People Update: Michael Cooper


The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Cooper as the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Cooper joined the Marriott International brand in 2013 and has developed a track record of exceptional leadership and strategic decision-making across several markets. In this position, he will work to elevate and drive the vision of the Sales & Marketing Department at the luxury hotel property in Downtown Clayton.

In his previous role of Associate Director of Sales at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Cooper led the Sales & Marketing team to achieve record-breaking results over the past three years, including success in areas like operational excellence, profit maximization, and customer and employee satisfaction. Cooper has held numerous leadership positions, with his first role in the Sales & Marketing discipline as Senior Sales Manager at Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek before being promoted to the Destination Sales Executive (DSE) role. He continued to grow his career as he joined the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Arizona as the Destination Sales Executive (DSE) for the property, and across all professional endeavors, Cooper has developed an extensive understanding of the hospitality industry and refined his leadership skillset.

“The Sales and Marketing department of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has an outstanding reputation within the region for creating spectacular experiences for their clientele,” says Cooper. “I feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to help guide these ladies and gentlemen and play a role in the positive evolution of this esteemed luxury property.” Cooper and his family are eager to immerse themselves in the St. Louis community by exploring the many wonderful neighborhoods and taking in as many games possible of the city’s beloved sports teams.

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