Sawgrass Marriott names Marsella director of sales and marketing


The Sawgrass Marriott has named Jay Marsella as the resort’s director of sales and marketing. He will begin his new role July 10.

A Marriott employee for 28 years, Marsella previously served as the opening director of sales and marketing at the Houston Marriott Marquis. He has also held leadership positions at Marriott hotels and resorts on the East Coast, including Doral Golf Resort & Spa, the Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and Marriott’s Evergreen Conference Resort in Atlanta.

“With more than two decades of hospitality experience, Jay has been a strategic business leader,” General Manager Todd Hickey said. “His responsibilities included developing hotel-wide sales and marketing strategies and positioning for both the leisure and group segments, while at the same time assuring the highest levels of guest and associate satisfaction.”

Marsella holds a degree in business administration from Lynn University in Boca Raton.