Parsippany, N.J. (Oct. 20, 2014) — Focused on strengthening its growing presence across key markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has announced the appointment of hospitality veteran Barry Robinson as president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.
In this role, effective January 1, 2015, Robinson will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s operations and development functions in the region as well as the coordination and execution of cross-functional brand initiatives.
Robinson has served Wyndham Hotel Group since 2009 as managing director, South Pacific, overseeing the company’s expansion into Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Guam. Under his leadership, the Hotel Group’s portfolio has grown to 15 hotels currently open and operating under the Ramada®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Days Inn® brand flags. He has also served as CEO and managing director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific since 2003, which is part of sister company Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the world’s largest developer and marketer of flexible, points-based vacation ownership products. Robinson will retain this position in addition to his new role with Wyndham Hotel Group.
“We are pleased to have Barry in this new role with Wyndham Hotel Group and look forward to the opportunities this position will help create for our continued expansion in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim,” said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We see strong potential for growth throughout this market and Barry’s leadership, along with his extensive hospitality experience, strong regional knowledge and established network of relationships, will undoubtedly accelerate development in the region.”
Earlier in his hospitality career, Robinson held roles in the Asia-Pacific region with global hotel companies such as Swissotel Worldwide Partner Hotels and Choice Hotels International.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group