Marco Polo Hotels has announced the commencement of Mr. Philip Schaetz as Vice President, Sales & Marketing, succeeding Dr. Jennifer Cronin who was promoted to President of the company last month.
Most recently in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Dorsett Hospitality International, Philip was instrumental in successfully launching the Dorsett brand portfolio, resulting in the hotel chain winning several accolades, including Travel Weekly Asia’s coveted Reader’s Choice award for Best Hotel Chain (regional) in 2015.
Philip spent 16 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation and held senior management positions at both corporate and property level across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Head Office in Chicago. He achieved the role of Vice President of Revenue Management for Hyatt’s International portfolio based in Chicago. Prior to his Dorsett tenure, he was Vice President of Revenue Management and Distribution for the Minor Hotel Group Ltd in Thailand. Philip is well-versed in sales, revenue management and distribution, electronic distribution and marketing strategies, public relations, brand development and sales training.
“2016 is going to be an exciting year for Marco Polo Hotels and as such, we are delighted to have Philip leading our Marketing Division,” said Dr. Cronin. “With his extensive experience in various regions of the world and his ability to drive business from both a property and corporate level, we are confident that he will elevate the performances of our hotels with immediate results.”
Philip graduated from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel Administration.