, Fla.
Pino is now responsible for the Marriott Vacation Club resort which is located adjacent to the 650 acre Doral Golf Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort. Marriott's Villas at Doral includes 141 two-bedroom villas overlooking the Great White Golf Course, a Greg Norman Signature Course. Each villa boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, spacious living and dining areas, luxurious bedding package, and multiple televisions with DVD players.
A 22-year Marriott veteran, Pino began his career in 1986 in loss prevention at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay where he was later promoted to director of loss prevention. Pino progressed to regional director of loss prevention for the Florida region in 1993 where his responsibilities included loss prevention for all North American Marriott lodging brands and Marriott Vacation Club International brands in Florida. Pino was later appointed to general manager at the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Plantation in 2000 and two years later served as general manager at the Fairfield Inn Miami Airport West/Doral Area.
In his most recent role, Pino held the position of general manager for the Courtyard Miami Airport West/Doral where he oversaw the total renovation and reinvention of the hotel's lobby.
"I am confident that Raul's knowledge and experiences, combined with his personal commitment to excellence, will be instrumental in achieving high levels of success at Marriott's Villas at Doral, while continuing to offer our Owners and guests unparalleled vacation experiences," said Troy Asche, regional vice president of customer experience for the Florida-Caribbean region.
A native of Cuba, Pino currently resides in Miami with his wife Daiqueline and his three children: Raul Jr., Daniel Alexander and Rebecca Joy. Pino holds an Associate of Arts degree in architectural engineering and hospitality management from Florida International University and is an active member of the Marriott Central Region Diversity Council, the South Florida Marriott Business Council and an ambassador for the Doral Business Council.
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 49 resorts and 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.