BETHESDA, MD (Jan. 28, 2010) — Marriott Vacation Club International, the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) – has appointed Gretchen McCurdy as general manager of Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point and Grand Residences by Marriott at Bay Point in Panama City Beach, Fla.
McCurdy is now responsible for both Marriott’s Legends Edge at Bay Point, a Marriott Vacation Club resort, as well as Grand Residences by Marriott at Bay Point, an innovative real estate option offering an attractive residential setting. Ideally located overlooking St. Andrew’s Bay, both resorts boast multiple-bedroom villas and luxurious amenities. Each two-bedroom villa at Marriott’s Legends Edge features a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, spacious living and dining areas, multiple televisions, washer/dryer and private balcony. Two- and three-bedroom residences at Grand Residences by Marriott at Bay Point feature granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, beveled wood cabinets with raised panels, climate-controlled personal storage room and spacious balconies.
A 21-year Marriott veteran, McCurdy began her career in 1988 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center where she served as a recreation attendant. During her time at the resort, she held various roles including pool supervisor, housekeeping supervisor, assistant housekeeping manager and housekeeping manager. Five years later, McCurdy was promoted to director of services at the Overland Park Marriott in Kansas where she served for three years. In 1996, she took on the role of director of services at the New Orleans Marriott in Louisiana. Over the next 10 years she served as front office manager at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter and director of room operations at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
In 2007, McCurdy joined Marriott Vacation Club International as the director of operations at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas in Newport Coast, Calif. where she oversaw the 625-villa resort.
“Throughout Gretchen’s leadership roles with Marriott, she has demonstrated great strength in customer service and associate motivation,” said Cliff Delorey, regional vice president of customer experience for the East region of Marriott Vacation Club International. “I am confident these traits will carry through to her new role where Gretchen will be a tremendous asset to both Marriott’s Legends Edge and Grand Residences by Marriott at Bay Point.”
A native of Vienna, Va., McCurdy currently resides in Panama City Beach, Fla. McCurdy holds her bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla.
About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is the recognized worldwide leader in vacation ownership with a program highly regarded for its quality and unique flexibility. Celebrating 25 years of unforgettable vacations; Marriott became the first branded hospitality company by nearly a decade to enter the timeshare industry in 1984. Marriott Vacation Club continues to expand with a diverse portfolio of more than 11,000 timeshare resort villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Today, more than 400,000 Owner families around the globe own their vacations “the Marriott way,” offering options to exchange weeks with priority within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio or within Interval International’s global system of more than 2,400 resorts in over 75 countries, trade their week(s) for Marriott Rewards points, or rent their week(s). For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.
Grand Residences by Marriott
Grand Residences by Marriott provides innovative second home options through fractional real estate offerings and select private ownership opportunities such as Grand Residences by Marriott at Bay Point. Designed for regional second home destinations, Grand Residences is dedicated to providing carefree property ownership through Marriott management expertise. Locations include: Panama City Beach, Fla.; South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and London. For more information, please visit www.marriottgrandresidences.com. For nightly rentals, please visit www.marriott.com.
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