Marriott bolsters sales team ahead of boom year

Karryn Cutcheon has returned to Marriott for her new role.

Marriott International has made four new appointments to its sales team as it looks to add more than 1,500 rooms next year across five new hotels in Melbourne (The Ritz-Carlton, Le Meridien), Sydney (W Sydney, Moxy Sydney Airport) and Perth (Courtyard by Marriott, Perth Murdoch).

Karryn Cutcheon, who has been with Marriott since 2005, re-joins the team as regional director, global sales for Australia and New Zealand.

“We are also seeing a strong return of interest in international destinations such as the US, UK and Europe with companies now looking to take their teams offshore,” Cutcheon said.

Joo-Rei Mathieson is Market Director of Sales – Western Markets.

New business enquiries in Australia and New Zealand are currently tracking 20 per cent ahead of 2019 levels, with overall revenue for this region ahead of 2019 for the same period. New lead generation from Asian markets is back to 50 per cent of 2019 levels and climbing steadily.

Liza Bajracharya is Market Director of Sales – Asia.

The other key appointments include Joo-Rei Mathieson as market director of sales – Western Markets, Liza Bajracharya as market director of sales – Asia, and Takashi Sogabe who has been appointed market senior sales manager.

Takashi Sogabe has been appointed Market Senior Sales Manager.

“The bolstered sales team will help us to continue our growth momentum and maintain an industry leading position as international travel recovers from the pandemic,” Sean Hunt, Marriott’s local boss.