Marriott International has announced the appointment of Carlton Ervin as global development officer.
In his new role, Ervin will oversee development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, and Asia Pacific, “where he will focus on expanding Marriott’s portfolio”.
Ervin, who joined the company 21 years ago, most recently served as chief development officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he was responsible for leading Marriott’s development efforts for all brands across that region.
According to the hotel group, Ervin played a “pivotal role” in the acquisition and European roll-out of the AC by Marriott brand, the development of the Moxy brand in Europe and the integration of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts acquisition.
Ervin began his career with the company as an attorney in Marriott’s law department, where he focused on supporting development in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA).
In 2002, he became a vice president in development, focusing on the company’s CALA region, then taking on the role of chief development officer for CALA in 2005.
In 2008, Ervin was appointed to the role of chief development officer, Europe, and in 2020, the Middle East and Africa were added to his portfolio. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a dual B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Duke University.
In addition, the company has also named Noah Silverman as global development officer, U.S. and Canada.
Stephanie Linnartz, president, Marriott International said: “Noah and Carlton have been instrumental in driving Marriott’s rooms growth and incredibly strong development pipeline.
“Their combined experience, strategic vision and relationships with the owner and franchisee communities around the world will help to advance the company’s growth strategy, including expansion into new and underserved markets.”