Wyndham International, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Hollister to general manager of the 353-room, Wyndham Buttes Resort.
Hollister comes to the Tempe, Ariz. property from West Hollywood, Calif. where he was the general manager of the prestigious 200-room, all-suite Wyndham Bel Age Hotel.
“We`re thrilled Jim has agreed to join the Wyndham Resort group,” said Jay Litt, Wyndham`s senior vice president of resort operations. “The level of leadership and expertise Jim brings to the Wyndham Buttes will serve to elevate this high-profile property even further. He is an exceptional hotel operator and his proven track record of creating successful hotels makes him the perfect choice to lead the property.”
While at the Wyndham Bel Age, Hollister successfully repositioned the hotel following its $6 million renovation, recently earning the hotel several awards including the 2001 Mobil Travel Guide Four-Star Restaurant Award; the California Restaurant Writer`s Association`s (CRWA) five-star establishment award; the coveted DiRoNA Award of Excellence; the highest service rating in Zagat`s 2002 Los Angeles/Southern California Restaurant Survey; and the Best Romantic Restaurant from Los Angeles Citysearch.com.
For more than ten years Hollister has held high-level management positions at Wyndham properties throughout the United States. Prior to Bel Age, he was the general manager of the 436-room Wyndham San Diego at Emerald Plaza for five years. While at Emerald Plaza, Hollister was named Wyndham General Manager of the Year and helped earn the hotel the honor of being one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in San Diego by the Ken Blanchard Company in conjunction with the San Diego Business Journal.
Hollister has held additional positions with Wyndham including, director of rooms at the 1,620-room Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, regional director of operations overseeing Wyndham Garden Hotel properties located in the West and Southeast, and general manager of the 201-room Wyndham Commerce, Calif. and 173-room Wyndham Garden Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to Wyndham, Hollister worked for Hyatt and Sheraton.
Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE:WYN) offers upscale and luxury hotel and resort accommodations through proprietary lodging brands and a management services division. Based in Dallas, Wyndham owns, leases, manages and franchises hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com. For reservations, call 800/Wyndham.