Our History

Wyndham Worldwide became an independent, pure-play hospitality company on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Company has developed into a well-respected leader in the global hospitality industry.


Wyndham Worldwide Begins Trading as WYN
Wyndham Worldwide spun off from Cendant Corp and begins trading on the NYSE under the symbol WYN
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Earns Top 10 Honors in "Top 100 Companies for Working Families"
Wyndham Worldwide Announces Sponsorship of the PGA Tour Event in Greensboro
Wyndham Worldwide announces its title sponsorship of the newly christened Wyndham Championship, the last event leading to the four-event PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup
The Registry Collection Program, the World's First and Largest Luxury Exchange Program, Celebrates a Milestone with 100 Affiliated Resorts

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Wyndham Worldwide Unveils Plans for New Headquarters Building in Parsippany, NJ
Wyndham Hotel Group Announces that the First Wyndham Hotel in China will open in Xiamen
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Rebrands Trendwest South Pacific as Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Wyndham Vacation Ownership is Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii
Wyndham Worldwide unveils the Blue Harmony Spa and Fitness experience, a signature program for hotels and timeshares
Wyndham Vacation Ownership celebrates 250,000 owner of its WorldMark by Wyndham Brand
Group RCI introduces Endless Vacation Rentals, a global one-stop shop for travelers to rent a wide variety of rental accommodations
Steve Holmes, Chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide, inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders
Wyndham Hotel Group named National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year
Wyndham Worldwide becomes official hospitality partner of Cirque du Soleil

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RCI unveils first ever "green" resort directory
Global Hospitality Industry leader, Geoff Ballotti appointed President and CEO of Group RCI
Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Company list
Wyndham Worldwide re-launches Women on their Way, the hospitality industry's longest-running branded program entirely dedicated to female travelers.
Wyndham Hotel Group has launched a multibrand booking Web site in the Chinese language that is designed to promote bookings at its Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson® and Super 8® hotels in China.
Wyndham Hotels Introduces "Green" uniforms spun from plastic
Group RCI signs Whiterocks Resorts in Cyprus as its first European affiliate
Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Eric A. Danziger as President and CEO

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Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine Most Admired Company List
Wyndham Worldwide named to 2009 DiversityInc 25 Noteworthy Companies List
Wyndham Worldwide launches Wishes by Wyndham, global philanthropic program
RCI Launches RCI TV, an entertaining and educational network filled with stories about RCI products and services, and travel and resort information.
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals 35th anniversary
RCI is honored by American Resort Development Association as "Employer of the Year"
Wyndham Worldwide is recognized by ConEdison Solutions as a "Green Pioneer"
Microtel ranked top Economy/Budget hotel for 8thyear in a row by JD Power
Wyndham Worldwide names Tom Conforti Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Wyndham Hotel Group recognized as largest hotel company in the U.S. by Hotel & Motel Management magazine
Wyndham Worldwide ranked among Top Green Companies by Newsweek
RCI Pacific Named '2009 Innovative Employer of the Year'
Wyndham Vacation Ownership celebrates 20 years of WorldMark by Wyndham

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Wyndham Exchange and Rentals acquires Hoseasons
Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Company List
RCI Introduces New iPhone app
RCI received ACE Philanthropic Award at ARDA for its charitable work with Christel House
Wyndham Worldwide received Silver LEED Certification form U.S. Green Building Council
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals receive 2010 Best Places to Work by NJBiz
RCI recognized among Indiana's 2010 Best Places to Work
Wyndham Vacation Ownership recognized as one of the the Best Places to Work in Hawaii
Wyndham Worldwide Acquires TRYP Hotel Brand
RCI Launches Points Platinum membership tier.
Wyndham Worldwide Extends sponsorship of Wyndham Championship through 2012
Wyndham Worldwide named 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company
Wyndham Worldwide announces a license agreement with Planet Hollywood International, Inc. to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels® brand
Wyndham Worldwide recognized for supplier diversity in NJ and Florida
RCI TV goes global with Spanish language channel
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals acquires acquires ResortQuest, adding nearly 6,000 rental properties to its portfolio
RCI revolutionizes its Weeks program, giving members more flexibility and choice with the introduction of trading power transparency.

