Shin’s main focus will be to provide strategic legal advice in relation to Wyndham’s new vacation ownership club, CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA®, and the growth of Wyndham Hotel Group’s rapidly expanding Asian portfolio.
Shin boasts expertise in a wide range of hotel and vacation ownership matters gleaned from more than 25 years’ legal experience, 15 of which were in the hospitality industry in Australia, South East Asia and North East Asia.
He assisted in Marriott Vacation Club’s expansion into Hong Kong and Japan, as well as the establishment of the Anantara Vacation Club in Thailand and its expansion into Indonesia and China.
Shin was previously employed by Wyndham Vacation Resorts between 2000 and 2006 before taking a position with Marriott Vacation Club Asia Pacific in Singapore. Most recently he was the Vice President Legal at Minor International in Thailand where he dealt with timeshare and hotel matters.
He is conversant in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Bahasa Malaysia.
Shin re-joined the Wyndham family on July 1.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Dubai and other cities, the company employs more than 6,000 associates worldwide.
From the upper-upscale offerings of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, to the distinctly comfortable and familiar properties of its globally recognized Days Inn®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands, Wyndham Hotel Group prides itself on providing guests and franchisees with exceptional customer service, great value and the most lodging choices around the world.
Wyndham Rewards®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join guest loyalty program with over 7,500 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide, offers more than 40 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for hundreds of rewards options.
Wyndham Hotel Group is one of three business units of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies providing hotels, timeshare resorts, vacation rentals and timeshare exchange.
About Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide’s (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its five primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM, WorldMark by Wyndham, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Shell Vacations Club and Margaritaville Vacation Club®. As of December 31, 2014, we have developed or acquired more than 200 vacation ownership resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent approximately 24,000 individual vacation ownership units and more than 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by more than 17,000 associates globally.