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MMS Chicago: The Now Economy
July 25th, 2017
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Tina Edmundson

Tina Edmundson

Global Officer Luxury and Lifestyle Brands - Marriott International, Inc.

Tina Edmundson is global officer of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands for Marriott International, Inc. including The Ritz-Carlton, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, EDITION Hotels, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy, Renaissance Hotels, and Autograph Collection Hotels. Her leadership includes defining and executing innovative and change-making global brand and operations strategies for the company’s luxury/lifestyle portfolio including more than 450 hotels across all brands in 38 countries.

As part of her responsibilities, Tina also plays an important role in the future development of the company’s luxury/lifestyle brands around the world, working closely with the company's global development team to advance the creativity and innovation of Marriott International’s Luxury and Lifestyle Brands for next generation audiences. Additionally, she plays a critical role in defining global sales and marketing strategies for all brands, helping ensure that each is culturally relevant and resonates well with the mindset of their guests around the world in the luxury/lifestyle category.

Tina served in numerous leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts before joining Marriott International, including senior vice president of brand operations for Starwood’s Luxury Division where she established the W brand as a leader in the “lifestyle” lodging category. She also led the repositioning of the St. Regis brand in the luxury segment.

Tina is a graduate of the University of Bombay, India, and earned her MBA in Hotel & Restaurant Administration from the Conrad N. Hilton School at the University of Houston.She currently resides outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.

About Marriott International’s Luxury and Lifestyle Brands: Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for approximately 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.