October 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Mark Kukulski as president of its management division, Wyndham Hotel Group Management.
Mark Kukulski, Wyndham Hotel Group ManagementIn this role, effective November 11, Kukulski will be responsible for the consistent execution of all hotel operations for the company's 46 domestic managed properties, including financial management, sales and marketing, guest satisfaction, associate and owner relations and compliance with quality standards. He will be based in Wyndham Hotel Group's Parsippany, N.J., offices.
With more than 26 years of experience, Kukulski joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where he spent 18 years in operational leadership roles for managed, owned and franchised property portfolios. Most recently, he served as area managing director, Florida and Caribbean, for the company's North America portfolio of owned and managed resorts and hotels. Prior to that, he served as general manager at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.
"With almost three decades of experience, Mark is truly a hospitality industry leader and a welcome addition to our team as we expand our management business," said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "His expertise in hotel management and operations will drive our managed portfolio as we continue to optimize the high-quality services and amenities available to our guests and grow our offerings in strategic destinations throughout the U.S."
As of September 30, 2014, Wyndham Hotel Group manages 46 properties in North America, comprising 10,452 rooms, under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham® brands. The company recently welcomed two significant additions to its managed portfolio, including the 200-room Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami Beach., Fla., and the 174-room Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, in Jupiter, Fla.
Earlier in his career, Kukulski held several senior hotel operations and management positions at Sheraton® Hotels and Resorts and Embassy Suites Hotels® properties in Boston, Mass.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group "@ a Glance", click here.
SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group