February 1, 2023
HOUSTON —Nour Laasri has been appointed Marriott International’s new Area General Manager, Houston, and General Manager for Marriott Marquis Houston. In his role as General Manager, Laasri will act as the primary strategic leader for the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston. He will oversee the success of all day-to-day operations, financial performance, sales and revenue generation, and guest & employee satisfaction strategies. As Area General Manager, Laasri will serve as an active member of the Houston community and will help the hotel team foster deeper relationships with local officials and businesses in the area.
Laasri’s hospitality career spans nearly four decades with Marriott International. He’s worked in various leadership roles at the company, including Food and Beverage, Operations, and Franchise Operations. For ten years, Laasri served as General Manager at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana, Dallas Marriott City Center, and the Marriott St. Louis Grand. Most recently, Laasri was the Area General Manager, Pennsylvania and General Manager, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. A leader in the hospitality community, Laasri has prioritized collaboration with others in the industry, joining forces to enhance the cities in which his hotels are based. He’s looking forward to doing his part to elevate the city of Houston and the Marriott Marquis’ downtown campus.
“Nour has a proven track record of leading his hotels to achieve strong performance metrics and continuously improving their scorecards year over year,” Marriott announced. “We’re confident Nour’s leadership will help us to achieve our vision of further evolving Marriott Marquis Houston into the city’s premier destination to meet, stay, co-work, and play.”
Laasri will leverage his revenue management and sales experience to help lead the Marriott Marquis Houston into 2023 and beyond. He’ll also work closely with the hotel’s exceptional culinary team, led by Bernard Hamburger, Director of Food & Beverage, as they elevate Marriott Marquis Houston’s extensive dining program.
“Houston is quickly becoming one of the most exciting tourism markets, and with such a range of distinctive dining, amenity, and group offerings, there’s really no better place to experience this city than from the Marriott Marquis Houston,” Laasri says. “I’m excited to be joining the team at such a pivotal moment for Houston and am looking forward to introducing an entire new wave of travelers to all that our resort-style hotel has to offer.”
About Marriott Marquis Houston
Marriott Marquis Houston is a cosmopolitan oasis located in the heart of downtown Houston. The hotel’s Altitude rooftop pool experience is home to the one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river, a rooftop infinity pool, and a large-scale special events pavilion overlooking Discovery Green Park. The hotel features 1,000 guest rooms, over 100,000 square feet of meeting space—including Houston’s largest ballroom—a full-service spa and fitness center, and six food & beverage outlets. For more information, please visit the Marriott Marquis Houston website. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
About Marriott Hotels
With over 550 hotels and resorts in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest’s stay, helping to relax, clear minds, stimulate new ideas and anticipate travelers’ needs, leaving them inspired to reach their full potential. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected to Marriott Hotels on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on Instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.