Liam Brown

Immediate Past Chair; President & Managing Director, Europe Marriott International

Liam Brown was appointed President and Managing Director for Europe in January 2019 and is accountable for developing and managing Marriott's hotel portfolio in Europe, comprising 24 brands in 43 countries. 

Mr. Brown began his career with Marriott International in 1989.  He served in multiple general manager and regional positions across Marriott’s Courtyard, Residence Inn and full service portfolio from 1989 until 1999.  From 1999 to 2007, he held several corporate positions including, VP of Franchising for Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites, and SVP for the Fairfield Inn brand.  From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Brown held the positions of SVP and EVP of Development for Marriott’s Select Service & Extended Stay lodging products. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Brown served as Chief Operations Officer, The Americas for Select Service & Extended Stay Lodging and Owner & Franchise Services and was most recently President for Franchising, Owner Services and MxM Select Brands, North America.

Educated primarily in his home town of Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Brown has a Hotel Diploma Business Degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College (1980 – 1984).   In 2005, he completed his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Management at the University of Maryland.  Mr. Brown has served on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association since 2009.

Mr. Brown currently resides in London, with his wife Lillian and daughter Ciara due to join him from Bethesda, Maryland later this year.