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Wyndham Hotel Group Names Barry Robinson to Lead South East Asia, Pacific Rim

Parsippany, N.J. (Oct. 16, 2014) – Focused on strengthening its growing presence across key markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of hospitality veteran Barry Robinson as president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.

In this role, effective January 1, 2015, Robinson will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s operations and development functions in the region as well as the coordination and execution of cross-functional brand initiatives.

Robinson has served Wyndham Hotel Group since 2009 as managing director, South Pacific, overseeing the company’s expansion into Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Guam. Under his leadership, the Hotel Group’s portfolio has grown to 15 hotels currently open and operating under the Ramada®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Days Inn® brand flags. He has also served as CEO and managing director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific since 2003, which is part of sister company Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the world’s largest developer and marketer of flexible, points-based vacation ownership products. Robinson will retain this position in addition to his new role with Wyndham Hotel Group.  

“We are pleased to have Barry in this new role with Wyndham Hotel Group and look forward to the opportunities this position will help create for our continued expansion in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim,” said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.  “We see strong potential for growth throughout this market and Barry’s leadership, along with his extensive hospitality experience, strong regional knowledge and established network of relationships, will undoubtedly accelerate development in the region.”

Earlier in his hospitality career, Robinson held roles in the Asia-Pacific region with global hotel companies such as Swissotel Worldwide Partner Hotels and Choice Hotels International.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Won the American Group Travel Award for “Best Extended Stay Brand" (2015)

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Won the American Group Travel Award for “Best Extended Stay Brand" (2015)

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group,  the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), took home multiple honors last night as the company was recognized for its recent marketing and public relations efforts by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at the 58th annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York City.
 
A recipient of 10 awards ranging from Bronze to Gold, the company’s winning entries were selected from among more than 1,200 around the world, with judging done by top executives throughout the travel industry. Among the top honors received:

  • a Gold Adrian Award for the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham brand and its digital campaign around “Microcations;”
  • a Gold Adrian Award for the company and its recent publicity campaign on growth and expansion in the Middle East and Africa;
  • a Gold Adrian Award for the Super 8 brand and its digital campaign around passion point marketing; and
  • a Gold Adrian Award for the Travelodge brand and its digital campaign celebrating mascot Sleepy Bear’s 60th birthday.

 

“The Adrian Awards represent the very best in hospitality marketing,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “It’s a tremendous honor for our organization and our brands and something that could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of our great team of marketing professionals at Wyndham Hotel Group.”

 
In addition to the four Gold Adrian Awards, Wyndham Hotel Group was the recipient of three Silver Adrian Awards and three Bronze Adrian Awards for its efforts in digital marketing and public relations.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

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Wyndham’s Trademark Hotel Collection Spans U.S. with Six New Additions

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (October 31, 2017) – Bolstering its portfolio of distinctive destinations across the U.S., hospitality powerhouse Wyndham Hotel Group is raising its Trademark Hotel Collection flag at six independent hotels in the U.S., introducing the soft brand to travelers in Southern California, upstate New York, Florida and North Dakota. With these newest additions, Trademark’s global footprint expands to nearly 60 locations across four countries.

Launched earlier this year, Trademark is a collection of upper-midscale-and-above hotels with fiercely independent spirit and individuality. It’s the first soft brand geared to independent hoteliers with landmark three- and four-star hotels designed for everyday travelers seeking unique accommodations.

“Independent hotel entrepreneurs are making their mark, over-delivering on our offer to join forces with the world’s largest hotel company, capitalizing on Wyndham’s size and scale while preserving their hard-earned hotel individuality and character,” said Chip Ohlsson, executive vice president and Chief Development Officer, North America. “Our newest additions here in the U.S. will deliver sought-after boutique experiences in growing markets at price points everyday travelers can afford – with Trademark, both owners and guests can really have it all.”

A New Tide of Trademarks  

Trademark is widening its global footprint, adding more than 50 upper-midscale hotels in Europe and the U.S. in the past four months, totaling more than 9,000 guestrooms. Joining award-winning hotels like The INFINITY Hotel & Conference Center in Munich, Germany and the HYPERION Hotel Basel in Basel, Switzerland, notable additions in the U.S. announced today include:

  • The Bricks, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Los Angeles:
    Securing more than 125,000 square feet of corner real estate in downtown Los Angeles, a new-construction hotel, The Bricks, A Trademark Collection Hotel will be two blocks from the vibrant STAPLES Center sports arena and adjacent L.A. Live entertainment complex. Owned by John Rhee, the space is undergoing a multi-million dollar readaptation from an office building to a six-storied hotel featuring a dramatically-up-lit vertical exterior and an equally striking interior. Its approximately 200 contemporarily-designed guestrooms will highlight crisp and clean angles, structured bedding and seating, bulbous lighting and a signature red-brick accent wall. Adding to the hotel’s flair will be a street-level restaurant, a pool, a fitness center, 10,000 square feet of meeting space and a whimsical rooftop bar lounge adorned in lush greens and flowers overlooking the City of Angels.
  • Hotel at the Lafayette, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Buffalo, N.Y.:
    Built in 1904 and designed by America’s first female architect Louise Blanchard Bethune, this landmark French Renaissance-style hotel, owned by Earl Ketry and entity principal Bill Casale, features 57 Pan-American-themed  suites with magnificent velvet-dressed chairs, oversized mirrors, wood floors and furnishings and premier amenities. Earning TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award distinction for its consistently great reviews, the hotel is a crowd-favorite in the Buffalo area for its quality accommodations, historical charm and local conveniences. Guests can grab house brews at the hotel’s on-site Lafayette Brewing Company restaurant and bar adorned with mosaic-tiled backdrops of French art or sip espressos at its Public Espresso coffee shop.
  • Lofts on Pearl, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Buffalo, New York:
    Also owned by Earl Ketry and entity principal Bill Casale, and sister hotel to the Hotel at the Lafayette, Lofts on Pearl originated as a belt and hose factory in the 1800s. Now transformed into a beautifully-restored boutique-style hotel from the historic Richardson Romanesque J.A. Webb building, the 31-room brick-faced Lofts on Pearl is located in downtown Buffalo’s Brewery District and endears itself to guests with its spacious accommodations and exemplary service. Securing excellent 4.5/5 TripAdvisor reviews as well as TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors, the hotel’s one- and two-bedroom suites feature quaint fireplaces, full kitchens and living rooms. Guests enjoy easy access to sports, entertainment, shopping and dining.
  • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Safety Harbor, Fla.:
    Nestled along Tampa Bay just minutes from downtown Tampa, this 172-room waterfront hotel is uniquely known for its powerful Espiritu Santo Springs healing waters. The historic landmark, founded in 1925, boasts a 50,000-square-foot sanctuary spa – Florida’s only natural mineral springs resort spa – along with a tranquility garden and a fitness center. Owned by William Touloumis and ranked number one in its market, additional hotel offerings include four on-site restaurants, 30,000 square feet of meeting space and a 65-seat amphitheater.
  • Azure Hotel & Suites Ontario Airport/Convention Center, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Ontario, Cali .:
    Opening November 6, this 167-room hotel and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is charming at first-look with two eloquently-appointed and beautifully-etched steel elephants greeting guests at arrival. The 4.5/5 TripAdvisor-rated hotel, owned by 1945 Hold Suites LLC, offers a warm and friendly California ambiance making guests feel right at home featuring deluxe suites, a stunning living-room style lobby, regionally-inspired dining and a marble fireplace. Growing tourism to the area, including increased inbound flights at Ontario Airport over the last five years and a planned 2018 airport expansion, combined with the hotel’s close proximity to popular tourists spots like Disneyland, make this an opportune growth market.
  • Home Place Lodge & Suites, A Trademark Collection Hotel, Williston, N.D.: Set in the heart of Williston, N.D. and close to major energy and oil companies, this full-service hotel is owned by MMC Ventures LLC and features 109 one- and two-bedroom suites with furnished kitchens and kitchenettes, premier amenities and a Grand Buffet restaurant offering barbeque and Asian cuisines.

Generating $15 billion in the U.S. in 2016 alone, demand for soft-branded hotels has grown at a rate of nearly 20 percent in the last several years, but has been focused on luxury and upscale hoteliers.

“Soft branding is a smart option for today’s hoteliers competing in the under-tapped upper-midscale tier accounting for 18 percent of rooms in the U.S,” added Greg Giordano, vice president, Brand Operations, The Trademark Hotel Collection. “Backed by the Trademark name, we’re amplifying the booking strength of that landmark hotel in your town the locals know by name and visitors eye up for its charm, elevating their everyday availability for even more guests.”

Trademark Collection Hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group with a growing member base of more than 53 million travelers. Named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, Wyndham Rewards is the award-winning loyalty program  offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate—the first of its kind for a major rewards program. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,300 hotels and over 708,500 rooms in 78 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique HotelsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and the recently-acquired AmericInn. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 53 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Announces LEED Certifiable Prototypes for its Two Largest Brands

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 2, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced LEED certifiable, new construction prototypes for its two largest and most well-known brands, Days Inn® and Super 8®. The announcement builds on efforts by the company over the last two years to refine its prototypical offerings, which now span a total of six brands, and provide U.S. owners and developers with complete, turn-key, design-forward solutions.
 
Wyndham Announces LEED Certifiable Prototypes for its Two Largest BrandsAnnounced at the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the two prototypes—which focus on style, performance and efficiency—are complemented by updated offerings for the company’s Baymont Inn & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® and Wingate by Wyndham® brands. All six LEED certifiable prototypes come at a time when Wyndham Hotel Group is seeing significant interest in new construction domestically. As of March 31, 2015, the company had signed agreements for more than 140 new construction hotels throughout the U.S. Of those, more than 30 have broken ground an
d are currently under development.
 
“This is one of the strongest development environments that we’ve seen in the U.S. in the last decade and we want to be sure that all of our brands are well-positioned and that we’re making it easy for prospective developers to do business with us,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer at Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Representing a continued evolution of the company’s approach to design and development, the refreshed prototypes provide owners and developers with turn-key solutions that include all architectural designs, documentation and FF&E packages. In addition, each of the six prototypes is LEED certifiable, providing the necessary flexibility for base or silver certification.
 
“As a company that’s been nationally recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainability, providing complete solutions that not only cater to the evolving needs of guests but that enable LEED certification is of the utmost importance,” said George Scammell, vice president of global design at Wyndham Worldwide. “Whether it’s the bright, vibrant and comfortable design of Days Inn or the warm, accessible and affordable appeal of Super 8, we’ve tried to create offerings that are distinct, sustainable and meaningful.”
 
In addition to refreshed prototypes, Wyndham Hotel Group also unveiled refreshed design guidelines for hotels domestically to be used for both conversion and property renovation opportunities. The guidelines are available across virtually all of the brands within the company’s diverse portfolio and include updated schemes for not only guest rooms but also public spaces. In addition, most feature key brand defining elements to achieve a consistent look from property to property and enable current owners to renovate over a set period of time.
 
To assist current owners and prospective developers with learning more about its design and development offerings, Wyndham Hotel Group has launched a newly updated online portal: www.whgdevelopment.com. Among its offerings, the portal provides access to brand development brochures, property renderings, sample project manuals, upcoming company development events and more.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Partners with Thanks Again

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 19, 2013) – Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one stay, is offering members the opportunity to earn additional points this holiday season and all year long—up to 10 points for every dollar spent—through a partnership with Thanks Again® and their network of more than 25,000 local businesses and airports nationwide.

To participate, members need only visit www.thanksagain.com/wyndham, where they may securely and conveniently enroll using their preferred Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express® card and link it with their Wyndham Rewards membership. Members will then earn points when using their enrolled card with any business in the Thanks Again Rewarding Merchant NetworkTM. Additionally, members can earn a 10,000 point bonus when they spend $1,000 or more through the network over a 90-day period. A full list of participating businesses is available at www.thanksagain.com/locator.

“As we continue to grow the Wyndham Rewards program, our focus remains on finding meaningful ways to engage and deliver value to our millions of loyal members,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of global loyalty and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With a network of participating businesses in the tens of thousands and the opportunity to earn significant point bonuses on a quarterly basis, we’re confident that our partnership with Thanks Again does just that.”

Participating businesses in the Thanks Again Rewarding Merchant Network range from airport parking and shopping to restaurants, car services, dry cleaners, day spas and more.

“Thanks Again is honored to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and its Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, providing members with a unique value-added benefit: a seamless opportunity to earn more Wyndham Rewards points as they travel through airports and as they make purchases in their local communities nationwide,” said Marc Ellis, Thanks Again CEO.

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About Thanks Again

Thanks Again®, headquartered in Atlanta, has uniquely established itself as a global loyalty coalition brand. Its turnkey loyalty and engagement solution links members of the most popular rewards programs to airport parking, airport shopping and dining operators and local businesses to stimulate commerce, loyalty and customer value. The Thanks Again Rewarding Merchant Network now spans over 160 airports and 25,000 local businesses and is rapidly expanding throughout North America and Latin America. Through direct partnerships with the three leading international payment card networks, Thanks Again is positioned for significant global expansion in enrolled members, loyalty reward partners, airport clients and off-airport businesses.

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 and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.

With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers its over eight million active members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their 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 50 points. Members may also choose to earn with nearly 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.

In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the program’s newly introduced Gold Status, which provides the program’s most loyal members with an additional free evening after every 20 qualified nights. For more information or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,440 hotels and over 638,300 rooms in 68 countries under 15 hotel brands. To learn more about our family of hotel brands visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Airport TRYP by Wyndham Hotel in Brazil for International Travelers

SAO PAULO, Brazil (September 2, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of TRYP by Wyndham São Paulo Guarulhos Airport, developed with GBX Capital and Brazilian operating partner Nobile Hoteis. The opening marks the 11th TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Brazil and 21st in Latin America, where the company is focused on fulfilling the growing demand for mid-scale hotels.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The newly constructed, 80-room hotel has a privileged location within Terminal 3 of Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo’s main international airport, considered Latin America’s busiest airport by passenger traffic and Brazil’s top airport in terms of quality of aircraft operations and quantity of cargo handled. The hotel is exclusive for guests from international flights or with international connections.
 
 “We are thrilled to open the newly constructed TRYP by Wyndham São Paulo Guarulhos Airport which holds a unique location and an innovative offering exclusive to travelers within Brazil’s leading international airport,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Travelers will revel in the bounty of thoughtful amenities offered by this new property that offers respite and relaxation, pre- and post-flight.”
 
With broad flexibility, guests staying at TRYP by Wyndham São Paulo Guarulhos Airport can choose to book stays at the property between 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours with rates counted per hour. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks are included regardless of length of stay, Wi-Fi is free and unlimited and all rooms have cable television and air conditioning.
 
Each of the new hotel’s 80 spacious guest rooms includes an ergonomic work desk and chair, digital safe and 32-inch flat screen TV and hairdryer. Family suites with bunk beds and fully accessible rooms are also available to accommodate guests en route home or traveling to São Paulo.
 
The onsite gourmet lounge offers a unique environment with food service available 24 hours per day, including a complimentary breakfast with diverse brunch options until 3:00 p.m., a light buffet from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with different snacks, dinner from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, and a snack buffet early morning from midnight until 5:00 a.m.  
 
Guests may also enjoy the hotel’s bookstore, a space designed for those who appreciate a peaceful and comfortable environment; an exclusive smoking area, the only such area available on airport grounds, designed with an external garden; and a Living Lobby Bar to relax and enjoy the most diverse labels of domestic and imported drinks.
 
 “We are excited to be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, for the opening of this unique TRYP by Wyndham hotel within Terminal 3 of Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport,” said Roberto Bertino, president of Nobile Hoteis.
 
“The differentiating amenities of our new property will resonate among those traveling internationally for leisure, work, or in connections, who are avid for comfort and convenience,” said Alberto Bove, owner and director of GBX Capital. “This is the main reason why we have invested in a modern infrastructure, with the best facilities and flexibility of hours.”
 
The globally recognized TRYP by Wyndham brand offers not only a destination but also a unique experience, with contemporary lodging options in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and New York City, among others. With its “Own the City” service culture, the brand openly displays its passion for guests and for the cities in which TRYP by Wyndham properties are located. The TRYP by Wyndham portfolio consists of more than 120 properties around the world representing more than 17,000 rooms.
 
In Latin America and the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group has a total of 146 hotels and 17,137 rooms under its TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group 
is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 


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Wyndham Hotel Group to Launch Ramada Brand in Kenya

NAIROBI (May 13, 2014) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced plans to expand into Kenya after signing a franchise agreement for Ramada Nairobi, the first Wyndham Hotel Group property in the country. 

Ramada Nairobi will be owned and managed by Global Hotels Management Africa Ltd. (GHMA), an affiliate of Global Hotels Management (GHM), which already operates the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. 

The agreement adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing presence of Ramada® and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® hotels on the African continent in Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

“Wyndham Hotel Group continually seeks to expand its portfolio of hotel brands in high-demand markets like Kenya, where the oil and gas industries are growing rapidly,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean. “We are delighted to expand our relationship with GHM as we welcome the Ramada Nairobi to our portfolio.”

The four-star hotel, projected to open at the end of this year, will offer 89 guest rooms including 25 suites and will be located on Wangapala Road, approximately 19 kilometres from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and situated in the affluent Westlands area of the capital city.

Ramada Nairobi will include two meeting rooms and a rooftop banquet hall as well as various food and beverage outlets, including an all-day dining restaurant and speciality restaurants offering Chinese and Pakistani cuisine. Guests will have access to a spa, fitness room and indoor pool.

“Ramada Nairobi will be a landmark property for GHM and we are proud to have partnered with Wyndham Hotel Group in introducing the brand to Kenya,” said Mr. Masood Hashim Shamim, chief executive officer of Global Hotels Management Africa Ltd.  “We are committed to being a part of the country’s booming tourism industry and understand the importance of partnering with reputable brands to ensure that we deliver the highest quality products and services.”

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Ramada and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points, which may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of nearly 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Brings Flagship Brand to Argentina, Reaches 35th Hotel in the Country

BUENOS AIRES (December 17, 2015) – Building on more than 16 years of experience in Argentina, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the debut of its namesake brand, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, in Argentina with the opening of the 141-room Wyndham Nordelta Tigre Buenos Aires.
 
"Famous for its culture, customs, geography and cuisines, Argentina continues to be a favorite destination for global travelers and a key market for Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Adding our world-renowned upscale brand to the country complements our existing portfolio of 34 hotels, which not only includes the Ramada and TRYP by Wyndham brands, but also the largest network of Howard Johnson hotels in Latin America, and the award-winning global Wyndham Rewards loyalty program. ”
 
Travel Dreams Made Accessible by Land or Sea
Located across from Nordelta Bay in Tigre, Wyndham Nordelta Tigre Buenos Aires offers spectacular views from its modern six-story building. The hotel is the only in the city accessible by land and river and is just 60 km away from Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport, 35 km from the Buenos Aires city center, and 15 km from the Tigre’s train station.
 
The hotel’s full-service spa and health, beauty and wellness center offers unparalleled views of Nordelta Bay. Guests can recharge with massages and hydration services followed by time in the relaxation room, the 24-hour fitness center, the dry and wet sauna, or simply soaking it all in on the terrace with its sun-drenched solarium.
 
The hotel’s seven meeting rooms accommodate up to 250 people for business or social events. Its restaurant, Root, specializes in international cuisine and its B76 Lounge Bar on the hotel’s terrace offers guests the opportunity to savor a bite to eat and a delicious cocktail. Each room offers free Wi-Fi, LED cable TV, a safe box, a minibar, a Jacuzzi and a complimentary newspaper.
 
Partners Benefit From the Strength of Wyndham Hotel Group
“As a hotel management company, this partnership allows us to capitalize on the distribution and marketing support that come along with a global hotel giant like Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Arturo Navarro, president of AADESA, the property’s operating company. “At AADESA we are very proud and focused on leading this property to the higher quality level within its segment. Wyndham Nordelta is the first 5-star hotel managed by AADESA among its 13 properties under its operation which represent assets of more than 100 million dollars.”
 
“Our continued expansion in the region can be attributed to Wyndham-quality hotels and services as well as to the solid global resources we offer to local partners,” said Luis Mirabelli, vice president of development for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean.  “We are confident that Argentina will remain an important market in the region with significant potential for further hotel development.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group includes over 7,760 properties worldwide and more than 150 hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Argentina, the company has been present for more than 16 years since the opening of the first Howard Johnson hotel in 1999. Alongside the Howard Johnson, Ramada, and TRYP by Wyndham brands, the opening of Wyndham Nordelta Tigre Buenos Aires marks the 35th property for the company, which is now the largest international group in the country. 
 
The new hotel will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Earn Wyndham Rewards Points Every Day—Just for Sharing Opinions

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 8, 2014) – Looking for a quick and easy way to boost your Wyndham Rewards point balance this summer? Thanks to a partnership with Research Now and the e-Rewards® Opinion Panel, members of the growing hotel loyalty program can do just that simply by completing brief online surveys.
 
To get started, Wyndham Rewards members should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com and click on the “Earn” tab at the top of the program’s homepage. From there, a quick click on the section titled “e-Rewards Opinion Panel” starts the enrollment process and in short-order, members are able to start earning and redeeming e-Rewards currency for bonus Wyndham Rewards points.
 
“Our goal is to make the Wyndham Rewards program as rewarding as possible for members and part of that means finding new and creative ways that allow for members to earn points, particularly during times when members may not have a trip planned for several months,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Research Now and the e-Rewards program are a great solution because they work with any schedule and the number of points members can earn is entirely up to them.”
 
Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program as measured by more than 7,000 participating hotels and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.
 
“We are thrilled to add Wyndham Rewards as our partner,” said Heather White, Vice President of Partner Relations at Research Now. “By enabling Wyndham Rewards members to collect points for completing surveys through the e-Rewards Opinion Panel, we provide our market research clients with the opportunity to survey a highly engaged and targeted group of consumer and business travelers in the U.S. and Canada.”
 
For more information on the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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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’s the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.
 
The program allows over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. Points may be redeemed for hundreds of rewards options—including free hotel stays, airline travel, gift cards to leading restaurants and retailers, and more. Free hotel stays start as low as 5,500 points per night, while other reward options start as low as 250 points. Members may also earn additional points through various program partners or in lieu of points, earn points or miles with approximately 20 leading airline and rail carriers.
 
In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the opportunity to achieve 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, visitwww.wyndhamrewards.com.

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

LONDON, UK (12 September 2016) –Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels across a portfolio of 16 iconic brands, today announced the appointment of Philippe Bijaoui to the role of Chief Development Officer for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA). In this role Bijaoui will oversee the Company’s rapid expansion across the region, introducing additional brands to established markets and building on the 73 countries where Wyndham Hotel Group hotels can already be found.
 
Bijaoui has more than 20 years of hotel real estate and development experience in markets across EMEA and most recently served as Vice President Development Europe for InterContinental Hotel Group, where he defined and implemented the development strategy for the region. He has also previously held senior development roles with Rezidor, Club Med, HVS International, City Hotels S.A. and Groupe Immobilière Hôtelière. Bijaoui has a Master of Business Administration with a focus on hotel and catering management from I.M.H.I. Cornell, and speaks multiple European languages.
 
 “All around the world a rapidly growing middle class is discovering the excitement of international travel. Wyndham Hotel Group’s development strategy is bold but simple – we work with local partners to bring quality accommodation to a diverse number of locations, so that, no matter where adventure leads, our guests can find the hotel brands they know and love,” said Daniel Ruff, President and Managing Director EMEA for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Philippe has a stellar reputation in the EMEA development community, and I am confident he is the best person to lead our aggressive expansion plans for the region.”
 
“I am very much looking forward to accelerating Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth in EMEA. Destinations across the region are in need of an international standard of hotel accommodation for growing inbound and domestic visitor numbers, and Wyndham Hotel Group has only begun to tap the potential in these markets,” said Bijaoui. “In addition, the breadth of brands ranging from economy to luxury, as well as the power of being part of Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Worldwide, gives us tremendous opportunity to introduce new innovative products in markets where certain segments may be currently under represented.”
 
This year Wyndham Hotel Group has reached important development milestones in EMEA, including introducing the Super 8 brand to Europe, opening the 50th hotel in Turkey, expanding into Greece with the Wyndham Grand Athens and announcing new hotels in emergent destinations such as Oman, Iraq and Ethiopia.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Rewards Members: Ring in 2015 with 10,000 Bonus Points

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (October 16, 2014) – The start of the new year may still be a few months away but Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, is helping members kick-off their celebrations early with a new promotion that offers the chance to earn over 10,000 bonus points, well before the ball drops this New Year’s Eve.
 
Wyndham Rewards Members: Ring in 2015 with 10,000 bonus pointsNow through January 30, 2015, Wyndham Rewards members in the U.S. and Canada can earn 2015 bonus points, starting with their second qualified stay, when they register for the program’s “Celebrate with 2015 Bonus Points” promotion at 

www.wyndhamrewards.com/2015 or by calling 866-996-7937. The bonus is in addition to any Wyndham Rewards points regularly received for qualified stays and may be earned up to five times for a total of 10,075 points.
 
“There’s no time like the present to squeeze in a few last-minute getaways, be it for an overnight visit, a weekend road trip or a week long getaway,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With this latest promotion, we’re not only giving members an extra incentive to get away but also plenty of time to maximize their point bonus, bringing them that much closer to great rewards like a free night stay, gift card to their favorite restaurant or even tickets to an upcoming movie.”
 
The Wyndham Rewards Celebrate with 2015 Bonus Points promotion is available through January 30, 2015. For more information, including full terms and conditions, visit 

www.wyndhamrewards.com/2015.
 

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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.
 

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Dolce Hotels & Resorts Named Best Group Hotel Brand LUXURY at European Group Travel Awards (2016)

Dolce Hotels & Resorts Named Best Group Hotel Brand LUXURY at European Group Travel Awards (2016)

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Wyndham Hotel Group Takes Honours at the European Group Travel Awards

LONDON (March 11, 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,650 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is celebrating after being recognised at the inaugural European Group Travel Awards last week. The company’s upscale, namesake brand, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, took the top honours in the category Best Resort/Spa Brand for Groups at a glamorous ceremony at the InterContinental Berlin.
 
Daniel Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, commented, “We are thrilled to have our Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand receive such accolades with this win at the European Group Travel Awards. As a company, we strive to provide groups as well as individual travellers with the best resort- and spa-experiences possible, and to see our efforts recognised in this way is a fantastic reward and encouragement for everyone behind the brand.”
 
Organised by Landor Travel Publications and leading international group specialist HotelPlanner.com, the European Group Travel Awards are selected via a process of online voting, open to members of the hospitality trade, and judged by a panel of industry specialists.  The awards, given out in 25 different categories, were created to recognise organisations and individuals that represent the leaders in group travel.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts 
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation at more than 190 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. with the exception of certain hotels which are franchised, managed or owned by an affiliate. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Inks Deal with American Hotel Income Properties for 46 Hotels Across U.S.

PHOENIX, A.Z. (November 1, 2017) – Wyndham Hotel Group - the hospitality giant with an unparalleled portfolio of more than 8,300 hotels globally - today announced an agreement with American Hotel Income Properties REIT Inc. (AHIP) to convert 44 existing hotels across the U.S. to Wyndham’s Baymont Inn & Suites ®, Travelodge ® and Super 8 ® brands. Furthermore, AHIP has also newly acquired two additional hotels joining the Wyndham portfolio. All 46 hotels will become part of Wyndham’s powerhouse global distribution network and award-winning loyalty program by the end of this year.

The agreement boosts the company’s already strong presence in the U.S. midscale and economy hotel landscape with locations near Nashville, Tenn.; Kansas City, Kan.; Jefferson City, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Buffalo, N.Y.

