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Bruce D. Wardinski

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce D. Wardinski serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and executive director of Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. From May 2006 to March 2017, he served as founding Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of the company’s predecessors. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Wardinski served as Chief Executive Officer of Barceló Crestline. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Wardinski was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestline Capital Corporation. Mr. Wardinski served as a member of the Executive Commission of Barceló Corporación Empresarial of Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Wardinski was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Host Marriott Corporation (now Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.), a hotel asset management company, from 1996 to 1998. Before this appointment, he served in various other capacities with Host Marriott Corporation and Marriott Corporation (now Marriott International, Inc.) from 1987 to 1996. In 2003, Mr. Wardinski formed Highland Hospitality Corporation, a lodging and hospitality REIT, where he served as Chairman of its board of directors until the sale of the company in 2007. Prior to joining Host Marriott and Marriott Corporation, Mr. Wardinski worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Washington D.C., and for Goodyear International in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Wardinski was a founding member and currently serves as Chairman of the ServiceSource Foundation, a not-for-profit advocacy group representing people with disabilities. In addition, Mr. Wardinski serves on the board of directors and audit committee of DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE: DRH). Mr. Wardinski graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Business Administration in Finance.