Marco Manzie - C.H.A. / C.A.M.
A successful and respected 46-year veteran of the Hospitality Industry and driven by his “hands-on” operational knowledge and leadership ability, Marco Manzie has built Paramount Hospitality Management (PHM) from “the ground up” into a thriving and award-winning company since its inception in 2001.
Recently listed in the 2021 Hotel Business Green Book and Market Guide as one of the Top 100 Hotel Management Companies, PHM is poised and ready for pending growth with future projects in the pipeline and beyond. Through the growth of PHM, Marco has experienced and mastered all aspects of hotel acquisition and development including but not limited to budgeting, repositioning, new design and conceptual planning, architecture and construction – he is engaged at every level.
His expertise in “mixed-use” hotels has afforded PHM a unique niche and special recognition throughout the industry. He has evolved the company from a third-party contract management company into procuring equity stake in projects.
In 1992, as Co-founder and President Marco had built another hotel management company called, Vacation Break Management, which was part of VBUSA a NASDAQ publicly traded company. His ability to develop and establish new standards for the interval ownership resort industry was the motivation for a larger NYSE company’s acquisition of VBUSA by what would later be known as Wyndham Vacation Club.
Marco’s vast knowledge of the industry was founded by working and learning in all departments climbing his way up the management ladder. Eventually Marco would hold executive positions with major brands such as Park Hyatt, Hilton, Stouffer Hotels and ITT Sheraton.
Mr. Manzie is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Condominium Association Manager (CAM) Licensed in the State if Florida. He is an honored and active Board Member for the prestigious University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management since 2013. The Rosen College has recently been ranked No. 2 in the world as a hospitality and hotel management school, according to CEOWORLD Magazine. In addition, to serving on the prestige IDrive District Advisory Board. Marco is also an acclaimed speaker on Hospitality Operations at numerous industry-related conferences. PHM is a proud family-owned business. Both Marco’s son Marco and his daughter Brittany are active executives contributing to the success and continued growth of the company.