BERLIN (Mar. 03, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the groundbreaking of its first Super 8® hotel in Germany, the 160-room Super 8 Munich.
Developed by GS Star GmbH, the hotel is the first of 10 Super 8 hotels to be developed in the country as part of a previously signed multi-year agreement between Tristar Hotel GmbH and Wyndham Hotel Group.
“As the largest U.S. based economy hotel brand in the world with nearly 2,400 hotels across the U.S., Canada, China and Brazil, Super 8 has proven popularity among both hotel guests and developers alike,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “We are delighted to pass this significant milestone in launching the Super 8 brand in Germany and look forward to growing the brand’s presence right across Europe, the Middle East and Africa where we continue to see buoyant demand for more affordable hotel accommodation.”
Expected to open in autumn 2015, Super 8 Munich will be a six-storey, all-new construction hotel and the first in Europe to feature the brand’s newest design concept. This innovative design includes a multi-functional lobby and guest rooms which meet the needs of modern travellers while enabling more economical construction and operation.
Upon opening, Super 8 will be the fifth of 15 Wyndham Hotel Group brands to have a presence in Germany. Earlier this year, the company announced that its portfolio in the country had surpassed 100 hotels under four brands. Through the upscale offerings of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand, the established midscale TRYP by Wyndham and Ramada hotels and the recently introduced economy brand Days Inn, Wyndham Hotel Group is able to offer a hotel solution in Germany to suit virtually every travel purpose and budget.
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About Super 8
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Super 8® hotel brand is one of the world’s most well-known hotel chains with nearly 2,400 locations around the globe, more than any other economy hotel accommodation provider. Most hotels offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, SuperStart® continental breakfast and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme. Travellers can join the free programme at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Each Super 8 hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Super 8 Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). This excludes certain hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.super8.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.
About GS Star GmbH
GS Star GmbH was founded in 2012 with the vision to become one of the leading operating companies in Germany. GS Star GmbH is a cooperation of the renowned and experienced operator G & S Hotelbetriebs GmbH and the private equity firm Tristar Beteiligungs GmbH. GS Star GmbH is focused on the operation of branded economy hotels.