WAYNE MORRIS NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS

Ritz Carlton New Orleans

Seasoned industry veteran brings extensive luxury experience to the
iconic French Quarter hotel

NEW ORLEANS (June 24, 2024) – The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans has
announced the appointment of industry veteran Wayne Morris to General
Manager. Morris’ luxury hospitality roots are within The Ritz-Carlton,
as he first began his career in 2000 on Canal Street at the beloved
French Quarter Hotel, and later spent over 8 years with the brand. More
than two decades later, Morris will lead The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
into its next era as the hotel anticipates a milestone 25th anniversary
in 2025.

As General Manager, Morris will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s
operations, ensuring the highest standards of service, hospitality and
guest satisfaction, alongside the day-to-day operations and growth of
its Ladies & Gentlemen.  Throughout his career, he has played an
integral role in several Ritz-Carlton properties, including Aspen
Highlands, Sarasota, South Beach, and Reynolds Lake Oconee,
strengthening each hotel’s position as a premier luxury destination in
their respective markets. Morris looks forward to doing the same within
New Orleans’ competitive luxury hotel scene while maintaining The
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans’ legacy of exceptional hospitality.

“We are thrilled to welcome Wayne Morris as the General Manager of The
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans,” said John Harper, Area Vice President,
Luxury Brands. “He is recognized for growing revenue and profits,
achieving industry-leading satisfaction scores, and fostering
best-in-class employee engagement. His extensive experience and proven
leadership in these areas are a tremendous asset for the hotel, ensuring
we continue to excel and grow in the competitive luxury market.”

Most recently, Morris served as Vice President of the Health and
Wellness Division at Ochsner Health, the largest health system in
Louisiana. During his tenure, he spearheaded several corporate
initiatives such as “Best Place to Work” programs and developed new
business and service lines, increasing revenues by over $150 million.
Morris holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree
from The University of Southern Mississippi. Beyond his professional
achievements, he is passionate about philanthropy, and he serves on
multiple boards and committees to raise funds to fight against heart
disease.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans,
please call
800-542-8680 or visit [6]
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/resortsofnaples [6].

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About The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, located on the edge of the French
Quarter, the experience of the city comes to life as soon as guests
cross the threshold of the historic hotel. Set within the 1908 Beaux
Arts Maison Blanche building, our luxury hotel, highlights traditional
Southern ambiance with an interior that reflects the graciousness of
antebellum mansions. The sensory experience weaves its way throughout,
with live music at the Davenport Lounge, local culinary experiences with
our M Bistro, more than 100 treatments at our award-winning luxury spa
and 528 sleeping rooms dressed in rich fabrics and modern amenities. Set
in the heart of New Orleans on Canal Street, just a block from Bourbon
Street, our hotel offers a charming venue for weddings, meetings, and
events, with unique spaces, including the lush French Quarter Courtyard
filled with tropical plants, gas-lit lanterns, and an elegant fountain.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., part of
Marriott International, Inc. currently operates more than 100 hotels
and over 45 residential properties in 30 countries and territories. For
more information or reservations, visit the company website at
www.ritzcarlton.com [7], for the latest company updates,
visitnews.ritzcarlton.com [8] and to join the live conversation, use
#RCMemories and follow along on Facebook [9], Twitter [10], and Instagram
[11]. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR). The
Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of
Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-
Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program
offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences
on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning
points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status
recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the
program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com [12].

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