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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa Welcomes New General Manager, Nils Stolzlechner

RIO GRANDE, PR. August 4, 2017 – Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa announces the appointment of seasoned hospitality professional Nils Stolzlechner as general manager. In this role, Stolzlechner will be responsible for day-to-day operations for the 400-room beachfront resort offering two 18-hole golf courses, five restaurants, tennis facilities and the Rio Mar Casino. Stolzlechner will also be responsible for continued revenue growth for the award-winning resort.

Stolzlechner is a hospitality veteran, having previously served on five different opening teams and holding international management positions at several four and five-diamond resort brands including Westin, Omni Hotels, and Wyndham Grand. Over the span of his career, Stolzlechner has mastered all sectors of the hospitality business including catering, food and beverage, room sales, and revenue management.

“With decades of international hospitality experience and a track record for success, Nils will provide unique insight into the future direction of this award-winning property,” said Wyndham Hotel Group Management President, Mark Kukulski. “Nils has been a valuable member of our team for years, and we are confident that his past accomplishments across all facets of the hospitality industry will prove to be a strategic advantage for our management team.”

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is nestled on 500 acres along a mile-long section of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. The lush resort features a 48,000-sq. ft. oceanfront conference center, a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000 square foot spa and fitness center; multiple lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; water sports center; and two beachfront pools.

Born and raised in Kizbuehel, Austria, Stolzlechner was born into the hospitality industry and grew up helping his grandparents operate their family-owned hotel. After pursuing an athletic career with the US Ski Team, Stolzlechner decided to return to in San Francisco as Director of Food & Beverage at The Westin St. Francis. Stolzlechner holds a degree in hospitality management from the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

For group, leisure, incentive inquiries, and more details on Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, visit WyndhamGrandRioMar.com or call(800) 474-6627.

About Wyndham Grand

Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of more than 30 locations around the world. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamgrand.com. Most Wyndham Grand® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliates. Certain Wyndham Grand hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing more than 8,000 hotels and approximately 699,700 rooms in 79 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

Contact:
Hallie Rosenbloom
hallie@ldpr.com
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