Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has welcomed Matt Holmes to the position of Director of Development, based at Wyndham Corporate Centre on the Gold Coast.
Matt will be responsible for growing the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio of managed and franchised hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific under key Wyndham Hotel Group brands including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, TRYP by Wyndham, and Days Inn.
He will also be responsible for building relationships with key industry stakeholders and building on Wyndham’s successful mixed-use model, which incorporates traditional hotel offerings with vacation ownership accommodation.
Matt and his family have recently returned to the Gold Coast from London, where he worked in a dual role as Development Manager for both Wyndham Exchange and Rentals and Wyndham Hotel Group. In this role, Matt was responsible for securing mixed-use hotel opportunities across the UK and Europe.
Prior to working in London, Matt was responsible for the development of RCI’s vacation exchange product, based on the Gold Coast.
Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development David Wray said Matt would be an asset to the Wyndham team.
“We are committed to growing our network of properties in the Pacific Rim region and Matt has the product knowledge and business acumen to help make that happen,” Mr Wray said.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific develops, markets and sells Vacation Ownership interests in a network of 26 vacation ownership resorts in the Asia Pacific region and serves more than 50,000 vacation owners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in its WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is a division of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of Wyndham Worldwide, (NYSE: WYN) one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. The Asia Pacific corporate office is located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and employs more than 2,000 staff throughout the South Pacific. For more information about Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, please visit www.wyndhamAP.com
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,800 properties and over 678,000 rooms in 72 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 44 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.