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Wyndham International Names Matthew Sparks Vice President of Development and Acquisitions

Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE:WYN) announced today the appointment of Matthew A. Sparks to vice president of development and acquisitions. Sparks is responsible for business development, company acquisitions and real estate development in the Western U.S., the Midwestern U.S., and all of Canada.
“We`re very pleased to have Matt join the Wyndham executive team,” said Joe Champ, executive vice president of business development and chief investment officer for Wyndham. “He has demonstrated exceptional skill in the execution and evaluation of hospitality and real estate-related projects, and is an expert in structuring hotel deals involving public and private partnerships which is well-suited to Wyndham`s growth strategy. The coming years will no doubt bring some exciting new projects our way, and with them, a whole new echelon of quality to the Wyndham brand.”

Most recently vice president of acquisitions and development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Sparks` hospitality development experience spans more than 15 years with such companies as Impac Hotel Group, Choice Hotels International, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International.

Sparks is a graduate of the College of Business—School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at Michigan State University.

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 For reservations, call 800-WYNDHAM.