The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to welcome a new team member, Maria Vazoura, as their new Director of Marketing. Maria brings a wealth of experience from the hospitality and marketing sectors to her new position.

Maria Vazoura, Director of Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
Maria Vazoura, Director of Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

A skilled marketeer, Maria’s knowledge of the luxury leisure industry and her strategic marketing insight will help shape The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s future in an increasingly expanding market.

No stranger to Marriott

According to the hotel’s General Manager Carlo Javakhia, Maria is no stranger to Marriott, after over a decade spent with one of the most historic and luxurious hotels in Europe. He said he is confident that Maria is bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be instrumental in their future success.

Maria is joining us at the right time as The Ritz-Carlton, Doha positions itself as both a culinary and leisure destination after the reopening of its private beach. Her experience in cluster marketing for European business and leisure hotels will add great value to our team.

Having successfully achieved an MSc in Marketing Management, Maria’s initial foray into hospitality came when she took up a position with the iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens.

Maria’s eleven years in Athens saw her promoted to Marketing Manager and later to Cluster Marketing Manager, expanding her portfolio to include a further two properties – the distinguished King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens and Sheraton Rhodes Resort, Rhodes.

I am very excited to work with the team at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, it is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime that was irresistible!

She said that working in the ‘inspiring’ and ever-growing Middle East allows her to be part of an increasingly strong and significant rise in the region’s global footprint.

With the country set to see a significant upsurge in tourism as Qatar plays host to the first-ever 2022 FIFA World Cup held in the Arab world, Maria’s appointment could not have come at a more interesting and opportune time.

Originally from Greece, Maria is fluent in English, having studied for a time in the UK. Her move to Doha is a welcome new direction and her chance to discover even more of the world.

I have reached a time in my career where I would like to broaden my horizons and work in a different market, alongside a new team. Working at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha allows me to diversify and share my creative vision.

With a commitment to elevating every touchpoint for guests from all over the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s highly skilled and knowledgeable team remain dedicated to offering truly memorable experiences

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