Ted Teng, the former COO of Wyndham International, is taking over as president and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World, which represents over 450 global hotels, resorts and spas. Teng replaces Paul McManus, who will assume the position of vice chairman of Leading Ventures and remain an active board member of the organization, said Jean-Jacques Gauer, chairman of the executive committee.
Teng assumes his new position on September 1, bringing 30 years of hospitality experience. He currently manages his own hotel investment and operations firm, Prime Opus Partners, and before that oversaw the core branded hotel products at Wyndham as COO. He also held different posts with with Starwood.
"The board of directors has found Mr. Teng's broad set of leadership skills, business acumen and operating principles to be an excellent fit to maximize the opportunities for this global hospitality organization," Gauer said. "We are confident in his abilities to expertly lead the next phase of the company's significant growth through further strategic development and effective operational execution."