February 21, 2023
CLEARWATER, FL. – Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach announces the appointment of Seth McDaniels as general manager of the resort, located on Florida’s gulf shore. In his new role at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, McDaniels will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the resort, enhancing the brand, managing staff, and ensuring a quality guest experience.
“McDaniels is an impactful leader with vast industry experience, and we’re delighted to bring him on as General Manager,” said Thomas Fraher, Area Vice President for Davidson Resorts. “We know his expertise and commitment to operational excellence will further enhance Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach’s status as a leading Florida beach resort.”
McDaniels joins Wyndham from Davidson Hospitality Group where he served as Vice President of Openings & Experience. During his tenure at Davidson, McDaniels directed the largest growth of hotels in Davidson’s history, converting and opening more than 35 hotels since 2021. Prior to joining Davidson, he worked at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as Director of Openings, Transitions & Brand Experience. McDaniels worked for Two Roads Hospitality, before Hyatt bought the company in 2018.
Previously, Seth was General Manager at The Epiphany which he repositioned to launch Nobu Hotel in Palo Alto, California, where he oversaw all operational departments and stewarded the success of the property. He also held several leadership positions with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including The Goodland in Santa Barbara, California and EPIC Hotel in Miami, Florida. He received a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, Chaplin School of Hospitality Management.
“I look forward to leading a team at this special property that is dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience, while continuing to work with Davidson Resorts in a new capacity,” said McDaniels. “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to bring my knowledge and passion to a leading resort located on one of the most celebrated beach destinations in America.”