August 25, 2009 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with more than 7,000 hotels and 11 brands, has promoted long-time Wyndham® brand employee Carla Dunn to vice president of Global Sales for transient and specialty markets, including corporate travel planners and travel agents. Dunn will direct the global management of relationships with key industry clients and segments, including travel management companies, consortia, business travel, government travel, member benefits, tour, wholesale, transportation and sports and leisure.
A sales and marketing professional with expertise in competitive market assessment, strategy and sales team development, she joined Wyndham Hotel Group in early 2008 as area director of sales for the Wyndham brand, responsible for leading sales efforts for the brand's portfolio of franchised hotels.
"Carla has a strong track record of ensuring growth for major company accounts," said Ross Hosking, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of Global Sales. "Her first-hand knowledge of the lodging industry and expertise in the area of sales will serve Wyndham Hotel Group well as we look to expand our hold on key transient and specialty market accounts."
Dunn has previously served in corporate and property level sales positions for multiple national and international hotel companies, including Remington Hotels in Dallas, the Procaccianti Group in Cranston, R.I. and the former Wyndham International in Dallas.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,000 hotels and 590,000 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J.