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Executive Vice President, International Operations
Kenneth W. McLaren is executive vice president, international operations for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where he has held the position since 2006. He is responsible for overseeing Interstate's branch office in Moscow, Russia and the related management functions for Europe including all hotel operations and other responsibilities for seven properties in Moscow, and overall operations in Europe.
Ken originally joined Interstate in 2003 as general manager for the Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel, where he was responsible for directing a major renovation. During his tenure there, he achieved among the highest guest satisfaction scores in the Marriott system, and in 2005 was named the Marriott Franchise General Manager of the Year.
Prior to joining the Company, Ken held general manager positions at Hilton hotels in Malta, Dubai and Abuja, and a number of other hotel operations positions during a 16-year career at Hilton.