INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Wyndham Hotels & Resorts bolstered its leadership team in Southeast Asia & Pacific Rim, while Deutsche Hospitality has chosen an executive to fill a new role in the company.
Holmes, Chan Named to SEAPR Posts at Wyndham
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has appointed Matt Holmes to head of development and Eudo Chan as director of development for Southeast Asia & Pacific Rim (SEAPR).
Based in Gold Coast, Australia, Holmes will lead a team of developers to drive the development strategy for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts through the expansion of its managed and franchised hotels portfolio across the SEAPR sub-region.
He brings with him two decades of experience in the tourism sector, out of which 13 years were spent with Wyndham. Since 2016, he has served as Wyndham’s director of development, Australasia, where he played a significant role in driving the company’s regional presence, which includes the introduction of the Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Garden brands in Australia, as well as the launch of the TRYP by Wyndham brand in New Zealand. Prior to that role, he spent two years with RCI Pacific and six years with RCI Europe based in London, where he was responsible for growing the network of RCI and The Registry Collection affiliated resorts across the entire European region.
Based in Singapore, Chan will be responsible for development opportunities within Indochina. He previously held development roles with Onyx Hospitality Group and Radisson Hotel Group, as well as operational roles at Park Hyatt Chicago and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
Deutsche Hospitality Taps Speth
Norbert Speth has been appointed to the newly created position of VP corporate strategy & openings at Deutsche Hospitality, effective from Feb. 1.
Speth, who has also worked at InterContinental and Marriott, will be responsible for the pooling and development of strategic initiatives and will also take charge of the Future Openings Division. From 2017 onwards, the 42-year old was area director of operations at SV Hotel AG.