Marriott International has announced the appointment of Tolga Lacin as area general manager.
In his new role, according to Marriott, Lacin will be overseeing nine Dubai hotels including The Westin and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Le Méridien Dubai, Aloft and Elements hotels.
A hotel veteran with over three decades experience, he began his career in Istanbul at the Hilton Hotel in 1992. From there, Lacin joined the opening team of Hyatt Regency in Istanbul.
Over the following years, Tolga held Food and Beverage Manager positions in hotels from Kazakhstan to Kanuhura in the Maldives and enjoyed a brief stint in the Middle East in 2001 as the food and beverage manager at the Sheraton, Doha.