Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Ken Greene and
Michael Poynter to oversee the company’s efforts in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Asia
Pacific (APAC) regions.
Greene will serve as president and managing
director for the APAC region and will be based in Wyndham Hotel
Group’s Hong Kong office.
Poynter will be senior vice president and
managing director for the EMEA region and will be based in the
company’s London office.
Both will oversee the Wyndham Hotel Group’s
operations functions and manage the communication, coordination
and execution of cross-functional, brand initiatives in their
Greene previously served as group president for
Wyndham Hotel Group, responsible for the operations, development,
and marketing of the company’s Ramada, Days Inn, Howard Johnson
and Travelodge brands.
Prior to that, he served in key executive
positions, including president of the Days Inn, Howard Johnson and
Travelodge brands and chief financial officer. He joined the
company’s predecessor in 1993 as director of franchise development
for Coldwell Banker.
Poynter, who has over 25 years of hotel
operations experience, previously was chief operating officer for
Elegant Hotels Group, a London based hotel operations company
specializing in upscale and luxury Caribbean resorts.
He has served in various operations roles
with Carlson Hotels Worldwide and the former Wyndham International
where he served as managing director of the Wyndham Elbow Beach
hotel in Bermuda and opened the Wyndham brand’s first offshore
casino hotel in Puerto Rico.
The company has a combined total of nearly 500
hotels across both regions. In the past year, Wyndham Hotel Group
opened 78 additional hotels, including 23 hotels in EMEA and 55
hotels in the APAC region.
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