Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s Carly Morris has been honoured by the international resort industry after being named the best project manager at the prestigious 2016 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards.

Since being promoted to project manager with Wyndham, Morris has overseen refurbishments on more than 650 apartments across 20 properties which are all part of the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.

Based on the Gold Coast, she is part of a property development team with rich technical expertise which makes complex multi-million dollar projects in South East Asia and the South Pacific a reality.

Morris’ recent projects include two phases of refurbishments at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Denerau Island in Fiji, an extension and pool remedial works at the same property and a sales office fit-out at Wyndham Hotel Melbourne.

Senior vice president resort operations and property development, Matt Taplin, said Morris is an integral part of the Wyndham team.

“External circumstances – the weather, for example – can hamper projects in places like Fiji but Carly has always proven equal to any challenge. She is an outstanding example of how ambition, hard work and dedication to study can bring about career progression and satisfaction.”

Morris commenced working for Wyndham as a junior marketing assistant in the campaign management department after graduating school in 2001. Her interests shifted toward a career in property development. With the support of the business, she began on-the-job training and studies in business and project management. Morris was promoted to project manager in 2010.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific develops, markets and sells Vacation Ownership interests in a network of 26 vacation ownership resorts in the Asia Pacific region and serves more than 50,000 vacation owners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in its WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.