Per the agreement, 44 existing hotels - currently operating under the Oak Tree Inn brand - will convert to a selection of Wyndham’s brands: 14 hotels will convert to the Baymont Inn & Suites ® brand, 28 will convert to the Travelodge ® brand, and two will become Super 8 ® hotels. Of the two newly acquired hotels, one has recently converted to a Days Inn and the other is to be rebranded under one of Wyndham’s brands later this month.  The hotels will continue to be managed by ONE Lodging Management Inc., AHIP’s exclusive external hotel manager, a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.

“Rob O’Neill and his team at AHIP have built a tremendous collection of clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations which guests have come to love. We could not be prouder to partner with them to help drive incremental revenue to their hotels,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham’s executive vice president and chief development officer. “As leaders in midscale and economy lodging, we champion everyday travelers and prioritize our growth in the places they want to be with the brands they adore. Our unshakable momentum is a testament to the strong industry relationships like this one which support that mission.”

Just last month, Wyndham Hotel Group closed on its acquisition of AmericInn, a midscale brand with a high-quality reputation across its 200 hotels concentrated in the Midwest.  On top of the acquisition, year to date, the company has added nearly 200 hotels to its North American portfolio and the momentum continues: the 2018-and-beyond domestic pipeline includes nearly 700 hotels and 63,000 rooms.

 “This agreement furthers our strategic plan to curate a robust portfolio of premium branded, select-service hotels poised for optimal success under strong recognized brands with national awareness that will empower them to flourish,” said Rob O’Neill, chief executive officer of American Hotel Income Properties. “By licensing  Wyndham Hotel Group’s renowned brands, our hotels tap into the power and scale of the company’s unmatched portfolio and gain access to tremendous distribution, buying power, and sales capabilities in addition to an unrivaled loyalty program that is 53 million members strong.”

The added hotels benefit from flexible options and the power of scale that comes with being part of the world’s largest hotel company including an experienced team and an in-depth array of services such as state-of-the-art technology and revenue management solutions, strategic sourcing, global sales, marketing and distribution, operations support, best-in-class training and affiliation with the most generous hotel loyalty program in the industry.

About American Hotel Investment Properties REIT LP
American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN, TSX: HOT.DB.U), or AHIP, is a limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States.  The company currently owns 114 hotels, and is actively engaged in growing its portfolio of premium branded, select-service hotels in larger secondary markets that have diverse and stable demand. AHIP hotels operate under brands affiliated with Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels through license agreements.  The company’s long-term objectives are to build on its proven track record of successful investment, deliver reliable and consistent U.S. dollar denominated distributions to unitholders, and generate value through the continued growth of its diversified hotel portfolio.  More information is available at www.ahipreit.com

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,300 hotels and over 708,500 rooms in 78 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique HotelsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and the recently-acquired AmericInn. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 53 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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CONTACT:
Wyndham Hotel Group:
Gabriella Chiera
Global Communications
(973) 753-6590
Gabriella.chiera@wyn.com
 
American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP:
Jamie Kokoska
Director, Investor Relations
(604) 670-6242
jkokoska@ahipreit.com

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues to Expand its Ramada Brand Across Brazil

CAMPOS DOS GOYTACAZES, State of Rio de Janeiro (June 9, 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 300-room Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes, the fifth property to open in Brazil under the Ramada® brand with local partner Vert Hoteis, bringing the brand’s room count in the country to more than 900 rooms.

The Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes is located in a city known for being the largest oil producer in the country, and a key commercial and financial center with some of the most important public and private universities of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The property is ideally situated in the neighborhood of Pelinca, close to major shopping malls and surrounded by great leisure options, nightlife and restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Pelinca Avenue and just eight kilometers from Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport.

"We are excited to announce the opening of the Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes jointly with our local partner Vert Hoteis,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group, Latin America and Caribbean. “The newly-constructed property marks the fifth hotel under the Ramada brand to open in Brazil, a key market of focus for our business strategy to continue to grow in the region.”

“We are thrilled to once again be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company,” said Érica Drumond, Vert Hotéis CEO. “Our new hotel will be the first property in the city under the globally-recognized Ramada brand, a name which resonates with international and domestic guests, making it the perfect choice for this business and educational hub.”

The new property features an outdoor swimming pool on the roof, sauna, fitness center, restaurant, business center, game room, free Wi-Fi Internet access, free hot breakfast and on-site parking. Each of its 300 guest rooms offer a desk, a safe, a hair dryer, a mini bar and a flat screen HDTV. Its meeting space can accommodate up to 200 people for banquets and 150 people for conferences.

Properties under the Ramada brand feature attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Started in 1954 in the United States, Ramada has grown to become one of the most well-known hotel chains in the world. In Latin America and the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group has 28 Ramada and Ramada Encore® properties across 10 countries representing 2,876 rooms. Across its entire portfolio in the region, the company has a total of 141 hotels and 16,565 rooms under its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada, Ramada Encore, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Howard Johnson® brands.

Vert Hotéis is a hotel management company that considers sustainability to be its main pillar. The newly-constructed Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes was developed in partnership with Construtora InteRio and Sinco Engenharia. In addition to the new property, the company already manages four hotels under the Ramada brand in Brazil: Ramada Hotel Americana, Ramada Lagoa Santa International Airport/Belo Horizonte, Ramada Encore Belo Horizonte Minascasa, and Ramada Rio de Janeiro/Riocentro.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Surpasses 100 Hotels in Germany

BERLIN (Jan. 06, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,440 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its portfolio of hotels in Germany has grown to more than 100, following the recent openings of a further eight hotels across the country in association with leading hotel management company Grand City Hotels. 

Wyndham Hotel Group’s presence in Germany now extends to 103 hotels and almost 14,000 rooms under the Wyndham Grand® (two properties), Wyndham® (seven properties), Wyndham Garden® (14 properties), TRYP by Wyndham® (28 properties), Ramada® (43 properties) and Days Inn® (nine properties) brand flags. 

Fifty of Wyndham Hotel Group’s properties in Germany opened in 2013 alone, elevating the country to the fourth largest of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 68 markets worldwide, following the U.S. (over 5,700 properties), China (over 650 properties) and Canada (approximately 500 properties).

“To virtually double the number of our hotels in the space of one year in an established market like Germany is unprecedented,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are thrilled to be working with strong partners like Grand City Hotels to expand our offering and enable us to better serve the diverse travel needs of this market. Whether it’s a large scale business conference, a great value city break or a week-long retreat in the country, Wyndham Hotel Group can offer the perfect solution.”

The latest additions in Germany have included a Wyndham Grand hotel looking onto the Alps in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Reichenhall, along with centrally located hotels in key cities such as Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Duisburg.

In addition to growing its portfolio in Germany, Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic partnership with Grand City Hotels, which was first announced in February 2013, also resulted in several other key developments in Europe, including the opening of the first Wyndham Grand hotel in Austria and the introduction of the TRYP by Wyndham brand to Belgium and the Netherlands.  Wyndham Hotel Group also opened a new office in Berlin, with new roles created to bolster existing infrastructure in the areas of operations, revenue management and marketing.

Guests staying at any of the newly opened hotels who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,440 hotels and over 638,300 rooms in 68 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels and offers nearly eight million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.  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.

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

SHANGHAI, CHINA (September 25, 2015) – Showcasing continued demand for its growing portfolio of iconic brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today marked a monumental new milestone, becoming the first global hospitality company to reach the 1,000 hotel mark in Greater China.
 

Wyndham Hotel Group is seeing increasing demand for its upscale brands in Greater China, where the company now has 1,000 hotels. Above, the 227-room Wyndham Urumqi North, one of two new hotels to open under the company’s Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand flag earlier this week.A key region of focus for more than a decade, this landmark achievement comes after years of accelerated growth and the strategic roll-out of six of the company’s 15 brands throughout more than 260 cities and 30 provinces.
 
“As the largest hotel company in the world and the leading international player in Greater China, today serves as an incredible testament to the strength of the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio and highlights the increasing significance that China continues to play, not just for our organization but the industry as a whole,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO. “China continues to be on the rise and with a booming middle class that is traveling more and more, we believe there’s no better company as uniquely positioned as we are today to meet their evolving needs.”
 
Complementing years of strong, steadfast interest in its economy and midscale brands, Wyndham Hotel Group is now seeing increasing demand for the upper end of its portfolio. This week alone, the company announced the opening of two new hotels under its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® bran
d flag. They include the 227-room Wyndham Urumqi North, which is situated along China’s strategic Belt and Road initiative and is the first internationally branded hotel in Wujiaqu City; as well as the 389-room Wyndham Qingdao, which is located in Qingdao’s Chengyang economic zone and is the second Wyndham hotel to open in the city.
 
Later this year, the company expects to introduce its TRYP by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands to the region.
 
Mount Tai: Marking a Milestone

Marking Wyndham Hotel Group’s historic achievement of becoming the first global hotel company to reach 1,000 hotels in Greater China, the company yesterday brought together 1,500 partners, guests, and associates for an ambitious run and climb at Mount Tai in East China’s Shandong Province. From left: Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president and chief operating officer; Chinese actor and singer Han Geng; and Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group president and managing director, Greater China.To cap the historic accomplishment of reaching1,000 hotels in Greater China, Wyndham brought together more than 1,500 partners, guests, and associates yesterday for an ambitious run and climb at Mount Tai in East China’s Shandong Province—an effort symbolic of the company’s soaring development and desire to continue reaching for new heights in the growing region. Leading the way were members of Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior leadership team, who celebrated with Chinese actor and singer, Han Geng.
 
The most famous of the five sacred mountains in China, Mount Tai is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and is known for its exceptional historical, cultural, aesthetic and scientific value. The evening hike, which took more than 4,000 steps, ensured Wyndham and its team reached the summit of Mount Tai in the early hours, just in time to welcome the first gleam of dawn.
 
“Because this is such an incredible milestone for our organization, we wanted to mark it with an event that truly epitomized our continued determination and ongoing commitment to this remarkable region,” said Leo Liu, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Greater China. “As we stood on the top of the summit at sunrise, all of us had a moment to reflect upon not only that which we’ve achieved, but more importantly the incredible opportunities that still lay before us.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group first entered the Greater China region in 1998 with the introduction of its Howard Johnson hotel brand, and it supercharged its focus in 2004 with the introduction of Days Inn and Super 8. In just over 10 years, the company has gone from a handful of properties in the region to 1,000 hotels and counting.
 
All of Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotels in China participate in Wyndham Rewards®, a simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program offering a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit
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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 
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Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Paulo Pena to Lead Latin America Region

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 14, 2014) – Focused on maintaining its vigorous development strategy and growing its presence in Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Paulo Pena as senior vice president and managing director, Latin America.

Paulo Pena is senior vice president and managing director, Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group.Pena is responsible for leading Wyndham Hotel Group’s development efforts in Latin America, an integral region in the company’s international plans, as well as providing operational, marketing, revenue management and sales services to the company’s franchisees and robust network of multi-unit development partners. He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Parsippany, New Jersey, offices.

Pena joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he held various roles in operations, strategy, marketing and global partnerships throughout his ten year tenure. Most recently, he served as vice president, global partnerships, responsible for developing,

negotiating and executing cross-functional strategic alliances and partnerships.

“Wyndham Hotel Group continues to target Latin America as a crucial region for growth and Paulo will be an excellent leader for this charge,” said Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wyndham Hotel Group. “His experience with strategic relationships combined with his broad industry knowledge will be fundamental to our development in the region as we continue to collaborate with key development partners to drive accelerated growth in Latin America’s emerging markets.”

Wyndham Hotel Group is pursuing growth for its broad portfolio of brands in key cities and markets throughout Latin America, with particular focus on Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Peru, as well as fulfilling the growing demand for mid-scale and economy hotels throughout the region. In addition to seeking new partnership prospects, the company also prioritizes ongoing support for existing franchisees whose continued collaboration affords mutual opportunities for expansion.

As of March 31, 2014, Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio consists of 122 properties and over 15,000 rooms throughout Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The company achieved several important milestones in Latin America last year, including the opening of the first Super 8 hotel in the region, the Super 8 Aeroporto Confins in Lagoa Santa, Brazil. Several brands entered new markets, including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Venezuela and Peru, Days Inn in Brazil and Ramada in Colombia.  Additionally, the midscale Howard Johnson brand celebrated the opening of its 30th hotel in Argentina, the Howard Johnson Resort and Convention Center, Ezeiza

Pena previously held several international finance positions for The Coca-Cola Company across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.  He began his career in the audit division of Ernst & Young. Pena is fluent in Spanish and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and a master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. The program offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Expansion in Indonesia with Opening of Newest Ramada on Bali’s Kuta Precinct

BALI, INDONESIA (6 January 2016) – 

Demonstrating strong and increasing interest in its portfolio of brands in South East Asia, Wyndham Hotel Group has introduced a third hotel in Bali, Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta, located in the heart of the vibrant Kuta district. 

Formerly the Best Western Premier Sunset Road, the 271-room property is owned by Sun Motor Group and managed by PT Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group. Ideally located close to Jalan Legian and popular Seminyak Beach, the stylish guest rooms feature contemporary décor, while suites boast separate living areas. The well-appointed facilities include a rooftop pool, gymnasium, on-site spa, meeting rooms, business centre and two distinct dining establishments.

“Bali is one of Indonesia’s most popular destinations, attracting close to four million visitors a year,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “With the 2013 expansion of Ngurah Rai International Airport and this year’s four-fold increase in government spending on tourism, we believe it’s a market prime for year-on-year growth.”

Wyndham Hotel Group is focused on strategic expansion throughout South East Asia as part of its larger global development strategy—especially as it relates to its Ramada brand. The company believes Ramada Bali Sunset Road will become a landmark hotel for visitors.

President and Commissioner of Sun Motor Group, Imelda Sundoro said “Ramada is a globally known brand with an enviable reputation for offering exceptional experiences in some of the world’s most sought after destinations. That strong recognition, combined with the expertise and resources of a partner like Wyndham Hotel Group, made Ramada the clear choice for us as we look to grow our hospitality developments in Indonesia.”

All Ramada hotels in Indonesia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. To learn more and join for free, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

ABOUT RAMADA
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting

www.ramada.com.  
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries. under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Super 8 Celebrates Forty Years of Super Hotel Stays

PARSIPPANY (August 18, 2014) – Celebrating 40 years of providing guests with super accommodations, the Super 8® hotel brand today launched its  “40 Years and Still Looking Super Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes,” offering travelers across the U.S. and Canada the chance to win their share of travel-themed prizes ranging from free hotel nights and restaurant gift cards to retro t-shirts, Super 8 travel mugs and more.
 
Available exclusively at www.facebook.com/Super8, travelers can enter for their chance to win by liking the Super 8 Facebook page and registering via the 40 Years and Still Looking Super tab. Once registered, travelers can then play the instant win game: a timed virtual puzzle challenge featuring historic and modern-day images of the Super 8 brand and its hotels. Once finished, players find out if they’re an instant-winner and receive an entry into the sweepstakes. The instant win game and sweepstakes may be played and entered up to three times daily during the promotional period.
 
“From its humble beginnings as a single hotel in Aberdeen, South Dakota to what is now the world’s largest economy hotel chain with more than 2,400 locations, Super 8 has spent the last 40 years earning an enviable place in the hearts of travelers,” said John Valletta, Super 8 brand president. “We’re not only proud of our heritage—one built on the promise of comfortable and affordable accommodations—but incredibly thankful to the millions of customers who have helped us get to where we are today.”
 
As part of the instant win game, each week 10 prizes will be awarded ranging from free night stays at any Super 8 hotel to retro-designed Super 8 t-shirts and Super 8 hot and cold travel mugs. A total of 40 instant win game prizes will be awarded. In addition, at the end of the sweepstakes, eight winners will also be chosen at random from among all eligible entries to receive a Super 8 road trip prize pack. Each prize pack will include two free nights at any Super 8 hotel, a $100 restaurant gift card, a $100 gas gift card and four movie tickets.
 
The Super 8 40 Years and Still Looking Super Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes runs through September 14, 2014 and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Upon registering, travelers will be required to provide their Wyndham Rewards membership number or enroll in the free-to-join loyalty program as part of the registration process. For official rules, visit www.facebook.com/Super8.
 

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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 over 2,400 locations around the globe, more than any other economy lodging provider. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, most of the brand’s hotels offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, a free SuperStart® continental breakfast and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program 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 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
 

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Destination Transformation: Wyndham Hotel Group Revolutionizes Marketing, Quality and Technology Catering to the Everyday Traveler

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 14, 2016) – Fueling the democratization of travel for everyone everywhere, hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group has revealed much-anticipated details supporting its industry-defining transformation, including innovative brand initiatives and an ongoing, unrelenting focus on better quality, marketing and technology.
 
WHG Conference 2016“With our expansive portfolio, Wyndham Hotel Group has an unprecedented opportunity to champion the everyday traveler and change the economy and midscale hotel landscapes,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO. “We are laser-focused on delivering the best the industry has to offer – from high-quality hotels and best-in-class technology to inventive sales and marketing efforts and a revolutionary loyalty program – and we’re seeing the pay-off. We’re driving innovation and transformation every step of the way so our guests and franchisees get the greatest possible value and experiences.”
 
Distinct Brands, Distinct Experiences
At its Global Conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas this week, Wyndham Hotel Group unveiled to nearly 6,000 franchisees refreshed marketing campaigns and websites for its iconic brands along with a bounty of new guest-facing initiatives reinforcing and amplifying the unique positioning of each of brand. This transformation will keep the company’s brands relevant for the everyday traveler and elevate guests’ hotel experiences wherever they go and however they choose to stay.
 
Ranging from a pilot “text request” program for the brilliantly efficient Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham—the first-ever at an economy brand—to a new “Grab and Go” breakfast at the always-adventure-ready Travelodge and Ramada’s bento box-inspired food and beverage offering—each initiative holds a clear and distinct tie back to its brand’s promise. Nearly 30 programs are currently in market or under development. Read about them here.
 
The World’s Top Loyalty Program
The company’s loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, is propelling greater loyalty and repeat business through franchisees’ hotel doors with its attainable value proposition and newly added Members Levels, which offers the industry's first-ever, experience-enhanced redemption rewards with go freesm PLUS and go fastsm PLUS. Since launch, nearly seven million new members have joined the program, and more than one million award nights have been redeemed.
 
Josh Lesnick, Wyndham Hotel Group EVP and CMO, said, “Hotel loyalty programs had become overly complicated and confusing, and we single-handedly reinvented the space by completely transforming Wyndham Rewards. Now, our simple and generous structure, complemented by industry-leading redemption experiences, has catapulted Wyndham Rewards to the number one spot among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hotel Rewards Programs. We have the same incredible opportunity with our iconic hotel brands: this is about saying no to cookie cutter and yes to reforming economy and midscale. While we’re enriching the guest experience to meet the needs of today’s traveler, we’re also creating important lines of distinction in an increasingly crowded and competitive industry.”
 
Bolstering Quality and Driving Growth 
Wyndham Hotel Group is steadfastly strengthening the overall quality of its growing footprint, unwavering in its approach to removing hotels that no longer meet quality standards—a number which has increased three fold in just a few years. As unfit properties leave its system, Wyndham Hotel Group is attracting higher-rated hotels through conversions, closing the quality gap and elevating the caliber of hotels within its portfolio.
 
New construction, driven by Wyndham Hotel Group’s seven LEED-certifiable, modern economy and midscale prototype designs, plays a critical role in hotel quality, accounting for 66 percent of the company’s current development pipeline.
 
“We open two hotels every day of the year - growing faster than any hotel company on the planet – so an integral part of delivering greater guest experiences is educating and enabling our owners to more easily and expediently manage their hotels’ reputations online through our proprietary WynReview,” added Ballotti. “We’re now seeing year-over-year upticks across each and every brand’s WynReview and Net Promoter Scores. We’ve seen tremendous strides in how our owners are embracing quality, as well as the impact such an investment can have on their bottom lines and on guest satisfaction.”
 
Delivering Advantages through Best-In-Class Technology
The world’s largest hotel company is also overhauling its back-end technology ensuring its hotel owners are offering the right price at the right time. Wyndham Hotel Group is the first of its scale to roll out a cloud-based PMS helping economy and midscale hoteliers more effectively and efficiently manage daily pricing and inventory. Additionally, all of the company’s nearly 8,000 hotels are migrating to Sabre’s SynXis CRS, connecting owners to more than 400 distribution partners and giving them access to a broad array of currency and language capabilities.
 
Today, more than 2,000 hotels have transitioned to the Sabre SynXis PMS with Infor EzLITE functionality – a number expected to rise to 3,000 by year’s end as more than 350 hotels migrate each month – and four brands have migrated to the Sabre SynXis CRS to date. Both migrations are expected to be fully complete by early and late next year, respectively.
 
“When it comes to global connectivity and distribution, technology is evolving by the day,” said Ballotti. “In forging partnerships with Sabre, Infor, Elavon, and other technology leaders, we are providing our owners with access to best-in-class, cutting-edge, cloud-based software and revenue management services that are providing unprecedented stability and support along with increased central contribution and market share growth.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of hoteliers, bringing together nearly 6,000 franchisees representing the company’s nearly 8,000 hotels in 73 countries.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Recently ranked U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hotel Rewards Program for 2016-2016, Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 

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Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

Parsippany, N.J. (Oct. 21, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Rui Barros as president and managing director of North America franchise operations.

Rui BarrosIn this role, Barros will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s field and brand operations functions, overseeing operational performance, ongoing franchisee support efforts and preferred client services for Wyndham Hotel Group properties in North America. He will be based in the company’s Parsippany, New Jersey offices.

 

A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Barros has held a number of high-level operations positions with Wyndham Hotel Group. Most recently, he served as president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s development, operations and cross-functional brand initiatives throughout the region.

 

Previously, Barros was brand senior vice president for the company’s Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® hotel brands. He has also served the company as vice president of group operations, in which he played an instrumental role in establishing the company’s field operations efforts; and senior vice president of operations, Latin America, in which he provided oversight for all of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands and services in that region.

 

“A proven leader with nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, Rui’s expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow our brands in key markets throughout North America and optimize services to our partners, owners and franchisees,” said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. 

Prior to Wyndham Hotel Group, Barros served in a variety of regional and property level management roles with SORA Management, Inc., in Las Vegas, Nev. and the Marquis and the Racquet Club, both in Palm Springs, Calif. He began his career as a front desk associate for a Wyndham® Resort and Conference Center, in Palm Springs, Calif.

 

Barros was honored with a Rising Star Award in 2001 by Travel Agent magazine, recognizing him as one of the travel industry’s top 100 leaders. He has also been recognized by Hotel Management, which named him an emerging hospitality leader in 2005. In 2009, Lodging magazine recognized Barros as a leader and visionary in brand management.

 

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Named Best Group Spa Brand at European Group Travel Awards (2016)

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Wyndham Hotel Group Names New Chief Digital & Distribution Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 12, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief digital and distribution officer, a newly created role designed to support the company’s digital marketing and distribution strategies.

Barry GoldsteinIn this position, Goldstein will be responsible for managing and optimizing Wyndham Hotel Group’s digital assets and presence including its web and mobile sites, next generation mobile apps, online media, digital content, third party distribution and the company’s newly created hotel marketing services group that is focused on driving local property revenues and balanced distribution. In addition, he will lead the company’s sales technology strategy.

“We are thrilled to have Barry, an experienced hospitality veteran, join Wyndham Hotel Group in this exciting new capacity,” said Josh Lesnick, the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer.  “Barry brings to the table a unique blend of technical expertise and aptitude and a proven track record of innovation and revenue generation across multiple industries. His strong leadership will be critical in helping us to optimize our online presence, revolutionize our digital strategy and continue to grow our ecommerce and marketing initiatives to better serve our guests and hotel owners.”

Goldstein previously served as chief revenue officer at Dolce Hotels and Resorts, which was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group in February 2015, where he was responsible for directing information technology, ecommerce, global sales, marketing and revenue management. Prior to joining Dolce Hotels and Resorts in November 2009, Goldstein served five years at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as vice president, global sales strategy, technology and operations. He has also held executive technology positions with Cisco Systems, Kurt Salmon Associates and Matsushita Electric Corporation.

Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School. He will be based at Wyndham Hotel Group’s headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Newest Dual-Brand Concept in Miami

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (November 20, 2017) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the hospitality giant with an unparalleled global portfolio of more than 8,300 hotels, today announced the signing of the largest hotel development in the Brickell district of Miami to its managed hotel portfolio: a new 445-room, dual-branded hotel leveraging a never-before-seen combination of the Wyndham Grand® and TRYP by Wyndham® brands.

The combination of brands celebrates Miami’s distinct spirit - both the upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand and select-service, lifestyle TRYP by Wyndham brands embrace the charm and character of the local destination - incorporating Miami style into each brand’s’unique elements and enabling travelers to stay the way they want in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Owned by Brazilian developer Galwan and designed by award-winning firm Aquitechtonica, the agreement comprises 445 guest rooms in Miami’s trendy Brickell neighborhood. The hotel, expected to open in late 2019, is the first U.S. development for Galwan, one of the largest residential and hotel developers in Brazil.

“With nearly 16 million visitors last year and projected increases for the years ahead, Miami continues to be one of the world’s most coveted travel destinations with a style all its own,” said Mark Kukulski, president of Wyndham Hotel Group’s management organization. “By combining our most worldly, destination-centric brands, we’re offering travelers a taste of Wyndham Hotel Group, Miami-style – with chic shared spaces, trendy dining options and their choice of brand experience via TRYP by Wyndham’s lifestyle flair or Wyndham Grand’s easy elegance.”

Two Brands, One Destination
Today, nearly 400 dual-branded hotels are open or under construction in the U.S. That number is projected to grow at a rapid pace over the next several years as travelers seek personalized experiences - the choice of brands allows guests to customize their trip without sacrificing convenience. By combining two distinct brands in different segments, Wyndham Hotel Group maximizes its presence in the city while offering guests the exclusivity and aspirational experience they crave.

The 41-story hotel will offer 200 rooms under Wyndham Grand and 245 rooms under TRYP by Wyndham, including the brand’s signature family rooms with extra space and bunk beds for kids. The hotels share a lobby and lounge space on the first floor, an eight-story parking garage, a pool deck, a fitness center and 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space including a library, boardroom and flexible event spaces. The hotel’s rooftop will feature a three-meal restaurant and bar inspired by the TRYP brand’s Mediterranean roots.

The worldly, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand offers an unpretentious and approachable atmosphere with local culture and style infused into each hotel and resort. The brand welcomes travelers in sought-after destinations around the world like Athens, Phuket, Shanghai, Istanbul, Chicago, and Frankfurt. This will be the brand’s fourth hotel in Florida, joining established resorts in Clearwater Beach, Orlando and Jupiter.

TRYP by Wyndham is powered by the pulse of the city it inhabits, offering travelers an insider’s look at a destination’s uniqueness in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including Abu Dhabi, Brisbane, Barcelona, New York City, Paris, and Sao Paulo. The hotel adds to TRYP’s existing portfolio in Florida which includes locations in Fort Lauderdale and St. Augustine. Most recently the brand opened the TRYP by Wyndham College Station, offering a true ‘Aggieland’ experience with its first hotel in Texas.

The hotel will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group. Named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, Wyndham Rewards® offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate—the first of its kind for a major rewards program. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,300 hotels and over 708,500 rooms in 78 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, AmericInn®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 53 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
 

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Newly Constructed Wyndham Hotel Opens in Peru’s Capital City

LIMA, Peru (June 18, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, today announced the opening of the 144-room Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima, the seventh property to open in the country under the company’s upscale Wyndham Hotel and Resorts® brand with local partner Costa del Sol, bringing the brand’s room count to more than 800 rooms.
 
