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Ken Greene and Michael Poynter join Wyndham Hotels Group

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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 respective regions.

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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