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IOAN MĂTIEȘ IS THE NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF JW MARRIOTT BUCHAREST GRAND HOTEL

by JW MARRIOTT BUCHAREST GRAND HOTEL November 23, 2021

With almost 25 years of experience in the HoReCa industry, Ioan Mătieș is the new General Manager of the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel as of 15 October 2021. He replaces Tino Lindner, who has managed the hotel for the past three years. In his new role, Ioan Mătieș aims to continue the execution of the JW Marriott brand’s modern representation in the luxury category. Today’s world is increasingly complex and disconnected; therefore, JW Marriott enables you to focus on feeling whole — mind, body and spirit.

"I have been part of the JW Marriott team since the opening of the first hotel in Romania. I thank Tino for all he has achieved and especially for continuing to invest in the implementation of digital technologies to improve the guest experience, especially in the last year and a half, a difficult time for the hospitality industry. Taking on this new position makes me happy, excited and honored. The experience I have gained in the luxury hospitality segment will help me, together with my team, to achieve the company's business goals, with a focus on innovation, elevated luxury guests experience and increasing awareness," said Ioan Mătieș, the new General Manager of JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

Ioan Mătieș joined the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel in 2000 as Director of Event Management. Since then, due to his leadership skills, he has held several management positions within the hotel group, both domestically and abroad. For example, between 2006 and 2014, he worked as Food & Beverage Director at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel. In 2014, he was appointed General Manager of the Renaissance Atyrau Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments in Kazakhstan.

In 2017, he took on a new challenge by assuming the position of General Manager of the Voronezh Marriott Hotel, overseeing the opening of this new hotel, from creating the recruitment plan to coordinating marketing activities to developing and implementing the sales strategy. In 2018, Ioan was appointed General Manager of the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli. Under his leadership, the hotel received the Excellence for Financial Performance Award, after which the Market Share Index improved significantly.

Ioan Mătieș holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and in 2019, Ioan graduated from the ASCENT - Leadership Accelerator programme at the University of North Carolina, USA among other development programs completed over the years.

ABOUT JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel 

Shaped by the dynamic heritage of the city, JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel retains a reputation as the benchmark of modern luxury in Romania’s lively capital. Renowned for its crafted service, diverse epicurean venues and elegant lobby, it is an enriching backdrop for family gatherings and inspired journeys. Located in an area of historic and national interest, the property is the only five-star hotel in the district and is in close proximity to the stately Palace of Parliament and People’s Salvation Cathedral.With 402 rooms, 12 meeting rooms (with a total surface of approx. 2.000 sqm), 6 restaurants and lounges, conference center, access to luxury brands shopping gallery, casino, spa, fitness etc, the JW Marriott is one of the most generous, elegant and resourceful hotels in Bucharest. Whether guests come for the most spacious rooms in town or for lunch or dinner, all are treated with flawless service. 

About JW Marriott  

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together, act with intention and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com

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