Richard Collins has over 30 years of hospitality experience and is a 20-year veteran with Marriott International Access Multimedia Content.
Graduated from the Shannon College of Hotel Management in his native Ireland, Collins started his career with Marriott International in Scotland at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club in Edinburgh in 2001, before leading the Marriott Druids Glen Hotel and Country Club near Dublin.
In 2013 he moved to the United Arab Emirates where he was General Manager of Dubai’s first JW Marriott Hotel. He then took the helm at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai where within a three-year period the property saw unprecedented success growing its business, profit, associate engagement, RevPAR index, and guest voice scores.
In 2018, he was appointed his first multi-property role as Area General Manager of Abu Dhabi for Marriott International. He notably managed the successful transition of all Starwood Legacy properties to the Marriott network.
I am delighted to take on this new role and be part of this exciting region. Marriott International has a longstanding presence across Sub-Saharan Africa and this region continues to be an important market for the company’s current operations and future growth opportunities.
Richard Collins, Area Vice President for Sub Saharan Africa, Marriott International
Richard is an experienced leader with a proven track record, and we are delighted to have him lead our operations across Sub-Saharan Africa. With his leadership and extensive knowledge, Richard will play a pivotal role in building on our successes in the region.
Phil Andreopoulos, Chief Operating Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, Marriott International