Jay Lefkowitz has been appointed Director of Hotel Operations of the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.
Prior to joining the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Jay was Director of Operations of the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel in Charleston, SC. During Jay’s tenure at this hotel he helped lead the team to exceptional results. In addition to improving operational efficiencies in Rooms, Events, and Food & Beverage, he assisted with an ownership transition in 2010 and filled in as Acting General Manager. Furthermore, Jay has held the position of Chair of the Charleston Marriott Business Council successfully leading 14 hotels in Spirit to Serve initiatives since 2011.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Jay began his career with Marriott in the Manager Development Program with Marriott Vacation Club International in Hilton Head Island, SC. He continued to work in various Front Office and Human Resources roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Birmingham, AL and San Francisco, CA. In 2006, Jay returned to Marriott working as a Front Office Manager and later as Director of Services with Marriott Vacation Club in Hilton Head.The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel near downtown DC is an ideal gathering place for families and business travelers alike. The hotel is conveniently situated in the suburbs of Washington, DC and near a variety of local companies, including the Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, NIST and the FDA. Overlooking a picturesque lake, the hotel offers 284 residential-style guest rooms with unique amenities including Marriott's signature bedding package and the ultra-adaptable Plug-In technology panel. Guests can dine at the hotel's restaurant on the outdoor patio and enjoy shopping and the Rio Entertainment Complex within walking distance. The hotel also features event spaces ideal for meetings and social events.