About Warren Markwart

Warren Markwart
President
MK2 Hospitality Inc

Warren Markwart is a seasoned international hospitality professional with over 30 years of senior executive experience in all aspects of hotel management with:

  • Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
  • Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts
  • Delta Hotels & Resorts

He has been involved in the acquisition, integration, and development of 37 hotels in 17 countries, including Cuba, Middle East, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

His career has been equally balanced between “hotel management, hotel development,  revenue management and technology.

Hotel Development

He has lead development, acquisition and integration teams during Canadian Pacific Hotel’s purchase of Princess Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Raffles Hotels and Swissotel Hotels.

Revenue Management & Technology
He uses his broad range of hotel management expertise to
“integrate revenue management strategies, guest service and business objectives with hospitality technology”.

He developed and “implemented revenue management  strategies” for two major hotel chains  through the creation of industry leading revenue management philosophies, innovative reservation and distribution  systems, state of the art call centres and advanced customer relationship management strategies.

During 20 years with Delta Hotels, he created their first central reservation office in 1984 which was the foundation for the development of Delta’s revenue management strategy.
In 1988 he was key team member instrumental in creating and launching the Privilege Guest Recognition program that guaranteed “One minute check-in or your room is free”

In 1994 he joined Canadian Pacific Hotels and brought advanced revenue management strategies and leading edge technologies to the iconic and historic hotels.

 

Today he is the principle of MK2 Hospitality specializing in

– Hotel Development and Acquisition services
– Hotel Advisory services
– Asset Management
– Hospitality Technology
– Revenue Management

 

 


MK2 Hospitality International 2008 – present

  • 2008 – present
    • President

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International – 1994- 2008

  • 20052008
    • Vice President – Development
      •  Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America
  • 2000 – 2005
    • Vice President – Hotel Integration
      • North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • 1994 – 2000
    • Vice President –
      • Technology & Revenue Management
  • 2006
    • General Manger, Savoy, London

 

Delta Hotels
1972 – 1994

  • Vice President – Development –      Cuba
  • Vice President – Technology and Revenue Management
  • Vice President – Rooms & Reservations
  • General Manager – Delta Chelsea, Toronto
  • General Manager – Delta Brunswick, New Brunswick
  • General Manager – Delta Airport Inn, Vancouver