Talya French

Manager of Hotel Development - Marriott International

Talya French is Manager of Hotel Development for Marriott International, focusing on development in South and East Africa. She has over ten years of valuable experience in the hospitality industry and plays a critical part in identifying opportunities for new hotels as well as hotel conversions. Talya joined the Protea development team in 2010 and focused predominantly on growth within the South African market. Prior to joining Protea, she completed her Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Property from the University of Cape Town and then moved to London, where she worked for Mace on several of their projects, including the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge.