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Danny Williams Appointed as General Manager of the 600-room
Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Rico


RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (June 15, 2011) – Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, today announced the appointment of Danny Williams as general manager of the 600-room resort adjacent to El Yunque National Rain Forest and the Mameyes River.

Williams, who brings more than 30 years of hospitality management experience to his new role, is responsible for the operation of the 500-acre tropical resort including oversight and management of the 750-member staff, golf facilities, spa, casino, food and beverage outlets, rooms, sales and marketing.

Williams previously held a variety of management roles with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Marriott International and Ramada Worldwide.

Most recently, Williams was general manager of the 502-room Sheraton Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ where he successfully operated a non-gaming convention hotel by developing effective sales and marketing initiatives to outperform the competition in delivering “best in class” customer service. Prior to that, Williams managed several award-winning hotels and resorts, including The Sheraton Gainesville Hotel; Marriott Meadowview Resort; Nashville Airport Marriott; Amsterdam Marriott, Marriott’s Hilton Head Island Resort; New Orleans Marriott Hotel; Marriott’s St. Louis Pavilion Hotel; and Ramada Inn Six Flags.

“Danny’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry and results-driven mindset made him a natural fit for the position,” said Philip D’Amico, director of sales and marketing at Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. “His proven track record in operations and sales and global experience will ensure him success at Wyndham Rio Mar.”

Williams earned his bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant administration from Florida State University and obtained his Masters Certificate in the Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University.

About Wyndham Rio Mar:
Situated on 500 acres along a mile-long section of tropical beach adjacent to the Caribbean National Rain Forest of El Yunque and the Mameyes River.  It features a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class, 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; multiple lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; water sports center; and two beach-front pools.

For more information on Wyndham Rio Mar, call (800) 4 RIO MAR or visit www.wyndhamriomar.com.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offer upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham hotels are either franchised or managed by the company or managed through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting www.wyndham.com.
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Contact: 
 
Anna Tabakh
T: 212.868.1900 x225
atabakh@quinnandco.com

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Also See: Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort Appoints Keith Kirsten Director of Sales and Lori Alstrom National Sales Manager / May 2010

Philip J. D'Amico Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at the Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort in Puerto Rico / January 2010
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