Marriott International names company veteran as new marketing lead

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Neal Jones is the new chief sales and marketing officer (EMEA) at hotel group Marriott International.

Since joining the company 24 years ago, Jones has served in various sales and marketing leadership roles across the globe including a tenure as vice president of global sales for Europe.

Most recently he has been based in Dubai as chief sales and marketing officer for Middle East and Africa, but will relocate his family to London for the new role.

Liam Brown, group president, Marriott International, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said Jones was an "engaging leader with a wealth of commercial knowledge”.

Marriott International operates or franchises over 850 hotels across 76 countries and territories in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Its 24 brands include The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Autograph Collection and Marriott.