Marriott International appoints new senior leaders to Canadian team

Marriott International has appointed Susie Grynol and Keri Robinson to its Canadian senior leadership team.


Grynol will join Marriott International as market vice president, Eastern Canada. She most recently served as president and chief executive officer at the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) — where she worked for nearly eight years.

In her new role, she will ensure market-wide program implementation and drive key initiatives, working closely with area general managers and property general managers to positively impact hotel performance in Eastern Canada. 

Her previous roles were vice president of federal government relations, head of the Ottawa office and lead spokesperson for the Retail Council of Canada, one of the largest trade associations in Canada. Before that, she worked at Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada and the House of Commons.

Robinson will assume the position of area vice president, U.S. Western Mountain Pacific and Western Canada, expanding her current responsibilities. Robinson has been with Marriott International for more than 35 years. In 2020, she was promoted to area vice president following roles as area general manager in the Seattle and San Diego markets for Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. During her time as area general manager with Starwood based in Seattle, she had responsibility for the managed, full service properties in Western Canada. 

As part of her expanded role, she will be responsible for delivering full P&L accountability and supporting efforts to drive an exceptional customer experience for Marriott hotels within the region. She brings prior experience in the market having previously served as the leader for full service, managed properties in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton with Starwood.

Before that, she worked at The Westin Pasadena, Calif., Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, Cerritos, Calif. and ITT Sheraton/​Starwood Hotels & Resorts, West Region.

We are thrilled to welcome Susie and Keri to our Canadian leadership team. As this region continues to grow, their leadership and expertise will be critical to increasing our presence in the market, as well as driving topline revenue and profit goals for our hotels across Canada,” says Paul Cahill, senior vice president, Canada Operations.

Both positions will report to Cahill.

Susie Grynol and Keri Robinson

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