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Geoff Ballotti
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Geoff Ballotti is the president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor with approximately 9,000 hotels across 22 iconic brands in nearly 95 countries united by the award-winning loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. Under his leadership, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts makes hotel travel possible for all.  

In 2018, Ballotti led the company’s journey to a pure-play hotel company with its spin from parent Wyndham Worldwide and stewarded its acquisition of La Quinta, the largest acquisition in the Company’s history. Under his leadership, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry with two of the top three brands in each segment.

First joining Wyndham Worldwide in 2008, Ballotti previously served as president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the global leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals destination business across Europe and the United States.

Prior to joining Wyndham, Ballotti spent nearly 20 years in various leadership positions at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide both in the U.S. and in Europe, including serving as president of Starwood North America where he led the 65,000 associates of the owned, managed and franchised St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Westin, Le Meridien, W and Sheraton hotel brands. In Europe he served as Managing Director, Ciga SpA, Italy which operated such storied hotels as The Gritti Palace and The Hotel Danieli in Venice. Earlier in his career, he was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England.

Ballotti serves on the Executive Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Board. He previously served as Chairman of the U.S. Travel Association and on the Executive Committee of the American Resort & Development Association. He also served on the board of directors for Christel House International, a not-for-profit organization that supports impoverished children throughout the world. Ballotti holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.

He is based in the company’s Parsippany headquarters and resides with his wife and four daughters in Long Valley, N.J.