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Jan Heesbeen Appointed General Manager of Taba Heights Marriott Beach Resort

Jan Heesbeen Appointed General Manager of Taba Heights Marriott Beach  Resort ( Jan Heesbeen has just accepted the position of General Manager at the Taba Heights Marriott Red Sea resort.

Taba Heights Marriott is a stunning resort hotel nestled in the heart of paradise. It is situated at the beautiful Egyptian Red Sea Coast and cradled by the mountains. The hotel features a magnificent landscaping with 2800 square meters of pools with jacuzzi and water falls. The resort’s architectural design uses natural levels to maximize the number of rooms with sea view. Taba Heights 18 hole championship golf course is also now open.

A native of Amsterdam, Holland, Jan a seasoned professional brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new position in a career spanning a total of 30 years, the last 24 with Marriott International.

His most recent position was Country Director of Marketing for Marriott Hotels in Jordan. He was responsible for the Amman Marriott Hotel, the first Marriott to be built in Jordan and the Petra Marriott Hotel, a charming hotel with a “boutique feel” majestically situated to overlook the magnificent picturesque rose-red city of Petra.

In addition, Jan was responsible for the newest Marriott property in Jordan, the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort&Spa which is an exceptional resort, uniquely located on the east shore of the Dead Sea 400 meters below sea level at the lowest point of earth, and 12 km from the Christian Baptism site.

Prior to his assignment in Jordan, Jan was Regional Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific, including set up and pre-opening for Marriott Vacation Club International’s first Asian property, Marriott Phuket Beach Club, which is fully integrated with the stunning JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa.

He also opened the JW Marriott Bangkok Hotel in 1997 and JW Marriott Dubai Hotel in 1993, as Director of Marketing. Previously, he served as Director of Marketing at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel, Saudi Arabia, Amman Marriott Hotel, Jordan and as Director of Sales at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in The Netherlands.

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