Wyndham Costa del Sol LimaThe newly constructed Lima hotel boasts a central location within walking distance of shops, cafés, restaurants and world-class shopping at Real Plaza Salaverry, and offers easy access to dozens of embassies, the financial district and the economic hub of Lima, making it ideal for business travelers.
 
“We are thrilled to continue expanding upon our successful partnership with Costa del Sol in Peru, one of the top leading destinations in the region with a blooming tourism and business industry,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “With its upscale amenities and full-service accommodations in vacation and business destinations across the world, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand will continue to provide guests in Peru with the amenities and services to meet the needs of today’s traveler."
 
“We are excited to open Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima and continue growing in the country with Wyndham Hotel Group, a leading, global hotel company,” said Mario Moustafa, chairman of Hoteles Costa del Sol. “Our new hotel’s unique design under this globally recognized upscale brand is set to satisfy the demands for high quality stays.”
 
The non-smoking Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima hotel offers several upscale amenities and services, including full leisure facilities, an on-site casino and exquisite on-site dining. With 730 square meters (7,858 square feet) of ultra-modern, state-of-the-art meeting and event space, the Lima hotel features a perfect place to collaborate and celebrate for successful conferences or picture-perfect weddings. The hotel also offers 144 spacious, elegantly appointed guestrooms, equipped with must-have amenities like plush bedding and an in-room safe. Club Level Rooms offer exclusive access to a VIP lounge and spacious suites.
 
Based on an agreement announced just six months ago, Costa del Sol owns and operates eight properties under Wyndham Hotel Group brands in Peru: one Ramada® hotel in Cusco and seven Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties across key destinations in the country.
 
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Hotel Group currently has 33 Wyndham Hotel and Resorts® properties across 13 countries which represent 6,046 rooms.  It also has a strong presence of 141 hotels across the region under its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Howard Johnson® brands.
 
Costa del Sol is a Peruvian hotel chain with properties across the country’s most important travel destinations such as Cusco, the gateway to Machu Picchu. This year, the company is celebrating its 20th anniversary doing business in the country.  It opened its first head office in the frontier city of Tumbes in northern Peru in 1995. In subsequent years, it continued to grow with hotels in Piura, Chiclayo, and Cajamarca. In 2010, the company acquired a Cusco relic: the mansion of the Marquis de Picoaga, an architectural jewel from Peru’s colonial period.
 
 About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

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Earning Rewards Just Got Easier Thanks to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Feb. 12, 2014) – To provide guests with a truly rewarding experience, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® is offering a gratifying bonus of an additional 5,000 Wyndham Rewards® points to travelers this season.

Travelers can earn an extra 5,000 Wyndham Rewards points now through May 14, 2014 at participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties including the newly renovated Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, pictured above. Now through May 14, 2014, Wyndham Rewards members who book a qualified stay at any participating Wyndham hotel through the brand’s website, www.wyndham.com, will earn an extra 5,000 points for that stay. Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program and the only program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.

To earn additional points, members can combine the 5,000 bonus points offer with other Wyndham Rewards promotions including the current “Groundhog Day” promotion that offers members double points for their upcoming qualified stay, plus an extra 500 points for those who pay with their Wyndham Rewards Visa® card. Points can be combined and redeemed for free hotel nights, gift cards, brand name merchandise and more. Rewards can be redeemed starting as low as 50 points.  

 

“The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand is committed to giving guests the most rewarding travel experiences possible,” said Keith Pierce, executive vice president, brand operations for Wyndham Hotel Group. “With 5,000 additional points, guests can immediately boost their earnings and redeem for larger rewards options like a free night stay more quickly.”

With three tiers of offerings including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Garden®, the brand has options for travelers looking for memorable experiences in top destinations that span the globe.

Wyndham Rewards membership is required to take advantage of the bonus offer. Guests who are not members of the Wyndham Rewards program can join for free by visiting www.wyndhamrewards.com or by calling (866) 996-7937. To register for this promotion, please visit www.wyndham.com.

A complete list of participating hotels, along with full promotion terms and conditions, is available at www.wyndham.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 and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.

With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers its over 8.5 million active members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their 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 50 points. Members may also choose to earn with nearly 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.

In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the program’s newly introduced 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.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, part of Wyndham Hotel Group anda subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company with 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. For a short video about Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands, click here

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Avis Budget Group Named Exclusive Rental Partner of Wyndham Rewards; Members Now Earn Double the Points

Avis Budget Group and Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement, making Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental exclusive partners of the newly re-imagined Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program. The new agreement expands the existing relationship between the two companies.
 
Wyndham Rewards members now earn double the points previously earned per day on eligible Avis and Budget rentals — 100 points daily — while receiving greater access to money-saving offers. Members also have the option of converting Wyndham Rewards points to rental certificates, starting with as few as 6,500 points.
 
“Wyndham Rewards is all about simplicity, generosity and rewarding those who’ve earned it,” said Noah Brodsky, senior vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With great vehicles, thousands of locations globally and now double the points, Avis and Budget are the perfect fit for our members.”
 
“The new Wyndham Rewards program makes it easier than ever for members to earn and redeem points for meaningful rewards,” said Tom Villani, vice president, global travel and partnerships, Avis Budget Group. “We’re thrilled that Wyndham Rewards has selected Avis Budget Group as its exclusive car rental provider. The expanded relationship will help generate incremental rental volume while giving Wyndham Rewards members an even more rewarding rental experience.”
 
To celebrate the expanded partnership, now through the end of the year, Wyndham Rewards members can receive up to 30 percent off all eligible Avis and Budget rentals, plus a bonus of 750 to 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points, depending on their Wyndham Rewards status. Bonus points are in addition to the standard 100 points earned daily. For full promotion details, as well as terms and conditions, visit 
www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Avis Budget Group
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 900,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More information is available at 
www.avisbudgetgroup.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 


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Wyndham Hotel Group Offers Up to 50 Percent Off Through Daily Getaways

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 16, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN),  is offering travelers the opportunity to save up to 50 percent off at thousands of hotels worldwide as part of the U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways promotion.

Joining more than 20 of America’s top travel brands, travelers can participate in the promotion by visiting www.dailygetaways.com, where at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, May 19, 2014, a selection of 1,690 Wyndham Hotel Group-specific hotel packages, provided in the form of Wyndham Rewards® points, will go on sale.

Packages range from 14,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $84 up to 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points for $450. A full list is available at www.dailygetaways.com.

With nearly 5,700 hotels across the U.S., many in popular tourist and resort destinations, travelers can use the packages for stays at properties like the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla., the Ramada Plaza Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii or the Days Inn in Washington DC, to name a few.

The Daily Getaways promotion runs through July 4, 2014, and is open to any U.S. resident, age 18 or older. American Express® card members can save an additional 10 percent by purchasing with any American Express card. Packages are available throughout the promotion period or until the limited inventory is sold out. For full promotion terms and conditions, visit www.dailygetaways.com. 

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About U.S. Travel Association
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $2.1 trillion in economic output and supports 14.9 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. For more information, visit www.ustravel.org.

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 its over 8.8 million active 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 newly introduced 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.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

To learn more about our family of hotel brands, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. 

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Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ  07054
+1 (973) 753-6590
rob.myers@wyn.com

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Wyndham to Expand Ramada Brand in the Middle East with Four New Hotels

LONDON, U.K. (6 January 2015) – Responding to heightened demand in the Middle East for high-quality, midscale accommodations, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to open four new hotels across Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain under its growing, globally-recognised, Ramada Worldwide® flag.

 

The hotels, all scheduled to open between now and the end of March 2016, include the 161-room Ramada Resort Dead Sea in Jordan; the 165-room Ramada Jeddah Corniche in Saudi Arabia, the 162-room Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island and the 140-room Ramada Manama City Centre, both located in Bahrain. Ramada currently has more than 840 midscale and upscale properties across 60 plus countries worldwide, including 29 open and operating in the Middle East.

 

Wyndham Hotel Group, which presently has two properties in Manama namely Days Hotel Manama and Ramada Bahrain, is growing its footprint in Bahrain by adding four additional hotels including Ramada Manama City Centre, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Al Juffair and finally the Wyndham Grand Manama, bringing the total portfolio in market to six hotels representing a total of 1,197 rooms.

 

“The Middle East continues to see strong growth and development thanks to its rising middle class,” commented Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, EMEA. “This is driving increased interest from developers for globally known brands like Ramada and others offered by Wyndham Hotel Group, which are well positioned to meet the emerging travel needs of consumers in the region. The Middle East is a key region of focus for Wyndham Hotel Group and to help meet growing demand, the company recently bolstered its management resources there by more than 30 percent.”

 

The Ramada Resort Dead Sea – now open

 

Now open, the Ramada Resort Dead Sea is located between the mountains of Mount Nebo and the Jordan River, along the northern edge of the Dead Sea. The only 4-star, chain-affiliated hotel on the Dead Sea, the property offers guests spacious, elegantly appointed guestrooms along with easy access to white sandy beaches, two swimming pools and a spa, among other amenities. The 161-room property is a less than a one hour drive from Queen Alia International Airport and is owned by the Winter Valley Tourism Investment Company.

 

Ramada Jeddah Corniche – now open

Located on Corniche Street in Jeddah’s downtown district, opposite both the Red Sea and King Fahd’s Fountain—the tallest water fountain in the world—the 3-star Ramada Jeddah Corniche offers 165 rooms including 29 suites offering panoramic city and sea views. Among its many amenities, guests can enjoy two on-site restaurants—including one on the hotel’s 7th floor offering sweeping terrace views—a coffee lounge and a fully equipped gym complete with sauna, Jacuzzi and Moroccan bath. The hotel is owned by Al Ghunaim Hospitality Group.

 

Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island – opening by March 31 2016

The 4-star, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island is located within walking distance from Amwaj Marina and the Amwaj Lagoon and will offer 162 rooms and suites, many with sea views. Dining options at the hotel will include an all-day restaurant and lobby café, as well as the city’s first Moroccan fine dining outlet, which will be situated on a rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Flexible meeting space will accommodate up to 175 people theatre-style, while extensive leisure facilities will include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa, a swimming pool and an indoor Jacuzzi with a sauna and steam rooms. The hotel is owned by Mannai Holding S.P.C, one of Bahrain’s largest conglomerates and a prolific hotel developer. The group also owns the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham currently under construction in the city. 

 

Ramada Manama City Centre – opening by March 31 2016

Located on the doorstep of the largest shopping mall in Bahrain, the 4-star Ramada Manama City Centre is the perfect base for holidaymakers looking to take full advantage of this retail paradise. The shopping centre is spread across 158,000 square metres of retail space, featuring over 340 exclusive brands, including an indoor water park, multiple cinemas and 60 dining outlets to choose from. The hotel itself is the first managed Ramada property in Bahrain and has a rooftop pool, a restaurant specialising in authentic Lebanese cuisine and 140 rooms and suites—many of which are interconnectingideal for families. The hotel is owned by Bukhowa Investments Holding Company and is expected to generate an additional 150 jobs within the city.

 

All Ramada hotels in the Middle East participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com  

 

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About Ramada
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com  

 

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,670 properties and 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit  www.wyndhamworldwide.com

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Connects Travelers with Top Tours and Activities

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 19, 2014) – Travelers looking to add top-rated tours and activities to their upcoming travel itineraries can now easily do just that thanks to a new partnership between Wyndham Hotel Group—the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels—and travel tour booking company GetYourGuide.
 
Upon completing a reservation on any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s branded websites, travelers can now connect directly via link to GetYourGuide’s catalog of more than 25,000 activities around the globe, which includes everything from sightseeing bus rides and cooking demonstrations to guided walking tours, helicopter rides and more. While searching, members have the ability to sort activities and tours by country and city as well as by tour type and price. Tours can then be booked directly online and confirmed through GetYourGuide.
 
“One of the most rewarding parts of being able to travel is taking time to truly experience the city you are visiting,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “In partnering with GetYourGuide, we’re giving customers a simple and seamless way to find and book tours and activities that are sure to help them make the most of any trip, whether it’s a weekend getaway to their favorite city or a business trip to someplace they’ve never been.”
 
GetYourGuide is the latest in a series of new partnerships to be announced by Wyndham Hotel Group this year. Such partnerships underscore the company’s ongoing commitment to finding new and creative ways to offer additional value to customers throughout the booking and travel process.

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About GetYourGuide
GetYourGuide, the Internet’s largest booking platform for travel activities, offers more than 25,000 attractions, tours and activities in upwards of 2,400 worldwide destinations. From sightseeing and historical tours to sport activities, museums, and event tickets, GetYourGuide provides an extensive assortment. The GetYourGuide website was launched in 2010 and holds offices in Zürich, Berlin and Las Vegas. www.getyourguide.com
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 200,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space to its nearly 8,000-Hotel Portfolio in 2016

LAS VEGAS (October 18, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels under 16 iconic brands, today announced the signing of the Dolce Washington Dulles, part of trailblazing meetings brand Dolce Hotels and Resorts® and the latest in a series of new hotels with significant meeting and event space joining the company’s leading portfolio.
 
The new-construction Dolce Washington Dulles, scheduled to open in late 2018, will offer 243 guest rooms and more than 13,000 square feet (1,208 square meters) of meeting space. It follows the signing of The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in Cincinnati earlier this year and is the second new hotel slated to join the brand since it was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2015.
 
In 2016, Wyndham’s new openings added more than 200 new meeting and event spaces to the company’s portfolio, a response to the needs of a growing industry: in the next ten years, according to GBTA, meeting group sizes are expected to rise by 3-6% in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and MPI reports that 42% of planners expect meetings budgets to increase between one and five percent in the near future. 

“With steady, growing demand for group and meetings travel, Wyndham is as committed as ever to serving this segment and creating new ways to enhance the meeting planner experience,” said Eliot Hamlisch, vice president, global sales for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Our hotels offer more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space – and growing – covering the needs of every type of planner whether they’re organizing a large conference, looking for a unique teambuilding meeting or opting for personalized service for a special event.” 
 
Growth with Meetings in Mind
With existing expertise in small and mid-size meetings providing planners dedicated focus and attention, Wyndham Hotel Group is rapidly expanding its large meeting and conference space offerings. Meeting planners can expect more from Wyndham Hotel Group in the next two years thanks to a development pipeline that is bursting with new-construction in the upper-midscale through upper-upscale segments featuring notable meeting and event space:

  • The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in the U.S.: This new-construction hotel and conference center is located less than 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Scheduled to open in 2017, the hotel will have an eight-story atrium; a rooftop garden; a health club; a restaurant, bar and lounge; and 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) of function space, including 16 individual meeting rooms.
  • Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in the U.S.: This new-construction, 450-room resort is located in Clearwater, Fla., and is slated to become one of the largest resorts in the area upon opening in early 2017. With approximately 24,000 square feet (2,223 square meters) of event space, it will also house one of the largest banquet and meeting facilities in Florida’s Pinellas County.
  • TRYP by Wyndham Maritime in the U.S.: The 150-room, new-construction lifestyle hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will feature a projected 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) of multi-function meeting space. The hotel will also be home to a pool and outdoor deck, a rooftop lounge, a gym and basketball court, and a European-style tapas bar, a trademark of the TRYP brand.
  • Wyndham Grand Athens in Greece: This is the first Wyndham Hotel Group hotel in Greece. Situated on Karaiskaki Place, when renovations are complete the Wyndham Grand Athens will boast 276 rooms, 26,910 square feet (2,500 square meters) of conference and event space, a restaurant, a bar, a spa and rooftop garden with a pool and a 360° view of the city skyline.
  • Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay in Thailand: Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, scheduled to open later this year, offers a ballroom with high ceilings and expansive glass panels providing a versatile backdrop suited for both extravagant gala dinners and casual business meetings.
  • Ramada Foshan Shunde in China: Opening in 2016, this 196-room hotel in Guangdong, China, is equipped with three meeting rooms encompassing 14,639 square feet (1,360 square meters) of function space, including a 12,916-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) ballroom.
  • Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center and Ramada Encore Lucknow in India: Both new construction hotels, the 210-room Ramada Plaza hotel and 100-room Ramada Encore share convention center space in Lucknow, the first major conference space for Wyndham Hotel Group in Northern India. Convention facilities include 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters) of banquet space, two multi-function spaces, offering 1,800 square feet (167 square meters) and 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) of space, and 12,000 square feet (1,115 square meters) of outdoor lawn space for events and exhibitions. The hotels will also offer lavish rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, and a spa, health club and pool.

Wyndham Hotel Group also celebrated several momentous openings in 2016 increasing its overall square footage: 

  • The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in the U.S.: The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, opened in September 2016 and is finalizing a comprehensive renovation transforming the hotel’s 273 guest rooms and suites, lobby, restaurants, and more than 27,000 square feet (2,508 square meters) of extensive meeting and event space accommodating more than 2,000 people.
  • Ramada Plaza Konya in Turkey: Opened in August 2016, this new-construction hotel offers 255 guest rooms and 12,099 square feet (1,124 square meters) of meeting space including six executive meeting rooms and an 8,202-square-foot (762-square-meter) ballroom. It is situated in the Selcuklu section of Konya with easy access to transportation and local attractions.
  • Ramada Jiaxing in China: Opened in August 2016, this new-construction, 268-room hotel is located in Zhejiang, China, and is home to 13 meeting rooms and 30,570 square feet (2,840 square meters) of function space, including a 10,763-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) ballroom.
  • Wyndham Quito Airport in Ecuador: The exclusive hotel of the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Wyndham Quito Airport opened mid-2016 and offers easy access to the magnificent attractions of Ecuador’s capital. The hotel’s flexible meetings and conference facilities include nine event rooms and accommodate up to 320 people. The hotel also offers onsite meeting and wedding professionals.
  • Ramada Resort Dundalk in Ireland: This hotel, with its sweeping views of Cooley and Moran Mountains, opened in March of 2016 and offers three sophisticated meeting rooms accommodating 400 guests conference-style and 300 guests banquet-style.
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites Istanbul Golden Horn in Turkey: This 112-room hotel opened in May 2016 with four meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 guests conference-style and 250 guests banquet-style. The hotel is located in the center of Istanbul near Halic Congress Center and offers spectacular sea views and spa services including Turkish bath and sauna.

 
Planners Reap Major Meeting Rewards
Just last year, Wyndham launched go meet®, the first formal rewards program of its kind catering to both professional and casual planners across every hotel segment. Planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue at participating hotels, regardless of billing method, with no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. 

Since the program began a year ago, Wyndham has awarded tens of millions points to thousands of meeting planners via go meet. On average, meeting planners earn 45,000 points per meeting, enough for three free nights at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s nearly 8,000 hotels around the world.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 200,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space to its nearly 8,000-Hotel Portfolio in 2016

LAS VEGAS (October 18, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels under 16 iconic brands, today announced the signing of the Dolce Washington Dulles, part of trailblazing meetings brand Dolce Hotels and Resorts® and the latest in a series of new hotels with significant meeting and event space joining the company’s leading portfolio.
 
The new-construction Dolce Washington Dulles, scheduled to open in late 2018, will offer 243 guest rooms and more than 13,000 square feet (1,208 square meters) of meeting space. It follows the signing of The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in Cincinnati earlier this year and is the second new hotel slated to join the brand since it was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2015.
 
In 2016, Wyndham’s new openings added more than 200 new meeting and event spaces to the company’s portfolio, a response to the needs of a growing industry: in the next ten years, according to GBTA, meeting group sizes are expected to rise by 3-6% in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and MPI reports that 42% of planners expect meetings budgets to increase between one and five percent in the near future. 

“With steady, growing demand for group and meetings travel, Wyndham is as committed as ever to serving this segment and creating new ways to enhance the meeting planner experience,” said Eliot Hamlisch, vice president, global sales for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Our hotels offer more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space – and growing – covering the needs of every type of planner whether they’re organizing a large conference, looking for a unique teambuilding meeting or opting for personalized service for a special event.” 
 
Growth with Meetings in Mind
With existing expertise in small and mid-size meetings providing planners dedicated focus and attention, Wyndham Hotel Group is rapidly expanding its large meeting and conference space offerings. Meeting planners can expect more from Wyndham Hotel Group in the next two years thanks to a development pipeline that is bursting with new-construction in the upper-midscale through upper-upscale segments featuring notable meeting and event space:

  • The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in the U.S.: This new-construction hotel and conference center is located less than 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Scheduled to open in 2017, the hotel will have an eight-story atrium; a rooftop garden; a health club; a restaurant, bar and lounge; and 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) of function space, including 16 individual meeting rooms.
  • Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in the U.S.: This new-construction, 450-room resort is located in Clearwater, Fla., and is slated to become one of the largest resorts in the area upon opening in early 2017. With approximately 24,000 square feet (2,223 square meters) of event space, it will also house one of the largest banquet and meeting facilities in Florida’s Pinellas County.
  • TRYP by Wyndham Maritime in the U.S.: The 150-room, new-construction lifestyle hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will feature a projected 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) of multi-function meeting space. The hotel will also be home to a pool and outdoor deck, a rooftop lounge, a gym and basketball court, and a European-style tapas bar, a trademark of the TRYP brand.
  • Wyndham Grand Athens in Greece: This is the first Wyndham Hotel Group hotel in Greece. Situated on Karaiskaki Place, when renovations are complete the Wyndham Grand Athens will boast 276 rooms, 26,910 square feet (2,500 square meters) of conference and event space, a restaurant, a bar, a spa and rooftop garden with a pool and a 360° view of the city skyline.
  • Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay in Thailand: Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, scheduled to open later this year, offers a ballroom with high ceilings and expansive glass panels providing a versatile backdrop suited for both extravagant gala dinners and casual business meetings.
  • Ramada Foshan Shunde in China: Opening in 2016, this 196-room hotel in Guangdong, China, is equipped with three meeting rooms encompassing 14,639 square feet (1,360 square meters) of function space, including a 12,916-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) ballroom.
  • Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center and Ramada Encore Lucknow in India: Both new construction hotels, the 210-room Ramada Plaza hotel and 100-room Ramada Encore share convention center space in Lucknow, the first major conference space for Wyndham Hotel Group in Northern India. Convention facilities include 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters) of banquet space, two multi-function spaces, offering 1,800 square feet (167 square meters) and 2,500 square feet (232 square meters) of space, and 12,000 square feet (1,115 square meters) of outdoor lawn space for events and exhibitions. The hotels will also offer lavish rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, and a spa, health club and pool.

Wyndham Hotel Group also celebrated several momentous openings in 2016 increasing its overall square footage: 

  • The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in the U.S.: The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, opened in September 2016 and is finalizing a comprehensive renovation transforming the hotel’s 273 guest rooms and suites, lobby, restaurants, and more than 27,000 square feet (2,508 square meters) of extensive meeting and event space accommodating more than 2,000 people.
  • Ramada Plaza Konya in Turkey: Opened in August 2016, this new-construction hotel offers 255 guest rooms and 12,099 square feet (1,124 square meters) of meeting space including six executive meeting rooms and an 8,202-square-foot (762-square-meter) ballroom. It is situated in the Selcuklu section of Konya with easy access to transportation and local attractions.
  • Ramada Jiaxing in China: Opened in August 2016, this new-construction, 268-room hotel is located in Zhejiang, China, and is home to 13 meeting rooms and 30,570 square feet (2,840 square meters) of function space, including a 10,763-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) ballroom.
  • Wyndham Quito Airport in Ecuador: The exclusive hotel of the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Wyndham Quito Airport opened mid-2016 and offers easy access to the magnificent attractions of Ecuador’s capital. The hotel’s flexible meetings and conference facilities include nine event rooms and accommodate up to 320 people. The hotel also offers onsite meeting and wedding professionals.
  • Ramada Resort Dundalk in Ireland: This hotel, with its sweeping views of Cooley and Moran Mountains, opened in March of 2016 and offers three sophisticated meeting rooms accommodating 400 guests conference-style and 300 guests banquet-style.
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites Istanbul Golden Horn in Turkey: This 112-room hotel opened in May 2016 with four meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 guests conference-style and 250 guests banquet-style. The hotel is located in the center of Istanbul near Halic Congress Center and offers spectacular sea views and spa services including Turkish bath and sauna.

 
Planners Reap Major Meeting Rewards
Just last year, Wyndham launched go meet®, the first formal rewards program of its kind catering to both professional and casual planners across every hotel segment. Planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue at participating hotels, regardless of billing method, with no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. 

Since the program began a year ago, Wyndham has awarded tens of millions points to thousands of meeting planners via go meet. On average, meeting planners earn 45,000 points per meeting, enough for three free nights at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s nearly 8,000 hotels around the world.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Daniel Ruff to Lead EMEA and Indian Ocean Regions

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 21, 2014)  Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Daniel Ruff as president and managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Indian Ocean regions.

Daniel RuffIn this role, effective November 12, 2014, Ruff will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic development and operational, marketing, revenue management and sales services to the company’s franchisees and development partners. He will be based in the company’s London offices.
 
Ruff joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., in Brussels, Belgium, where he most recently led asset management for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, overseeing franchise services and operations as well as owner relations and portfolio and contract management.

“We are excited to welcome Daniel to the Wyndham Hotel Group family,” said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.  “Daniel’s market expertise and experience in development, operations and owner relations will be advantageous as we continue to build strategic partnerships and penetrate new markets throughout both regions.”

Wyndham Hotel Group is pursuing growth for its broad portfolio of brands in key cities and markets throughout the region, with particular focus on India, the U.K., Germany, Turkey, parts of the Middle East and Africa. In addition to optimizing support for existing franchisees and development partners, the company also seeks to establish new partnerships and identify opportunities to continue the expansion of its diverse portfolio of offerings. 
 
The company recently achieved several important milestones in both regions, including the opening of the first Howard Johnson® and Ramada Encore® properties in India and the first Super 8® property in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the company has recently announced the signing of several agreements that will introduce Wyndham Hotel Group brands into new markets, including the first Planet Hollywood® hotel in India, the first Super 8 property in Germany, the first Ramada® property in Ethiopia and the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Kenya, which will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group’s management company.
 
Ruff held roles in corporate investments and development, brand integration and operations and special projects throughout his eleven-year tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He began his career as an investment banking analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, New York.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 

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Wyndham Rewards Recognized for Best Overall Customer Experience, Best Brand Messaging and Communication and Best Employee Engagement at Loyalty 360 CX Awards (2016)

Wyndham Rewards Recognized for Best Overall Customer Experience, Best Brand Messaging and Communication and Best Employee Engagement at Loyalty 360 CX Awards (2016)

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Wyndham to Deliver Personalized, Pre-Arrival Upgrade Offers to Guests Globally

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Mar. 26, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced new efforts to deliver personalized, pre-arrival upgrade offers to guests at select hotels globally and in turn, present hotel owners and operators with new ancillary revenue generating opportunities.
 
Part of a partnership with leading travel merchandising company Nor1, the effort is made possible thanks to Nor1’s eStandby Upgrade® platform, which empowers Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of hotels to offer dynamic, individually customized, pre-arrival offers to guests—e.g. discounted suite upgrades—and as a result, monetize premium inventory and services that may otherwise go unused.
 
“In providing this solution to our hotels, we’re ensuring that operators have one of the essential tools needed to maximize the revenue streams that stem from their premium offerings and room types,” said Kathy Maher, senior vice president of revenue management at Wyndham Hotel Group. “What’s more, we’re giving those same operators the flexibility to manage when and how upgrades are awarded, leading to meaningful guest interactions that inspire brand confidence and loyalty.”
 
Here’s how it works: once a guest makes a reservation at a participating hotel, the eStandby Upgrade platform automatically analyzes various data points to determine whether an upgrade should be offered and if so, at what cost. The guest is then notified, either via the booking confirmation page or via the reservation confirmation email, of the upgrade opportunity and given a chance to purchase. If he or she does, the upgrade is conditional upon availability at check-in, meaning the guest pays nothing until he or she arrives at the hotel. Should a purchased upgrade not be available, the original reservation stands and the guest is not charged anything extra. Thus, guests are able to realize significant savings during times of lower occupancy while hotels are able to maximize revenue opportunities for their best offerings.
 
