Intern New Openings EMEA (Duration: 12 months, Start Date: June 2024)


London, GB, W6 8DA

Property Name:  WHG United Kingdom
Req Id:  23480

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking an Intern New Openings EMEA to join our team in London, UK.

The Internship

The Intern New Openings EMEA will be part of the EMEA New Openings team supporting in a variety of administrative duties in the area of new hotel openings. They will also have exposure to the EMEA Field Operations, Learning & Development, Architecture, Design & Construction, and Sourcing teams, working individually or alongside other Interns from other corporate departments on business-critical projects.  


1. Support the use of Salesforce throughout the WH&R EMEA opening process, and support the team to review this process
2. Furnish the Owner/ Hotel General Manager with access to all the tools WH&R provide to support them in the hotel opening stage and deliver our goal to ‘Elevate the Brand Experience’ 
3. Help to manage the opening project critical path to ensure all key deadlines are delivered on time, throughout the pre-opening phase until the Hotel Opening. This will involve extensive liaising with key departments including Development, Procurement, Design/ Construction, Commercial and Training functions to meet business expectations and franchise agreement requirements
4. Attend Deal team calls as required, document changes agreed and update Salesforce to reflect the changes as required
5. Support the EMEA New Openings team to provide a clear understanding of WH&R requirements to the hotels during the opening process
6. Internship Project: All Interns are involved in a business-critical  project during their internship
7. Support the employee engagement committee in organising activities/ initiatives under 3 pillars: People, Community and Sustainability 

Complexity, scope and financial responsibility

The activities and contribution of the Intern New Openings EMEA will impact the performance of the business. They will act on behalf of the business to reduce risk by implementing company policies. They will be required to exercise sound judgment and integrity at all times to ensure confidentiality of protected information.

Abilities/ Key Competencies/ Skills

Alongside the professional competencies outlined below, the successful candidate will demonstrate the fundamentals of our Count on Me! Service Culture to be Responsive, Respectful and Deliver a Great Experience.  This will form the cornerstone of their approach as they carry out all tasks with the Count on Me! Building Blocks in mind;
Compassionate, Engaged, Dependable, Courteous, Engaged, Inclusive, Hospitable, Prepared and Personalised.


•    Analytical skills and ability to interpret data 
•    Communication; written and verbal
•    Customer service
•    Organisation and planning 
•    Multi-tasking 
•    Commercial awareness and business acumen
•    Process orientation but also flexibility, ability to adapt quickly to changing business requirements and creative problem solving
•    Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
•    Relationship building 
•    Initiative taking 
•    Entrepreneurial learning 
•    Energy, motivation and resilience
•    Attention to detail
•    Cultural awareness

Experience/ Certificates/ Education

•    Bachelor’s degree or above (or studying towards) in Hospitality, Tourism or Business Management (or similar field) 
•    Previous experience in a hospitality environment either as part of an internship or, as a minimum, holiday work experience is an advantage.
•    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
•    Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Other language skills are an advantage.
•    Database management would be helpful.
•    Project management skills and high affinity towards data and technology would be helpful.

Organisational relationships

The Intern New Openings EMEA will report to New Openings Manager EMEA. They will also work closely and take direction from the Director - New Hotel Openings & Operations Support, and the Chief People & Operations Officer EMEA.

Compensation and benefits

•    £23,000 gross per annum, prorated for the duration of the internship
•    25 days of holidays per annum (accrued basis) 






Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,200 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through our network of approximately 872,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham employs more than 2,000 corporate team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 24 hotel brands—think household names like Wyndham, La Quinta, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8—Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our unique Count on Me culture, commitment to flexibility and core values of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, Caring and Fun are just part of what continues to make Wyndham an award-winning best place to work.


Job Location: WHG United Kingdom, 4th Floor, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London  W6 8DA
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

You will play an important part in our mission to make travel possible for all by:

∙ Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

∙ Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

∙ Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

∙ Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

∙ Competitive salary and benefits.

∙ Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

∙ A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion - Our inclusive culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse customers and communities around the world.

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler.  Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.