Michael Stengel | Senior Vice President, Gaylord Hotels and Convention Hotel Strategy for Marriott International, Inc.
Michael (Mike) J. Stengel is Senior Vice President of Gaylord Hotels Operations and Marriott's Convention Hotel Strategy. Mike has management responsibility for the four Gaylord Hotels, the pre-opening of Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado, The Inn at Opryland and the entertainment attractions in Nashville including Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Wildhorse Saloon and General Jackson Showboat, consisting of more than 8,400 STARS (employees) and approximately 8,100 hotel rooms. Additionally, Mike is focused on partnering with leaders of Marriott's large convention and resort properties to identify and deploy proven initiatives which lift overall performance.
Prior to his current role, Mike served as Market Vice President for Marriott International's New York City hotels including five Marriott Hotels & Resorts and two Renaissance Hotels totaling more than 4,000 rooms. He had overall responsibility for sales and revenue management for more than 20 hotels in the New York City area and for the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis scheduled to open in 2014. 
During Mike's career with Marriott, he has held numerous executive positions. He returned to the New York Marriott Marquis as Hotel Manager in 1999 after three years as General Manager of Marriott's Seaview Resort in New Jersey. He became General Manager of the New York Marriott Marquis in 2000 and was recognized in 2001 as General Manager of the Year for Marriott's Northeast Region.  
Previously, he was Regional Director of Operations for the Northeast Region, Director of Food & Beverage at the New York Marriott Marquis and a member of the executive opening teams for the Marriott Desert Springs in California and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia. 
Mike served on the Board of Directors of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York and prior to that he served on the Executive Board of Directors of New York City's Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a past Chairman of the Times Square Alliance. 
Mike graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife.