Leonard Buckley Appointed General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA. January 31, 2018 -

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is proud to announce the appointment of Leonard Buckley as general manager. Mr. Buckley joins the historic hotel with thirty nine years of hospitality management experience. A tenured industry veteran, Mr. Buckley will be responsible for all aspects of operations at the hotel.

As a Philadelphia native, Mr. Buckley began his hospitality career while working toward his Marketing degree at Drexel University. Prior to joining Starwood Hotels and Resorts, he held various operational roles at Canadian Pacific Franklin Plaza and Bellevue Hotel, then operated by Cunard Hotels. In 1999, Mr. Buckley began his Starwood Hotels journey as General Manager of the Sheraton Philadelphia Airport Complex and was later promoted to the Sheraton Park Ridge Hotel and Conference Center. After six years, Mr. Buckley joined the North Regional team as the Senior Director of Franchise Operations representing over 35 hotels in the Mid-Atlantic area.

“My goal at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is to continue the legacy of excellence with my commitment to exceptional service and the highest level of operational productivity to enhance loyalty to the iconic hotel,” said Buckley. “It is a great honor to lead the vision at Philadelphia's premiere luxury property.”

Through the years Mr. Buckley has been a subject matter expert for various hotel ownership groups supporting Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Meridien Hotels, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts and The Luxury Collection brands. Most recently, Mr. Buckley has been General Manager of the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. While in this role, he was responsible for a full property renovation and achieved improvements in Guest Satisfaction Scores, ADR Growth, and Associate Engagement.

Mr. Buckley is active member of the Philadelphia hospitality community. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Independence Visitors Center Corporation, Member of the Hospitality Committee with Visit Philadelphia and long standing member of the Philadelphia Hotel Association.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, visit: ritzcarlton.com/philadelphia.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

Set in the heart of Center City, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia offers unprecedented access to history in the nation's birthplace, located just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Housed in a landmark building originally constructed in 1908 as a reproduction of the Pantheon, The Ritz-Carlton opened in 2000 and features 300 elegantly appointed guest rooms, a Spa, 26,000 square feet of meeting space and more. The striking 146-foot Rotunda lobby with 16 columns is comprised of over 9,000 tons of Georgia marble, and an oculus allowing an abundance of natural light, which filters through a second oculus to the Grand Ballroom below. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia completed a multi-million dollar redesign in June 2016. The updates to the iconic Philadelphia hotel include all new guest rooms and meeting spaces, a refreshed lobby experience and public spaces, along with a new restaurant, bar and lounge.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to offer The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).

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