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Angelo Vignola Named New Director of Sales & Marketing at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

VENICE, IT. June 19, 2017 - JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of Angelo Vignola as the resort's new Director of Sales & Marketing. In his role, Vignola will oversee all sales and marketing efforts on behalf of the resort, which is now in its third season.

Angelo Vignola joins JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa with extensive experience in sales and marketing, having worked with international luxury companies for almost two decades. Vignola previously held the International Sales Director role with Eleganzia Hotels & Spas for the iconic Forte Village Resort in Sardinia and Castel Monastrero Resort in Tuscany. In this role, Vignola successfully managed a large team of sales managers and contributed extensively to the success of one of the most iconic resorts in the Mediterranean. Vignola also previously served as the Director of International Sales for one of the largest hotel companies in Italy, Atahotels. Prior to that, Vignola was Director of Sales & Marketing for Le Meridien Chia Laguna in Sardinia.

Angelo Vignola has a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, a renowned university in Milan recognized for its prestigious school of Economics, Management and Law.

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 70 JW Marriott hotels in 26 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

For more information, media enquiries on JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa please contact:
Jordan Dick
jordan@hawkpr.com
212-255-6541.

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