Alison Taylor named Starwood SVP, sales

STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on June 26 that Alison Taylor has assumed the role of senior vice-president of Starwood’s sales organization. In her new role, Taylor leads Starwood’s business-to-business sales strategy and directs the company’s sales team of more than 5,000 associates around the world. A 25-year Starwood veteran, Taylor replaced Christie Hicks, who retired in March. 

Prior to taking on this new position, Taylor developed the Starwood’s Asia Pacific sales organization into an industry-leading team during a period of growth during the last decade. She also successfully evolved and led Starwood’s digital marketing and revenue management functions to drive business into the company’s hotels.

Taylor has relocated from Singapore to Starwood’s global headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

Taylor, who joined ITT Sheraton 27 years ago, has worked in six countries across Asia-Pacific and spent two years working for Le Méridien in Indonesia prior to Starwood’s acquisition of the brand.