Arlington Regan Linke, a veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named general manager of Crystal Gateway Marriott, situated in the heart of Arlington’s Crystal City district at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. Linke rejoins Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel from Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles hotel, where he served as general manager since 2007.
In his new role, Linke will be responsible for all hotel operations, including: 697 guestrooms and suites, over 34,000 sq. ft. of pre-function and event space with the largest hotel ballroom in Arlington, and three restaurants/lounges, including Restaurant Mez, The Atrium Lounge and Einstein Bros Bagels.
Linke began his 29-year career with Marriott International in 1982 as part of the opening team at Crystal Gateway Marriott. Linke has extensive experience in operations and has held several senior leadership roles including general manager over the last 20 years. In addition to Westfields Marriott, he served as general manager at two conference center hotels in New York, Georgetown University Conference Center, and three Northern Virginia Marriott hotels: Tysons Corner Marriott, Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, and Washington Dulles Marriott Suites. Linke graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in government. He currently holds the position of vice chairman of the board for Fairfax County’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and sits on the board of directors for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Linke resides in Reston, with his wife, Tonia, and daughter, Kelsey.