News for the Hospitality Executive
Danna Holck Appointed General Manager of the 600-room
Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa,
a Wyndham Grand Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 13, 2009) – Wyndham Hotels and Resorts today announced the appointment of Danna Holck as general manager of the 600-room Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Holck, who brings nearly 25 years of hospitality management experience to her new role, is responsible for the operation of the 500-acre, AAA four-diamond rated resort including oversight and management of the 750-member staff, golf facilities, spa, casino, food and beverage outlets, rooms, sales and marketing.
Holck previously held a variety of management roles with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts as well as with the Westin, Adam’s Marks and Hyatt brands.
Most recently, Holck was general manager of the 676-room Westin San Francisco Market Street hotel. Prior to that, Holck managed several award-winning hotels and resorts including: The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa in Carefree, Ariz.; Enchantment Resort & Mii amo Spa in Sedona, Ariz.; Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif.; and Naples Grande Resort & Spa in Naples, Fla.
“Danna’s wealth of experience catering to discerning guests made her an obvious choice for us,” said Jeff Wagoner, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. “Her years of experience in resort management coupled with her proven track record in operations and sales and keen understanding of the Wyndham brand will ensure her success at Wyndham Rio Mar.”
She began her career as a sales manager for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, eventually becoming the director of sales and marketing of two Hyatt hotels in West Hollywood and Los Angeles.
Holck earned her bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management from University of Hawaii’s College of Travel Industry Management where she minored in the Japanese language.
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, the resort 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, restaurants 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 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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