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      Educational Institute Honors Eric A. Danziger with Arthur Landstreet Award

      Orlando, Florida, June 2013— Eric A. Danziger, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the 2013 recipient of the Arthur Landstreet Award, presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI). Danziger received the award during the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Summer Summit in Denver, at the AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 19.

      Named after the Tennessee hotelier who founded the Educational Institute, the Arthur Landstreet award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the quality of education and training in the hospitality industry.

      Danziger has more than 30 years of hotel industry experience, starting as a bellman at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco and growing into progressively senior roles in hotel operations, general management and regional operations. His most recent hospitality experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, President and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and President of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining Wyndham Worldwide, Danziger was CEO of WhiteFence, an online one–stop comparison shopping and transaction site for home services, and before that, president and CEO of ZipRealty, a national, full–service real estate brokerage.

      Danziger is a member of the advisory board of the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has been a distinguished visiting professor at Johnson & Wales University, and serves on the advisory board of the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com