Orlando, FL – May 2011 – Jon McGavin has recently been appointed General Manager,The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. In this position, he will oversee operations ofthe hotel, which includes 582 guestrooms, a 40,000-sq. ft. spa, over 110,000-sq. ft. ofindoor and outdoor meeting space and an 18-hole championship golf course designed bytwo-time British Open winner and PGA Tour icon Greg Norman. A veteran of thehospitality industry, he has been with Marriott International for 20 years and thisappointment marks his return to Grande Lakes Orlando.
Mr. McGavin began his career in the food and beverage division at the company’sbeachfront resort in Amelia Island in 1991 and moved to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta just intime to experience the excitement of the Summer Olympics in 1996. Two years later hemoved to The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland as food and beverage director, and then held thesame role at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey in Southern California. After opening TheRitz-Carlton Orlando as food and beverage director in 2003, he was promoted to hotelmanager in 2005. In 2007, he got the opportunity to lead the team at The Ritz-Carlton,Buckhead as general manager.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Jon back to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando,” said Jim Burns,vice president and managing director of Grande Lakes. “His knowledge of the resort and the company will benefit our team and we value his expertise and leadership.”
Mr. McGavin holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from theUniversity of Georgia.