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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts appoints two executives to the executive committee


Leveraging its strong talent pool, Wyndham appoints Shilpan Patel to lead franchise operations in North America and Gustave Viescas lead the LATAMC region

PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchise company with approximately 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, has promoted Shilpan Patel to the Executive Vice President, Franchise Operations in North America, and Gustave Viescas as Chairman, LATAMC, and both were elevated to the Company’s Executive Committee effective immediately. With nearly 45 years combined, the two company veterans have a wealth of experience helping Wyndham franchisees and owners around the world succeed.

“A fundamental principle of Wyndham is promotion from within through our exceptional bench of leadership talent,” said Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “The two Shilpan in North America and Gustavo in Latin Americaare focused on providing service for our owners – existing and new – and I am confident that the relationships they have built over the years will continue to thrive as they take on these expanded roles. »

In his new role, Shilpan now oversees Franchise Operations, Brand Operations, Franchise Services and Managed Operations with a team spanning North America. Shilpan has held a variety of leadership roles in finance, operations and franchise services during his nearly 20 years at Wyndham, most recently responsible for leading its contract administration and license renewal efforts. while generating industry-leading economy retention rates across its brands. Shilpan is a Certified Public Accountant, who began his career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche after graduating from Penn State University.

Situated at Buenos Aires, Gustavo is responsible for the day-to-day management and success of Wyndham’s LATAMC region, comprised of approximately 250 hotels in nearly 30 countries. Gustavo has been instrumental in the region’s growth, including launching two new brands (Alltra and Registry Collection) and securing cutting-edge agreements with notable strategic development partners such as Playa Hotels & Resorts and Palladium Hotel Group. Gustavo has held several positions of increasing responsibility over his past 25 years at Wyndham leading finance, administration, reporting, planning and operations for RCI and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Gustavo graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and holder of a Master’s degree in Finance from UADE, Buenos Aires.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchise company by number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries on six continents. With its network of approximately 819,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham provides a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 23 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 95 million registered members the ability to redeem points at thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.

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