Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Dimitris Manikis to the role of president and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), who will be based at the company’s London office.
Manikis will be responsible for the development of all of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands in the EMEA region as well as maximising the performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels. He will focus on driving the strategic objectives of Wyndham Hotel Group including quality and technology solutions as well as loyalty, sales and marketing.
A 27-year veteran of RCI, the vacation exchange with more than 4,300 affiliated resorts in nearly 110 countries, Manikis recently served as vice president of business development for RCI EMEA. At RCI, he held several key positions in the EMEA region including as managing director of RCI Greece and RCI South Africa.
Manikis has a Master of Science in Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey, UK, and a degree in Tourism & Administration from the Technical University of Patras in Greece.
Wyndham Hotel Group expanded its footprint across EMEA with a number of openings throughout 2017, bringing the total number of hotels across the region to nearly 470.