Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, Announces New Managing Director

HeadshotWild Dunes Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, Announces New Managing Director

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 31, 2021) – Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination by Hyatt hotel in Isle of Palms, S.C., is pleased to announce the appointment of Robb Walker as Managing Director. Walker most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Catalina Island Company in Avalon, Calif.

With 30 years of leadership experience in the hospitality industry, leading first-class operations throughout the United States and Canada, Walker is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations in the Wild Dunes Resort community, with an immediate focus on the successful launch of its new 153-key Sweetgrass Inn which opened last month.

“Robb’sunrelenting focus on quality, guest experience, operational excellence, enterprise value enhancement and strategic stewardship has accelerated performances in destination-resorts across the continent, which makes him the perfect fit to lead our team at Wild Dunes” says Mark Hickey, Senior Vice President of Field Operations. “We look forward to the continued growth of Wild Dunes, with the addition of Sweetgrass Inn, under the helm of Robb’s wealth of experience and leadership.”

Walker, a Canadian-born hotelier, has served in multiple senior level roles during his career including Senior Vice President of Operations with Silverbirch Hotels and Resorts, and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Hospitality Group. He is a graduate of Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and of Harvard Business School - Executive Leadership (Real Estate/Capital Markets, Project Management, Finance/Business Strategy). Walker is a certified Food and Beverage Director and is additionally certified as a Board Director (Corporate Governance) with the Institute of Corporate Directors. Walker is also an avid sports fan and outdoorsman.

To learn more or to book a stay at Wild Dunes Resort, please visit https://www.destinationhotels.com/wild-dunes.

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.

About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination by Hyatt Hotel
Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodation options, including the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn, the Village at Wild Dunes, private condos, luxury home vacation rentals and its new 153-room Sweetgrass Inn. Wild Dunes Resort, located just 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston, will be the largest resort of its kind in the region with the addition of Sweetgrass Inn, offering groups of up to 650 people the chance to enjoy a Lowcountry getaway. With year-round championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Destination by Hyatt
The Destination by Hyatt brand is a diverse collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences that are individual at heart yet connected by a commitment to embody the true spirit of each location. Ranging from upper-upscale to luxury, each property is purposefully crafted to be a place of immersive discoveries, authentic design, and warm and welcoming service. As an honored host, each Destination by Hyatt hotel connects guests to both people and place—offering a sense of belonging that invites all to make our destination yours. For more information, visit destinationhotels.com. Follow Destination by Hyatt on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination, and Facebook: Destination Hotels.


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