Wale To Succeed Vos As Starwood President EMEA

New regional president is a 35-year Starwood veteran who most recently served as senior vice president and director of operations for Western Europe.



Roeland Vos (left) will be replaced by Michael Wale.

Michael Wale will succeed Roeland Vos as president of Starwood’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region from June 1.

Wale is a 35-year Starwood veteran who most recently served as senior vice president and director of Operations for Western Europe, while Vos will transition into a consulting role with the company.

Frits van Paasschen, president and CEO of Starwood, said during Vos’ 12-year tenure it has nearly doubled its hotel footprint in the region to 243 hotels, and accelerated its business in fast-growing markets.

He added Wale’s combination of strategic vision, management experience, relationships with associates and customers, and a global sensibility makes him “perfectly positioned” to oversee Starwood’s continued growth.