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Wyndham Hotel Group enters into an agreement with Chatwal Hotels & Resorts, LLC, gaining exclusive rights to franchise its Dream® and Night® boutique hotel brands globally.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership adds Emerald Grande® Resort to Florida portfolio
Wyndham Worldwide is recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011
Wyndham Worldwide named among Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
Wyndham Vacation Ownership wins the American Resort Development Associations (ARDA) Green Sustainable Program within a Company – Resort Green Certification Program Award
Wyndham Worldwide receives the Promise to the Earth Award for its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation
Wyndham Worldwide named among “Best Places to Work” in New Jersey by NJBIZ Magazine
Wyndham Vacation Ownership receives the Global Networking Expo (GNEX) Best Management Company by Perspective Magazine
Wyndham Worldwide releases its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reports in June
Microtel ranked top Economy/Budget hotel for 10th year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates
Knights Inn® brand opens its 350th property
Wyndham Worldwide Again Named A 100 Best Company By Working Mother for second consecutive year
Wyndham Vacation Ownership opens 15th resort in Hawaii – Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki
Wyndham Hotel Group opens its first owned hotel, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Amongst World’s Green Companies By Newsweek
Wyndham Vacation Ownership acquires inventory at Dye Club Villas in Myrtle Beach, S.C


TRYP by Wyndham brand debuts in Central America
TRYP by Wyndham travels to North America, opens first hotel in region

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ROOMKEY.COM, innovative new hotel search engine, launched by venture founded by six of the world's leading hotel companies


Wyndham Hotel Group launches new website to drive direct traffic.


The Registry Collection celebrates 10 years of service.


Wyndham Worldwide again named among top 50 companies for executive women


 RCI launches RCI® Marketplace, a one-stop shopping portal for affiliated resorts


Landal GreenParks Wins ‘Customer Performance Award’ for the Second Year in a Row


TRYP by Wyndham brand Unveils first U.S. Hotel in New York City


Wyndham Hotel Group Adds “by Wyndham” designation to Microtel Brand


Wyndham Worldwide ranked by FORTUNE Magazine as most admired company in the hospitality industry.


Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Super 8 brand in Germany


RCI’s contact center wins bronze in Best Customer Service Strategy and Best Operation in Outsourced Contact Centers from the The Mexican Institute of Teleservices


RCI recognized once again as Socially Responsible Company by Mexican Philanthropy Center


RCI launches Timeshare Online Listening Center and Online Tour Generation solution at ARDA Conference


RCI launches smartphone-optimized RCI.com website


RCI recognizes its first global Green Awards winner – Sheraton Vistana Resort


RCI wins 10 coveted ARDA Awards including ACE Excellence in Customer Service


Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals voted “Best Property Management Company”


RCI named among Best Places to Work in Mexico


Wyndham Rewards Adds Dream, Night and TRYP by Wyndham brands to Loyalty Program


Wyndham Hotel Group and Hospitality Properties Trust Sign Agreement to Brand and Manage 20 Hotels under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brands


RCI named among Best Places to Work in Indiana


RCI reaches 100 affiliated resorts in India


Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 500th Hotel in Asia Pacific


Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Among Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity by DiversityInc


RCI named among best Places to Work in Australia


Wyndham Vacation Rentals unveils “Bill of Rights” to define what all travelers should expect when booking a vacation rental


Wyndham Rewards Expands in EMEA and APAC


Wyndham Worldwide Becomes Trustee of The First Tee, Pledging a $1 Million Donation


Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 100th Hotel In Latin America


Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Launches In Latin America


Wyndham Vacation Ownership Acquires Shell Vacations LLC


Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 16 Hotels in India and Indonesia (Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand introduced into India)


Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First Wyndham Hotel in Bahrain


Wyndham Hotel Group and Riyada Launch Days Inn Brand in Saudi Arabia


Canadian Travelodge Hotels Become Part of Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program


Wyndham Brand Opens First Hotel in Costa Rica


Wyndham Championship’s “Escape to the Wyndham” Named Best 2012 Advertising Campaign by PGA TOUR


Wyndham Worldwide Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index


First Upscale Wyndham Hotel Opens in Turkey

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Wyndham Vacation Rentals acquires Oceana Resorts, Kaiser Realty and Cumbrian Cottages


Wyndham Hotel Group’s TRYP By Wyndham Brand Debuts In Turkey


Wyndham Hotel Group Brands 56 Hotels Throughout U.S.


Wyndham Worldwide Named One of the NAFE Top 50 Companies


Grand City Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group Strike Strategic Alliance to Brand 43 Hotels in Europe


RCI and The Registry Collection Receive Six Awards at GNEX 2013


Wyndham Hotel Group Reflags, Takes Over Management Of Eight U.S. Hotels


RCI Named ‘Great Place to Work’ in Ireland


RCI Adds to Long List of Accolades with Five ARDA Awards


Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First Wyndham Hotel in the U.A.E.


