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Marriott’s Harbour Lake Welcomes New General Manager
Orlando, Fla. - September 28, 2010 - Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, Inc., has appointed Melissa Fritsche to general manager of Marriott's Harbour Lake in Orlando, Fla.
Fritsche is now responsible for the 312-villa resort (with a proposed 900-villas upon build out), known for its kid-friendly amenities and activities within a coastal themed setting. Villas boast fully-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas with plenty of room for the entire family to spread out and relax. Two-bedroom villas can accommodate up to eight guests.
Fritsche began her career with Marriott in 1990 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile where she served as a housekeeping manager. Four years later, she joined Marriott Vacation Club where she was appointed to director of services of Marriott Vacation Club's Sea Pines resorts on Hilton Head Island, and was soon after promoted to general manager.
In 1998, Fritsche served as the opening general manager for Marriott's Ocean Pointe at Palm Beach Shores and remained in that position until May 2005. From there, she took on the role of general manager of Marriott's Streamside at Vail where she was responsible for the overall operations of the resort and also oversaw three condominium associations as well as one master association. Under her leadership, Marriott's Streamside at Vail was recognized as a Marriott Vacation Club World Class Resort in both 2008 and 2009 for meeting and exceeding its annual financial, associate and guest satisfaction goals.
"I am thrilled to have Melissa join our team at Marriott's Harbour Lake," said Troy Asche, regional vice president of customer experience for the Florida-Caribbean region of Marriott Vacation Club. "I know that her vast amount of resort operations experience combined with her excellent leadership skills will be a tremendous asset to our associates, Owners and guests."
A Midwest native, Fritsche will be relocating from Vail, Colo. to Orlando with her husband Raymond and daughter Caroline.
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