Melanie Stroh has joined The Westin Los Angeles Airport as the property’s new Director of Sales. Stroh has an extensive background in sales, and has spent the last seven years growing her hospitality and leadership skills with the Westin Brand at a variety of hotels from independent and branded to airport and resort properties. Prior to this role, Stroh served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Westin Edmonton in Canada, and most recently at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, she received her Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Kelsey Campus, and has since traded in the snow of her home country for the sun of Southern California.
Having been with Marriott International for over 18 year, Mark Goldrup brings a wealth of hospitality experience with him to Westin Los Angeles Airport in his new role as General Manager. After earning a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University in his hometown of Toronto, Goldrup began his career at Canadian Pacific Hotels and Resorts before joining Marriott at the Delta Chelsea in Toronto. Up until taking up his most recent post in Los Angeles, he has spent time working in a variety of roles across Canada and abroad in the United Kingdom. Most recently, Goldrup was recruited to manage the team at the flagship Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel. In 2018, he was the recipient of the prestigious Stephen G. Marriott Award for Distinguished Leadership as he played an integral role not only in the start of the first Marriott Business Council in Canada, but its expansion to seven. Goldrup is an active member of every community he is a part of and has served on boards of various Tourism Associations and Chamber of Commerces throughout his career. In this new role, he will oversee hotel operations and the guest experience, as well as actively engage and inspire his team. Goldrup strives to be creative in all aspects of life, from unique boardroom strategies and crazy adventures to welcoming guests from around the globe. Inside the office and out, Goldrup chases happiness everyday and often does so with his one true love and wife, Christine.