First Days Inn Hotel in Saudi Arabia Officially Opens in Riyadh


Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Offers Industry Leading Program Benefits


Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Two Hotel Brands Into Singapore


Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Super 8 Hotel Brand in Turkey


RCI recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute for seventh consecutive year


Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Opens First Hotel in Ecuador


J.D. Power Study Ranks Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Highest In Guest Satisfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotels


Wyndham Worldwide Receives Second LEED Certification from U.S. Green Building Council


Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts in Peru with the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman


Wyndham Hotel Group Rebrands Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center Near Headquarters


Wyndham Worldwide Named One of the Top 50 Companies for Latinas by LATINA Style


Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First TRYP By Wyndham In The Middle East


Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham In The Middle East


Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Ramada Encore to Turkey 


Wyndham Worldwide Earns First-Time Listing on Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index


Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Fiji's First Ramada Resort 

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Introduces New Hotel Prototype 


Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints China Managing Director, Leo Liu 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Surpasses 100 Hotels in Germany


Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand James Villa Holidays celebrates 30th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand Chez Nous celebrates 30th anniversary
RCI celebrates 40th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals Brand Landal GreenParks celebrates 60th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand Hoseasons celebrates 70th anniversary


Super 8 Breaks Ground in Germany with First Hotel


Iconic New Yorker Hotel Joins Wyndham Brand


Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Flagship Brand in Turkey with the Wyndham Ankara


Wingate by Wyndham Debuts Refreshed Hotel Prototype


Gail Mandel becomes COO and CFO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals


Wyndham Hotel Group Opens Super 8 Hotel Brand's First Property in the Middle East

05-07-2014 TRYP by Wyndham Announces Plan to Open in Long Island City, New York

05-12-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Launches First Multi-Brand Campaign on Primetime Network and Cable TV

05-13-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group to Launch Ramada Brand in Kenya

05-14-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Paulo Pena to Lead Latin America Region

06-02-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Welcomes Josh Lesnick as Cheif Marketing Officer

06-03-2014 Ramada Resort to Open at Kooralbyn in Queensland

06-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Expands in Turkey with Three New Hotels

06-16-2014 Wyndham Brand Expands in U.S. with First Anaheim Hotel

07-17-2014 J.D. Power Once Again Ranks Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotels

09-19-2014 Australia’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Brisbane

09-24-2014 Wyndham Reflags Landmark Miami Beach Hotel

09-25-2014 Baymont Inn & Suites Opens 350th Hotel

09-25-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Signs First Upscale Property in Africa

09-30-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Grows in Africa with First Hotel in Ethiopia

10-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for First Planet Hollywood Hotel in India

10-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 10 Properties in India

10-13-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Howard Johnson in Bangalore, IndiaWyndham Hotel Group Launches First Ramada Encore Hotel in India

10-16-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Names Barry Robinson to Lead South East Asia, Pacific Rim

10-20-2014 Wyndham Brand Expands in Florida with New Jupiter Hotel

10-21-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

10-21-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Daniel Ruff to Lead EMEA and Indian Ocean Regions

10-30-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Mark Kukulski to Lead Hotel Management Company

10-30-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel in Guatemala

11-17-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Partners with Polaris to Help Prevent Human Trafficking

12-01-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Grows Ramada Brand with 20 Hotels in the UK

12-05-2014 Wyndham Hotel and Resorts Brand Enters Melbourne

12-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Enters Strategic Technology Partnership with Sabre


Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Seven Properties in Peru


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01-14-2015 450-room Wyndham Grand Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Breaks Ground

01-28-2015 Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland


Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Dolce Hotels and Resorts


Wyndham Hotel Group Receives Honors at 58th Annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala


Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Ramada Resort in Vanuatu

03-11-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Takes Honors at the European Group Travel Awards

03-12-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Names New Chief Digital & Distribution Officer

03-31-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Conference Outlines Major Quality, Technology and Marketing Initiatives

  Wyndham Hotel Group to Migrate Central Reservations to Sabre Platform

  Wyndham Launches Industry Leading, Automated Revenue Management System in Cloud-Based PMS

04-01-2015 Wyndham Rewards Revolutionizes Loyalty Landscape with Easier Access to Free Nights

  President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush Speak at Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference

04-16-2015 Mexico’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens

05-11-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Marketing Campaign to Launch New Loyalty Program

05-19-2015 TRYP by Wyndham Brand Enters the Philippines

06-01-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group and Corinthian Development Company Sign Multi-Unit Wingate Development Deal

06-02-2015 Wyndham Announces LEED Certifiable Prototypes for its Two Largest Brands

07-06-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Upscale Wyndham Brand in China

