Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Dino Van Eeckhaut as cluster general manager for three of the group’s hotels in Dubai.
In his new role, the hospitality veteran with more than 25 years of experience will be responsible for guiding the overall direction and strategic priorities of the cluster of three hotels. These include Wyndham Dubai Marina, the group’s first property in Dubai with 486 rooms, Tryp by Wyndham which opened in August 2017 and is considered the largest in the world with 650 rooms, and Wyndham West Bay with 485 rooms, scheduled to open in late 2018.
Most recently, Van Eeckhaut served as general manager for Crowne Plaza Paris Republique, a City Business Hotel franchised by LHM, part of the IHG group in Paris, France. He was appointed to lead the complete renovation programme of the hotel, developing new food & beverage concepts and implementing new service standards. He has also worked with a number of hotel chains across Europe and the Middle East including Hilton International, Hyatt, Disneyland Paris, Sofitel and Taj Palaces Hotels and Resorts.
“Dino is an immensely talented and experienced hospitality professional. He will play a key role in ensuring that Wyndham Hotel Group continues to provide guests with the same high-quality service and exceptional value that it has become known for in the Dubai community, as well as fostering the already vast success of Tryp by Wyndham Dubai which recently opened its doors in Barsha Heights” said Ignace Bauwens, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group.
A native of Brussels, Belgium, Van Eeckhaut graduated in 1981 from Ter Duinen Hotel Management School where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
Set to open in the last quarter of 2017 at Tryp by Wyndham Dubai are two more F&B concepts: L!QD a luxe-bohemian tapas bar and deli-cocktail club Barbary.
At Wyndham Dubai Marina, two new outlets will also open in late Q4 2017: Hello, a lobby coffee house, and The Blacksmith.