Industry Update
Appointment 2 September 2021

Charlie Kingston

Appointed General Manager
At Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Golf & Beach Resort in Río Grande, Puerto Rico

Charlie Kingston

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort has announced the appointment of new General Manager, Charlie Kingston. The appointment announcement comes as Nils Stolzlechner, the esteemed current General Manager of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, announces his August 31st retirement.

Kingston brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience to his new position. During his career he has held numerous leadership roles at well-known resorts and convention hotels like The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, FL and Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. In 2014 he joined the Wyndham family as Hotel Manager at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek where he quickly assumed the role of General Manager. In 2017, Kingston was named General manager of Wyndham Resort International Drive Orlando. Under his leadership, the resort has experienced its most successful years on a variety of metrics.

Kingston earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt. Additionally, he is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Nils Stolzlechner has been General Manager of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort for more than four years. During his tenure, he led the resort through a series of crisis beginning with Hurricane Maria in September 2017 right through the present day challenges with COVID-19. His successes are many in terms of a deep focus on his employees and the Rio Mar neighborhood and residents. Stolzlechner has said that keeping all resort associates employed and ensuring housing of first responders during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is his proudest achievement. His previous experience includes leading five different hotel opening teams and international management positions at 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.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with over 9,000 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of 813,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry.
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