Upclose with Wyndham’s Eric Danziger
Eric A. Danziger has certainly worked his way to the top. Starting as a bellman in the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco right out of high school, he has worked in nearly every position imaginable, from the front desk to the executive suite, during his more than 30 years in the lodging business. His past titles include president and COO of Carlson Hotel Hotels Worldwide; president and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; as well as a previous stint as president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. In 2001, he left Carlson to return to his native California to take care of his ailing father. While there, he served as CEO of WhiteFence, an online shopping website for home services, and prior to that, he was president and CEO of ZipRealty, a national, full-service real estate brokerage.