Male’ Maldives, 7th September 2023 – Marriott International has made a significant announcement, introducing Jan Wagelaar as the new Market Director of Revenue Strategy for their exquisite portfolio of resorts nestled in the enchanting Maldives. Jan brings a wealth of experience to the table, with a remarkable career spanning over 15 years within the hospitality industry. His journey with Marriott International commenced in 2007 when he assumed the role of Inventory Manager at Marriott’s prestigious London hotels. Jan’s unwavering commitment and outstanding performance swiftly propelled him through the ranks, culminating in a pivotal move to Dubai in 2014. In Dubai, he took the reins of revenue strategy and analysis for a cluster of 9 hotels, an endeavor that underscored his versatility and expertise in the field.
Jan’s most recent appointment as the Director of Revenue Strategy at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, showcased his strategic prowess. Under his guidance, the hotel consistently achieved exceptional results across all key performance indicators (KPIs). Notably, his accomplishments earned him the coveted APEC Revenue Strategy Leader of the Year for Luxury Hotels award, a prestigious recognition he claimed twice, in 2018 and 2022.
Jan’s new role as Market Director, Revenue Strategy for the Maldives comes in the wake of Frank Ehret’s successful four-year tenure, who departed to embrace a promising internal promotion. In response to his appointment, Jan shared his excitement, stating, “I’m thrilled to embark on this new journey, collaborating with the immensely talented sales, marketing, and revenue teams in the Maldives. With seven splendid resorts scattered across this idyllic nation, each offering its own unique charm, I look forward to partnering with the resort teams to craft revenue strategies that will further elevate the Maldives’ exceptional hospitality.”
Beyond his professional pursuits, Jan is an avid traveler who savors exploring new culinary delights at diverse restaurants and bars. His adventurous spirit extends to his love for cycling, and he’s also an enthusiast in the realm of sneaker collecting.
Marriott Bonvoy’s remarkable collection of resorts in the Maldives encompasses The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. Each of these properties is situated on its own private island, promising an unparalleled dream getaway experience. For more information, visit www.MarriottBonvoy.com/Maldives.