Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE: PAH), whose shares are paired and trade with those of Patriot American Hospitality, Inc., today announced that Richard Mahoney will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 26, 1999.
James D. Carreker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham International, said, “We are delighted that one of the industry`s top financial professionals is joining our team in this important capacity. Finding a strong CFO has been a key priority. As we pursue our strategy of focused growth, emphasizing our core luxury and upscale businesses in North America, Richard Mahoney will play a key role.”
Mahoney, 46, joins Wyndham from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of its gaming division. Prior to joining Starwood, Mahoney was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Westin Hotels & Resorts. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Premier Cruise Lines, LTD., and, before that, controller of Carnival Hotels & Casinos.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, Mahoney also holds an M.S. degree in Finance from Boston College.