Alper Can Bulcum was welcomed as the new General Manager of the JW Marriott Absheron Baku, effective December 23rd, 2019.

Alper re-joins Marriott International from San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice and brings with him over 30 years of hospitality experience. He grew his career through positions in Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management at The Regent Almaty, Park Hyatt & Hyatt Regency Baku, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul and The Ritz-Carlton,Bahrain. As Director of Revenue Management he was part of the opening team at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai in 2004. In 2005 he moved to the InterContinental Almaty for his first General Manager assignment, followed by GM positions at The Marmara Istanbul and Burjuman Arjaan Dubai by Rotana.

Alper joined the Wyndham Hotel Group as General Manager at the Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina in December 2011 and was promoted to Cluster General Manager for the Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Dubai and Ramada Sharjah two years later. As a result of his great performance the hotel received an award of Hotel of the Year 2013, whereas in 2014 Alper was awarded as General Manager of the year for EMEAI region. 2017 he took on a role of General Manager at The St. Regis Istanbul. Under his leadership the hotel was awarded as Hotel of the year Luxury Brands Europe.

Throughout his successful career, Alper has demonstrated efficient leadership and people management skills with strong experience in managing multi-cultural teams across Italy, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Bahrain and Azerbaijan.

About JW Marriott Absheron Baku
JW Marriott Absheron Baku serves as the ideal venue for those seeking to experience authentic Azerbaijani hospitality while enjoying JW Marriott signature standards of luxury. The hotel is located in walking distance from the Old City and 30 minutes away from the airport. From the refined elegance to the gracious comfort, JW Marriott Absheron Baku offers 237 ultimately exquisite guest rooms and suites that embrace quiet views of the Caspian Sea. Immerse yourself in unparalleled rooftop settings of the Absheron Spa &Fitness, with breathtaking views. JW Marriott Absheron Baku features five dining venues to lead you on an authentic palatable experience. Vibrant all-day dining ZEST Lifestyle Cafe with Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and energizing; blazing Fireworks Urban Kitchen serving perfectly prepared; sophisticated OroNero Bar & Ristorante offering classic and modern Italian dishes; relaxing The Tea Lounge with a vast selection of local, international and signature teas, fine pastries, chocolates and unique cocktails; dazzling Razzmatazz Cocktail Bar & Lounge - an exotic, buzzworthy bar with DJ and largest selection of beverages. Of particular note, Sharg Zali ballroom, which at 12,997 square feet is one of the largest in Baku. The luxury getaway of a lifetime awaits you at the JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel.Visit jwmarriottbaku.com, and on Instagram and Facebook.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together, act with intention and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.