Wyndham Hotels & Resorts appoint new Area Director, Eurasia Region
Nikhil Sharma appointed as Area Director, Eurasia Region
New Delhi, 10 September 2019
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Nikhil Sharma as the Area Director for the Eurasia region as of 9 September 2019. He will be based in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ corporate offices in Gurgaon, India.
Nikhil will be responsible for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ growing presence of over 40 hotels and 4,000 rooms across the Indian sub-continent and will be instrumental in working towards further enhancing contribution and revenue performance, whilst also overseeing continued brand engagement and high-quality standards. He will have full management remit encompassing franchise operations support, regional sales, revenue management services, while also steering the marketing strategy for the region.
Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, commented: “We are excited to welcome Nikhil to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He is an all-round hospitality professional and his focus on engagement and attention to the region perfectly complements our existing team and our ambition for the region, as we continue to make impressive strides in its rapidly growing mid-market hospitality segment.”
Nikhil Sharma brings almost two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked for major players in the region across strategy and planning, business development, revenue management, and distribution. He recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Ginger Hotels, where he led the company’s operations, growth portfolio, as well as it's digital and loyalty strategy. He was also amongst one of the first core team members at The Lemon Tree Hotels and was instrumental in its growth.
Nikhil Sharma said, “The Indian sub-continent offers a fascinating potential market for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. With the footprint of the world’s largest hotel franchising company and a strong portfolio of brands, this region will continue to support the Company’s vision to make hotel travel possible for all, closer to becoming ground reality. This is an incredible moment to join Wyndham and I look forward to continuing the remarkable work the team has done in the region.”
Nikhil holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi and certification from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He has collaborated with many high profile industry organizations, serving as Chair and Convener for Skills and Entrepreneurship, Confederation of Indian Industry, Delhi State Council, and the Steering committee of Confederation of Indian Industry.