Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
VP Development Middle East & Africa
Panos joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as Senior Director of Development for Middle East & Africa in September 2011, to drive growth in the region under management and franchise contracts. In November 2015 he got promoted to Vice President Development Middle East & Africa. In this role Panos leads the company’s growth strategy and execution, which now features more than 75 hotels -operational or under development-.
Panos, who has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, started his hospitality career on an operational level in properties in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
He moved to the Middle East in 2003 with ACCOR. Prior to joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Panos has held various development and asset management roles including Regional Director of Business Development with The Rezidor Hotel Group and was instrumental in the introduction of the Holiday Inn Express brand in the GCC.
Panos, is a Greek national and holds a BSc in Economics from the Aristotelian University in Greece and an MBA in International Hospitality Management from IMHI, a program established by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
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