PARSIPPANY, N.J. (November 13, 2014) – Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, made two lucky members and two Wyndham Hotel Group franchisees $10,000 richer today during a live event in Times Square hosted by celebrated American actor, New York Times Best Selling author and star of the new Broadway musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” Tony Danza.
A wrap-up to this summer’s consumer-facing Wyndham Rewards One Million Dollar Sweepstakes and Franchisee Incentive Program of the same name, the event gave each promotion’s two winners a once in a lifetime opportunity: the chance to win one million dollars, live on a game show style set in Times Square, just by picking from among a wall of 50 suitcases.
“Wyndham Rewards gives members access to thousands of great hotels with countless rewards,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Our million dollar sweepstakes, which culminated with today’s game-show like event in the center of Times Square, is just one of the many fun, over-the-top promotions that we offer each and every year. It’s all about keeping members excited and engaged with the program as well as our diverse family of brands.”
Upon conclusion of the main event, which wrapped this afternoon, Wyndham Rewards opened the game show inspired space up to the public, and gave away prizes to New Yorkers and tourists alike, with offerings ranging from Wyndham Rewards branded travel accessories and gift cards to free hotel stays in the form of Wyndham Rewards points.
Prior to participating in the event, all four winners received complimentary transportation into New York City along with spending money, and accommodations at the iconic Wyndham New Yorker Hotel at 481 8th Avenue. The 1,083 room hotel, a landmark within New York City, joined the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand portfolio earlier this year and is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation that will result in additional upgrades to the historic property’s already upscale guest rooms, public spaces and meeting facilities.
The Wyndham Rewards Million Dollar Sweepstakes ran this summer. To enter, consumers simply needed to sign-up for the free-to-join loyalty program at a participating Wyndham Hotel Group hotel, complete the online entry form or call the toll-free Wyndham Rewards number. Upon conclusion of the sweepstakes, one winner from the U.S. and one winner from Canada were chosen from among all eligible entries to participate in the Million Dollar event in Times Square. Travelers looking to participate in future promotions are encouraged to enroll in the program at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It is the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.
With over 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers more than 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their qualified stays. Those points may be redeemed for hundreds of rewards options including free hotel stays, airline travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 5,500 points, while other reward options start as low as 250 points. Members may also choose to earn with approximately 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.
In addition, frequent travelers will appreciate the program’s Gold Status, which provides the program’s most loyal members with an additional free night after every 20 qualified nights. For more information or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.