ORLANDO, Fla. (July 27, 2020) – Upon creation of Panorama, the new business line to manage the exchange and membership travel brands of Wyndham Destinations, the company named Olivier Chavy as president of the new business.
With 30 years of experience in international hospitality and executive leadership, Chavy is responsible for the strategic direction, operation and growth of Panorama, which includes RCI, the world’s largest vacation exchange network, offering 3.8 million members access to more than 4,200 affiliated resorts in 110 countries. Prior to joining RCI in 2019, he served as CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts where he led the company’s expansion through new resort openings, pipeline development and portfolio growth of more than 40 percent.
Prior to Mövenpick, he served as President and CEO of international interior design firm Wilson Associates, fueling the growth of the business through brand development, innovative design, and client engagement. He previously held executive roles with Hilton, serving as Senior Vice President, Resort Operations for Hilton Grand Vacations, Area Vice President Hotel Operations for all Hilton brands in the Southeast region and International Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brand Performance. He has also served as General Manager of renowned luxury hotels including Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris, France, and Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, Mauritius Island.
A native of France, Chavy earned an MBA from Cornell University, a post-graduate diploma from Europe’s prestigious ESSEC Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from St. Quentin en Yvelines Hotel Management School. He serves on numerous advisory boards including the French Foreign Trade Advisory Board – CCEF, The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, and Philip Stein Teslar, “Live in Tune.”