Tom Gilliland Named New Assistant General Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center Hotel

May 22, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Gaithersburg, Md., May 22, 2010—The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center announced today that Tom Gilliland was named the new Assistant General Manager of the hotel in Gaithersburg, MD, continuing his 11-year tenure with Marriott International. He joins Michele Pajot, General Manager of the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, in running this well-known Montgomery County landmark.

"We are so pleased to have Tom join us in this very important leadership role," says Ms. Pajot. "Tom's years of hotel experience, including that in a luxury hotel, will add layers of depth to our operation and I'm thrilled to have him on my team."

Mr. Gilliland comes to the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center as the new Assistant General Manager following his position as Rooms Executive at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia-a five diamond rated facility. This hotel was named by Forbes magazine as a "Top 400 Hotel in the World" and is one of Travel and Leisure's "Top 40 Hotels in North America." The Ritz-Carlton is one of Marriott's luxury brand hotels.

Prior to the Ritz-Carlton, Mr. Gilliland was Director of Room Operations at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center and helped open that property in 2004. Mr. Gilliland started his management career with Marriott International at the Denver City Center Marriott in Denver Colorado in 1999.

Mr. Gilliland began his Marriott career as a Rooms Division summer intern at the Key Bridge Marriott hotel while attending Oklahoma State University. He majored in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and graduated with a B.S. in Human Environmental Science.

"It is great to be back in the D.C. market and I am very excited to be joining Ms. Pajot and the team at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center," says Mr. Gilliland. This hotel has so much to offer and is in a really fun location at the Rio."

The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel in Gaithersburg, MD is part of Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The hotel near Rio Entertainment Complex recently completed a $6.2 million dollar renovation, encompassing 11 floors and 284 guest rooms and four suites. The hotel overlooks a picturesque lake and is only steps away from upscale restaurants, shopping, and the Rio Entertainment complex. The hotel boasts five meeting rooms and 6,588 total square feet of meeting space, along with two concierge levels. The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center's location in close proximity to I-270 and its convenience to Reagan National, and Washington Dulles Airports, makes it a great venue for business or pleasure visits. For more information about the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel, please visit

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