HTNG names new board member from Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Technology Next Generation has added Mark McBeth, vice president IT at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., to its board of governors. As a vice president, Information Technology for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, McBeth is responsible for the development and support of property IT standards and strategies across Starwood’s nearly 600 hotels and resorts in North America.

He is a seasoned industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, 35 of which have been dedicated to property technology. He began his IT career with Sheraton Hotels in 1980 and played an influential role in growing the brand’s IT footprint in North America through the 80s. He joined Westin Hotels in 1996 and has been with Starwood since the company’s formation in 1998. He is based in the company’s global headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

“Starwood Hotels & Resorts is a major hotel company with a diverse portfolio of properties around the world,” said Michael Blake, executive vice president and CEO of HTNG. “We are fortunate to have the support and representation from Starwood on our board of governors as we continue to foster relationships with technology vendors and encourage innovation going forward.”

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