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Wyndham Appoints Dimitris Vlachopanos as New Director of Development for SE Mediterranean

The rooftop bar and restaurant of the Wyndham Athens Residence.

Wyndham Athens Residence.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts recently recruited Dimitris Vlachopanos as the new Director of Development for South Eastern Mediterranean.

In his new position, Dimitris will be responsible for the development of Wyndham’s trademark brands in the region, mainly focusing on preparing for the opening of new hotels and promoting the brands in the Southeastern Mediterranean. He will be based in Greece.

Prior to joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in February 2019, he served various General Manager positions for international hotel brands, including Sophos Hotels SA, a Switzerland Management Company including a wide portfolio of brands, such as Marriott International, Hilton, Hyatt, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Dimitris started his career in the hospitality industry at IHG Crowne Plaza Frankfurt Am Main, and lived in Germany for several years before moving to Greece.

He speaks Greek, German and English and holds a bachelor degree from Hotel Management Academy, Germany and certified in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management, a program established by Cornell University in the U.S.

Dimitris is currently General Delegate for Greece at AMFORHT, the World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education Training affiliated with UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

In 2016, he was also Vice Chairman of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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