John Farrelly has taken on the position of multi-property director of sales and marketing for The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai Al Habtoor City, and The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, where he will lead the three brands’ strategic direction for sales and marketing.


After working in various leadership positions across Marriott International’s UK portfolio from 1999, Farrelly was promoted to cluster director of sales and marketing for nine properties in Northern England in 2003.

In 2011, he joined the pre-opening team of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, where he played a crucial role in the launch of the hotel.

Most recently, Farrelly served as market director of sales and marketing for the UAE at the company.