More than 20 Wyndham Hotel Group properties are already taking advantage of the eStandby Upgrade platform—including the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City, the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, N.J., the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla., and the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami, Fla. Over the course of the next three months, the company hopes that  more than 500 of its managed and franchised hotels, from Boston, Mass. to Santa Monica, Calif. and beyond will explore the opportunity.
 

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About Nor1
Nor1, Inc. is the technology leader in travel merchandising. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Nor1 provides data-driven pricing and merchandising solutions to maximize incremental revenues for hotels and resorts worldwide such as Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Carlson Rezidor. Nor1′s patented, dynamic decisions intelligence engine
 PRiME®, powers Nor1′s Active Merchandising Platform including its signature eStandby Upgrade® ,eReach, and eFDU products.

Nor1 is creating the fusion between technology and guest experience. It’s that combination of expertise and skill that have set Nor1 apart and continues to attract technology’s most distinguished investors such as Concur (CNQR), Goldman Sachs and Accel Partners. For more information, please visit www.nor1.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit
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Save at Least 25 Per Cent this Summer with Wyndham Rewards

LONDON (29 June 2015) – Wyndham Rewards®, the groundbreaking, re-imagined guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is now offering at least 25 per cent off stays at more than 140 hotels throughout Europe, the Middle East and India thanks to a newly launched Summer Sale.
 
Available at hotels across well-known brands such as Ramada®, Days Inn® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, travellers can save 25 per cent, 33 per cent or even 35 per cent off the Best Available Rate when they stay two nights or more. Stays must be booked before 22 July 2015 and completed before 31 August 2015.
 
Offers included in the Summer Sale:
 

Ramada Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE  – Save 35 Per Cent

Wyndham Rewards is offering 35 per cent off stays at the 4-star deluxe Ramada Jumeirah in Dubai, room only, based on two adults sharing for two nights or more. Price based on stays between 09 June and 31 August 2015. Book by 22 July.
 

Ramada Encore Geneva La Praille, Geneva, Switzerland – Save 33 Per Cent

Wyndham Rewards is offering 33 per cent off stays at Ramada Encore Geneva, which was recently awarded a coveted 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Price based on stays between 09 June and 31 August 2015, room only, based on two adults sharing for two nights or more. Book by 22 July.
 

Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Save 25 Per Cent

Wyndham Rewards is offering 25 per cent off stays at Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, just minutes from the famous Newcastle Quayside.  Price based on stays between 09 June and 31 August 2015, room only, based on two adults sharing for two nights or more. Book by 22 July.
 

Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina, Istanbul, Turkey – Save 25 Per Cent

Wyndham Rewards is offering 25 per cent off stays at the stylish Wyndham Grand Istanbul Kalamis Marina, offering stunning views over the Marmara Sea in Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city, Istanbul. Price based on stays between 09 June and 31 August 2015, room only, based on two adults sharing for two nights or more. Book by 22 July.

 

In addition to the above offers, Wyndham Rewards members wanting to spend the summer like a hotellionaire can also register for the programme’s latest points-based promotion, giving them 3,000 bonus points after just one qualified stay. Bonus points are in addition to any other points normally earned—a minimum 1,000 with every qualified stay—and can be used to redeem for an immediate Go Fast award, saving members as much as 60 per cent off their next hotel stay.

 
More information and full terms and conditions for the Summer Sale are available at wyndhamhotelgroup.com/offer. To learn more about the Wyndham Rewards 3,000 Bonus Points offer, including full terms and conditions, visit wyndhamrewards.com/3000bonus.

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Howard Johnson Hotels Celebrate Hollywood’s Biggest Night

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Hollywood’s biggest night is just around the corner and to celebrate, Howard Johnson® hotels are giving guests a nod of their own this award season: an exclusive $10 promotional code good toward the movie ticket of their choice on Fandango (www.fandango.com), the nation’s leading moviegoer destination.

Available for one day only at www.hojo.com, travelers can receive the $10 promotional code when they book a room on Sunday, March 2 at any of nearly 300 Howard Johnson hotels throughout the U.S.

“Everyone loves a good movie and with award season in full swing, what better way to up the ante on our already value packed hotels than by throwing in a movie ticket too,” said John Valletta, Howard Johnson brand president.

To be eligible for this promotion, travelers must book online at www.hojo.com on Sunday, March 2, 2014 between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. ET. Limit of one per customer. Promotional codes will be mailed to guests by no later than March 17, 2014 and will expire on June 10, 2014. For full terms and conditions, as well as to book, visit www.hojo.com.

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About Howard Johnson

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Howard Johnson® hotel brand is an iconic chain of nearly 450 hotels with locations around the world, most of which offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and free Rise & Dine® continental breakfast. Many properties also offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Howard Johnson hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Howard Johnson International, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.hojo.com. Howard Johnson is proud to be the official hotel sponsor of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2014 North American Tour. 

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Record Year Highlights Wyndham Hotel Group’s Aggressive Expansion in Latin America & Caribbean

LIMA, PERU (September 29, 2015) – From the South American Hotel Investment Conference in Lima, Wyndham Hotel Group announced that its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio has  experienced accelerated growth through June, 2015. The addition of 18 new properties and more than 1,900 rooms during the first half of the year has been attributed to the company’s new openings and brand introductions as well as to its diversely rich portfolio and the relaunch of its loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. With an impressive 114-hotel pipeline, the world’s largest hotel company is on track to finish a record year.
 
“Responding to robust demand across key destinations, Latin America and the Caribbean represent an enormous opportunity to continue strengthening our global footprint,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “This unprecedented expansion is a clear testament of the commitment that we and our solid partners have in providing Wyndham-quality hotels and services to our business and leisure guests throughout the region.”
 
Hotel Openings and Brand Introductions Gain Momentum in 2015
 
The company’s strong presence in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown this year to 146 hotels led by openings in Brazil and Peru and under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® and TRYP by Wyndham® brands. The company’s portfolio in the region is now represented by more than 17,000 rooms across 17 countries and territories under its Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands.
 
New hotel brands in the region include the debut in Mexico of the TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center, and the first airport TRYP by Wyndham within Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil. Created to help guests take advantage of all the city has to offer during their stays the cosmopolitan TRYP by Wyndham brand resonates among Latin American partners and guests for its “Own the City” service culture.
 
New construction also fueled growth in the region including: the Wyndham Garden Barranquilla, the company’s 13th property in Colombia; Ramada Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes, which represents the fifth Ramada in Brazil; as well as Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima, the eighth hotel to open in Peru under the company’s upscale Wyndham Hotel and Resorts brand.
 
Among some of the most relevant upcoming openings this year and recently executed agreements are the Ramada Encore Lima in Peru and TRYP by Wyndham Montevideo in Uruguay.

A Diverse Portfolio Ensures Wyndham Hotel Group is Poised for Continued Growth in the Region
 
The company’s extensive pipeline in the region at the mid-year mark includes 114 hotels with more than 10,800 rooms resulting in a projected room-inventory growth of more than 60%. A highlight of the impressive expansion in Latin America is soon-to-open Wyndham Quito Grand Condor in Ecuador, a spectacularly designed hotel inspired by the condor, a symbol of Ecuador’s heritage.  The TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde will make its inaugural entry in Puerto Rico later this year, and Howard Johnson is on track to open its 34th hotel in Neuquén, Argentina.
 
“We can attribute our aggressive growth to the great diversity of our brand portfolio, which allows us to match the different needs of our regional partners and guests,” said Luis Mirabelli, vice-president of development, Latin America and Caribbean. “In addition to increasing our economy brands like Days Inn, Super 8 and Travelodge, we see a great opportunity with mixed-use properties like the Wyndham Pratagy Beach Resort, the first Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Wyndham Hotel Group collaboration in the region.”
 
The company’s recent acquisition of the Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand, a leading provider and manager of group accommodations, also allows Wyndham Hotel Group to expand its group and meetings segment immensely in Latin America.  
 
Newly Expanded Team Intensifies the Focus on the Region
 
The addition of new talent strengthens Wyndham Hotel Group’s focus on growing its footprint and brands in the region.  With nearly 30 years of hotel-industry experience, Eduardo Cruz del Rio, vice president of operations for Latin America and the Caribbean, leads the territory’s franchise integration, training, procurement, collections, and design and construction teams. Reporting to Cruz del Rio is Fernanda Brunetta, director of franchise operations, who supports hotel operations across Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Finally, Zain Richardson, senior director of marketing for Latin America and Caribbean, leads the overall marketing, loyalty and distribution activities in the region.
 
You’ve Earned This: Wyndham Rewards Membership Sees Tremendous Growth
 
Bucking the industry trends of devalued points and confusing rewards categories, Wyndham recently launched the new Wyndham Rewards, a re-imagined hotel loyalty program that’s simple to understand, easy to use, and lets more members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry today. Wyndham Rewards® revolutionizes the loyalty landscape with a simplified single redemption rate. Latin American travelers have taken notice resulting in a 32 percent increase in enrollments.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
 Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Welcomes Josh Lesnick as Chief Marketing Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 2, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Josh Lesnick as chief marketing officer.
 
Josh Lesnick, pictured above, joins Wyndham Hotel Group as chief marketing officer. Lesnick will be responsible for the company’s brand, loyalty and online marketing; e-commerce; global sales; hotel system strategy; and revenue management functions.
 
“We are all very excited to welcome Josh, an established marketing leader and loyalty expert, to the Wyndham family,” said the company’s hotel group President and CEO Geoff Ballotti.  “With the launch of our first-ever Wyndham Hotel Group marketing campaign that showcases the diversity across our powerhouse Super 8, Days Inn and many other iconic brands, it is a very exciting time for our organization as we invest in new consumer and distribution marketing campaigns that are driving record numbers to our Wyndham Rewards websites. Josh's background, experience and expertise in this field is perfect for us now to help build on this momentum.”
 
Lesnick joins the Hotel Group from Audience Rewards where he served the last six years as President and CEO of the industry-wide marketing alliance created by the major Broadway theatre owners and national arts presenters to promote the development of new audiences and reward loyal patrons. 
 
Previously, he spent nearly two decades working in hospitality in executive leadership roles with Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.  During that time, Lesnick focused on hotel marketing, customer relationship management, online marketing, loyalty and membership programs. He was responsible for leading the successful rollout of the Starwood Preferred Guest program and the company’s field online and CRM marketing organization.
 
Lesnick earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Audience Rewards.
 
He will be based in Parsippany, N.J.

About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.  For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.

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Wyndham Garden Arrives in China with First Hotel

Suzhou, China (Jan. 7, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its footprint of more than 1,000 hotels in China thanks to the debut of the country’s first Wyndham Garden® property, opening recently in Suzhou.

Wyndham Garden SuzhouConveniently situated in the heart
of“the Venice of the East,” known for its scenic canals and bridges, the 289-room Wyndham Garden Suzhou is adjacent to bustling Guanqian Street and four garden areas popular with tourists. It is just 30 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed rail and a short drive from a number of world-class cultural heritage sites including Tiger Hill, The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lion Grove and Hanshan Temple. 

Wyndham Garden® becomes the seventh brand within the Wyndham Hotel Group family to operate in China, joining Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn® and Super 8®. The introduction of Wyndham Garden to the country comes on the heels of the brand’s expansion elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, having celebrated the opening of its first hotel in Guam earlier last month.
 
“The number of visitors and tourism revenues in Suzhou are steadily climbing year over year, creating a ripe market for hotel development in one of China’s major economic centers,” said Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for Greater China. “With the launch of Wyndham Garden, we’re able to address the needs of visitors looking for upscale accommodations, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Wyndham Hotel Group’s greatest strength lies in the variety of brands we can offer travelers around the world, and we’ll continue to focus on expanding in high-demand destinations throughout China.”

The hotel’s interior design combines contemporary decor with classical Ming-style furniture, which come together in the tranquil lobby and the property’s 289 guest rooms. Services and amenities include Chinese- and Western-style restaurants and bars, multi-function halls, conference rooms and extensive leisure facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a snooker area, four chess rooms, and a library.
 
Wyndham Garden hotels, part of the global Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, are located primarily in business, airport and leisure locations in North America, Latin America and Europe. Properties offer casual dining, flexible meeting space that can accommodate a wide range of functions, and inviting lobbies and lounges.
 
The newly opened hotel participates in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards programme. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.cn.
 
In September of last year, the Wyndham Hotel Group became the first global hospitality company to reach the 1,000 hotel mark in Greater China. A key region of focus for more than a decade, the landmark achievement came after years of accelerated growth and the strategic roll-out of six of the company’s hotel brands in more than 260 cities and 30 provinces.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit
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Wyndham Hotel Group Launches New On-Line Learning Management System

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 20, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the launch of a new on-line learning management system aimed at enhancing and expanding training opportunities for  thousands of franchisees.
 
Available at no additional cost to hotel owners in the U.S. and Canada—with plans to expand internationally later this month—the system, known as the SoHO Learning Zone or SLZ, provides hotel general managers with easy access to a wide variety of self-paced training courses as well as live and pre-recorded webinars covering nearly all aspects of the hospitality business. The system also provides managers with the ability to enroll new team members, create customized learning paths and monitor team progress, all through one central portal. The system is administered by the Wyndham Hotel Group’s School of Hospitality Operations (SoHO).
 
“In designing and developing this system, we wanted to ensure that we are providing franchisees with one of the most comprehensive and robust training systems available,” said Annemarie Fairweather, senior vice president of Global Learning and Development at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Not only is the system simple and easy to use but it provides our hotel owners with a highly effective and efficient way of managing their professional development and the development of their teams.”
 
Nearly 100 training courses are available through the new system, all of which were either developed by Wyndham Hotel Group or licensed for use through the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Course topics are diverse and range from everything from front desk operations and service culture, to online reputation management and marketing, to best practices in housekeeping.

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 

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Wyndham Rewards Offers Members Chance at Dream Hawaiian Getaway

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 27, 2014) – Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, is offering members the chance to win a five-night Hawaiian getaway, in celebration of the loyalty program’s newest earning and redemption partner, Hawaiian Airlines.
 

Available to all Wyndham Rewards members who are legal residents of the U.S., the “Wyndham Rewards Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes” runs through December 27, 2014 and one lucky winner, to be randomly chosen from all eligible entries, will win two round trip airline tickets, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, and a five-night stay at the
 Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort in Koloa, Hawaii. To enter, travelers need only log-in using their Wyndham Rewards username and password or fill out the online form to enroll in the free-to-join program at www.wyndhamrewards.com/hawaii.
 
“For many, Hawaii is a dream vacation destination and we’re excited to a make a member’s dream come true,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
As the newest earning and redemption partner for Wyndham Rewards, members now have the opportunity to earn, in lieu of Wyndham Rewards points, two HawaiianMiles for every dollar spent at participating Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Super 8®, Travelodge® and Wingate by Wyndham® hotels. Additionally, members can now earn 500 HawaiianMiles per stay at participating Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties. Members also have the option of converting existing Wyndham Rewards points to HawaiianMiles beginning with as few as 6,000 Wyndham Rewards points.
 
There is no cost to enter the Wyndham Rewards Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes and the official winner will be chosen at random on or about December 29, 2014. There is a limit of one entry per member during the sweepstakes period. The round-trip airline tickets will be provided by Hawaiian Airlines in the form of HawaiianMiles. The five-night stay at Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort will be provided by the owner of the property. To learn more, read the official sweepstakes rules or to enter, visit 
www.wyndhamrewards.com/hawaii.
 

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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 38 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.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group
, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

 

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Conference Outlines Major Quality, Technology and Marketing Initiatives

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 31, 2015) – Aggressive marketing initiatives, including the announcement of an exciting new loyalty program, as well as access to better technology and a renewed emphasis on quality and brands were the central themes highlighted today at Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Conference as thousands of franchisees from around the world joined together for the opening session. 
 
Kicking off a three-day event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the conference brings together more than 6,000 franchisees representing many of Wyndham Hotel Group’s more than 7,600 properties across 70 countries.
 

“It’s absolutely vital for our franchisees and hotel owners around the world that our powerhouse brands deliver on their promises and continue to evolve with the changing needs and demands of today’s travelers,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and chief executive officer. “Focusing our energy and resources on better product quality, valuable technology and innovative new marketing programs, as well as realigning our teams to offer the highest level of support to our properties, is paramount for the continued growth of our company. As the world’s largest hotel company, this is just the start of an incredibly exciting period of growth and transformation. The initiatives outlined during our conference set a clear strategic direction and foundation to help ensure the continued success of our franchisees around the world.” 
 
Key initiatives announced during the conference included: 

A Game Changing Relaunch of the Wyndham Rewards® Loyalty Program.  Bucking industry trends of overly complex loyalty programs, the new Wyndham Rewards program offers the industry’s most simple and generous offering by allowing members to redeem for a free night stay – known as a ‘Go Free’ award – at all 7,500 participating properties worldwide for just 15,000 points.
 
Strong Focus on Brand Quality and Operations Support.  A new organizational structure with dedicated resources for each of the Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands will focus on operational and brand consistency coupled with a continued push to remove a record number of lower-quality hotels. 
                                                                                                                         
Best-in-Class PMS, Revenue Management and Central Reservations Solutions Powered by Third-Party Providers.  Building on its new strategic partnership with Sabre Corporation, the roll-out of a best-in-class, cloud-based SynXis Property Manager from Sabre Corporation with a fully connected and automated revenue management tool powered by Infor’s EzLITE is underway. Additionally, Wyndham Hotel Group announced it will migrate its central reservations systems to Sabre’s industry-leading SynXis Central Reservations solution beginning late this year.
 
New Multi-brand Advertising Campaign.  Attendees got their first look at the company’s new advertising campaign featuring actor Kristofer Hivju.  Set to debut in May 2015 on national television, the campaign is designed to leverage the unmatched scale of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 15 hotel brands, 7,600 hotels and the new Wyndham Rewards program in a fun and memorable way.  
 
Major Digital Content Enhancements.  In an aggressive push to upgrade its digital content and drive central bookings, the company announced it will fund over 5,000 individual hotel photo shoots worldwide through its marketing funds. This content push is being further enhanced as Wyndham Hotel Group becomes the first hotel company in the economy and midscale segments to feature user-generated content on its websites.
 
Brand Repositioning Initiative.  The company also announced that, in addition to its core focus of improving hotel and brand quality, it has engaged Siegel & Gale, a highly recognized brand strategy firm, to help lead efforts to more clearly define the positioning of each of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands and their core value propositions. 
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN).   As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 
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Ramada Brand Adds Award-Winning Eco Resort in Broome

BROOME, AUSTRALIA (July 2, 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the 55-key Ramada Resort Eco Beach Broome, an award-winning, eco-friendly property in Australia that adds to the company’s growing Ramada® brand portfolio in the South Pacific.

The four-and-a-half-star resort, located just over an hour’s drive south of Broome in Australia’s ruggedly beautiful Kimberley region, provides guests with a beachfront location boasting stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

With a strong focus on conservation, Ramada Resort Eco Beach Broome practices sustainable energy and water use throughout the property, including the use of solar power, fluorescent lighting and recycled water to maintain the property’s expansive landscaped grounds. In addition to being 70 per cent self-sustainable, the property features over one kilometre of elevated boardwalks to ensure minimal impact on the native bush land, all-natural bathroom products and the promotion of responsible fishing. 

The resort’s environmentally friendly practices also extend to its guest accommodations, which consist of solar-powered Eco Villas equipped with the latest in energy monitoring systems to help guests stay apprised of and adjust their consumption; luxurious, safari-style Eco Tents that have been carefully designed to ensure both privacy and ventilation, complete with patented fly-screens; and beach houses with low-flow shower heads and toilets.

Barry Robinson, president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim at Wyndham Hotel Group, said he is confident the franchise agreement will greatly benefit both the Ramada brand and the property’s owner, Karl Plunkett.

“Ramada is recognised as a global leader in the hospitality industry, which means its name brings additional credibility to an already thriving local business,” said Robinson.  “The addition of this award-winning property to our brand portfolio presents us with an opportunity to step into new and exciting territories, expanding our offerings in desirable locations where people want to travel. We are confident that, together with Karl, our teams can take this popular resort to new heights.” 

He added, “Moreover, the resort's focus on eco-friendly operations aligns perfectly with Wyndham Hotel Group’s commitment to sustainability: one of our key strategic initiatives that is focused on conserving resources and minimizing our footprint in the communities where we work and live.”

The resort has received numerous awards for its eco-friendly facilities and unique accommodation options, including recognition from the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, West Australian Tourism Awards, National Accommodation Industry Awards for Excellence and the Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence. In 2014, the property received the highly esteemed Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, which is based on traveller feedback and reviews on the popular travel website.

Resort amenities and services include a pool deck with an infinity swimming pool, conference and wedding space, complimentary yoga classes and the on-site Dragonfly Day Spa, which offers a wide range of treatments including Swedish, deep tissue and zen yoga massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. Packages are available for individuals and small groups.

The oceanfront Jack’s Bar and Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers special dining experiences such as picnic hampers and private beach dining.  The menu is designed around the fresh produce grown on the resort’s grounds as well as items from local providers.

The signing of Ramada Eco Beach Broome follows a recently announced agreement for a new-construction Ramada Suites property in Auckland, New Zealand. It also advances the company’s robust portfolio of more than 80 hotels in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim under its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada, TRYP by Wyndham®, Days Inn®, and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands. Of the company’s 14 hotels in Australia, 10 currently operate under the Ramada flag. 
  
About Ramada
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.  This year marks the brand’s 60th anniversary. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Iconic New Yorker Hotel Joins Wyndham Brand

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 3, 2014) – Today, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), welcomed New York City’s renowned New Yorker Hotel to the company’s upper-upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand.

With 1,083 guest rooms, the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel becomes the largest property in the brand’s portfolio of 170 hotels worldwide.

The newly reflagged, 1,083-room Wyndham New Yorker Hotel becomes the largest Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property and expands the upper-upscale brand’s presence in New York City.

The addition of Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at Eighth Avenue and 34th Street, is a significant milestone in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to fly the Wyndham flag in key cities around the world. In the past 18 months, the brand’s footprint has expanded to city-center locations in major markets including Boston, San Diego and Philadelphia in the U.S.; Istanbul; Berlin and Salzburg, Austria, in Europe; and Cusco, Peru, and Guayaquil, Ecuador, in Latin America, among others.

Owned by New Yorker Hotel Management Company, Inc., the 40-story hotel becomes the fourth Wyndham® hotel in New York City’s Manhattan Borough, joining Wyndham Midtown 45, Wyndham Garden Chinatown and Wyndham Garden Manhattan Chelsea West.

After previously undergoing over $100 million in renovations, a new multi-million dollar renovation is currently underway at the historic hotel to upgrade  guest rooms, public spaces and meeting facilities.

“The New Yorker Hotel is an iconic mainstay that is synonymous with one of the greatest cities in the world,” said Keith Pierce, executive vice president of brand operations for Wyndham Hotel Group. “This key landmark and recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013 puts business and leisure travelers in the heart of New York City’s excitement and greatly strengthens the Wyndham brand’s profile in this important market.”

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel’s central location puts guests within steps of the city’s key business centers and top attractions, including Times Square, Madison Square Garden, the Theater District, Javits Center and the Empire State Building, as well as world-class dining and shopping. Hotel features include free wireless internet access throughout the property, a business center, a fitness center, concierge services and valet laundry service. The hotel is situated within 15 miles of the area’s three international airports.

Currently, the property’s 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space is comprised of 14 conference rooms and two large ballrooms that cater to functions ranging from 10 to 600 attendees. Upon completion of renovations, meeting and event space will increase to over 30,000 square feet. Guests hosting events at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel have access to state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and services, personalized catering and an on-site, dedicated events team.

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel’s guest rooms feature art deco-style furnishings and décor, flat screen televisions and complimentary wireless internet.

Newly renovated guest rooms feature panoramic views of New York City, flat-screen televisions and art deco-style décor. The hotel offers two on-site dining locations: Cooper’s Tavern, which serves fresh American cuisine at lunch and dinner, and the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner featuring classing American dishes.

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards® - the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - can earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, part of Wyndham Hotel Group and a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers over 8.5 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For a short video about Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands, click here. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Bolsters Development Team with the Appointment of Chip Ohlsson as Chief Development Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (September 30, 2015) – With a continued focus on growing its footprint and brands, Wyndham Hotel Group strengthens its development team with the addition of Chip Ohlsson as executive vice president and chief development officer, North America. A seasoned hospitality veteran, Ohlsson brings to Wyndham a deep knowledge of hotel financing, portfolio management, and well-established industry relationships. 
 
“This is more than a welcome, it’s a homecoming for Chip, who began his hospitality career with us selling Howard Johnson® and was part of the Wyndham family for more than 10 years in various roles,” said Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Our team has driven tremendous growth for our brands, and Chip’s return ensures we continue building momentum across North America.”
 
Ohlsson rejoins Wyndham Hotel Group as the company renews its focus on building and reinvigorating its portfolio of 15 brands. In his new role, Ohlsson will drive the development strategy for iconic brands including Days Inn and Super 8 across North America with a focus on proactively identifying and building strategic partnerships to position Wyndham Hotel Group in new markets and to optimize its presence in existing markets. He will also be responsible for strengthening and expanding relationships with owners and key ownership groups including real estate investment trusts, developers and financial institutions with hospitality portfolios. Additionally, Ohlsson will focus on strengthening and evolving the Hotel Group's development team.
 
A 22-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Ohlsson most recently served as vice president of North American development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he was responsible for the development and pipeline expansion for the company’s renowned hotel brands. Prior to this, he held several leadership positions across the industry including senior vice president, vice president and franchise sales director with Cendant/Wyndham Hotel Group. During this time he oversaw sales, business development and financial management initiatives and was consistently a top sales producer, earning accolades including Vice President of the Year among several other notable awards. Earlier in his career, Ohlsson held development positions with Travel Right Tours, Merrill Lynch, California Closet Company and AT&T. Chip earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from William Paterson University.  
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Expansion in Turkey with Three New Hotels

ISTANBUL (June 9, 2014) –Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it now has 30 properties in Turkey, firmly establishing the Hotel Group as the market leader by number of hotels open and operating in the country.
 
The latest properties to join Wyndham Hotel Group in Turkey include Wyndham Istanbul Old City, Ramada Usak and Ramada Resort Akbuk. Collectively, the hotels add 740 rooms to Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing 4,500–strong room count in the country. 
 
In Turkey, Wyndham Hotel Group has hotels under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (four hotels), TRYP by Wyndham (two hotels) and Ramada (24 hotels) brands.
 
“I’m thrilled to maintain our rapid expansion in Turkey, which is a strategic growth market for us,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean.  “We look forward to continuing meaningful relationships with both developers and consumers, who are more and more recognizing the value of our powerful global brands.”

Located in the heart of the old town, Wyndham Istanbul Old City offers 265 guest rooms as well as three food and beverage outlets, an indoor swimming pool and spa complex.  Housed within an historic building, Wyndham Istanbul Old City effortlessly combines traditional architecture with opulent luxury, and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main sights.

In contrast, Ramada Usak and Ramada Resort Akbuk are both purpose-built, new-construction properties.  With 124 elegant guest rooms and four meeting rooms, Ramada Usak is located within walking distance of the city centre and just four miles from Usak airport.  Ramada Resort Akbuk combines the convenience of a city centre location, with the facilities of a resort, offering 364 guest rooms and suites, extensive swimming pool complex with water slides, spa, fitness area and access to a private beach.

