Marco Manzie Jr.
Vice President of
Marco Manzie Jr. is the Vice President of Business Development for Paramount Hospitality Management™ (PHM). In his position, he contributes to the overall growth of the company by developing and maintaining business relationships, offering expertise in the areas of valuation, asset management, operational evaluation and both marketing and revenue management analytics, while leading a dynamic management team. Most recently he assisted in the acquisition of The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando, an 878 all-suite, full-service, luxury, condo-resort property.
With more than a decade of experience, Marco has proven to be a true leader in the hospitality industry. In addition to his current position, he also serves as the Director of Revenue Management for Floridays Resort Orlando, The Point Hotel & Suites, Avanti International Resort and Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center, each managed by PHM. In this role, which he has held for nine years, he consistently produces weekly 10-day forecasts, monthly 90-day forecasts and annual budgets within 3% accuracy of actualized revenues assisting in the operating efficiencies and the net operating profit of each resort.
Prior to his current roles with the company, Marco was the opening Front Office Manager at Marriott Pompano Beach Resort, a 218-room Upper-Upscale, full-service, franchised property owned and managed by Urgo Hotels of Bethesda, MD. During his 2-year tenure Marco was awarded Marriott’s “Spirit to Serve” award for achieving consistent, exemplary Guest Service ratings.
Marco began his career as a PHM Management Trainee at Floridays Resort while, as a full-time student at UCF, he had the opportunity to experience all aspects of hotel operations. During his tenure, he worked in all departments and various roles from Front Desk Supervisor, Night Auditor and Reservations Sales Agent to Housekeeping Supervisor, Bartender, Line Cook and Shift Maintenance Engineer, among others.
Marco earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Rosen School of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. He also earned his Revenue Management Certification from Cornell University’s School of Hospitality Management in Ithaca, New York. Currently, he sits on UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Alumni Student Advisory Board.
Marco prides himself on his involvement in the industry and the community and looks forward to growing the family business outside of the Orlando market.