Kieran McKenna, Senior Vice President of Sales at Gold Coast based hospitality company Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, has been named Best Industry Leader at the 2016 Perspective Magazine Awards in the US.

Mr McKenna, who leads a team of more than 530 sales employees located at Wyndham Corporate Centre on the Gold Coast as well as 18 sales sites across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, beat a strong field of nominees to take out the prize at the prestigious industry event in New Orleans on February 4.

The Perspective Magazine Awards are produced by Perspective Magazine, one of the vacation ownership industry’s leading independent trade publications. The awards program is the only global recognition platform in the vacation ownership industry that is judged by both a panel of experts and industry peers.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific also won the awards for Best Print Media, Best Sales Professional and Best Financial Services, as well as the Best Interior Design category for Wyndham Hotel Melbourne’s sleek Presidential Suites.

President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Barry Robinson, said it was gratifying to see the company recognised on the international stage.

“These awards are one of the timeshare industry’s highest accolades and to see Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific bringing home so many trophies is an achievement I am truly proud of,” Mr Robinson said. “The teams who contributed to earning these awards are invaluable to our company thanks to the passion, energy and determination they bring to their roles every day.”

Mr Robinson said he was particularly excited to see Mr McKenna honoured.

“Kieran has worked his way through the Wyndham ranks to become Senior Vice President and he continues to inspire our sales staff to achieve results,” he said. “He is an enduring example to all employees of how far you can go if you have the drive to succeed.”

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About 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