News for the Hospitality Executive
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Appoints Roger Swadish
for Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino
NASSAU, Bahamas (June 17, 2009) – Wyndham Hotels and Resorts today announced the appointment of Roger Swadish as general manager of the 559-room Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino.
With more than 30 years of hospitality management experience, Swadish is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the recently renovated resort, a key destination in the lodging chain’s portfolio of 24 hotel and affiliate properties in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Joining the Wyndham Nassau Resort team from the Washington D.C. area, Swadish most recently served as chief operating officer at Highland Hospitality in McLean, VA. Prior to that, Swadish held several hospitality management positions including managing director at La Quinta Resort and PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., a division of Hilton Hotels; regional vice president and general manager with Double Tree Hotels in Pasadena, Calif.; general manager of the Doubletree Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah and food and beverage director for Doubletree Monterey, Calif.
“Roger’s extensive experience in the hotel and hospitality industry made him an outstanding choice for us,” said Jeff Wagoner, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. “His extensive career, combined with his insatiable work ethic and team spirit, make him a perfect fit for Wyndham Nassau Resort.”
In addition to his experience in the hospitality industry, Swadish has served on numerous boards and associations related to the industry and his surrounding community. Most notably, he served as a board member for the International Institute of Boston, a non-profit organization that assists refugees from around the world settle into new homes. Swadish also developed and led a program to train new citizens working in the hospitality industry for careers in management.
Situated in the heart of Cable Beach, the Wyndham Nassau Resort offers 559 guestrooms each equipped with flat-screen televisions and in-room refrigerators. Resort amenities include nine restaurants and lounges, tropical pool complete with rock formations, spiral waterslide and floating island, whirlpool, private ocean swimming lagoon, snorkeling, parasailing and kayaking, among other water sports.
The 30,000-square-foot Crystal Palace Casino features more than 400 state-of-the-art coinless slot machines, nearly 40 table games and is also home to the area’s only sports book.
The Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino is 15 minutes from Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport, which is serviced by a number of domestic and international carriers. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com or call (800) WYNDHAM or (242) 327-6200.
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, China, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or an affiliate. For additional information or to make a reservation, go to www.wyndham.com.
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