Dianne Markis

Dianne Markis

Marriott Irvine Spectrum named Dianne Markis general manager.

She replaces Chris Harrison, who served as pre-opening GM at the 271-room hotel, which opened about a year ago, and operating GM since then.

Harrison is now vice president of loyalty, strategy and innovation at Marriott International in Bethesda, Md.

Markis was most recently a manager at Anaheim Marriott, an Anaheim Convention Center campus hotel; prior to that she was GM at Fullerton Marriott at California State University-Fullerton, a post that overlapped her time at CSUF earning a bachelor’s degree.

She’s worked at Sheraton Park Hotel—also near ACC—and at Hyatt Place properties in Riverside and Ontario, the latter for Irvine-based DKN Hotels.

Marriott Irvine Spectrum was built by R.D. Olson Development in Newport Beach. The full-service hotel includes 13,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor meeting space, Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen restaurant, and Hive & Honey Rooftop Bar.