May 2, 2023
HOUSTON — Marriott Marquis Houston announced Juan Calderon has been named the new Hotel Manager. In his role, he will serve as the strategic business leader of property operations at the 1,000-room urban resort and be responsible for areas including front office, recreation/fitness center, housekeeping, security loss/prevention, engineering/maintenance, food and beverage, and event management.
He will work with other members of Marriott Marquis Houston’s Executive Committee and department heads to develop and implement property-wide strategies, ensuring customer needs are met, employees are satisfied, and financial performance is on target, according to a press release.
Calderon has a 20-year history with Marriott International, serving most recently as General Manager at the Marriott Dallas Downtown. He successfully led the hotel to a strong COVID recovery, realized in top-line revenues, profitability, and guest service measures.
Prior to that, Calderon was the GM of the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Westlake Solana. He has held a variety of leadership positions with Marriott, including Area Director of Operations for the Mid-West, Sr. Manager of Room Operations for Select Service and Extended Stay – West, and Director of Ops at the Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth Westlake Solana. He has also worked for The Renaissance Dallas, The Renaissance Austin, and The Mayflower Hotel. During his time in Dallas, Calderon also served on the board of the North Texas Hotel Association.
“Juan has long been working to elevate the Marriott brand in Texas, consistently delivering improved metrics, and shepherding his properties to increased profitability,” said Nour Laasri, General Manager of the Marriott Marquis Houston. “We are eager to draw on his excellent leadership skills and proven track record of customer and employee satisfaction to enhance the Marriott Marquis Houston’s robust F+B, meetings, and leisure offerings.”
“Welcoming visitors to the Lone Star State is something I’ve had the pleasure of doing for many years, and I’m thrilled to continue that work in a new-to-me city at Downtown Houston’s most premier hotel,” said Calderon. “The Marriott Marquis Houston stands apart in its offerings for leisure and business travelers, and it will be exciting to further elevate the excellent work they’re already doing.”
Calderon will work closely with the recently appointed Laasri to refine and execute the hotel’s strategic vision, and together, they will elevate the offerings of this sought-after hotel in the heart of downtown Houston.