Marriott Hotels of Canada has announced that Ryan McRae will join the company as vice president, hotel development, beginning Sept. 15, 2014.
McRae will be based in Vancouver, and will be responsible for the growth of Marriott's full service, select service, and extended stay hotel brands in Western Canada.
McRae joins Marriott with more than 16 years of commercial real estate experience, including eight years focusing on hospitality acquisitions and development. Most recently, McRae was vice president, acquisitions and development for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for Canada-wide hotel development and acquisition activities.
He also served as chairman of the company's investment committee. Prior to his role with SilverBirch, McRae was a development director with Hilton Worldwide, focused on corporate growth in a variety of global markets, including Western Canada, the United States Pacific Northwest, Europe, Russia, and parts of Africa.
McRae holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of British Columbia.