Wyndham Hotel Group recently appointed Dimitris Manikis as president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA).
Based at Wyndham’s London offices, Manikis will take charge of the development of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands in the EMEA region. He will also work to maximise the performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels, while also focusing on driving the strategic objectives of the Group, including quality and technology solutions, as well as loyalty, sales and marketing.
Manikis is a 27-year veteran of RCI and possesses in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry, an extensive network and strong relationships with developers and customers spanning the EMEA region. Prior to assuming his new position, he worked as the vice president of business development for RCI EMEA, where he led a team spanning three regions. At RCI, he held several key positions in the EMEA region including that of managing director of RCI Greece and RCI South Africa.
Chief operating officer, Wyndham Hotel Group, Bob Loewen commented: “The EMEA region has a diverse hospitality landscape and is witnessing exciting trends such as the emergence of new feeder markets, a younger demographic and fast-paced technology adoption. With our focus on providing everyday travellers with a breadth of choice, we have cemented our reputation as the industry leader. Dimitris’ wealth of experience in the shared ownership industry and strong relationships with hospitality providers across EMEA make him an ideal professional to lead our operations in this rapidly growing region.”
Meanwhile, Manikis enthused: “I am looking forward to strengthening the operations and footprint of Wyndham Hotel Group in EMEA, a region I have been associated with for nearly three decades. With the robust performance of the industry in several key markets in EMEA last year, the potential for Wyndham Hotel Group to expand its operations further in the region is tremendous.”