ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing with him a proven track record of excellence at other Marriott properties throughout the United States, Michael Wilke has been named the new general manager at Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld®, one of the premier extended-stay hotels in Orlando.
Located just minutes from premier attractions, the hotel boasts spacious guest suites with room to live, work, dine and dream. Along with the convenience of free Wi-Fi for 24/7 connectivity, each suite features a fully equipped kitchen area, making the accommodations ideal for extended Florida vacations and business trips.
"I'm thrilled to be the new manager at this beautiful Orlando property, and I look forward to working with my new team to take our services to an even higher level of excellence," said Wilke. "I'm thankful for this opportunity and am excited about the future of this great hotel."
Wilke has five years of experience with Marriott International and a total of 11 years in the hospitality industry, including his time in the franchise world. He started his hospitality career with Marriott brands while working at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Stillwater, OK, while still attending college at Oklahoma State University. After graduation in 2008, Wilke made the move back to his home state of Texas upon accepting the assistant general manager position at Residence Inn Waco. That same year, Wilke accepted another position at a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Dallas, Texas. In 2010, he was welcomed as the assistant general manager at Courtyard Albuquerque Airport. After a short yet successful stint in Albuquerque, Wilke began his first managed general manager position in 2011 at Courtyard Oklahoma City Airport.
Two years later, Wilke was offered the general manager position at Courtyard Denver Airport. After only a year at the hotel, he was awarded the "Ownership GM Excellence Award" for having the highest gross operating profit (GOP) flow in 2013. The following year, the same hotel was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher on a scale of five as ranked by travelers. Wilke completed his service there before accepting his current position in Orlando.
When not leading the hotel near SeaWorld®, Wilke enjoys spending time with his wife of six years, Lindsey, and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Winston. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his favorite college football team, the Oklahoma State University Cowboys. Wilke's other hobbies include golfing, snowboarding and fishing.
About Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld®
Residence Inn Orlando at SeaWorld® at 11000 Westwood Blvd. in Orlando, Florida is near SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove and Disney World®. The pet-friendly hotel features 6 floors with 350 suites and 3 meeting rooms totaling 1,250 square feet of event space. Hotel highlights include complimentary Wi-Fi, a free breakfast buffet and fully equipped kitchens in all suites. Also on site are a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool and Sport Court. For information, visit www.marriott.com/MCOSW or call 1-407-313-3600.
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