Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations
Mark Tamis is senior vice president, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International. Tamis will further the global cruise line’s commitment to deliver outstanding vacations to almost four million guests per year. He will have oversight of the line’s hotel services, food, beverage, entertainment and private destinations, and will report directly to Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. A 25-year travel industry veteran, Tamis most recently served as senior vice president, Guest Operations with Carnival Cruise Lines. Prior to joining Carnival, Tamis served as chief operating officer of The Setai Hotels and Resorts. He also served as area vice president for Ian Schrager Hotels, which later became Morgans Hotel Group, overseeing the operations of well-known hotels such as the Delano, Shore Club and Mondrian South Beach. He later was named executive vice president for New York-based Ian Schrager Company including development of the EDITION brand, a joint venture between Ian Schrager Company and Marriott International. After graduating from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Tamis began his career with Four Seasons Hotels. During his 15–year tenure there, he earned awards and accolades as a senior-level manager, including the prestigious AAA 5 Diamond Award at properties in Newport Beach and Santa Barbara, Calif., and Nevis, West Indies. Tamis is actively involved in a wide range of civic and community service organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Special Olympics. Married with three children, Tamis and his daughter Isabella founded www.dadsforgiving.org, an organization that encourages fathers to volunteer with their children to benefit their communities.