Mr. Marques returns to Island Hospitality after most recently working for Magna Hospitality as Senior Vice President. Previously with Island Mr. Marques was responsible for the management and oversight of Island Hospitality’s operations division, which includes six regional directors, property level general managers, and over 3,000 property level employees. He was promoted to Vice President of Operations in July 2007 after previously serving as the Regional Director for the Hilton relationship, a role that he held at Innkeepers Hospitality prior to its sale. In his prior role, Mr. Marques was responsible for a Hilton branded hotel portfolio of 15 hotels that generated a 10% revenue increase in 2006 and significant increases in overall guest satisfaction.
From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Marques was employed as Regional Director of Operations for the Musselman Hotel Group, a private owner of approximately 30 hotels, where he played a key role in winning a number of premier hotel management industry awards, including the highest ranked Embassy Suites (Louisville, Kentucky), the highest ranked Spring Hill Suites (Lexington, Kentucky), and the third highest ranked Residence Inn (Lexington, Kentucky) in terms of overall guest satisfaction scores. Mr. Marques also served as an area manager for Candlewood Suites from 1999 to 2001.
Mr. Marques earned an Associates Degree in Hospitality Management from Prince George’s College in 1989