April 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. - To help further its sales strategy in the Americas, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company and part of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of two proven hospitality sales leaders to its global sales organization: Carol Bullock, vice president, global sales, North America and Latin America, and Dawn Parisi, vice president, field sales.
Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization with New AppointmentsBullock will lead global sales for all of the company’s brands and all major market segments throughout North and Latin America while also overseeing diverse teams covering both regions. In this role, she will focus on developing and executing global sales strategies that emphasize enhanced property performance, meaningful and long-lasting client relationships and the identification of new revenue-generating opportunities.
Parisi will be responsible for directing sales efforts among the Hotel Group’s managed properties in North America, focusing on growing existing client accounts, generating new business to maximize revenue and improving property-level performance. She will also spearhead the growth and development of sales teams for the company’s managed hotels.
“Our global sales organization is focused on driving customers to our diverse portfolio of hotels around the world through the leadership of talented people like Carol and Dawn, who each has unique, rich experience in hospitality sales,” said Ross Hosking, executive vice president, global sales. “They are welcome additions to our growing sales team and we are confident that their talent and expertise will be strong advantages as we continue to optimize our sales strategies to help deliver more value to our customers and revenue to our properties.”
Bullock joins the company from Dolce Hotels and Resorts, where she was responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies for the brand in North America. Previously, she was global vice president of sales for Sonesta Hotels. She has also held leadership roles in sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels and Resorts and on-property sales roles at Carlton Hotel in New York, N.Y.; Club Quarters Boston in Boston, Mass.; and Omni Hotels & Resorts in New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., and Chicago, Ill.
Parisi joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she held various sales leadership positions throughout her 10-year tenure. Most recently, she was area director, sales and marketing, responsible for leading multiple teams of more than 30 sales, catering and marketing professionals. Previously, Parisi held numerous on-property sales and marketing positions with both Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Bristol Hotels and Resorts, where she began her career.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group