by M&C Asia | March 16, 2018
Ben Schumacher has been appointed regional director of franchise operations for South East Asia and Pacific Rim at Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Ben Schumacher to the role of regional director of franchise operations for South East Asia and Pacific Rim, based out of Wyndham's corporate headquarters on the Gold Coast, Australia.

In his newly expanded role, Schumacher will lead a team of franchise services managers in Asia to oversee and support a portfolio of 82 franchised properties across South-east Asia and the South Pacific. He will serve as the primary relationship manager for all South Pacific franchised hotels. 

Schumacher first joined Wyndham in 2016 as franchise services manager overseeing the South Pacific region.

The team, led by Schumacher will grow Wyndham's relationships with master franchisees, individual franchised hotel operators as well as management companies representing hotel developers. They will provide assistance focused on strategic growth, dedicated onsite support and consultation on all areas of hotel operations, and provide training to on-property teams.

Before joining Wyndham, Schumacher was the director of operations at Hilton Surfers Paradise. During his 11-year tenure with Hilton hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand, Schumacher was also recognised with multiple accolades including New Zealand Young Hotel Manager of the Year in 2009.