PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 12, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief digital and distribution officer, a newly created role designed to support the company’s digital marketing and distribution strategies.
In this position, Goldstein will be responsible for managing and optimizing Wyndham Hotel Group’s digital assets and presence including its web and mobile sites, next generation mobile apps, online media, digital content, third party distribution and the company’s newly created hotel marketing services group that is focused on driving local property revenues and balanced distribution. In addition, he will lead the company’s sales technology strategy.
“We are thrilled to have Barry, an experienced hospitality veteran, join Wyndham Hotel Group in this exciting new capacity,” said Josh Lesnick, the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Barry brings to the table a unique blend of technical expertise and aptitude and a proven track record of innovation and revenue generation across multiple industries. His strong leadership will be critical in helping us to optimize our online presence, revolutionize our digital strategy and continue to grow our ecommerce and marketing initiatives to better serve our guests and hotel owners.”
Goldstein previously served as chief revenue officer at Dolce Hotels and Resorts, which was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group in February 2015, where he was responsible for directing information technology, ecommerce, global sales, marketing and revenue management. Prior to joining Dolce Hotels and Resorts in November 2009, Goldstein served five years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as vice president, global sales strategy, technology and operations. He has also held executive technology positions with Cisco Systems, Kurt Salmon Associates and Matsushita Electric Corporation.
Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. He will be based at Wyndham Hotel Group’s headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.