Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO), operator of Hyatt Residence Club, announced the appointments of Rod Godoy as national director of sales training and Gabe Armstrong as national director of local marketing. Based at HVO’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, Godoy and Armstrong report to Jim Hansen, the company’s senior vice president of sales and local marketing.
“These executives are an invaluable addition to a growing team that is dedicated to promoting HVO and its 16 exceptional properties in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations,” said Hansen. “Rod and Gabe will help market our iconic luxury brand using innovative collateral materials, sales galleries, social media, and cutting-edge technology. In this period of expansion, we welcome these talented professionals.”
A well-respected timeshare industry executive with more than 18 years’ experience, Godoy is responsible for developing and overseeing sales training programs at Hyatt Residence Club sites in Carmel, California; Sedona, Arizona; Aspen, Colorado; San Antonio, Texas; and Key West and Bonita Springs, Florida. Prior to joining HVO, he held different roles at Marriott Vacation Club for nearly 15 years. Godoy holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee.
“I’m thrilled to join the HVO team. They respect and appreciate their talent and are passionate about delivering excellence in everything they do,” Godoy said.
With more than 14 years of experience in timeshare marketing and sales, Armstrong oversees local marketing efforts at all mainland Hyatt Residence Club sales centers. Over the years, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including a senior role with Hilton Grand Vacations. Armstrong graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in marketing.
“This is a very exciting time at HVO and I’m really pleased to be a part of it,” added Armstrong.
About Hyatt Vacation Ownership
HVO has been developing, marketing, and managing shared ownership resorts in diverse vacation destinations since 1994. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, HVO operates Hyatt Residence Club (HRC), a flexible points-based program with more than 30,000 members who have access to 16 HRC resorts, along with hundreds of Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide via the popular Hyatt Gold Passport guest loyalty program. HRC members also have exchange privileges through Interval International’s network of approximately 3,000 resorts in more than 80 nations, as well as additional benefits and services. HVO is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from vacation exchange and rental to vacation ownership. ILG and its subsidiaries independently own and manage the Hyatt Residence Club program and use the Hyatt Vacation Ownership name and other Hyatt marks under license from affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. www.HyattResidenceClub.com.