Guests staying at any of the hotels in Turkey who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points, which may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. 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.

 
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Cracking the Point Piggy Bank: Wyndham Rewards Survey Finds Americans See Big Savings in Loyalty Programs but Struggle to Take Advantage

Parsippany, N.J., January 20, 2016 – Financial planning season is here and with it, a new national study from leading hotel loyalty program Wyndham Rewards® revealing that while the majority of Americans (77%) see significant savings potential in loyalty programs, nearly a third (32%) don’t feel skilled enough to actually take advantage of them. What’s more, 64% say they would go to extremes—take the middle seat on a plane every trip extreme—if it meant someone would professionally manage their memberships for them.
 
What does it all mean? While travel remains high on the priority list in 2016—more than half of Americans plan to travel more this year—many of the countless rewards programs designed to help them stretch their travel dollars are proving too unwieldy for them to reap the benefits.
 
“Loyalty programs should be seen as financial tools that we can all leverage to maximize the return on our travels,” said Noah Brodsky, senior vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Unfortunately, over complication and constant devaluation among many programs are leaving a number of travelers confused and disappointed. A good loyalty program does the opposite, which is why we created the new Wyndham Rewards. We make it simple and easy for members to earn what they want most: a free night.”
 
Other key findings from the study:
 
Travelers are Optimistic, yet Cost-Conscious… Especially Women
Although consumer sentiment towards the U.S. economy continues to improve, the vast majority of Americans (71%) consider themselves “cost-conscious.”

  • Women in particular showed a focus on savings, as 35% plan to spend less in 2016 than in 2015 while only 19% of men feel the same.
  • Women also more frequently identified as “very cost-conscious” (40% of women vs. 24% of men).

Travel – A Big Part of the 2016 Budget 
Lower gas prices across the country and a decrease in fuel surcharges may help make it easier to travel for less in 2016. That’s welcome news, as the study shows not only do most consumers plan to travel more in 2016 (53%), but their travel aspirations include road trips, exploring the country and visiting loved ones.

  • Travel will play a prominent role in annual budgeting as 83% say travel will comprise at least a quarter of discretionary spending, while 40% say at least half of discretionary spending will go towards travel.
  • More than half (54%) put exploring new locations within the US on their 2016 travel wish list and more than a third (39%) are planning more frequent visits to out of state family and friends. With gas prices at their lowest levels in more than six years, 26% plan to take a cross-country road trip this year.

Over the Top Sacrifices for Simplicity and Savings
Reinforcing the challenges of keeping up with and managing the growing number of loyalty programs in which the average American is enrolled, the majority (64%) are willing to go to extreme lengths to have their memberships professionally managed for a year. Of those that would:

  • 31% are willing to manually do their own taxes for a year.
  • 26% are willing to sit in middle seat on every flight for a year.
  • 21% are willing to give up social media for 6 months.
  • 12% are willing to downgrade to a flip phone for 6 months.
  • 10% are willing to have in-laws live with them for a year.

Wyndham Rewards makes earning and redeeming generous rewards for travel both simple and attainable. The program eliminates confusing reward categories and instead offers a flat, free night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Members earn a minimum of 1,000 points for every qualified stay and for just 15,000 points, can redeem a free night at any of more than 7,500 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe with no blackout dates. For more information on Wyndham Rewards or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
Survey Methodology 
The Wyndham Rewards loyalty survey was conducted among the general population of the United States with 2,000 respondents aged between 18 and 65. Interviews were conducted online by Morar (previously Redshift Research) in January 2016 using an email invitation and an online survey via their Crowdology panel and partner panels.
 
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 1 in 20 (95% confidence level) that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 2.19% from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
 
The sample was selected from the Crowdology & Crowdology partner panels. Crowdology™ is an online panel owned and operated by Morar. The Crowdology™ panel is balanced across regional, age and gender demographic factors, and is nationally representative of the US population. Each respondent completes 120 profiling questions before being accepted to join our panel. Panel Quality Management is carried out frequently to ensure reliable surveys and respondents are paid for their time at a rate that equates to the national minimum wage.

 

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Upscale Wyndham Brand Expands Footprint in China

HONG KONG (September 4, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), continues to rapidly expand its portfolio of offerings in China under the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag.
 
Upscale Wyndham Brand Expands Footprint in ChinaThe openings of Wyndham Grand Xi’an South and Wyndham Kunming Resort, along with the anticipated opening of Wyndham Xuzhou East by the end of this year, adds to the 760 hotels and more than 86,200 rooms currently open in China under the Hotel Group’s Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Ramada® and Super 8® brands.
 
China, which continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets for hotel development in Asia-Pacific, is a key country for Wyndham Hotel Group’s global growth. From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the Company opened 240 properties throughout the region, 211 of which were opened in China. 
 
Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s managing director for China, said, “The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand is an established international name with locations in major cities including New York, Chicago, Istanbul and Doha, as well as key destinations in Asia-Pacific like Hangzhou, Qingdao, Gold Coast and Agra. Expanding its presence in China is a critical step in our company’s strategy to provide more choices for travelers here.”

About the Hotels
Wyndham Grand Xi’an South opens as the largest hotel in Xi’an in terms of number of rooms, with 565 spacious elegant guest rooms. The luxury hotel is located in Qujiang New District, a key tourist area close to Great Tang All Day Mall, Xi'an Qujiang International Conference & Exhibition Center, Dayan Pagoda, as well as shopping centers. It is also easily accessible to historic heritage sites such as the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and Terracotta Warriors.
 
The hotel offers a number of five-star dining experiences, including The Lounge, which features 30-meter-high windows and magnificent views, and an all-day dining restaurant with interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations. Spacious function facilities spanning 5,000 square meters, including a grand ballroom and 11 breakout rooms, are available for meetings and private events.
 
The property joins Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive services and relaxed surroundings. This hotel is the first Wyndham Grand hotel in China managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
The five-star Wyndham Kunming Resort caters to meetings, groups and family travelers and is conveniently located only 30 minutes’ drive from Kunming Changshui International Airport. The hotel will offer 300 rooms and features a wide range of outdoor recreational facilities and activities including an 18-hole golf course, a jockey club and a wetland park. Guests can also immerse themselves in nature at the well-conserved Jia Lize Wetland nearby.
 
The upcoming Wyndham Xuzhou East will be situated at the Xuzhou economic development zone, a core business area for industrial and technology businesses, with more than 3,000 enterprises in the area. The 340-room hotel near picturesque Jinlong Lake will be convenient for business and leisure travelers, located just five minutes from the Xuzhou High-Speed Railway Station and 45 minutes’ drive from the airport.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood® Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP STRENGTHENS LEADERSHIP TEAM IN EMEA WITH TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS

LONDON, UK (22 November 2016) –Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with nearly 8,000 hotels across a portfolio of 16 iconic brands, today announced two new appointments in the Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) leadership team. Patrick Divall has been appointed to the role of Regional Vice President, Western Europe, and Ignace Bauwens to the role of Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa.
 
Divall joins the company from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he was most recently the Regional Director of Finance, Western Europe, and brings more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. In his new role, Divall will report into Dan Ruff, President and Managing Director, EMEA, and will be responsible for driving growth of Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio in Western Europe, which currently includes more than 150 hotels. He will be based at the company’s London office.
 
Divall explains, “I have a particular passion for growing and nurturing teams and therefore am delighted to join Wyndham Hotel Group at a time when our portfolio of managed and franchised hotels across Western Europe is growing at an incredible pace.  We have a tremendous opportunity to continue our explosive growth and build on Wyndham Hotel Group’s brand recognition in this region.”
 
Bauwens joins Wyndham Hotel Group with almost 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including senior operations roles at Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group. Based in the Middle East since 2002, Bauwens most recently served as Managing Director for BLH bvba Hospitality Consultancy and as CEO of Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH). In his new role, Bauwens will oversee one of Wyndham Hotel Group’s fastest-growing regions. He will also report into Dan Ruff and will be based at the company’s Dubai office.
 
Bauwens says, “Wyndham Hotel Group has a very bold development strategy – to ensure that wherever adventure leads, travellers can find our hotel brands nearby. Nowhere in EMEA is this strategy more evident than in the Middle East and Africa. I look forward to continuing in the remarkable work the team has done establishing our brands in some of the most exciting travel destinations on the planet.”
 
This year Wyndham Hotel Group has reached important development milestones in EMEA, including introducing the Super 8 brand to Europe, opening the company’s 50th hotel in Turkey, expanding into Greece with the Wyndham Grand Athens and announcing new hotels in emergent destinations such as Oman, Iraq and Ethiopia.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 48 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Mark Kukulski to Lead Hotel Management Company

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Mark Kukulski as president of its management division, Wyndham Hotel Group Management.

Mark Kukulski, Wyndham Hotel Group ManagementIn this role, effective November 11, Kukulski will be responsible for the consistent execution of all hotel operations for the company’s 46 domestic managed properties, including financial management, sales and marketing, guest satisfaction, associate and owner relations and compliance with quality standards. He will be based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Parsippany, N.J., offices.
 
With more than 26 years of experience, Kukulski joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., where he spent 18 years in operational leadership roles for managed, owned and franchised property portfolios.  Most recently, he served as area managing director, Florida and Caribbean, for the company’s North America portfolio of owned and managed resorts and hotels. Prior to that, he served as general manager at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.
 
“With almost three decades of experience, Mark is truly a hospitality industry leader and a welcome addition to our team as we expand our management business,” said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.  “His expertise in hotel management and operations will drive our managed portfolio as we continue to optimize the high-quality services and amenities available to our guests and grow our offerings in strategic destinations throughout the U.S.”

As of September 30, 2014, Wyndham Hotel Group manages 46 properties in North America, comprising 10,452 rooms, under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham® brands. The company recently welcomed two significant additions to its managed portfolio, including the 200-room Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami Beach., Fla., and the 179-room Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, in Jupiter, Fla.
 
Earlier in his career, Kukulski held several senior hotel operations and management positions at Sheraton® Hotels and Resorts and Embassy Suites Hotels® properties in Boston, Mass.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and St. Pete Beach, Fla.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Conference Outlines Major Quality, Technology and Marketing Initiatives

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 31, 2015) – Aggressive marketing initiatives, including the announcement of an exciting new loyalty program, as well as access to better technology and a renewed emphasis on quality and brands were the central themes highlighted today at Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Conference as thousands of franchisees from around the world joined together for the opening session. 
 
Kicking off a three-day event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the conference brings together approximately 6,000 franchisees representing many of Wyndham Hotel Group’s more than 7,600 properties across 70 countries.
 

“It’s absolutely vital for our franchisees and hotel owners around the world that our powerhouse brands deliver on their promises and continue to evolve with the changing needs and demands of today’s travelers,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and chief executive officer. “Focusing our energy and resources on better product quality, valuable technology and innovative new marketing programs, as well as realigning our teams to offer the highest level of support to our properties, is paramount for the continued growth of our company. As the world’s largest hotel company, this is just the start of an incredibly exciting period of growth and transformation. The initiatives outlined during our conference set a clear strategic direction and foundation to help ensure the continued success of our franchisees around the world.” 
 
Key initiatives announced during the conference included: 

A Game Changing Relaunch of the Wyndham Rewards® Loyalty Program.  Bucking industry trends of overly complex loyalty programs, the new Wyndham Rewards program offers the industry’s most simple and generous offering by allowing members to redeem for a free night stay – known as a ‘Go Free’ award – at all 7,500 participating properties worldwide for just 15,000 points.
 
Strong Focus on Brand Quality and Operations Support.  A new organizational structure with dedicated resources for each of the Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands will focus on operational and brand consistency coupled with a continued push to remove a record number of lower-quality hotels. 
                                                                                                                         
Best-in-Class PMS, Revenue Management and Central Reservations Solutions Powered by Third-Party Providers.  Building on its new strategic partnership with Sabre Corporation, the roll-out of a best-in-class, cloud-based SynXis Property Manager from Sabre Corporation with a fully connected and automated revenue management tool powered by Infor’s EzLITE is underway. Additionally, Wyndham Hotel Group announced it will migrate its central reservations systems to Sabre’s industry-leading SynXis Central Reservations solution beginning late this year.
 
New Multi-brand Advertising Campaign.  Attendees got their first look at the company’s new advertising campaign featuring actor Kristofer Hivju.  Set to debut in May 2015 on national television, the campaign is designed to leverage the unmatched scale of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 15 hotel brands, 7,600 hotels and the new Wyndham Rewards program in a fun and memorable way.  
 
Major Digital Content Enhancements.  In an aggressive push to upgrade its digital content and drive central bookings, the company announced it will fund over 5,000 individual hotel photo shoots worldwide through its marketing funds. This content push is being further enhanced as Wyndham Hotel Group becomes the first hotel company in the economy and midscale segments to feature user-generated content on its websites.
 
Brand Repositioning Initiative.  The company also announced that, in addition to its core focus of improving hotel and brand quality, it has engaged Siegel & Gale, a highly recognized brand strategy firm, to help lead efforts to more clearly define the positioning of each of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands and their core value propositions. 
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN).   As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 
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Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Upscale Wyndham Brand in China

SHANGHAI, China (July 6, 2015) – Building on the recent openings of the 232-room Wyndham Grand Shenzhen and the 390-room Wyndham Chongqing Yuelai, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to expand its ever growing China portfolio with the signing of three new Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties.

Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Upscale Wyndham Brand in ChinaLocated in some of China’s most exotic resort destinations, the signings reinforce Wyndham Hotel Group’s ongoing commitment to growing its upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand beyond tier-one cities in China and into diverse tier-two destinations, which have become key hubs for both business and leisure travel. They also come at a time when the company as a whole is seeing explosive growth within the country across its larger multi-brand portfolio. As of March 31, 2015, the company had approximately 900 hotels and more than 100,000 rooms in the country, with an active development pipeline of more than 135 hotels and over 26,000 rooms.

“The rapid growth of China’s tourism industry has created a heightened demand for hotels and offers huge potential for us to expand the presence of our brands in stunning locations country-wide," said Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for China. "We expect significant growth for our upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in emerging markets, especially in rising regional economic hubs, leisure locations and nature resort locations. The signings of these three hotels perfectly matches the growing market demand and offers enormous potential for property owners."

Wyndham Sanya Bay
Located in the center of the scenic Island of Hainan, Wyndham Sanya Bay will be part of a mixed-use development and feature approximately 400 guestrooms, a fitness center, a business center, a spa and a 2,500 m² recreational area with swimming pool. The hotel, which will be approximately 10 minutes by car from the Sanya Phoenix International Airport, is scheduled to open in late 2015.
 
Wyndham Hainan Qingshui Bay Resort
Located along Qingshui Bay and its 12-kilometer tropical coastline known as the “Singing Beach,” the Wyndham Hainan Qingshui Bay Resort is part of a mixed used development and will feature private seafront beaches and approximately 200 guestrooms. Other amenities will include a swimming pool, a fitness center, a ballroom and function room, and a beach bar. The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2017.
 
Wyndham Grand Huangshan Taiping Lake
As the part of a tourism mixed-use development, the lakefront Wyndham Grand Huangshan Taiping Lake will be located on Taling Peninsula, North Shore, Taiping Lake. The approximately 300-room hotel is expected to cater to leisure, meeting and group travel with three restaurants and 5,000 m² of meeting space consisting of one ballroom and several function rooms. Additional offerings will include a fitness center, a spa and a swimming pool, among other amenities. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2019.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,670 properties and 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Flagship Brand in Turkey

BERLIN (March 04, 2014) – Committed to the continued global expansion of its flagship Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, 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 signing of the Wyndham Ankara in Turkey, the company’s first Wyndham® hotel in Turkey’s capital city.

The Wyndham Ankara, owned by ÖZ İNŞAAT SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş, will join three Wyndham hotels open in Turkey since 2012, including the upscale Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina and Wyndham Istanbul Petek in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul as well as the five-star, 219-room Wyndham Izmir Özdilek in Izmir.

The agreement supports Wyndham Hotel Group’s aggressive global expansion of the Wyndham brand, which currently consists of 170 hotels throughout the world, 30 of which are situated throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 2013, the brand was introduced to both Germany and Austria through a strategic partnership with Grand City Hotels, which saw 60 hotels signed under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, TRYP by Wyndham® and Days Inn® brands.

Seated from left to right:
Rui Barros – Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa – Wyndham Hotel Group
Kemal Erdoğan – Chief Executive Officer - ÖZ İNŞAAT SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş

Earlier this week, the company also announced the addition of the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City, the brand’s largest hotel with 1,083 guestrooms.

“The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand is expanding rapidly across the globe and the signing of Wyndham Ankara is testament to that growth,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “It is a key part of our strategy to maintain this growth for our flagship brand while providing travellers with first-rate accommodation in key destinations.”

Anticipated to open this summer, the 138-room Wyndham Ankara has undergone extensive renovations to align its offerings with the upper-upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand, including an upgrade to the lobby and ballroom, as well as guestroom enhancements to be completed later this year. The hotel features extensive meeting space including a ballroom, terrace and meeting rooms, two restaurants and spa and fitness facilities.

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travellers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.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.

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Roz Money

Director of Marketing & Loyalty, EMEA

Wyndham Hotel Group

The Triangle, Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 0LG, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 8762 6600

roz.money@wyn.com 

Photos and logos can be downloaded from the Wyndham Worldwide Media Centre, available here. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and its businesses, go to www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 13, 2015) – Wyndham Rewards® is helping meeting and group travel planners win big. go meetsm, the world’s most generous rewards program for meeting planners which launched today at IMEX America 2015 in Las Vegas, transforms and simplifies the world of hotel loyalty programs for planners.
                                   
Beginning today, planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue at participating hotels, regardless of billing method. Unlike any other program, there is no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. The lack of restrictions means the earning potential is vast, leading to faster, easier routes to the tangible and meaningful rewards planners deserve, like free nights.
 
The new go meet aligns with the simplicity and generosity of the new Wyndham Rewards, launched by Wyndham Hotel Group in May 2015, which, dollar for dollar, lets members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry today. It’s the first major rewards program of its kind to offer a flat 15,000-point free night redemption rate and the only program in the industry to offer a minimum of 1,000 points with every qualified stay.
 
“The rising demand for group and meetings travel, coupled with an industry full of complicated rewards programs, gives us a unique opportunity to deliver more value and gain planners’ trust, business and loyalty,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group. “With go meet, we’re recognizing planners around the world for their partnership, hard work and the business they bring to our hotels.”
 
Ballotti continued, “Planners told us about the challenges they face, like minimum spend thresholds, maximum point limits and a lack of value. We’re addressing these pain points head on with the world’s most generous rewards program for meeting planners. Not only are we giving them a simple program and faster, more meaningful rewards, but with 230 hotels with 10 or more meeting rooms and 145 hotels with at least 10,000 square feet of function space, we can meet all of their event needs.”
 
Additionally, go meet is the first formal rewards program of its kind to cater to both professional and casual planners across every hotel segment. Every planner is eligible to earn, from the corporate meeting planner booking a large-scale convention at a full-service property to a team coach coordinating accommodations at an economy hotel for a basketball tournament.
 
The new program also allows event guests who are members of Wyndham Rewards and who are paying for their rooms directly to earn a minimum of 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points on a qualified stay. As such, both planners and individually paying guests can earn valuable rewards.
 
Planners earn points through go meet on qualifying revenue – which includes the rates of ten or more sleeping rooms on at least one night, meeting room rentals or qualified food and beverage charges – for any contracted meeting or event booked and completed at participating Wyndham Rewards hotels globally. The contract must state that go meet applies to the event.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group’s diverse portfolio of approximately 7,700 hotels in 71 countries offers more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space worldwide along with quality accommodations for every travel need and price point.
 
For more information on go meet and full terms and conditions, visit 

www.wyndhamrewards.com/gomeet.  
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 

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Wyndham Rewards Signs as a Proud Sponsor of the New York Yankees

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 13, 2014) –Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, has signed on as an official sponsor of one of the most celebrated teams in baseball—the New York Yankees.

Designed with consumer awareness in mind, the sponsorship gives the growing loyalty program prominent placement on Yankee Stadium’s home plate and baseline rotational signage for a select number of games during the course of the season.

“The New York Yankees are one of the most iconic professional sports teams in the world, with a rich history and some of the most passionate fans around,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “As a sponsor, we’re able to reach a loyal audience with a high propensity to travel outside the New York area that we know can connect with and will value the many benefits associated with Wyndham Rewards.”

Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with over 7,000 participating hotels, including those under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 brand names, among others. Through the program, travelers can earn and redeem points for complimentary stays at participating properties as well as airline travel and gift cards, among other rewards options. For more information on Wyndham Rewards or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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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 and 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 its over 8.8 million active 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 50 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.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

To learn more about our family of hotel brands, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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Wyndham Rewards Forecasts Summer of Savings, Partners with Six Flags to Unveil Thrilling, Members-Only Perks

Parsippany, N.J. (April 18, 2016) – With temperatures creeping upward and peak vacation season fast approaching, Wyndham Rewards® is forecasting big savings for members this summer thanks to two new hotel promotions and a partnership with Six Flags theme parks across the U.S.

 

Through October 31, 2016, members can magically redeem $100 in Wyndham Rewards gift cards after just two qualified stays at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s nearly 8,000 hotels worldwide. Plus, when members book online at WyndhamRewards.com, they’ll save up to 25 percent off the best available rate at participating hotels—each and every time they stay.

 

“We want members to have their best summer yet, and we’re determined to do everything we can to make sure each and every one of our members is able to take advantage of this offer,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Whether it’s a road trip down the coast, a long weekend away with friends or an overnight getaway to a favorite Six Flags park, there’s never been a better time for members to pack their bags and hit the road.”

 

Take a Wild Ride this Summer

Building on the savings offered by its summer promotions, Wyndham Rewards has signed on as the official national hotel partner of Six Flags, giving its members from coast to coast access to special park discounts and perks.

 

This summer Wyndham Rewards members can receive a ticket offer for $10 off regular admission at any U.S. Six Flags park valid on normal operating days through September 18 when they join or login to their Wyndham Rewards account. The benefits also extend inside the park, where members can receive a coupon sheet for special offers and discounts to use during their visit. Guests can also taste the magic of Wyndham Rewards when they purchase Wyndham branded cotton candy. Additionally, Six Flags and Wyndham Rewards will host a Wyndham Rewards event on July 14, where members can enjoy even more perks, including a special ticket discount and access to exclusive ride times on select rides after the park closes.

 

Return of the Wyndham Rewards Wyzard

Further amplifying Wyndham Rewards’ offerings this summer is a brand new, multi-million dollar, integrated marketing campaign that once again leverages the whimsical Wyndham Rewards Wyzard—portrayed by Kristofer Hivju of “Game of Thrones” and “Force Majeure” fame. Conceived and produced in continued partnership with People Ideas & Culture’s production company, CY&N by PI&C, the nearly five-month long campaign builds upon last year’s award-winning efforts with an emphasis on fun network and cable television spots, branded television and radio integrations, and newly updated on-property collateral worldwide.

 

“With the addition of nearly 5 million members since May, the response that we’ve had to the new Wyndham Rewards from both guests and hotel owners has been tremendous,” added Lesnick. “This campaign builds upon that success while further showcasing the tremendous value of Wyndham Rewards. No other program strives to be as simple to understand or as generous with its rewards. The best part is, we’re just getting started. There’s more magic on the way.”

 

For more information on Wyndham Rewards, including full program details and all promotional terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

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About Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards is the award winning guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group that makes earning and redeeming generous rewards for travel both simple and attainable. The program eliminates confusing rewards categories and instead offers a flat, free night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Members earn a minimum 1,000 points for every qualified stay and for just 15,000 points, can a redeem a free night at any of more than 7,800 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe, with no blackout dates. No tricks, just Wyndham Rewards magic. Because You've Earned This®. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 7,800 properties and 678,000 rooms in 72 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 44 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

 

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Ramada Grows in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND (September 4, 2014) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that Safari Group, an Auckland-based development company, has signed franchise agreements for three new Ramada® properties in New Zealand.

The Ramada Suites Christchurch City, Ramada Hotel and Suites Remarkable Park in Queenstown and Ramada Lakeside Resort and Spa 

Ramada Grows in New Zealand

Rotorua further Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic efforts to grow the Ramada brand throughout the South Pacific and around the globe. Recently, the Hotel Group announced the addition of Ramada Kooralbyn Resort in Queensland, Australia, and Ramada Resort Shoal Bay in New South Wales, Australia, as well as plans to open Fiji’s first Ramada resort in Nadi Bay.

“We are committed to growing the Ramada brand throughout key markets in the region and are proud to add Christchurch, Queenstown and Rotorua to our portfolio,” said Barry Robinson, managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific.  “We see continued growth opportunities in New Zealand and we are actively working on a number of other projects throughout the country.”

The new properties join two existing Ramada hotels in New Zealand, located in Paihia and Orewa. Globally, the Ramada network includes almost 830 hotels in approximately 50 countries.

“These are key developments for New Zealand, which will positively add to the country’s hotel industry and wider economy,” said owner of Safari Group, Robert Neil. “We are proud to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and the globally respected Ramada brand on these developments. The opening of the hotels will stimulate travel to the regions from a range of travel sectors.”

 

The 44-apartment Ramada Suites Christchurch City will be located at 264-266 Tuam Street in Christchurch and will offer a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as an onsite cafe. The NZD$12.5 million hotel is scheduled to open by early 2015.

Construction will also soon commence on Ramada Hotel and Suites Remarkable Park in Queenstown, a 54-apartment, NZD$25 million development adjacent to the planned Remarkable Park
’s multimillion-dollar convention centre. Scheduled for completion in December 2015, Ramada Hotel and Suites Remarkable Park will offer hotel rooms, studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Facilities include a restaurant/café and gym. A key tenant has been secured for the café and the complex will also include eight boutique retail stores.

A third development, Ramada Lakeside Resort and Spa Rotorua is also in early stages of development and is expected to open in December 2015. The NZD$18.5 million development will offer a mix of 68 hotel rooms and one- and two-bedroom apartments. It will feature a geothermal health spa, onsite restaurant and bar, swimming pool and conference facilities.

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Wyndham Hotel Group is Largest Hotel Company in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (November 8th, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company by number of hotels, has tripled the number of hotels operating under its brands in Turkey over the past two years, and now has more than 50 operational hotels in the country. Ramada Soma became the 50th hotel operating under a Wyndham Hotel Group brand in Turkey when it opened on 14th October, TRYP by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim became the 51st when it opened on 28th October, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Cerkezkoy became the 52nd hotel when it opened on 4th November.
 
“In 2016 we have already opened nine hotels in Turkey, and we hope to open an additional three hotels by the end of the year. We are currently the largest international hotel company in Turkey, and we’re continuously in talks with potential partners to expand our presence even further. It is our goal to open our 100th hotel in Turkey by 2020,” said Edwin Broers, Regional Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe for Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Globally nearly 8,000 hotels operate under Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of 16 iconic brands, ranging from upper upscale to midscale and economy. Currently, Wyndham Hotel Group branded hotels in Turkey operate under the brands of Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Ramada, TRYP by Wyndham and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham.
 
“Turkey is a dynamic market, attracting international and domestic, leisure and business travellers. Despite a recent slow-down in inbound visitors, we think the future is bright for travel in Turkey and see opportunities for some of our brands that are currently not active in the country. There is a need for flexible accommodation at a wide range of price points, which is why we recently introduced the Hawthorn Suites brand. The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Eskişehir opened in August and the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Cerkezkoy opened just last week,” said Broers.
 
All Wyndham Hotel Group branded hotels in Turkey participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use and innovative loyalty programme that offers members the opportunity to redeem their points at a flat-rate for free-nights in more than 70 countries. This feature makes Wyndham Rewards®, unique among the industry's major hotel rewards programmes. Guests can visit www.wyndhamrewards.com to join or learn more about this programme.
 
