Weston, FL, December 17, 2014 - Craig S. Smith, Marriott International’s Regional President for the Caribbean & Latin America, was recognized for his leadership in the aggressive growth efforts for the company in the Caribbean and Latin America and has been named one of Latin Trade Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful in the region. Smith has declared a goal of opening over 65 hotels in the next three years, bringing the regional portfolio to 150 hotels across 10 brands by the close of 2017.
"Latin America’s booming economy has led to an expanding middle class eager to travel to new places and do business outside of the region, providing tremendous growth opportunities for Marriott's robust portfolio of brands across the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Smith.
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