Wyndham Hotel Group has named Rogier M. Hurkmans as cluster general manager for two of the group’s hotels in the UAE. Hurkmans will oversee TRYP by Wyndham located in Barsha Heights and the recently opened hotel, Wyndham Dubai Marina.
Hurkmans joined the Wyndham Hotel Group in the Middle East a year ago as opening general manager of Wyndham Dubai Marina, the 32-storey, 486-room, four-star property flagged underWyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. In his new role, Hurkmans will be responsible for the opening of TRYP by Wyndham property located in Barsha Heights, due to open in the first half of 2017, as well as continuing to oversee operations at Wyndham Dubai Marina.
With more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Hurkmans brings a wealth of experience with reputed hotel chains including InterContinental, Hilton, Steigenberger, Swissôtel and Bilderberg working on a number of hotel openings, renovations, and rebranding projects.
“Rogier is a talented and experienced hospitality professional and will play a key role in ensuring that the opening of TRYP by Wyndham is a success and continue to provide guests at Wyndham Dubai Marina a high-quality service and exceptional value it has become known for,” said Michael Zager, Wyndham hotel group’s regional vice president for Middle East and Africa.
Commenting on his new role, Hurkmans said, “Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio continues to grow in strength and I am excited to embark on this new chapter and continue to be part of the journey. The opening of Dubai’s first TRYP hotel will be the largest hotel under the TRYP by Wyndham portfolio and it’s an honour to introduce a new era of eclectic hospitality to the area.”