Wyndham Destinations Wins Big at HM Awards for Hotel Excellence in Asia Pacific
Barry Robinson Awarded Asia Pacific Hotelier of the Year
Gold Coast, Australia, (November 30, 2022) - Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has been awarded multiple accolades at the HM Magazine Hotel Management Awards held on Friday, November 25.
The company picked up three awards at the black-tie event at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, including Asia Pacific Hotelier of the Year for President and Managing Director, International Operations, Barry Robinson.
The HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence are the most prestigious industry awards in the region and celebrate the best properties, departments, people, chains and brands. Each year, more than 1,500 nominations are assessed to determine more than 40 category winners.
The event was relocated to a larger venue of The Star Event Centre this year to accommodate the overwhelming industry demand to celebrate with colleagues and peers. A record crowd of 1,000 hotel industry professionals attended the 20th HM Awards.
“While I am humbled and thankful for this award, it is wonderful recognition of the hard work performed by our entire Asia Pacific team,” said Mr Robinson.
“The industry has been through a tough time, and I am proud of the way our teams have responded. They have pulled together to offer unique experiences and a real point of difference at our hotels and resorts. They have also brought innovation to the way we recruit and retain staff. Travel is back, and thanks to the team’s laser focus, our Club Wyndham vacation clubs and managed resorts are in the best position possible to offer elevated experiences to our club members and guests.”
In further recognition for Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific, Talent Development Manager Katherine Ireland was awarded Human Resources Associate of the Year. Alvyn Chandra of Club Wyndham Denarau Island in Fiji was recognised as Hotel Engineer of the Year and Rose Tubuitamana, Housekeeping Manager at Club Wyndham Denarau Island was highly commended in the Housekeeper of the Year category.
Wyndham Destinations is a division of Travel + Leisure Co. TNL (NYSE), the world's leading membership and leisure travel company. In the Asia Pacific region, the company oversees three vacation clubs and a collection of approximately 70 hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan under the Club Wyndham, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham brands.
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ABOUT WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS ASIA PACIFIC
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is the largest timeshare development operation outside of North America. The company markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to vacation owners in Club Wyndham South Pacific. The Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific team also provides support for affiliate Wyndham Destinations International Ltd, responsible for the development of Club Wyndham Asia and Innovative Holiday Club by Club Wyndham.
With a wealth of hospitality expertise, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is a development partner of choice. Its management subsidiaries oversee a collection of approx. 70 hotels and resorts across the region, some of which are mixed-use developments where Wyndham Destinations holds an owning interest. Extending across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Hawaii and Europe, the company’s managed portfolio includes resorts branded under the globally renowned Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham brands.