INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Wyndham, Prism and Advantage Hotels are all strengthening their roster of leaders with recent appointments:
Wyndham Appoints Several Regional Directors in Europe
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has appointed four regional leadership roles across Europe. The new hires are part of the company’s strategic plans to place regional resources closer to the business in the local markets, and provide closer enhanced support to its hotels partners across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA).
The move follows the appointment of Michel Augier as regional director for Middle East and Africa and Nikhil Sharma as regional director for Eurasia in 2019, as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen operational leadership across six key geographic areas in EMEA.
Based in London, Jackie Brown is the new regional director for North & West Europe, overseeing a growing portfolio of 120 Wyndham branded properties in the region, with almost 70 hotels in the U.K. alone.
Sascha Dalig is regional director for Central Europe, based in Hanover, Germany. Taking charge of the South and East Region of Europe is Vassilis Themelidis, based in Athens. Located in Istanbul, Mehmet Ferman Dogan is the regional director responsible for Turkey.
Prism Hotels & Resorts Reveals Promotions
As Prism Hotels & Resorts enters the fourth quarter of 2020, it has revealed a growth and promotion of personnel at the corporate level to better handle the new normal and uptick in and mix of business it anticipates moving forward.
On Prism’s operations team, Chris Charbonnet has been promoted to the position of SVP of Prism Lender Services; Jamer Samonte has been promoted to the position of regional VP of operations; and Prism has re-hired Jansen Medeiros as regional VP of operations.
On the sales and marketing side, the company welcomes new Regional Director of Sales Shannon Kane. Additionally, both Beth Mahony and Jeff Miller have been promoted to the position of VP of sales.
To further help support Prism’s portfolio, Marilyn Beacham will join the accounting team as a new senior accounting manager.
Advantage Hotels Inc. Expands with Hiring Spree
Patrick Mullinix, founder/president /CEO of Advantage Hotels Inc. (AHI), has revealed that the company is on a hiring a spree. The franchisor plans to fill three additional regional vice president roles and 25 franchise sales directors. Mullinix acquired the brands Vista and Select Inn from Advantis Hospitality Alliance in May 2019. Since then, AHI has added VistaRez Independent Collection, a support system for independent hotels.
AHI spent the past few months revamping its franchise model to address the modern business needs of owners. Mullinix, an advocate for change, wants to build a team of franchise leaders who are committed to helping franchise owners redefine their business goals and find a path toward recovery.