Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Matthew Sparks
as senior vice president of development for the Wyndham Hotels and
In his new role, Sparks will be responsible for the growth and
development of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand’s portfolio
through management and franchise agreements throughout the Western
United States and Western Canada.
Prior to joining Wyndham
Hotel Group, Sparks served in senior and executive level
development roles for some of the world’s most well-known hotel
companies and brands, including Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Marriott
International and Westin Hotels and Resorts.
recently, he was senior vice president of global development for
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, where, based in Singapore,
he directed development efforts for growth of the company’s
portfolio in The Americas and Asia Pacific regions.
“With his impressive background of
growing hotel brands around the world, Matt is a great
addition to our team,” said Jim Alderman, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of global
development. “He has extensive knowledge of North American markets
and broad experience in deal structuring for management contracts
and other complex transactions. These strong assets coupled with
Matt's ability to build lasting client relationships will help us
greatly as we continue to grow the Wyndham portfolio.”
graduate of Michigan State University, Sparks currently serves on
the Alumni Board of Directors for the university’s School of
Hospitality Business and has been a featured speaker at numerous
industry events, including the ALIS Hospitality Investment
Conference in Los Angeles, The Lodging Conference in Phoenix and
the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.
Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses more than 7,000
hotels and 590,000 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands:
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Wingate
by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites, Microtel Inns & Suites,
Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Travelodge and Knights Inn.
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