Marriott names Grynol, Robinson to Canadian leadership team

Marriott International has appointed two individuals to its Canadian senior leadership team.

Susie Grynol will join Marriott International as market vice-president, Eastern Canada. She most recently served as chief executive officer at the Hotel Association of Canada. Keri Robinson will assume the position of area vice-president, U.S. Western Mountain Pacific and Western Canada, expanding her current responsibilities.

Both positions will report to Paul Cahill, senior vice-president, Canada operations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Susie and Keri to our Canadian leadership team. As this region continues to grow, their leadership and expertise will be critical to increasing our presence in the market, as well as driving top line revenue and profit goals for our hotels across Canada,” said Cahill.

About Susie Grynol

Grynol joins Marriott from the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) where she served as chief executive officer since 2016.

In her new role, Grynol will be a key member of the Canadian leadership team supporting Managed by Marriott hotels, Select and Premium brands in Canada. She will ensure market-wide program implementation and drive key initiatives, working closely with area general managers and property general managers to positively impact hotel performance in Eastern Canada.

Previously, Grynol served as vice-president of federal government relations, head of the Ottawa office and lead spokesperson for the Retail Council of Canada, one of the largest trade associations in Canada.

Grynol will begin her role with Marriott on June 3, 2024.

About Keri Robinson

Robinson has been with Marriott International for more than 35 years. In 2020, she was promoted to area vice-president following roles as area general manager in the Seattle and San Diego markets for Marriott and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

During her time with Starwood, she had responsibility for the managed, full service properties in Western Canada.

As part of her expanded role, Robinson will be responsible for delivering full P&L accountability and supporting efforts to drive an exceptional customer experience for Managed by Marriott hotels within the region. She brings prior experience in the market having previously served as the leader for full service, managed properties in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton with Starwood.

Keri’s expanded role will be effective May 18, 2024.