BETHESDA, Md. — Paul Cahill has been named SVP, Canada Operations at Marriott International, effective February 2024. Cahill will succeed Don Cleary, who will be retiring after more than 34 years with Marriott, as announced in October 2023.
Cahill currently serves as area VP, Canada, Marriott International, where he’s responsible for driving both top-line and bottom-line results for all Managed by Marriott hotels and all brands in Canada. In his new role, Cahill will serve as a member of the U.S. and Canada executive leadership team and will function as the senior business leader for all brands across Canada. He’ll be responsible for ensuring that the region achieves all top-line revenue and profit goals, while maintaining positive and productive relationships with Canadian owners and franchise management companies.
Cahill began his Marriott career in 1987 and joined the Canada team in 2015. After Marriott’s acquisition of Delta Hotels in April of 2015, he led the development and execution of a global multi-year brand strategy that would double the number of Delta hotels open and operating in the country by 2018. Prior to his current position, Paul served as the SVP of Global Brand Management for Marriott, where he was responsible for developing and leading multi-year global brand strategies for both the Marriott Hotels and JW Marriott brands.
“Paul’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of Canada makes him ideally suited to take on leadership of our Canadian operations,” says Liam Brown, group president, U.S. and Canada, Marriott International. “Canada is a critically important region for Marriott as we continue to invest in our hotels and brands, leveraging our strong growth momentum there. I’m confident that Paul is well-positioned to drive our future success in the region and build on the valuable relationships Marriott has developed over the years with Canadian owners, management companies and industry leaders.”
“Leading Marriott’s Canada operations is an incredible opportunity to continue to drive forward the growth we’ve experienced here over the last several years,” says Cahill. “I look forward to working with the strong operating team we have built in Canada to advance our business strategy, attract and retain top talent, and drive financial returns for the more than 270 hotels in Canada that fly our brand flags.”