In his present position as Regional Vice President, Mr. Reese oversees the operation of 15 properties for Marriott Hotels and Resorts. As General Manager of the Marriott Marquis, Mr. Reese’s hard work and attention to detail made the Marriott Marquis a renowned New York landmark. Mr. Reese is well known throughout the industry through his 23 years of association with the Marriott Hotels.
In 1990, under his talented direction, the New York Marriott Marquis garnered seven prestigious meeting industry awards. Adding to the e excitement of winning these awards is the fact that the Marquis is the only hotel to ever win a ll of them in one year. Most noted is the acclaimed Gold Key Award presented by Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
Mr. Reese is highly recognized for his outstanding achievements in his field. His commitment to excellence has been acknowledged by numerous professional awards including. “General Manager of the Year” for all Marriott Hotels and Resorts in 1985 and “Hotelier of the Year” by the Missouri Hotel/Motel Association. In 1987. Mr. Reese was the proud recipient of the “General Manager of the Year” award for exceptional achievement in Food and Beverage. His dedication to service extends above and beyond the hotel and resort community. He is currently serving as Executive Committee Member and on the Board of Directors of the Hotel Association of New York City and on the Board of Directors of the Browning School in New York City. He is also serving on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of Greater New York. the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Board, and as Vice Chairman of the Times Square Business Improvement District. He is a member of the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity of the Archdiocese of New York, and holds the title of”Maitre de Table Restaurateur” at the Confrerie des Rotisseurs.
Mr. Reese has had a long and varied career with Marriott beginning at the Philadelphia Marriott City Line while a student at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. Mr. Reese was appointed regional controller for the southern and western regions of Marriott, where he was headquartered in Washington D.C. for three years. He was resident manager at the New Orleans Marriott then appointed General Manager at Tan-Tar-A one of Marriott’s most prestigious resorts.