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Marriott Vacation Club Appoints New General Manager for Two Hilton Head Island Resorts
Orlando, Fla. – March 7, 2011 – Marriott Vacation Club, the premier timeshare brand of Marriott International, has appointed Mark Harney to general manager of Marriott’s Harbour Point and Marriott’s Sunset Pointe in Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Harney began his career with Marriott International in 1996 at the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista and served in a variety of supervisor roles over the next four years at various Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard by Marriott hotels. In 2000, Harney became assistant general manager at the Courtyard Alexandria in Virginia and was soon after appointed to general manager of the SpringHill Suites Centreville Chantilly in Centreville, Va.
In his most recent role, Harney served as assistant general manager at the SpringHill Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village and was responsible for the overall operations of the largest SpringHill Suites hotel within the brand. In 2009, Harney received Marriott’s regional award for the most improved overall guest satisfaction rates and the lowest problems experienced scores.
“We are delighted to have Mark join our Marriott Vacation Club team,” said Cliff Delorey, regional vice president of customer experience for Marriott Vacation Club’s East region. “I am certain that his experience, along with his strong leadership and communication skills, will be a tremendous asset to our associates and help create great vacation experiences for our Owners and guests at Marriott’s Harbour Point and Marriott’s Sunset Pointe.”
Located in one of South Carolina’s premier resort destinations, Marriott’s Harbour Point & Marriott’s SunSet Pointe overlook the peaceful waterways of Broad Creek in Shelter Cove. Less than two miles from the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head’s Atlantic Coast, the 111-villa resort welcomes Owners and nightly rental guests with one- and two-bedroom villas equipped with all the amenities of home including full kitchens and spacious living areas.
A native of Hampton, Va. and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., Harney has been actively involved with various charities throughout his career including Children’s Miracle Network. He has recently relocated to South Carolina along with his wife Alison and two sons to assume his new role.
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