07-07-2015 Wyndham Names Noah Brodsky Senior Vice President, Worldwide Loyalty and Engagement

07-15-2015 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham Ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction in Their Segments by J.D. Power


Wyndham Garden Brand Makes Brooklyn Debut

08-03-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Advances Growth in South Korea with 12 Hotel Signings

08-04-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group to Add Eight New Ramada Hotels in China

09-02-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Airport TRYP by Wyndham Hotel in Brazil for International Travelers

  Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Asia Presence with First Property in Myanmar

09-22-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Russian Expansion with First Hotel in Voronezh

09-25-2015 Wyndham Marks Monumental Milestone, Becomes First Global Hospitality Company to Reach 1,000 Hotels in Greater China

10-13-2014 Wyndham Sets Sail for Barbados, Unveils Plans for Island’s Newest, Five-Star, Multi-Million Dollar Resort

  Wyndham Unveils the World’s Most Generous Rewards Program for Meeting Planners

10-19-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Joins the TripAdvisor Instant Booking Marketplace

10-28-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Arrives in Vietnam

11-3-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group's First Property in Auckland Opens Doors

11-18-2015 TRYP by Wyndham Debuts in Puerto Rico, Strengthens Caribbean Presence

11-20-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts its China Presence with First Wyndham Location in Sanya

12-1-2015 Wyndham Garden Hotels Debuts in the Pacific Rim with Guam Property

12-7-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Selects Kathy Maher to Lead Global Sales

12-16-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group’s Fastest Growing Brand Enters Mexico with 400th Hotel

12-17-2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Brings Flagship Brand to Argentina, Reaches 35th Hotel in the Country


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1-7-2016 Wyndham Garden Arrives in China with First Hotel

1-14-2016 Wyndham Grand® Introduces Brew Parlor

1-21-2016 Wyndham Rewards Survey Finds Americans See Big Savings in Loyalty Programs but Struggle to Take Advantage

1-21-2016 Wyndham Rewards Survey Finds Americans See Big Savings in Loyalty Programs but Struggle to Take Advantage

2-10-2016 Wyndham Rewards Offers Fresh Take on Branded In-Room Content with Launch of New, Industry First Sitcom

2-11-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Days Inn® brand to Indonesia

2-19-2016 RCI Adds 170 New Resort Properties to its Global Exchange Network in 2015

2-24-2016 RCI Welcomes Five New Resorts to Affiliated Network in China

3-15-2016 The Registry Collection® Program Experiences Approximately 50 Percent Membership Growth, Adds More than 20 Affiliated Properties in 2015

4-7-2016 RCI Celebrates 10th Year as Title Sponsor of the Christel House Open

4-11-2016 Baymont Brand Celebrates 10 Years with Wyndham Hotel Group

4-22-2016 First Super 8 in Germany opens in Munich

4-28-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Three New Hotels to Africa in Triple Signing

5-2-2016 RCI Becomes First Timeshare Exchange Company to Offer Travel Packages in Cuba

5-3-2016 RCI and The Registry Collection® Program Members Can Experience Cirque du Soleil like Never Before through Two New Properties from Grupo Vidanta

5-4-2016 The RCI® Resort Recognition Program Celebrates 25 Years of Setting Industry Standards for Quality

5-5-2016 Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Joins RCI, Offering Family Vacations with A Bit of Character

5-16-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Multiplies Wingate and Hawthorn Footprint in Canada

5-18-2016 The Registry Collection® Adds Latin America’s Only Overwater Bungalows to Network through Latest Affiliation with Karisma Hotels & Resorts

5-19-2016 Wyndham Rewards Launches Member Levels, Expands Award-Winning Program with Industry’s First Experience Enhanced Redemptions

5-24-2016 Zlatá Praha in the Czech Republic Joins RCI Network

6-8-2016 Women’s Venture Fund Honors Gail Mandel, President and CEO, Wyndham Destination Network with Highest Leaf Award

6-20-2016 RCI Expands China Portfolio with 11 New Properties

7-4-2016 Landal GreenParks Expands into Denmark with Addition of Dayz Resorts

7-5-2016 Hard Rock Hotel Goa Affiliates with RCI

7-8-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Unveils Strategic Global Transformation Across 16 Brands

7-23-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Expands in Europe with First Hotel in Greece

8-23-2016 New Wyndham Garden Prototype Emphasizes Ease and Efficiencies

8-30-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Set to Open Tallest Hotel in Danang

9-7-2016 Wyndham Makes Grand Entrance into South East Asia

9-12-2016 Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Philippe Bijaoui To Lead Development Across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa

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