Wyndham Hotel Group has promoted Don Li to the position of Regional Vice
President of Development in China and Japan, responsible for the growth and development of the Wyndham, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8 and Howard Johnson brands.
He previously served the company as director of development in China and Japan, a position he was promoted to after serving two years as
director of development in China.
Li was responsible for key development deals, including an agreement with Green Hospitality Management Co. of Tokyo to open nine hotels in
Japan over the next five years under the Ramada and Days Inn brands. Additionally, he was instrumental in the signing of the 337-room Wyndham
Baolian in Shanghai, China and the 700-room Ramada Plaza Zhangjiajie in China.
Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group, Li served in operations positions for Marriott Hotels International, most recently as general manager of the
Residence Inn by Marriott New Rochelle in New York. He began his career with Marriott in 1996.
Li received his master’s degree in organizational development in 2003 from Columbia University in New York. He is proficient in Mandarin and
English and conversational in Cantonese. He is a certified hotel administrator by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and in 2008 received
the Gold Vessel Award for outstanding hospitality professional by the China Hotel Association.
He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Shanghai offices.
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