Gus Escobar

vice president, design and project management
Marriott International

Gus is an Architect that leads the Lifestyle FS Team on the design and execution for new builds and renovations for Autograph Collection, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, Tribute Collection and the Westin brands.  Gus joined Marriott in 2016, in his current role, to provide leadership to the newly created Lifestyle Team.  His team is involved in over 320 ongoing projects, with all 5 Brands, across North America. Prior to oining Marriott, Gus was with Starwood since 2005 having a similar role across Starwood’s 10 Brands.  Since graduating with a BS Architecture degree from NJIT, Gus has had a career in Hospitality Design working almost 15 years with OBM on projects in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.