Guests can search for hotels in Turkey or around the world at https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ to find the most suitable location for their travels.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme, offers more than 48 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel in Guatemala

PARSIPPANY, NJ (Oct. 30, 2014) -- Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores, the brand’s first property in Guatemala.
 
Ramada Tikal Isla de FloresThe launch of this full-service hotel, which features pools, a bar and restaurant and which is conveniently located near Lake Petén Itzá, coincides with a significant milestone for the Ramada® brand – its 60thanniversary.
 
Part of a two-year development agreement with Ivers Trade, Inc. to bring four Ramada® properties to Guatemala, the newly constructed property plays a key role in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to grow the Ramada brand throughout Latin America.
 
"We are happy to partner with Ivers Trade, Inc. and to announce the launch of the first Ramada hotel in Guatemala,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Ramada is a globally-recognized hotel brand and this new property reflects our commitment to growing our brands throughout the region by providing travelers with the brands they know and trust.”
 
The Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores features two swimming pools, including a family-friendly children’s pool; a modern fitness center with dressing area and showers; bar, snack canteen and tobacco shop; and medical, laundry and babysitting services.
 
The hotel is less than one hour from top destinations including the YaxHa and Tikal ruins and the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Facilities include private parking, onsite dining, a conference center for up to 180 people, and free Wi-Fi Internet access - all within easy access of South Side Beach.
 
Ramada properties are high-quality hotels that feature attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Started in 1954 as a small 60-room motel off of Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, over the last 60 years, the Ramada brand has grown to become one of the most well-known hotel chains in the world, with more than 820 locations throughout over 50 countries. In Latin America, the brand is present in key markets including Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Suriname.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers more than 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 31, 2015) – Building on its new approach of delivering industry leading technology solutions to its franchisees through the use of third party strategic partners, Wyndham Hotel Group—the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN)—today announced plans to deploy a new, automated, Software-as-a-Service, revenue management system from Infor across more than 4,500 of its franchised hotels within the U.S. and Canada.
 
Unveiled at Wyndham Hotel Group’s 2015 Global Conference in Las Vegas—and leveraging the previously announced strategic partnership with Sabre Corporation—the multi-year agreement with business application developer Infor gives Wyndham Hotel Group franchisees using Sabre’s SynXis property management system a direct connection to the Infor EzLITE revenue management system.
 
“In just the last six months, we’ve gone through a significant change in how we at Wyndham Hotel Group approach deploying technology that our franchisees need to be successful,” said Gabrielle Wolfson, senior vice president and chief information officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “The world of technology is evolving at a rapid pace and we need to enable our franchisees to keep up.”
 
Added Keith Pierce, executive vice president, global systems operations support at Wyndham Hotel Group, “Through collaboration with leading technology companies like Infor, Sabre and others, we are now in a position to more quickly deploy and upgrade revenue generation and property management solutions by combining best-in-class offerings that are more effective, more efficient, more current, and delivered at a lower cost to our franchisees.”
 
Among its main features, Infor EzLITE simplifies the process of revenue management by automatically analyzing each hotel’s booking data on a daily basis, recognizing trends and patterns, and providing each property owner with  recommendations on how and when rates should be modified to help optimize the hotel’s demand.
 
“On any given day, each one of our hotel owners have the opportunity to make more than 8,000 decisions related to revenue management,” said Kathy Maher, senior vice president, revenue management at Wyndham Hotel Group. “For smaller hotels with limited staff, finding the time and resources to manage all of the nuances of a revenue management function presents a significant challenge. Through an autopilot feature in the new system, across 4,500 hotels, our EzLITE powered solution will allow us to make an estimated 15 billion pricing decisions per month, enabling our owners to focus on what matters most: servicing guests.”
 
The company further announced at its conference two other new partnerships that go hand in hand with Sabre’s SynXis property management system and Infor’s EzLITE revenue management system:
 

  • A multi-year agreement with hospitality technology solutions provider TravelClick to enable the continuous input of real-time competitor pricing data into the Infor EzLITE product, enabling more competitive pricing decisions that are tailored to each individual hotel. TravelClick is expected to do more than 400 million shops annually for properties that are using the new Infor EzLITE solution.
  • A multi-year agreement with payment solutions provider Elavon to integrate EMV and tokenization into the SynXis property management system for franchisees via Elavon's Fusebox gateway and Simplify payment security software application.

 
Currently operating under the second of a three-stage pilot program at select hotels domestically, the full roll-out of both the Infor EzLITE revenue management system and the SynXis property management system to approximately 4,500 economy and midscale properties within the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio is expected to begin this summer, with a target completion date of late 2016.
 

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“For large hospitality organizations like Wyndham Hotel Group, it is often challenging to find a technology that meets needs at both the corporate and individual franchisee level,” said Stewart Applbaum, senior vice president and general manager, Infor Hospitality. “With Infor EzLITE, Wyndham can effectively address the challenges of both groups by delivering a revenue management application that is designed for users of all levels while also providing a holistic perspective to support strategic decision-making regarding company-wide revenue.”

 
“Security is top of mind for everyone, and the hospitality industry needs to continue to find ways to eliminate the risk of cardholder data exposure. We applaud Wyndham Hotel Group’s efforts to offer such a robust property management system, while keeping the security of cardholder data a priority for its guests,” said Guy Harris, president of Elavon North America. “We are excited to work with Wyndham  and its franchisees to make this happen.”
 
“It’s pivotal for hotels to optimize their pricing strategy with business intelligence in order to remain competitive in their local market. Now, Wyndham Hotel Group and its franchisees have the ability to leverage TravelClick’s powerful rate comparison tool to help make more informed business decisions,” said Greg Sheppard, vice president, business intelligence products at TravelClick. “With the most powerful rate shopping platform in the industry, collecting more than 10 billion shops per month, from hundreds of sources and with detailed insight into pricing strategies, TravelClick’s solution will help Wyndham Hotel Group enhance their reservations strategy to increase bookings and drive additional revenue.” 
 

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About Elavon
Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.
 
About Infor
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit
 www.infor.com.
 
About TravelClick
TravelClick 
(TravelClick.com) provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 38,000 hotel clients in over 160 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on twitter.com/TravelClick and facebook.com/TravelClick.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 7, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced that Noah Brodsky has been named senior vice president, worldwide loyalty and engagement.
 
Wyndham Names Noah Brodsky Senior Vice President, Worldwide Loyalty and EngagementIn his new role, Brodsky will be responsible for leading all facets of customer loyalty and engagement across Wyndham Hotel Group and its more than 7,600 hotels, as well as aligning the loyalty and engagement strategy throughout Wyndham Worldwide. His key areas of oversight will include all loyalty and multi-brand marketing efforts, customer service operations and the company’s newly formed global social media marketing group.
 
Brodsky previously served as Wyndham Hotel Group’s vice president, worldwide loyalty, where he recently led the re-launch of the new Wyndham Rewards loyalty program. As part of the program’s global roll-out, Brodsky managed the development and execution of a $100 million global marketing campaign featuring the “Wyndham Rewards Wyzard,” the first advertising character ever used by the company in an umbrella marketing campaign. He joined the organization in 2014 as vice president of sales innovation.
 
“Since his first day at Wyndham Hotel Group, Noah has brought with him an unmatched level of passion and enthusiasm for our brands and the untapped potential of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “In just a short period of time, he’s played a key role in reinvigorating the company’s loyalty program and developed a marketing campaign that’s not only captured the attention of the industry but fueled interest and engagement from travelers around the world. His experience and leadership will prove invaluable as we work to further transform Wyndham Hotel Group.”
 
Prior to Wyndham, Brodsky served as chief experience officer at WeWork, a venture-backed office leasing and co-working company based in New York, N.Y., where he oversaw operations, sales, marketing and public relations. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in the hospitality industry, including, most recently, the role of vice president of global brand management for Sheraton at Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
 
Brodsky earned his bachelor’s degree at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y., and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in Boston, Mass. He is based in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Parsippany, N.J., offices.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Iconic Australian Hotel Joins Wyndham Hotel Group as Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

GOLD COAST, QLD (March 06, 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 addition of Shoal Bay Resort & Spa to the company’s expanding portfolio of properties in the South Pacific region.

One of New South Wales’ most historic hotels, the recently refurbished property will be branded the Ramada Resort Shoal Bay and managed through Wyndham Hotel Group’s South Pacific operations, based on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The property joins eight Ramada hotels currently operating in Australia.

"The opening of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is a significant milestone in our rapid expansion across the South Pacific," said Barry Robinson, managing director, South Pacific, Wyndham Hotel Group. “Shoal Bay is known for its spectacular natural beauty and the iconic Australian property provides the ideal base for holiday and business travel and exceptional onsite conference facilities for meetings and events.”

Situated on five acres of beachfront, the property was formerly known as the historic Country Club Hotel, a legendary 20th century holiday establishment on Australia’s East Coast. The original club house played a pivotal role in World War II, when it was used as the headquarters for a major training operation involving 20,000 military personnel in the sleepy town of Shoal Bay.  Today, the resort includes more than 200 luxurious self-contained apartments, villas and suites overlooking Shoal Bay on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

The hotel is the second joint venture between Wyndham Hotel Group and owner Jay McPhee, who is also collaborating with the company to develop Australia’s first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel, which is set to open mid-2014 in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.                                                              

“This property holds special meaning for generations of Australians who have enjoyed its hospitality over the decades. I am confident that, as a Ramada resort, it will exceed expectations as a premier holiday destination for years to come,” said McPhee.

After its recent restoration, Ramada Resort Shoal Bay now boasts four restaurants, five bars, three swimming pools and a convention centre for conferences and events. The resort is also home to a new $5.5 million day spa, which features three Thalassotherapy mineral spa pools for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.

The resort, which recently received a bronze award at the 2013 New South Wales Tourism Awards for Deluxe Accommodation and Business Tourism, is located just two hours’ drive from Sydney, or 30 minutes from Newcastle airport.

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is one of the latest properties to be added to Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of approximately 7,490 hotels in 70 countries. Wyndham Hotel Group operates under 15 brands including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Night®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Dream® Hotels and Planet Hollywood® Hotels. 

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers over 8.5 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For a short video about Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands, click here. For Wyndham Hotel Group @ a Glance, click here.

 

 

 

 

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

PARSIPPANY, NJ (Oct. 13, 2015) – Highlighting strong and growing interest in its portfolio of upscale brands in the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, today announced plans for further global expansion with the development of the 450-room Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort.

Located in the parish of St. Philip at the former site of Sam Lord’s Castle—a spot renowned for pirates in the 19th century and one that carries great historical significance in the Caribbean today—the all-new construction resort is being developed with Barbados Tourism Investment, Inc. and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group. In addition to spacious, elegantly appointed guest-rooms, the resort will offer three on-site restaurants, 20,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space as well as an expansive luxury spa and fitness center. It will be the first Wyndham branded resort in Barbados.
 
“The famous buccaneer Sam Lord settled in this area for its beauty and mystique. Today, we believe he selected the perfect location for our continued growth in the Caribbean,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “This new hotel’s spectacular design will surely become an icon for guests in search of unique 5-star offerings and amenities.”

“Each year Barbados hosts more and more visitors as it continues to position itself as a top vacation spot in the Caribbean. The development of Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort, will offer guests the beauty of our beaches and access to our distinctive history, merged with the luxurious experience that the Wyndham Grand brand offers to travelers around the world,” said Everton Walters, chairman of Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
 
Sam Lord’s Castle Barbados, A Wyndham Grand Resort will be situated along the gorgeous beaches of Long Bay by Sam Lord's Castle. The site was a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1820 by Samuel Hall Lord, known as 'Sam Lord'. It is said that the notorious buccaneer used to hang lanterns on palm trees to attract merchant ships whose captains mistakenly thought the place was a safe harbor.
 
When it opens in 2018, the hotel will be Wyndham Hotel Group’s 13th property in the Caribbean, with a portfolio which includes The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, under the Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, Ramada® and Howard Johnson® brands. The company is also scheduled to introduce the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico later this year.
 
For additional photos of today’s event, please click here.  

The new hotel will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
 

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HoJo Hotels Team Up with Harlem Globetrotters to Celebrate “Happiest Day of the Year”

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 16, 2014) – The start of summer is almost here and Howard Johnson hotels are celebrating by partnering with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters to host a series of special on-site events designed to surprise guests with goodies like free ice cream, free night stays and for some, a visit from a few Harlem Globetrotters.

Part of the Howard Johnson brand’s annual “Happiest Day of the Year” promotion, the kick-off to summer events will be held on Saturday, June 21—the first day of summer—at more than 40 participating hotels throughout the U.S. and Canada, including locations in Anaheim, Calif.; Toms River, N.J.; Niagara Falls, Ont.; and Rapid City, S.D. In addition to special treats and HoJo-themed giveaways, one lucky guest at each participating hotel will be chosen at random by the hotel’s management to receive that night’s stay for free.

“Howard Johnson is a brand that’s all about spreading happiness and for a lot of people, nothing puts a smile on their face like the start of summer,” said John Valletta, Howard Johnson brand president. “As a brand that’s synonymous with family vacations and fun, we’re thrilled to have the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters helping us out with our Happiest Day of the Year festivities and can’t wait to get started celebrating with all our valued guests.”

Two extra special events are scheduled for the week leading up to the Happiest Day of the Year.  The first will be held at the Howard Johnson Express Inn Arlington Ballpark/Six Flags in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 and the second at the Howard Johnson Inn San Diego Sea World on Friday, June 20, 2014. Both will include festivities similar to those taking place on June 21, with the added bonus that guests will be joined by members of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, who, in addition to performing their signature basketball wizardry, will also pose for photos and sign autographs.

For more information on Howard Johnson’s Happiest Day of the Year promotion or to find a list of participating properties, visit www.hojo.com/happy.

 

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About the Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

About Howard Johnson

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Howard Johnson® hotel brand is a global chain of nearly 450 hotels with locations around the world, most of which offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and free Rise & Dine® continental breakfast. Many properties also offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the program for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Howard Johnson hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Howard Johnson International, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.hojo.com. Howard Johnson is proud to be the official hotel sponsor of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2014 North American Tour.

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE GROWTH ACROSS MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) –At this week’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Wyndham Hotel Group announced three new development deals which are bringing globally recognised brands and international standards of accommodation to some of the region’s most exciting travel destinations. International visitors will soon be able to experience the adventure and breath-taking natural scenery of Oman, Ethiopia and Iraq amongst other destinations.  

 

In 2015 Wyndham opened nearly 40 new hotels open across EMEA, and the expansion shows no sign of slowing in 2016 with a further 50 hotels being developed. This fast-paced growth has established Wyndham Hotel Group as the leader in bringing international hotel brands to emerging travel destinations.

 

Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, explained: “International travel has become democratized, and more frequently we are hearing that our guests want to travel further afield than ever before, experience new cultures and explore unique destinations. Our development strategy is bold yet simple - we work with local partners to bring quality accommodation to a diverse number of locations, including some where very few other brands are yet to tread. The world really is becoming smaller, and we want to make sure that wherever adventure leads there is a hotel brand nearby that our guests know and love.”

 

Wyndham Hotel Group’s latest signings include the co-located Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra, which will open at the end of 2018, offering increased choice in accommodation to the growing visitor numbers to this important capital city. Three new properties in Ethiopia – the TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road, Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road and the Wyndham Garden Langano – will all open in the next few years and offer travellers high-end accommodation in both the city and countryside of this increasingly popular East African country. Finally, a dual deal comprising the Ramada Plaza Najaf and Ramada Hotel & Suites Najaf in Iraq is expected to attract a portion of the large numbers of religious pilgrims who visit the nearby Imam Ali Holy Shrine every year.

 

Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 73 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Baymont Inn & Suites Home Team Hospitality Contest Supports Local Sport Teams

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (September 9, 2014) – Baymont Inn & Suites®, the midscale hotel brand that prides itself on its “Hometown Hospitality” service promise – treating guests like friends, family and neighbors – and its history of community involvement, is offering amateur athletic teams the chance to win $5,000 and 500,000 Wyndham Rewards points with its “Home Team Hospitality” contest.
 
Now through October 5, 2014, teams who visit www.facebook.com/Baymontinns can enter for a chance to win a grand prize consisting of a $5,000 Wyndham Rewards® Visa® Gift Card to put towards team uniforms or equipment and 500,000 Wyndham Rewards points – which can cover up to 50 one-night stays at most Baymont Inn & Suites hotels – for team travel.
 

Baymont Inn & Suites Home Team Hospitality ContestEntries must be submitted by a coach or team member of any amateur athletic team and should include a short description detailing why Baymont Inn & Suites should support their team. Fans can cheer for their favorite finalist by casting a vote on the Baymont Inn & Suites Facebook page throughout the voting period, which lasts from November 3 - 9, 2014.

 
The team that receives the most votes will be awarded the grand prize, while two runners up will each be awarded a $2,500 Wyndham Rewards Visa Gift Card and 100,000 Wyndham Rewards points. 
 
“With nearly 350 properties across the U.S., Baymont Inn & Suites is a proud member of many hometown communities,” said Patrick Breen, brand senior vice president of Baymont Inn & Suites. “By cheering on local champions, the Home Team Hospitality contest allows us to bring our Hometown Hospitality service culture to life in the communities where our hotels reside, whether the team is playing their rivals in our backyard or traveling long distances to get to the big game.”
 
In addition to the contest, the brand is offering traveling teams or groups a 20 percent discount when they book 10 or more rooms at any participating Baymont Inn & Suites property through the end of the year. To book this offer, call (800) 939-6989.  
 
The “Home Team Hospitality” contest winners will be announced in mid-November. The promotion is open to all legal residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia over 18 years of age. For official rules, visit www.facebook.com/Baymontinns.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Baymont Inn & Suites and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay, offers members the chance to earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Baymont Inn & Suites 
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Baymont Inn & Suites® hotel brand is a chain of over 345 midscale hotels located throughout the United States offering an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast at the Baymont Breakfast Corner℠. Many locations feature swimming pools, fitness centers, airport shuttle service and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program at www.wyndhamrewards.com.  

Each Baymont Inn & Suites hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.baymontinns.com

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com

 
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Wyndham Hotel Group Acquires Fën Hotels

Buenos Aires, Argentina (December 01, 2016) - Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its acquisition of Latin America's leading Fën Hotels, adding 26 management contracts across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia,  and the U.S. including two new Fën-built Wyndham Grand hotels opening in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Asunción, Paraguay. With the addition of Fën Hotels’ signature Esplendor Boutique Hotels and Dazzler Hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of distinct brands grows to 18, all of which will be bookable through the company’s award-winning loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, by the end of 2017.
 
Fën Hotels’ 100+ executives and management staff in Buenos Aires will continue leading Fën hotels and augment Wyndham Hotel Group’s Latin America team as Fën's current headquarters becomes Wyndham Hotel Group's new Latin America HQ for management operations. Current Fën CEO, Patricio Fuks, will remain as chairman of Fën, helping lead Fën's explosive growth across the region.  
 
“Over the last 14 years, Fën Hotels’ dedicated and trailblazing leadership-team has introduced a diversified and iconic portfolio with celebrated brands embraced by guests across Latin America,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “From design-led boutique hotels to an exceptional focus on service and comfort, Fën Hotels delight guests visit after visit making for a great addition to our portfolio as we continue delivering elevated experiences for our guests.”
 
Latin America continues showing signs of economic growth – manifested in new infrastructure projects, foreign investment, record international visitors and a growing middle class population – driving the need for quality hotel supply across the region.  Fën Hotels is uniquely poised to leverage the region’s appetite for quality accommodations with 22 existing hotels in 6 countries and a strong pipeline throughout Latin America. Together with Wyndham’s existing hotels in the region, the combined portfolio of 188 hotels in 19 countries joins Wyndham’s nearly 8,000 hotels across the globe, providing business and leisure travelers a multitude of branded hotel choices. 
 
“Wyndham Hotel Group’s strength and significant scale as the company with more hotels globally than any other hotel company -- dramatically increases our distribution, immediately enabling us to grow faster not only in Argentina, but also throughout the region ensuring more guests experience what Fën Hotels have to offer,” said Patricio Fuks, Fën Hotels CEO and co-founder. “As we integrate the companies over the next 18 months, becoming part of the Wyndham family of brands will enable our guests to have access to some of the most aspirational vacation experiences on earth thanks to Wyndham Rewards, Wyndham’s unparalleled loyalty program, which makes redeeming free nights in hotels, condos and homes simple and attainable.” 
 
Additionally, Fën Hotels’ partner, Emprenurban, led by CEO Ivan Kozicki, will become a Wyndham strategic partner across Latin America, launching the first two Wyndham Grand Hotels in Latin America later this year and next.  “Coupling our proven development model and capabilities across Latin America with Wyndham’s global brands and resources will ensure an accelerated and robust joint growth pipeline for Fën and Wyndham,” said Ivan Kozicki, Emprenurban CEO and Fën Hotels co-founder. 
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is committed to continuing to grow its global management operations and distribution system as it looks for new development opportunities and strategic brand acquisitions around the world. 
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 48 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP ADQUIERE LA CADENA DE HOTELES FËN
La adquisición expande considerablemente las operaciones de gerenciamiento de Wyndham Hotel Group y reafirma su presencia en Latinoamérica.
 
Buenos Aires, Argentina –1° de Diciembre 2016. Wyndham Hotel Group anuncia la adquisición de Hoteles Fën líderes en Latinoamérica, con lo que suma 26 contratos de gerenciamiento en Argentina, Perú, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia y Estados Unidos, incluyendo dos nuevos hoteles Wyndham Grand, construidos por Fën, que se inaugurarán en Montevideo (Uruguay) y Asunción (Paraguay). Con la incorporación de los hoteles Esplendor y Dazzler, el portafolio de marcas de Wyndham Hotel Group aumenta a 18, las cuales estarán disponibles para reservación a través del premiado programa de lealtad Wyndham Rewards hacia fin de 2017.
 
Los más de 100 ejecutivos y personal administrativo de Hoteles Fën en Buenos Aires continuarán liderando la compañía enriqueciendo y fortaleciendo el equipo de Wyndham Hotel Group de Latinoamérica, la sede actual de Fën se convertirá en la nueva sede de Wyndham Hotel Group en Latinoamérica para operaciones de gerenciamiento. El CEO actual de Fën Patricio Fuks, permanecerá como presidente ayudando a liderar el crecimiento en toda la región.
 
“Durante los últimos 14 años, el dedicado e innovador equipo de ejecutivo de Fën ha desarrollado un destacado portafolio con marcas reconocidas por huéspedes a través de Latinoamérica,” sostiene Paulo Pena, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo del Wyndham Hotel Group para Latinoamérica y el Caribe. “Desde hoteles de diseño tipo boutique hasta un excepcional enfoque en el servicio y confort, Hoteles Fën deleita visita tras visita a sus huéspedes. Siendo un gran complemento para nuestro portafolio de propiedades que entrega experiencias de alto nivel a los huéspedes.”
 
Latinoamérica continúa mostrando signos de crecimiento económico – manifestados en nuevos proyectos de infraestructura, inversión extranjera, récord de visitantes internacionales y en un aumento de la clase media - que impulsa la demanda de hotelería de calidad en la región. Hoteles Fën está sólidamente posicionado para satisfacer esta demanda con 22 hoteles en 6 países y un significativo número de nuevos proyectos en Latinoamérica. Ahora, junto con los hoteles Wyndham de la región alcanzan 188 propiedades en 19 países, que se suman a los casi 8,000 hoteles Wyndham alrededor del mundo, proporcionando a los viajeros de negocios y placer una diversidad de opciones bajo diferentes marcas.
 
“La fortaleza y escala de Wyndham Hotel Group, con más hoteles en el mundo que cualquier otra compañía hotelera, incrementará significativamente nuestra distribución, permitiéndonos crecer más rápidamente no sólo en Argentina, sino también a través de la región, asegurando que más huéspedes vivan la experiencia que los Hoteles Fën ofrecen,” afirma Patricio Fuks, CEO y co-fundador de Hoteles Fën- “A medida que integremos ambas compañías en los próximos 18 meses, nuestros huéspedes accederán a algunas de las experiencias vacacionales más aspiracionales, gracias al programa de lealtad Wyndham Rewards, que permite redimir noches gratuitas en hoteles, condominios y casas, de manera simple y generosa”.
 
Adicionalmente, Emprenurban, empresa socia de Fen, liderada por Ivan Kozicki, se convertirá en socio estratégico de Wyndham en Latinoamérica, lanzando los dos primeros hoteles de la marca Wyndham Grand en Latinoamérica hacia fin de año y comienzos del próximo. “Acoplando nuestro probado modelo de desarrollo y capacidades a través de Latinoamérica con las marcas globales y recursos de Wyndham, asegurará un crecimiento acelerado y
robusto de una portafolio conjunto para Fën y Wyndham,” dijo Ivan Kozicki, CEO de Emprenurban y co-fundador de Hoteles Fën.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group está comprometido a continuar incrementando sus operaciones de gerenciamiento y sistemas de distribución mientras persigue nuevas oportunidades estratégicas de desarrollo y adquisiciones alrededor del mundo.
 
Sobre Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group es la compañía hotelera más grande del mundo con base al número de hoteles y es una de las tres unidades de negocios de la industria de la hospitalidad de Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE; WYN). Como ambos un franquiciante de marca hotelera líder y proveedor de servicios de gerenciamiento hotelero, el portafolio global de la compañía alcanza a casi 8,000 hoteles y aproximadamente 689,800 habitaciones en 75 países bajo las siguientes marcas: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® y Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, el programa de lealtad de huéspedes de la compañía, brinda a más de 48 millones de miembros la oportunidad de ganar y canjear puntos en miles de hoteles a través del mundo. Para mayor información, visite: www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Wyndham Hotel Group adquire Fën Hotels

A aquisição amplia dramaticamente as operações de gerenciamento do Wyndham Hotel Group e reafirma sua presença em toda a América Latina 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 1°de dezembro de 2016 - Wyndham Hotel Group anunciou hoje a aquisição do Fën Hotels na América Latina, com 26 contratos de gestão na Argentina, no Peru, na Costa Rica, no Uruguai, no Paraguai, na Bolívia e nos EUA, incluindo dois novos hotéis Wyndham Grand, construídos pelo Fën, que serão inaugurados em Montevidéu (Uruguai) e Assunção (Paraguai).  Com a incorporação dos hotéis butique Esplendor e Dazzler, do Fën Hotels, o portfólio de marcas do Wyndham Hotel Group cresce para 18, todos  poderão ser reservados através do premiado programa de fidelidade da empresa, Wyndham Rewards, até o final de 2017.

 Os mais de 100 executivos e equipe administrativa do Fën Hotels em Buenos Aires continuarão a liderar a companhia eriquecendo e fortalecendo a equipe do Wyndham Hotel Group na América Latina, enquanto a sede atual da Fën se torna a nova sede na América Latina do Wyndham Hotel Group para operações de gerenciamento. O atual CEO do Fën, Patricio Fuks, permanecerá como presidente, ajudando a liderar o crescimento explosivo do Fën em toda a região.

"Nos últimos 14 anos, a equipe de liderança dedicada e pioneira do Fën Hotels introduziu um portfólio diversificado e icônico com marcas célebres, adotadas por clientes em toda a América Latina", disse Paulo Pena, presidente e diretor executivo do Wyndham Hotel Group na América Latina e Caribe. "De hotéis boutique ao foco excepcional no serviço e conforto, Fën Hotels deleita os hóspedes visita após visita. Contribuindo, assim, ao aumento do nosso portfólio com o qual entregamos, em cada estadia, experiências de alta qualidade aos nossos clientes."

