DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 30, 2003—Wyndham International, Inc. (AMEX:WBR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Billie Andrews as general manager of the Wyndham Valley Forge.
A 27-year veteran of the hotel industry with extensive hotel operations experience, Andrews oversees the management of the five-story, atrium-style suite hotel located in historic Valley Forge, Pa.
“Billie is bringing over two-decades of hospitality experience to the Wyndham Valley Forge,” said Gary Gutierrez, area director of operations. “Her leadership skills, industry expertise, and extraordinary track record will undoubtedly result in success for the hotel and our company.”
Andrews has held other Wyndham positions during her 10 years with the company, most recently as general manager of the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Mount Olive, N.J. where she negotiated multi-million dollar contracts, increased ADR and REVPAR in a declining economy, had a 98 percent guest return factor, and received the President`s Award for market share. It was also in this position that she earned the Business Person of the Year Award from the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Andrews served in numerous management positions at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza where she was awarded Manager of the Year.
The Wyndham Valley Forge neighbors major attractions including Valley Forge Park, Longwood Gardens and the Poconos Mountains. It has 229 suites with 46 rooms specifically designed for the business traveler. Other features include an indoor pool with whirlpool and sauna, a 24-hour health club, and a jogging and walking trail with golf and tennis nearby. The Wyndham Valley Forge is located only 30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia.
Wyndham International, Inc. offers upscale and luxury hotel and resort accommodations through proprietary lodging brands and a management services division. Based in Dallas, Wyndham International 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.