Michael Wale
Is President for Europe, Africa & Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. In his role, he directly oversees the operations for almost 250 hotels and resorts in 60 countries. He was appointed to this position in June 2013 and is based at the company’s EAME divisional office in Brussels, Belgium.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wale served as Senior Vice President & Regional Director Operations for Starwood’s Western Europe Region. Following the acquisition of Le Méridien in 2005, Mr. Wale led the successful integration of 130 Le Méridien hotels worldwide into Starwood’s portfolio.
He started his career with Starwood in 1978 as the company’s first Management Trainee in the UK at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at Heathrow, which was then still part of ITT Sheraton.
A British national, Mr. Wale graduated from the Westminster Hotel School in London and holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hotel Management. He lives in Brussels with his wife Tricia and has two grown-up children, Georgina and Edward.