A América Latina continua mostrando sinais de crescimento econômico - manifestados em novos projetos de infra-estrutura, investimentos estrangeiros, recorde de visitantes internacionais e crescente população de classe média - que impulsiona a demanda por hoteleira de qualidade em toda a região. Fën Hotels está solidamente posicionado para satisfazer esta demanda da região por acomodações de qualidade com 22 hotéis existentes em 6 países e um significativo número de novos projetos em toda a América Latina. Juntamente com os hotéis existentes do Wyndham na região, o portfólio combinado de 188 hotéis em 19 países se junta aos quase 8.000 hotéis do Wyndham em todo o mundo, oferecendo aos viajantes de negócios e lazer uma grande variedade de opções de hotéis de diferentes marcas.

"A força do Wyndham Hotel Group e sua escala significativa como a empresa com mais hotéis em todo o mundo do que qualquer outra empresa hoteleira, aumentará drasticamente a nossa distribuição, permitindo imediatamente que cresçamos mais rápido não só na Argentina, mas também em toda a região, garantindo que mais hóspedes vivenciem o que o Fën Hotels tem a oferecer ", disse Patricio Fuks, CEO do Fën Hotels e co-fundador. "À medida que integramos ambas empresas nos próximos 18 meses, nossos hóspedes terão acesso à experiências de hospitalidade desejadas, graças ao programa de fidelidade  Wyndham Rewards, que permite resgatar noites de hospedagem gratuitas em hotéis, condomínios e casas de forma simples e generosa."

Além disso, o parceiro do Fën Hotels, Emprenurban, liderado por Ivan Kozicki, será convertido em um sócio estratégico do Wyndham na América Latina, lançando os dois primeiros Wyndham Grand na América Latina no final deste ano e no início do próximo. "Acoplar nosso modelo de desenvolvimento e capacidade comprovados em toda a América Latina com as marcas e recursos globais da Wyndham garantirá um acelerado e robusto crescimento de um portfólio conjunto para Fën e Wyndham", disse Ivan Kozicki, CEO da Emprenurban e co-fundador do Fën Hotels.

Wyndham Hotel Group está comprometido a continuar aumentando as suas operações de gestão e sistema de distribuição à medida que busca novas oportunidades estratégicas  de desenvolvimento e aquisições ao redor do mundo.

 

Sobre o Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group é a maior empresa hoteleira do mundo com base no número de hotéis e é uma das três unidades de negócios de hospitalidade do Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Como um dos principais franqueadores de hotéis e provedores de serviços de gerenciamento de hotéis, o portfólio global da empresa é composto por quase 8.000 hotéis e aproximadamente 689.800 quartos em 75 países, sob as marcas Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotéis, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites por Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites por Wyndham®, Ramada®, Inn & Suites® de Baymont, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® e Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, o programa de fidelidade da empresa, oferece a mais de 48 milhões de membros a oportunidade de ganhar e resgatar pontos em milhares de hotéis em todo o mundo. Para obter mais informações, visite www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

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TRYP by Wyndham Brand Set to “Own the City” with Second Manhattan Hotel

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Nov. 10, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), announced the expansion of its select-service TRYP by Wyndham® brand in New York City with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 334-room hotel in Manhattan’s Times Square, marking the brand’s second property in the market.
 
The hotel, scheduled to open by spring 2015, is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and redesign led by owner and operator Hampshire Hotels Management. Its location on West 48th Street in bustling Times Square will put guests directly in the hub of the city’s world-famous attractions, major businesses and public transportation.
 
TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square will feature eclectic, contemporary décor alongside the brand’s signature amenities, including a gastro bar serving cocktails and tapas-style dishes; the open, inviting Plaza Central, which serves as the social center for guests with comfortable seating and integrated connectivity; and meeting space in the on-site library.
 
“With such a prime location, thoughtful offerings and a respected partner in Hampshire Hotels Management, this signing marks a significant milestone in our efforts to expand the TRYP by Wyndham brand in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities,” said Bill Hall, brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. “The heart of the TRYP by Wyndham brand is our ‘Own the City’ brand culture, which displays passion for our guests and for the cities we serve. We look forward to extending that culture to New York City visitors at a second location, which will exude the spirit, style and service for which the brand has become known.”

Signature guest rooms at TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square will include five Fitness rooms, which feature fitness equipment for a private workout, and 45 over-sized Family rooms with bunk beds for children and a larger, separate bed for adults.
 
Additional amenities and services will include free high-speed wireless internet access; a coffee bar; the brand’s signature blog wall, comprised of two 46-inch screens to keep guests updated on local events and connected to hotel staff, known as TRYP Ambassadors; business services; and a fitness center.
 
“The Times Square District is growing at a rapid pace, and we’re thrilled to be working with TRYP by Wyndham as they bring their second property here to life,” said Eric Danziger, president and CEO of Hampshire Hotels Management. “The TRYP by Wyndham brand culture is rooted in passion for guests and the neighborhood alike, and we look forward to seeing this new hotel thrive right in the heart of New York City.”
 
Since 2013, the brand has expanded globally with signings and openings in major cities throughout Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, including Panama City, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Dubai. Domestically, Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of a franchise agreement earlier this year for a new-construction TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Long Island City, New York, scheduled to open in 2016. The brand portfolio currently consists of nearly 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas.
 
About TRYP by Wyndham 
TRYP by Wyndham®, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), represents nearly 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. Properties feature an “Own the City” brand culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com.  Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner.

About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 
About Hampshire Hotels Management
A leader in managed properties worldwide, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC manages hotels across the United States as well as Thailand and India. Founded in 1986 by Sant Singh Chatwal and led by CEO Eric Danziger, the New York-based company oversees the development and expansion of both its luxury and lifestyle brands, including Dream Hotels, Night Hotels and The Chatwal. 
 
Hampshire Hotels is committed to offering travelers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through modern and innovative hospitality design, premier service and locally relevant food and beverage operations. The company’s strong brand relationships with leading hotel franchises such as Wyndham Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Leading Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and Best Western strengthens its ability to achieve its growth potential and expand its portfolio in the four- and five-star franchised hotel market. Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC's corporate offices are located at 200 West 55th Street, New York, NY. www.hampshirehotels.com 
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group to Migrate Central Reservations to Sabre Platform

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and SOUTHLAKE, Texas (March 31, 2015) – At its Global Conference in Las Vegas today, Wyndham Hotel Group announced to thousands of franchisees that the company has entered into a global CRS services agreement to migrate its central reservations systems to Sabre Corporation’s industry-leading SynXis Central Reservations solution.
 
The agreement makes Sabre the exclusive global central reservation system provider for the world’s largest hotel company and makes Wyndham Hotel Group the first global company to leverage the overall Sabre SynXis Enterprise Platform.  As part of its strategy to bring industry-leading technology to its global portfolio of franchisees and hotel operators, this arrangement significantly expands upon the strategic property management services agreement forged in 2014 designed to migrate 4,500 properties within the Wyndham family of hotel brands to Sabre’s industry-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) property management system, the SynXis Property Manager. The first hotel to participate under a successful pilot is the Days Inn Raleigh Downtown in Raleigh, N.C.

 
This next phase of the partnership will further leverage Sabre’s SynXis Enterprise Platform to power central reservations for all of Wyndham Hotel Group’s branded properties.
 
“As one of the most important value propositions we can provide to our franchisees and owners, Wyndham is absolute in its commitment to deliver the best technology and revenue generation platforms to help our hotels grow their businesses,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotel Group. “By leveraging the entire Sabre SynXis Enterprise Platform, hotels within the Wyndham family of hotel brands will be able to more effectively manage their pricing and inventory, enjoy connectivity to an unmatched number of global distribution partners, utilize a broad array of currency and language capabilities and have access to a fully integrated customer profile and history that is tied into our new Wyndham Rewards program. For our economy and midscale brands, this creates a strong competitive advantage by allowing them to deliver superior service and a memorable brand experience to their guests.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is scheduled to begin the process in late 2015 of migrating over an 18- to 24-month period the more than 7,600 hotel properties operated under one of Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands to the web-based SynXis CR, providing them with unlimited global access and exposure to travelers around the world. Among its offerings, SynXis CR provides distribution of rates and inventory through all online and offline distribution channels; connectivity to global distribution systems, online travel agents, website and mobile booking engines; and seamless integration of critical property, revenue management, loyalty and content systems, providing holistic views of hotel guests and revenue. Sabre’s central reservation system is powered by the SynXis Enterprise Platform, an open architecture platform that integrates critical hospitality systems to optimize distribution, operations, retailing and guest experience.
 
“Wyndham Hotel Group’s commitment to leveraging the most advanced technology solutions from Sabre for its franchisees will help drive profitability and maximize yield,” said Tom Klein, Sabre president and chief executive officer. “Through our continued innovation and investment, Sabre has built an unrivaled and scalable platform of hospitality solutions that will help Wyndham Hotel Group deliver a world-class guest experience across its branded hotels.”
 

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About Sabre Corporation
Sabre® Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit, 
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Wyndham Team Rappels 21 Stories to Raise Awareness for Addiction

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 14, 2015)– As part of the largest team to ever participate in the ‘Shatterproof Challenge’ to raise funds and awareness for the prevention, treatment and recovery of addiction, Wyndham Hotel Group President and CEO Geoff Ballotti and a team of 26 Wyndham associates rappelled 21 stories in support of Shatterproof, a national organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.
 
Geoff Ballotti rappellingThe Shatterproof Challenge Rappel New Jersey event is one of over 20 fundraising events being held across the country this year. The Wyndham team joined approximately 80 participants who committed to raise the minimum $1,000 requirement to rappel in today’s East Rutherford, N.J., event near Wyndham’s Parsippany, N.J., headquarters.
 
Wyndham team members have raised over $26,000 to date for Shatterproof through individual and company-wide fundraising events. The company’s Wishes by Wyndham foundation, which is matching up to $100 per Wyndham participant in today’s event, has also donated $10,000 in support of the event. 
 
“Today’s event was an incredible experience, and one I won’t soon forget thanks to all the wonderful people involved with Shatterproof,” said Ballotti. “As a company that is committed to giving back to our communities, we are proud that so many of our associates stepped up to participate in today’s challenge and help raise funds for this incredible organization that helps so many families cope with addiction.”
 
“We are grateful to Wyndham for their partnership and incredible generosity,” said Gary Mendell, founder and CEO of Shatterproof.  “Wyndham and their associates clearly are committed to our mission of increasing awareness and funding for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of this disease. They showed up for us on Tuesday as our biggest corporate team to date. Words cannot express my gratitude.”
 
Those interested in participating in an upcoming challenge can visit www.shatterproofchallenge.org  for more details. To view additional photos from today’s event, click here.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Howard Johnson Makes Mondays Happy with 35 Percent Off

Parsippany, N.J. (March 10, 2014) - Looking to get your week off to a great start? Book a room on a Monday at any of more than 350 Howard Johnson® hotels and you can save 35 percent off the best available rate, thanks to the iconic hotel brand’s latest “Happy Monday” promotion.

Available for 24-hours every Monday through the end of April, travelers in the U.S. and Canada can receive the 35 percent discount by visiting www.hojohappymonday.com and opting into the promotion with their email address. Once opted-in, a special “Happy Monday” discount code will be provided, which may then be entered at www.hojo.com to book a midweek stay at the discounted rate.

“It’s no secret that for mHoward Johnson Happy Monday Promotionany people, Monday is one of the least liked days of the week,” said John Valletta, Howard Johnson brand president. “That’s why we created Happy Monday, to help make it better. Whether it’s free movie tickets, gas gift cards or even our latest 35 percent off discount, our Happy Monday promotions are designed to put a smile on the face of travelers and get them excited about their next great vacation or business trip.”

Available exclusively at www.hojohappymonday.com, the latest Howard Johnson Happy Monday promotion applies only to stays booked by April 28, 2014 and completed by May 1, 2014. Travelers can acquire the special discount code any day of the week but can only use the code for bookings made on a Monday during the promotional period. The discount does not apply to Friday or Saturday night stays. For full terms and conditions, visit www.hojohappymonday.com.

Howard Johnson hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with nearly 7,000 participating hotels and the only program to offer guaranteed rewards with every qualified stay. For full program terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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About Howard Johnson

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Howard Johnson® hotel brand is an iconic chain of nearly 450 hotels with locations around the world, most of which offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and free Rise & Dine® continental breakfast. Many properties also offer meeting and fitness facilities, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program atwww.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Howard Johnson hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Howard Johnson International, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.hojo.com. Howard Johnson is proud to be the official hotel sponsor of the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2014 North American Tour.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Joins the TripAdvisor Instant Booking Marketplace

PARSIPPANY, N.J./ NEEDHAM, MA, October 19, 2015  Building on a longstanding relationship, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced they have extended their partnership to add the hotel group’s inventory to the TripAdvisor instant booking platform. Starting this fall, travelers shopping for hotels on TripAdvisor can conveniently book Wyndham Hotel Group properties.
 
“With a shared focus on mobile growth and providing a better way to engage guests who are looking for a fast, convenient way to book their hotel stay, TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform complements our overall distribution strategy,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “This additional, cost-effective distribution channel not only puts our 15 iconic brands in front of the right guests, but allows us to create a direct relationship with them before and after their stay.”
 
The TripAdvisor instant booking platform is now available to all U.S. and U.K. users on desktop and mobile with other international markets to follow.
 
Hotels available through TripAdvisor’s instant booking platform feature a prominent “Book Here” button, allowing users to easily complete their reservation with any Wyndham Hotel Group property available on TripAdvisor.  The transaction and customer care are provided by Wyndham Hotel Group’s best-in-class customer care team.
 
“Wyndham Hotel Group is a longtime and valued partner and was one of the first companies to incorporate TripAdvisor traveler ratings into their websites globally,” said Robin Ingle, senior vice president, global sales, TripAdvisor. “Adding their more than 668,000 hotel rooms across 71 countries to our instant booking platform expands our relationship and empowers more travelers to conveniently book the perfect hotel on TripAdvisor.”
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 375 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 250 million reviews and opinions covering 5.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2015
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique users, Q2 2015

 

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Wyndham Brand Expands in U.S. with First Anaheim Hotel

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 16, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today added to the footprint of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand with the 376-room Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove in Garden Grove, Calif.

The recently renovated property, a Disneyland® Good Neighbor Hotel, offers family-friendly guest rooms with bunk beds for kids, high-speed wireless internet access, three on-site restaurants and bars, shuttle service to area attractions and businesses and approximately 36,000 square feet of function space that can accommodate up to 1,800 attendees.

Owned by OHI Resort Hotels, LLC, and managed by Pacific Hospitality Group, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove is situated at the center of the Anaheim area’s popular leisure and business destinations, located within two miles of attractions like Disneyland® Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the west coast.

The addition represents a significant step for the Wyndham® brand in catering to group and leisure travel business while furthering Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic efforts to bring the upscale brand to key urban and resort markets in the United States. Since 2013, two additional Southern California hotels, Wyndham San Diego Bayside and Wyndham Santa Monica at the Pier, have joined the portfolio, along with city-center properties in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Dallas, among others.

“In addition to being located near key cities like Los Angeles and San Diego, Anaheim itself is a major tourism destination that draws millions of visitors each year,” said Keith Pierce, executive vice president of brand operations for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Having a centrally located property in this important market – a market that is established and difficult to penetrate – is an exciting milestone for the Wyndham brand’s growth. With its extensive meeting space, family-focused offerings and service-oriented staff, we know Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove will be a wonderful addition and will go above and beyond to meet guests’ needs.”

The hotel’s nearly 36,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event facilities include two spacious ballrooms, 10 flexible meeting rooms and more than 6,300 square feet of pre-function space. On-site event services and amenities include state-of-the-art audio visual and presentation equipment, dedicated event staff, full-service catering and hospitality suites.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the Wyndham brand and providing a beautifully renovated hotel in the Anaheim area to Wyndham's Southern California collection,” said Steve Arnold, president and chief operating officer for Pacific Hospitality Group. “We are also delighted with our new upper-upscale designation provided by J.D. Power and Associates and we have enhanced our operations to match this distinction. With 376 guest rooms and suites, 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the newly constructed California Grill Restaurant, Blend Coffee Bar and Trinitas Cellars Wine Bar, the resort is well-positioned to continue to serve the discerning leisure and business traveler.”

Other hotel offerings include a 1,500-square-foot fitness center, a business center, a pool and hot tub with private cabanas and a library. Guests also have access to room service, a gift shop and an on-site Disney Desk where they can purchase tickets and obtain information about nearby Disney® parks.

Located on Harbor Boulevard, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove gives guests immediate access to popular destinations like Disneyland® Resort, Downtown Disney®, Disney’s California Adventure® Park and Knott’s Berry Farm. Shopping and dining are located nearby at The Shops at GardenWalk and The Outlets at Orange, while popular Southern California beaches are less than 20 miles away.

Meeting planners can earn Wyndham Event Rewards® points when they book and hold events at Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove. Points can be redeemed for rewards including airline tickets, free night stays, gift cards and more. More information is available at www.wyndhameventrewards.com.   

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards® - the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - can earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

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 its over 8.8 million active 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.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP EXPANDS PRESENCE IN OMAN WITH TWO NEW HOTELS: RAMADA ENCORE AND RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES

Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of two new properties in the important emerging city of Muscat, Oman, under the umbrella of two of its globally recognised brands, Ramada Encore and Ramada Hotel & Suites. Connected by a footbridge, the three star Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and four star Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra will be strategically situated along Sultan Qaboos street; a short distance from Muscat International Airport, nearby shopping centres and Oman’s renowned Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Both properties are owned by the Al Khaleel Group.

 

Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, explained: “Oman’s unrivalled natural beauty spans spectacular mountains to beautiful coastal regions, attracting many types of travellers with 12 million expected in 2020.  It’s clear there’s a demand for the international quality of accommodation that only our brands can offer. The signing of these two hotels is a real milestone for Wyndham Hotel Group as they join the existing Ramada Qurum Beach presenting even more choices to Muscat’s business and leisure visitors.”

 

Providing accommodation options for all types of traveller, the two hotels will address both the mid and upper-midscale market. The signing of the Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra marks the planned construction of 200 stylish rooms with 173 standard rooms and 27 suites, addressing the need for style and functionality for value-conscious guests. Boasting state-of-the-art business facilities and a wealth of leisure amenities including a fitness centre, roof top pool and café, all-day dining restaurant and coffee lounge, the hotel will not only be the first Ramada Encore to open in Oman, but will become the largest of its kind across the Middle East & Africa.

 

Immediately adjacent, the Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra will offer contemporary accommodation across 90 high-end suites and share its leisure facilities with those at the Ramada Encore. Breakout spaces and a coffee lounge measuring over 100 square metres will accompany three meeting rooms, with high speed internet access available to guests throughout the hotel. The conversion of the current residential building is due to begin in 2017, with both properties to open their doors simultaneously at the end of 2018.

 

Sheikh Mohammed Al Khalili, Chairman of the Al Khaleel Group added, “I am truly honoured to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group as the world’s largest hotel group and the industry leader. This project will contribute to the social-economic development of the Sultanate and allow us to provide jobs to Omanis, which will also generate a positive impact on local businesses.”

 

All Ramada hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 72 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

 

 

About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide Inc. is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.  

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

                                                                                                                                    

About Ramada Encore

Ramada Encore offers modern and ergonomically designed accommodations that feature stylish wooden floors in all guest rooms, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and vibrant social spaces.  For more information, visit www.ramada-encore.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for First Wyndham Resort in Costa Rica

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica (Sept. 12, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the first resort in Costa Rica to fly the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag, the Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort in Guanacaste.
 
The 151-room property, owned by ASECCSS, is currently under development in one of the most popular vacation destinations in Latin America and is scheduled to open by the end of 2015. It will be a mixed-use resort affiliated with RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of Wyndham Hotel Group’s sister company, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals.

Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in key resort markets throughout Central America in recent years as part of its larger strategy to expand the flagship brand’s presence throughout Latin America. Since 2012, two Wyndham®-branded resorts in Panama have joined the portfolio and the first Wyndham resort in Nicaragua is scheduled to open in 2015. Elsewhere in Latin America, the first Wyndham hotels opened in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru last year.
 
Upon opening, Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will join two city-center Wyndham properties currently open in Costa Rica, Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazú and Wyndham San Jose Herradura.
 
“A key factor in our growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is further expanding the Wyndham brand’s resort offerings in key leisure destinations,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Guanacaste’s popularity among international travelers as a top vacation spot makes it an essential location for us to be present. We’re thrilled to work with ASECCSS to break ground on Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort, which will be a beautiful retreat for travelers and a shining example of the resort experience the Wyndham brand offers.”
 
Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will be situated along Playa Panamá in Guanacaste, an area known for pristine beaches, world-class surfing and lively culture. The resort is conveniently located just 12.5 miles from Liberia International Airport and will give guests immediate access to the region’s attractions, including Arenal Volcano, Hanging Bridges and numerous national parks, as well as countless sporting and adventure activities, tours and wildlife.
 
Resort services and amenities will include two on-site restaurants, shops, a pool, sports courts, a gym and a spa. All guest accommodations, comprised of standard and junior suites, will offer ocean views.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is focused on expanding its brands’ footprints in Latin America. As of June 30, 2014, the Hotel Group had 127 hotels open in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 of which operate in four Central American countries under the Howard Johnson® (one hotel), Ramada® (two hotels), TRYP by Wyndham® (four hotels) and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (seven hotels) brand flags.
 
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at

www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or one of its affiliates, or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting

www.wyndham.com.

 About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit

www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.  For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.
 

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Ramada named the Fastest Growing Hotel Brand in Europe for 2016 by PKF hotelexperts

Ramada named the Fastest Growing Hotel Brand in Europe for 2016 by PKF hotelexperts

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Wyndham Rewards Offers Sweeps Winners a Chance at One Million Dollars

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.
 
Wyndham Rewards Million Dollar SweepsA 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

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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

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It’s Time to Trademark: Wyndham Makes its Mark on Soft Brands with The Trademark Hotel Collection

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 5, 2017) – Strengthening its position as the true champion for hoteliers in every segment, Wyndham Hotel Group - hospitality giant with an unparalleled portfolio of more than 8,000 hotels globally - today launched a new independent concept for upper-midscale-and-above hoteliers: The Trademark Hotel Collection.
Trademark is designed for independent entrepreneurs who have built an iconic hotel and are looking to boost its distinctive legacy with unmatched support. The brand invites hoteliers who operate landmark, 3 - 4 star hotels to maintain their individual spirit while taking advantage of Wyndham’s scale, distribution, services and loyalty program.
“A trademark is a symbol of character, an emblem of individuality. Trademark isn’t just another brand: it’s a rally cry for independent entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to make their own mark,” said Lisa Checchio, Wyndham Hotel Group’s vice president of brand marketing and insights. “The Trademark Hotel Collection is the next step in our mission to flip the script on existing expectations and champion all hoteliers by offering them an independent choice outside of the current luxury and upscale options available.”
At launch, the brand’s pipeline includes more than 50 hotels and interested owners of both existing hotels and new construction opportunities in top urban markets around the world. The collection becomes Wyndham Hotel Group’s 19th hotel brand, positioned among the company’s smart and stylish brands alongside TRYP by Wyndham and the company’s newly acquired Dazzler and Esplendor brands which embody boutique and lifestyle travel experiences.
A New Side of Soft Brands
“The explosion of soft brands in the last several years has been focused on luxury and upscale hoteliers – with demand still growing at a rate of nearly 20% – leaving a market void for independent hoteliers in the upper-midscale segment, the largest segment accounting for 18% of rooms in the U.S.,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer. “Wyndham is the only hotel company positioned to champion upper-midscale-and-above independent hoteliers so they can compete in an ever-changing distribution environment with brand-backed support and guest recognition and loyalty.”
Trademark makes it easier for the everyday traveler to find truly unique hotel experiences outside of the luxury options currently available to them. Just as no two travelers are alike – Trademark hotels are equally distinctive. Built on the principle that travel is deeply personal, the collection of landmark, independent hotels will enable guests to experience the destination on their terms.

Declare Your Independence
With Trademark, hoteliers have flexible options and benefit from the power of scale that comes with being part of the world’s largest hotel company. Owners may access an experienced team, as well as an in-depth array of services including strategic sourcing, global sales, revenue management, marketing and distribution, operations support, best-in-class training and affiliation with the best hotel loyalty program in the industry.
Trademark Collection hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group with a growing member base of more than 50 million travelers. Named the number one hotel rewards program by U.S. News & World Report and the most generous hotel rewards program by IdeaWorks, it offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate– the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program.
Wyndham Hotel Group is no stranger to the independent spirit of entrepreneurship, supporting nearly 5,000 franchise owners across its portfolio of brands. The company recently added several innovative brands to its portfolio, including Latin American trailblazer Fen Hotels with its design-led Dazzler and Esplendor lifestyle brands, and Dolce Hotels and Resorts, the unequivocal leader in groups and meetings, acquired in 2015.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and over 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 50 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
MEDIA CONTACT:
Maire Griffin
Wyndham Hotel Group
(973) 753-6590
Maire.griffin@wyn.com

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Wyndham Rewards Revolutionizes Loyalty Landscape with Easier Access to Free Nights

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (April 1, 2015) – Tired of overly complicated hotel loyalty programs? Sick of never getting that free night stay you deserve? Get ready to join the new Wyndham Rewards®: a re-imagined hotel loyalty program that’s simple to understand, easy to use, and that dollar for dollar, lets members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry.
                                   
Launching to consumers globally on May 11, 2015, under the tagline “You’ve Earned ThisTM,” the new Wyndham Rewards program bucks the travel industry trends of devalued points and confusing rewards categories and offers members a generous points earning structure and a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program.
 
Among the program’s core features:

  • The “Go FreeSM” award: With just 15,000 points, members can redeem a free night at any of the program’s more than 7,500 hotels globally with no blackout dates.
  • The “Go FastSM” award: Members who want to redeem their points sooner or stay longer for less can book a night at available hotels for just 3,000 points plus cash.
  • More points for faster rewards: For every qualified stay, members now earn 10 points for every dollar spent or a minimum of 1,000 points per stay, whichever is more.

“Primary research tells us that 89 percent of travelers want to redeem their points for a free hotel night and that more than half feel that the majority of rewards feel unattainable,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “The new Wyndham Rewards program addresses these sentiments head-on. Whether it’s the family’s annual summer vacation or an unexpected stay out of town, our new program makes it easy for members to earn the points they need, understand what they have earned, and redeem their points for rewards they actually want.”
 
Beginning on May 11, 2015, members will see their existing points automatically transferred into the new program. Following the launch of the program, a new updated mobile app will be launched to provide a simpler, more streamlined member experience. Finally, new and updated world-class elite membership tiers for the program’s most loyal members are expected to roll-out later this fall.
 
To launch the re-imagined program, Wyndham Rewards has invested in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, consisting of TV commercials, print, radio and digital, which will roll out throughout the United States starting on May 11 and then Canada shortly thereafter.
 
The new Wyndham Rewards program was unveiled before approximately 6,000 franchisees at the 2015 Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference in Las Vegas. For more information on the new program, visit 
www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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Dollar for dollar claim of members earning more and redeeming faster than any other program in the industry is based on an average daily rate of under $100 and industry wide points plus cash redemption levels.

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 15, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced that J.D. Power has ranked two of its brands—Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® and Wingate by Wyndham®—highest in guest satisfaction within their respective segments (economy/budget and midscale) in the 2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.
 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham Ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction in Their Segments by J.D. PowerThe 2015 rankings mark the first time since 2004 that Wingate has received the top honor while Microtel has now achieved the distinction for 13 of the last 14 years. Previously, Microtel ranked highest in its segment for 10 consecutive years, from 2002 to 2011, and then again in 2013 and 2014.
 
