Mark Tamis is Royal Caribbean International’s senior vice president of Hotel Operations. He oversees every aspect of the hotel services across the global cruise line’s fleet and its private destinations, including all onboard revenue operations as well as food, beverage and entertainment program offerings. Tamis, alongside his team of nearly 30,000 staff at sea and on land, further Royal Caribbean’s commitment to delivering memorable vacations to nearly four million guests every year while operating the cruise industry’s most innovative ships, including three of the world’s largest that each welcome more than 5,000 guests every week.
Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, Tamis – a 25-year travel industry veteran – was senior vice president of Guest Operations with Carnival Cruise Line. He also held the role of chief operating officer of The Setai Hotels and Resorts as well as area vice president for Ian Schrager Hotels, which later became Morgans Hotel Group – known for top-performing properties such as the Delano, Shore Club and Mondrian South Beach. Tamis later was named executive vice president for the New York-based Ian Schrager Company, and led the operational development of the EDITION brand, a joint venture between Ian Schrager Company and Marriott International.
Tamis began his career with Four Seasons Hotels, and during his 15-year tenure as a senior-level manager at the upscale hotel brand, he was recognized for his leadership and attention to detail. He garnered awards and accolades including the prestigious AAA 5 Diamond Award at properties in Newport Beach and Santa Barbara, Calif. and Nevis, West Indies.
Tamis received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. He is actively involved in a wide range of civic and community service organizations, including Lotus House and Dadsforgiving.org. Married with three children, Tamis and his daughter, Isabella, founded the Dads for Giving organization, which encourages fathers to volunteer with their children to benefit their communities.