MARRIOTT International has appointed Gerd Kotlorz as the new area director of sales and marketing, South-east Asia. In his new role, Kotlorz will assume full operational responsibility for driving the group's hotels in Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.
Starting his hotel career in Europe, Kotlorz has close to 18 years of international sales and marketing experience, including senior positions in Europe, Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Kotlorz was last based in Dubai with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he has held several property, cluster and area positions in Oman, Egypt as well as Germany/Poland/Ukraine. He was previously responsible for all IHG hotels in Seoul, in addition to having successfully opened the InterContinental Hotel in Danang in Vietnam.