Sharpening its focus on groups, corporate meetings and the specialty meetings business at its 7,760 properties around the globe, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and revenue, an expanded position that will now oversee the company’s global sales efforts.
Maher, who most recently served as senior vice president of revenue management, will take on the additional responsibility of creating innovative sales strategies and guiding a dynamic global team of more than 125 salespeople. Her sales teams will focus on implementing new technologies, generating faster commission payments, creating training initiatives and developing innovative incentive programs for meeting planners.
Wyndham Hotel Group is committed to growing groups and meetings business. Just this year the company acquired conference leader Dolce Hotels and Resorts® and launched go meetsm, the world’s most generous rewards program for meeting planners, solidifying its commitment to the group and meetings market while delivering greater rewards and incentives for planners.
“Kathy is a seasoned leader who delivers results, and in her new role she will help inspire fresh and thoughtful solutions for our corporate clients and meeting planner partners,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Her background in sales, as well as revenue management, and her proven track record of building a winning culture makes her the perfect fit to shape our sales philosophy and strategies on a global basis as we produce exceptional experiences at our properties.”
Wyndham Hotel Group’s diverse portfolio offers more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space worldwide – including 230 hotels with 10 or more meeting rooms and 145 with at least 10,000 square feet of function space. With approximately 7,760 hotels in 71 countries under 15 brands ranging from economy to upper upscale, Wyndham Hotel Group offers planners the most diverse lodging for every travel need and price point.
Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group as senior vice president of revenue management, Maher spent 12 years at Hilton Worldwide. There, she held various revenue management leadership roles, most recently as vice president, revenue management, in the company’s owned and managed Americas division. She also spent 15 years with Marriott International, Inc., in a number of sales leadership and marketing positions, including area director of market strategy, director of sales and marketing, and cluster director of revenue management.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
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 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 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 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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