News for the Hospitality Executive
Ghee Alexander Appointed General Manager of the Wyndham
Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center, Plainsboro, New Jersey
PLAINSBORO, N.J. (Nov. 30, 2007) - Wyndham Hotel Management Company today announced the appointment of Ghee Alexander, a 14-year hospitality veteran, as general manager of the 364-room Wyndham® Princeton Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center.
He will be responsible for all operations including oversight of the 167-member staff, food and beverage outlets, rooms, sales and marketing. The 35-acre complex is managed by Wyndham Hotel Management Company.
Alexander previously served as general manager of the 272-room Crowne Plaza Resort & Spa in Melbourne, Fla. Prior to that, he was general manager of the 260-room Holiday Inn BWI Airport and Conference Center in Baltimore. He attended the University of New Orleans and Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bombay, India.
The facility, formerly known as the Merrill Lynch Conference Center, is completing a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its guest rooms, lobby, public spaces, infrastructure and exterior including the addition of flat screen televisions and signature amenities designed by the Princeton architecture firm Michael Graves & Associates.
“Ghee brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the Wyndham brand,” said Peter Strebel, president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “He is leading a multimillion-dollar renovation that will transform this property into one of the region’s premier hotel conference destinations.”
Alexander said he looks forward to implementing employee and community relations programs at the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center adding, “We hope to attract some of the area’s finest talent to augment our team while doing our part to support numerous community-based initiatives and activities.”
The conference center, certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, features 64 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, 62,000 square feet of function space and a 400-seat auditorium.
The hotel and conference center is located midway between New York and Philadelphia, just minutes away from downtown Princeton, in the heart of central New Jersey's business corridor in an upscale, tranquil setting surrounded by nature trails that is convenient to pharmaceutical, high-tech, biotech and financial companies.
For more information on the hotel, visit www.wyndhamprincetonforrestal.com
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com
|Also See:||Ghee Alexander Named General Manager of Melbourne Crowne Plaza in Florida / June 2006|