Mark Sanders

Born in Freeport New York, Mark started his career in the hotel industry in 1981 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel. He rose through the ranks of Marriott International achieving the position of Regional Vice President of Human Resources. Mark’s time with Marriott then culminated in the position of Area General Manager for Marriott Lodging in New Orleans, LA, in which he oversaw eleven properties as well as the day to day management of the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.

After twenty-five years with Marriott International, Mark returned “home” to New York. He became the General Manager/Regional Vice President for Millennium Hotels and Resorts in New York City and took over the everyday management of the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

In 2009, Mark joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the General Manager for the Complex – Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers and the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. Currently in this position, Mark is responsible for the daily operations of the hotels’ 2,400+ guest rooms in Midtown Manhattan.

Throughout his career, Mark has insisted on supporting the industry through more than just his job. During his time in New Orleans, he was the Chairman of the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and served on several Board of Directors groups for the Hotel Association. Today, Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hotel Association of New York as he continues his dedication to the hospitality industry.