“At Wyndham Hotel Group, we’re extremely passionate about providing guests with not only great accommodations but great experiences,” said Rui Barros, president and managing director, North America franchise operations at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Microtel and Wingate are both phenomenal brands that, thanks to a heavy focus on new construction, innovation and design, have earned enviable reputations among travelers for not only outstanding quality but also tremendous value. We’re honored to have both brands once again receive this recognition and my sincere thanks go out to our dedicated hotel owners and their staffs for helping to make it possible.”
 
Within the economy/budget segment, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham scored a total of 769 points, 41 more than the segment average and an increase of 18 points over the brand’s score from the previous year. Recently, the brand began opening hotels under its new LEED certifiable prototype, featuring communal work spaces, walk-up business centers, on-site Micro Marts and contemporary room designs. The brand currently has over 325 hotels throughout North America and the Philippines, with another 87 currently under development.
 
In the midscale segment, Wingate by Wyndham scored a total of 834 points, 47 more than the segment average and an increase of 38 points over the brand’s score from the previous year. The brand also recently unveiled its own new LEED certifiable prototype, which among other amenities features an open lobby design, communal breakfast space and on-site market. Guest rooms feature a refreshed, contemporary look along with high ceilings and expanded bathrooms with walk-in showers. The brand currently has more than 150 hotels throughout North America with another 28 currently under development.
 

All Wingate by Wyndham and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.  
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Super 8 Breaks Ground in Germany with First Hotel

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.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group’s Expansion Accelerates in South East Asia with Seven New Properties

SINGAPORE (21 October 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group’s aggressive growth in South East Asia is showing no signs of slowing down, as the world’s largest hotel company today announced the signing of seven new franchise agreements during ITB Asia in Singapore.

 

The properties will be located across tourist hot spots in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam under the hospitality giant’s Ramada®, Days Inn® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brands.

The news follows the signings of 26 managed and franchised properties for Wyndham Hotel Group so far this year in South East Asia. The announcement also coincides with the launch of the company’s new Explore Our World promotion in the region, which will give guests the opportunity to experience Wyndham’s growing portfolio of accommodations with discounts and other benefits.

Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said the seven new franchise agreements boost the company’s strategic efforts to expand its brands even further across the region.

“South East Asia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination with an estimated 100 million visitors annually,” said Mr Robinson. “With visitor numbers continuing to rise, we have our sights set on growing our presence to meet this demand over the coming years. We know our range of globally recognised brands will offer the utmost in value and services to meet the needs of today’s travellers in South East Asia.”

He added, “These new deals demonstrate our commitment to working with respected hotel developers and management companies in the region. We look forward to building on the strong relationships we have formed with our partners well into the future.” 

Five of the newly signed properties will be located in Thailand: Days Inn Rest Sea Jomtien Beach Pattaya, Days Inn Siam Central Pattaya, Days Inn Patong Beach Phuket and Ramada Suites Wong Amat Pattaya, all of which are owned by Ratanakorn Asset and managed by KosMopolitan Hospitality, and Ramada ChaoFa Phuket. The flurry of development also heralds Wyndham Hotel Group’s expansion in Malaysia with Ramada Resort Lumut.

To celebrate its growth in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group will launch its Explore Our World promotion to consumers in the region on November 2, 2015. During the promotion, guests staying at Wyndham’s extensive range of hotels in the region can save up to 30 per cent on their stays, as well as earn 2,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards® loyalty points. Bookings must be made by December 10, 2015, and stays must be completed by October 31, 2016. For more information, visit 

www.wyndhamap.com beginning November 2.

The new Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, launched by Wyndham Hotel Group in May 2015, lets members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry today. It is the first major rewards program of its kind to offer a flat 15,000-point free night redemption rate and the only program in the industry to offer a minimum of 1,000 points with every qualified stay. Points can be earned and redeemed at more than 7,500 participating hotels globally. More information is available at 

www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Across South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands. The company also has more than 60 properties in its development pipeline.

ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Travelodge Celebrates Loveable Mascot’s Bear-y Special 60th Birthday

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 18, 2014) – Grab a noise maker and put on your party hat! This summer, the Travelodge® hotel brand is giving travelers across the U.S. the chance to win one of 60 Build-A-Bear Workshop® birthday parties, plus the opportunity to earn a $10 Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Buck$® gift card, all in celebration of the hotel brand’s beloved mascot Sleepy Bear and his 60th birthday.

Now through July 14, 2014 travelers can enter “Sleepy Bear’s 60th Birthday Sweepstakes” by visiting www.facebook.com/travelodge and registering for their chance to win. In addition to the initial entry, travelers can earn a second entry by registering for Wyndham Rewards®—the loyalty program of Travelodge hotels and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group—or, if already a member, logging into the page with their username and password. A third entry may be earned by liking the Travelodge Facebook page.

“Sleepy Bear is a mascot that’s loved by parents and children across the country,” said Caryl Porter, Travelodge brand senior vice president. “We’re excited to launch his birthday festivities by giving hundreds of children the opportunity to not only laugh and smile with their friends but create a unique and lovable teddy-bear of their very own.”

Upon conclusion of the sweepstakes, sixty winners will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries, each receiving their very own Build-A-Bear Workshop birthday party good for up to 10 guests. Parties will be awarded in the form of a $250 Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Buck$ gift card.

In addition to the sweepstakes, travelers can earn a $10 Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Buck$ gift card, simply by staying two consecutive nights or more at any participating Travelodge hotel. To receive the gift card, guests must book via www.travelodge.com, www.wyndhamrewards.com or www.wyndhamhotelgroup.com, using the rate code SFA. Stays must be booked by September 30, 2014 and completed by December 31, 2014, with a limit of five gift cards per household. For full terms and conditions, visit www.travelodge.com/sleepysbirthday.

Sleepy Bear’s 60th Birthday Sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and no purchase is necessary to enter. In lieu of entering online, travelers may also enter the sweepstakes via mail. There is a limit of three entries per person regardless of entry method. For more information, to enter or to see the official sweepstakes rules, visit www.facebook.com/travelodge

First trademarked in 1954, Sleepy Bear has been an integral part of the Travelodge brand for 60 years. Sleepy has received a number of makeovers during his time as the brand’s official “Ambassador of Adventure.” In his latest form, debuted in 2012, he’s computer animated, energetic (thanks to a great night’s rest) and ready for adventure! 

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are approximately 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and Mexico. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the sixth year in a row in 2014. Build-A-Bear Workshop posted total revenue of $379.1 million in fiscal 2013. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the Investor Relations section of its award-winning Web site at buildabear.com®.

About Travelodge

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Travelodge® is a chain of over 430 economy hotels located throughout the U.S. and Canada designed to keep guests close to adventure at an affordable price, no matter where their travels take them. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi and complimentary “Bear Bites” continental breakfast. Many hotels also offer fitness centers, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the program for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Travelodge hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Travelodge Hotels Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.travelodge.com

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP EXPANDS PRESENCE IN OMAN WITH TWO NEW HOTELS: RAMADA ENCORE AND RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES

Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of two new properties in the important emerging city of Muscat, Oman, under the umbrella of two of its globally recognised brands, Ramada Encore and Ramada Hotel & Suites. Connected by a footbridge, the three star Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and four star Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra will be strategically situated along Sultan Qaboos street; a short distance from Muscat International Airport, nearby shopping centres and Oman’s renowned Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Both properties are owned by the Al Khaleel Group.

 

Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, explained: “Oman’s unrivalled natural beauty spans spectacular mountains to beautiful coastal regions, attracting many types of travellers with 12 million expected in 2020.  It’s clear there’s a demand for the international quality of accommodation that only our brands can offer. The signing of these two hotels is a real milestone for Wyndham Hotel Group as they join the existing Ramada Qurum Beach presenting even more choices to Muscat’s business and leisure visitors.”

 

Providing accommodation options for all types of traveller, the two hotels will address both the mid and upper-midscale market. The signing of the Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra marks the planned construction of 200 stylish rooms with 173 standard rooms and 27 suites, addressing the need for style and functionality for value-conscious guests. Boasting state-of-the-art business facilities and a wealth of leisure amenities including a fitness centre, roof top pool and café, all-day dining restaurant and coffee lounge, the hotel will not only be the first Ramada Encore to open in Oman, but will become the largest of its kind across the Middle East & Africa.

 

Immediately adjacent, the Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra will offer contemporary accommodation across 90 high-end suites and share its leisure facilities with those at the Ramada Encore. Breakout spaces and a coffee lounge measuring over 100 square metres will accompany three meeting rooms, with high speed internet access available to guests throughout the hotel. The conversion of the current residential building is due to begin in 2017, with both properties to open their doors simultaneously at the end of 2018.

 

Sheikh Mohammed Al Khalili, Chairman of the Al Khaleel Group added, “I am truly honoured to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group as the world’s largest hotel group and the industry leader. This project will contribute to the social-economic development of the Sultanate and allow us to provide jobs to Omanis, which will also generate a positive impact on local businesses.”

 

All Ramada hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 72 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

 

 

About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide Inc. is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.  

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

                                                                                                                                    

About Ramada Encore

Ramada Encore offers modern and ergonomically designed accommodations that feature stylish wooden floors in all guest rooms, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and vibrant social spaces.  For more information, visit www.ramada-encore.com.

 

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Celebrate 10 Years with up to 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Bonus Points

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 15, 2014) – To celebrate its milestone 10-year anniversary, Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group and the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels, is offering its most loyal members the opportunity to earn up to 10,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points with qualified stays at participating hotels around the world.

Now through October 31, 2014, members who register for the promotion at www.wyndhamrewards.es/diezmil and book stays at participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties will earn 2,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points for each qualified stay up to five times, receiving as many as up to 10,000 bonus points. Stays must be completed by November 8, 2014.

Guests who are not yet Wyndham Rewards members can still take advantage of the celebration. By visiting www.wyndhamrewards.es/diezmil or the front desk of a participating hotel during the promotional period, new members can enroll in the loyalty program and will then be automatically registered for the promotion, which will allow them to begin earning bonus points immediately with their first qualified stay.

“Our priority has always been to create a loyalty program that gives members faster and easier ways to earn immediate rewards,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. “We are so proud of Wyndham Rewards’ worldwide growth – members can now earn and redeem points at more than 7,000 hotels in over 50 countries with locally relevant redemption options. We couldn’t imagine celebrating this special anniversary without giving our members even more rewards to thank them for their continued loyalty.”

The “Up to 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Bonus Points” promotion is open to registered active Wyndham Rewards members worldwide, excluding residents of the United States and Canada. For full terms and conditions, as well as a list of participating properties, visit www.wyndhamrewards.es.  

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com or www.wyndhamrewards.es.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Wyndham Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 9, 2017) – Wyndham Hotel Group,  the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,000 hotels, today announced two new appointments advancing its continued transformation: Barry Goldstein has been promoted to chief marketing officer and Scott Strickland has been appointed as chief information officer.
 
Wyndham Appoints New Senior LeadershipAs chief marketing officer, Barry Goldstein is responsible for all aspects of marketing and revenue generation for the company and its 18 global brands, leading the brand marketing, loyalty, digital marketing, global sales, communications, customer care, and revenue management functions for a portfolio of more than 8,000 hotels in 77 countries.
 
Goldstein was previously chief digital and distribution officer for Wyndham Hotel Group supporting the company’s digital marketing strategies. Prior to joining Wyndham, Goldstein was chief revenue officer for Dolce Hotels and Resorts (later acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group) and vice president, global sales strategy, technology and operations, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
 
“Our mission to democratize travel starts with our powerhouse brands, and Barry’s expertise marketing world-class brands inspires new momentum in our continued transformation on the quality, technology and marketing fronts,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group President and CEO. “Technology is critically important for enabling our owners to deliver on each unique brand promise and Scott’s experience with major global brands and Fortune 500 organizations makes him the ideal champion to revolutionize technology for economy and midscale hoteliers.”
 
Scott Strickland will spearhead the ongoing effort to enhance and implement Wyndham’s overall technology strategy and the continued migration of the company’s 18 brands to the Sabre SynXis property management and central reservation system. Wyndham Hotel Group was the first global hospitality company of its scale to roll out the system helping economy and midscale hoteliers grow their business by more efficiently managing pricing and inventory.
 
With 25 years of experience in the field of information technology, Strickland joins Wyndham from D+M Group where he led the company’s information technology function as chief information officer. Prior to this position, Strickland held the role of executive director, information technology with Nissan North America. Previously, he held technology roles at Stanley Black & Decker, IBM and Mars, Inc.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and over 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Dazzler® HotelsEsplendor® Boutique HotelsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®

Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®

Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 49 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 
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Wyndham Hotel Group Partners with Polaris to Help Prevent Human Trafficking

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Nov. 17, 2014) –Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its continued commitment to preventing human trafficking by partnering with Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
 
As part of the joint effort, Wyndham Hotel Group and Polaris are developing comprehensive training and educational tools for hotel owners and franchisees, property-level staff and employees at its corporate offices and call centers to educate them about all aspects of human trafficking.
 
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery whereby criminals profit by controlling and exploiting vulnerable people. Each year, traffickers coerce thousands of women, children and men into commercial sex or forced labor services.
 
“With 7,590 hotels across 71 countries, Wyndham Hotel Group has the unique opportunity to make a meaningful and transformational impact on how the hotel industry contributes to the prevention of human trafficking,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Hotel Group. “Our partnership with Polaris allows us to act upon our commitment to doing the right thing by educating and preparing our employees and franchisees to identify and help prevent human trafficking.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group donated $150,000 and one million Wyndham Rewards® points this year to Polaris in support of its efforts. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers hundreds of redemption options that can support Polaris and its network of service providers throughout the U.S. in acquiring safe hotel rooms for survivors of human trafficking, who often don’t have a safe place to stay when they leave or escape a trafficking situation.
 
Wyndham Rewards members are also invited to support the cause by donating points they’ve earned from hotel stays to Polaris directly from their member accounts. Points donated support Polaris and its network of service providers across the U.S. by helping them to easily obtain safe shelter and supplies for survivors of human trafficking. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Through these efforts, Wyndham Hotel Group is proactively taking steps to help employees and franchisees understand 1) the impact their proactive efforts can have on preventing a trafficking situation, and 2) how to contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (1-888-373-7888), operated by Polaris, or law enforcement should they encounter a suspicious issue. The company is also working with its many vendors to help combat exploitative labor practices in supply chains.
 
“The hospitality industry plays a critical role in the fight against modern slavery, since many traffickers exploit their victims in hotels and motels,” said Bradley Myles, chief executive officer of Polaris.  “If we are to truly eradicate human trafficking, it’s absolutely essential that companies like Wyndham take proactive steps to combat this crime at the root while also helping victims rebuild their lives. Polaris applauds Wyndham Hotel Group for integrating a responsible business culture company-wide and for actively taking such a strong stance against human trafficking.”
 
Polaris training programs have reached over 72,000 individuals in law enforcement, social services, education, the healthcare field, the military, the courts and bar associations, private industry, and communities throughout the U.S. and around the world. Polaris develops customized training curricula aimed at educating a range of stakeholders about how human trafficking affects businesses and how to identify and report possible cases of human trafficking.
 
Human trafficking is a thriving criminal industry, with traffickers making billions in profits by using force, fraud, or coercion to rob victims of their freedom. The International Labor Organization estimates there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking worldwide.
 

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About Polaris 
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systemically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world's leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Learn more at www.polarisproject.org.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers more than 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Wyndham Rewards Goes All-In with Caesars Entertainment, Unites the World’s Top-Ranked Hotel and Casino Loyalty Programs to Create Exclusive Perks for Rewards Members

Parsippany, N.J. (June 5, 2017) – Wyndham Rewards®, U.S. News & World Report’s top ranked hotel rewards program for 2016-2017, today unveiled a new loyalty partnership with Caesars Entertainment and its award-winning Total Rewards® program with more than 50 million members, upping the ante for members of both programs with a host of industry-leading perks.

The move brings the immediate benefit of complimentary status match to members of both programs—a first for any Total Rewards hotel partner—with additional perks slated to come online later this summer. Once complete, Wyndham Rewards members will have the ability to book Total Rewards destinations across the U.S. and Canada directly through Wyndham Hotel Group and Wyndham Rewards channels; earn and redeem Wyndham Rewards points for qualified stays at those destinations; bid on one-of-a-kind hotel, restaurant and entertainment experiences; and transfer points between the two programs.

“For the last two years, we’ve been unrelenting in our efforts to build the world’s best rewards program, applying a laser-like focus to help our members experience travel where and how they want,” said Noah Brodsky, senior vice president of Loyalty and Engagement at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Whether it’s a hotel, a condo, a vacation home or now, a world-class resort like Caesars Palace, no other program offers their members the breadth, the simplicity or the generosity of Wyndham Rewards.”

“Total Rewards continues to set the standard for loyalty within gaming and entertainment, and we’re always looking for likeminded partners to elevate member benefits,” said Michael Marino, senior vice president and chief experience officer, Caesars Entertainment. “With Wyndham Rewards, we’re giving our members access to an unparalleled portfolio of hotels, condos and homes and a fast track to elevated status with one of the world’s premier rewards programs.”

Starting today, eligible members have the opportunity to obtain complimentary status match with either program by visiting www.wyndhamrewards.com/caesars. Platinum and Diamond members of both programs may match to the corresponding level of their non-primary program—Platinum to Platinum, Diamond to Diamond—while Total Rewards Seven Stars members may match to Wyndham Rewards Diamond.

For more information, including details on how to book along with full terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com/caesars.

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About Wyndham Rewards
Named the number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report as well as the most generous program by consulting firm IdeaWorksCompany, Wyndham Rewards® is a simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate—the first of its kind for a major rewards program. Members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points for every qualified hotel stay and can redeem for a free night at any of more than 8,000 hotels globally with just 15,000 points or any of more than 22,000 condos and homes for just 15,000 points per room per night. No tricks, just Wyndham Rewards magic. Because You've Earned This®. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) (Nasdaq: CZR) is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties and Caesars Growth Properties, in which we hold a variable economic interest. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 49 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. CEC's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. CEC's portfolio also includes the London Clubs International Limited family of casinos. CEC is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. CEC is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

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

LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2015) – To conclude its fourth global brand conference today, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), treated its more than 6,000 franchisees to a closing keynote session featuring the 42nd and 43rd Presidents of the United States.
 
President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, and President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Foundation, spoke to a variety of topics during the session, which was moderated by Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the largest trade association representing the United States lodging industry.
 
The Presidents discussed their views on business, domestic and international matters, including leadership, emerging markets and economies and life after the White House.
 
“To have had these former world leaders, who have become such great friends, with us today to share their views on the world was a thrill for all of us in attendance,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group. “Throughout this year’s global conference, we’ve been focused on the work our franchisees and owners embark on every day to make our industry a better place through positive change – and we hope that their experience today with President Clinton and President Bush inspires them to continue to serve their communities and customers around the world.  It was a great honor for all of us to be here with them.”
 
Lugar echoed the significance of the event, saying, “The value that comes with giving business owners in the hospitality industry access to such renowned thought leaders is priceless. Both Presidents have a unique perspective that is so important today as the industry engages with Congress and the White House to advance policies that grow and create jobs. I thank Wyndham Hotel Group for giving us all the chance to hear and learn from President Clinton and President Bush today.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group also announced that its next global brand conference will take place Sept. 12-15, 2016, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. 

 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit,
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Sit Back, Relax and Leave the Planning to the Kids: Wyndham Rewards Survey Reveals Kids Think They Can Plan a Better Vacation than Their Parents

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 23, 2015) – Forget having mom and dad plan the family’s much needed vacation – a new national study from global hotel loyalty program Wyndham Rewards® says more than half of kids think they can do it better. And, while most kids believe they can do a better job pulling together the family getaway, they still recognize that mom and dad have earned a vacation – especially moms. A whopping 96% of kids think their parents are in need of a vacation, with moms taking the crown as the family member that deserves a break the most.
 
Released just in time for National Parents’ Day on July 26, the study, which compares the travel habits and current stress levels of more than 2,500 children and parents across the U.S., uncovered a few major themes - parent stress levels are as high as ever, vacations impact how much mobile devices are used, and families that vacation more, fight less.
 

 

What is More Stressful than Time with In-Laws? Planning a Vacation
While taking a vacation can help to de-stress, the process of planning can be a stress trigger itself, with parents saying that planning a vacation is more stressful than visiting their in-laws. Parents’ stress levels are also on the rise, with 76% feeling more stressed or as stressed today than they were last summer.

  • Staying within budget is the most stressful part of planning a vacation, according to 52% of parents, with moms worrying more about the money than dads (59% vs 44%).
  • Money isn’t everything though, as parents are so in need of some time off that, when given the choice, they would rather have a vacation than be debt free.
  • While nearly all parents feel they need a vacation (95%), most parents (71%) believe an overseas vacation is out of their reach.
  • 91% of kids believe that parents are more relaxed/less stressed while on vacation.
  • More than half (51%) wouldn’t give up their summer vacation so their parents could take more vacations.

The Family that Travels Together… 
Siblings may fight less on vacation, but it doesn’t mean they are the ideal travel companions. In fact, more kids would choose to take their pet with them on vacation over their brothers or sisters (24 percent vs. 15 percent).

  • Families that take just one or two vacations a year fight less than those that don’t, with nearly half of parents (49 percent) saying they do not fight at all on vacation.
  • Nearly half of all kids (48 percent) like their parents more on vacation than when at home.
  • Nearly half of kids surveyed (45 percent) also say they fight less with siblings when on vacation.
  • When given the choice, “Tweens,” those between the ages of 12 and 13, are most likely to want to vacation alone than with anyone else.

Everyone Agrees - Mom Has Earned a Break
More than half of moms (51%) believe that they have earned a vacation the most, and their families agree.

  • Nearly half of dads surveyed (43%) and most kids (52%) agree that moms deserve a break more than anybody else in the family.
  • More than half (59%) of kids also consider mom the best vacation planner (sorry dad).

Vacation: The Ultimate Reception Dead Spot
A third of parents (34%) admit to talking to their children more via mobile devices than face-to-face but vacations are proving to be the ultimate cell-phone dead spot.

  • 72% of parents surveyed use their mobile devices less when on vacation.
  • 20% of kids say that the one thing their parents do that bothers them the most while on vacation is use their cell-phone.

“We conducted this study because we wanted to take a fun approach to better understand how families are traveling this summer and what kinds of challenges they’re facing when they do,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “What we found - aside from kids thinking they know better than their parents - is that parents are hardworking, dedicated individuals who deserve a vacation. It underscores many of the reasons why we created the new Wyndham Rewards, to simply and easily reward our guests with the vacation they’ve earned.”
 
Wyndham Rewards Makes It Easier To Get Away
Launched this past May, the new Wyndham Rewards makes earning and redeeming generous rewards for travel both simple and attainable. The program eliminates confusing reward categories and instead offers a flat, free night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Members earn a minimum of 1,000 points for every qualified stay and for just 15,000 points, can redeem a free night at any of more than 7,500 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe with no blackout dates. 
 
For more information on Wyndham Rewards or to enroll, visit 

www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
                                                   
Survey Methodology
Two surveys were conducted among 1,003 kids aged between 8 and 15, and also 1,502 parents with kids aged between 4 and 18. The interviews were conducted online by Redshift Research in June 2015 using an email invitation and an online survey via our Crowdology panel.
 
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 2.5% for the parents study and 3.1% for the kids study from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
 
Sample was selected from the Crowdology & Crowdology partner panels. Crowdology™ is an online panel owned and operated by Redshift Research.  The Crowdology™ panel is balanced across regional, age and gender demographic factors, and is nationally representative of the US population. Each respondent completes 120 profiling questions before being accepted to join our panel. Panel Quality Management is carried out frequently to ensure reliable surveys and respondents are paid for their time at a rate that equates to the national minimum wage.

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Wyndham Rewards to Give Away 10 Million Points

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Mar. 11, 2014) – In celebration of its milestone 10 year anniversary, Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer Guaranteed Rewards after just one qualified stay, is giving members a chance to win their share of more than 10 million Wyndham Rewards points.

Now through the end of December, members can enter daily for their chance to win by visiting www.wyndhamrewards.com/10year and answering a brief trivia question about the program, participating hotel brands or travel in general.

Each month, 10 lucky winners will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries to receive 100,000 Wyndham Rewards points each, enough for 10 free nights or more at thousands of hotels around the world. Additionally, one grand prize winner will be randomly chosen at the end of the sweepstakes period to receive 200,000 Wyndham Rewards points, enough for 20 free nights.

“Ten years ago, we set out to create a loyalty program that offered members not only the greatest number of participating hotels but a faster and easier way to earn tangible, meaningful rewards,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With nearly 7,000 hotels in more than 50 countries, hundreds of earning and redemption partners, and some of the most affordable reward options in the industry, we’re thrilled with what we’ve been able to achieve so far and even more excited about the great rewards that we continue to deliver to members.”

The Wyndham Rewards “10 Year Celebration Trivia Sweepstakes” is available now through December 31, 2014 and is open to U.S. and Canadian members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, which is free-to-join. Examples of 10 and 20 free nights based on redemption of points at any tier three (or below) hotel. No purchase is necessary to enter and a correct trivia answer is not required. For official rules, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com/10year.

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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 and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.

With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers its over 8.5 million active 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 50 points. Members may also choose to earn with nearly 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.

In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the program’s newly introduced 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.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,490 hotels and over 645,400 rooms in 70 countries under 15 hotel brands. To learn more about our family of hotel brands visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Arrives in Vietnam

HALONG BAY, VIETNAM (28 October 2015) – Building on strategic efforts to grow its brands throughout key leisure markets in South East Asia, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced an agreement for its first property in Vietnam, the new construction, 217-room Wyndham Legend Halong.
 
Wyndham Legend HalongOwned by Ha Long Star Service & Tourist Joint Stock Company, the property will be located in Halong City, the gateway to World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. The USD$40 million development is currently under construction and is scheduled to open under the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag in early 2016. It will include all-day dining, meeting rooms, a pool bar and an onsite gym.      

 “Vietnam is a key tourism destination in South East Asia, drawing just shy of eight million visitors in 2014, and Halong Bay is one of the country’s premier attractions,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim for Wyndham Hotel Group. “With its unique beauty, its growing popularity among travellers, and its key positioning along Vietnam’s main route to southern China, Halong Bay is exactly the kind of destination we’re expanding in right now.  Wyndham Legend Halong will provide visitors to this beautiful part of the world with all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a world-class, upscale hotel.”

Made up of some 1,600 limestone islands and islets rising from emerald waters, Halong Bay is a spectacular site that is easily accessed by coach transfer or private driver from Hanoi.

“We are proud to partner with the world’s largest hotel company to introduce the Wyndham® brand to Vietnam,” said Dr. Nguyen Ba Dung, Chairman of Ha Long Star Service & Tourist Joint Stock Company. “We believe this hotel will boost tourism in the region and become a favourite among travellers to Halong Bay.”
 
Throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands.
 
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 200 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliate. Certain Wyndham hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Start Your Week with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Earn 5,000 Bonus Points

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 26, 2014) – Want your weekdays to be more rewarding? This summer, guests who book a trip arriving Sunday through Thursday with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, the upscale, full-service hotel brand located in key business and vacation destinations, can earn 5,000 Wyndham Rewards® bonus points.

Now through Sept.2, 2014, Wyndham Rewards members who book a qualified stay with an arrival day of Sunday through Thursday at any participating Wyndham hotel through the brand’s website, www.wyndham.com, will earn an extra 5,000 points for that stay.

With three tiers of offerings including Wyndham, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Garden® properties, the brand has a variety of options catering to travelers’ needs in major cities like New York and Chicago or vacation destinations like Orlando and San Diego.

“We always strive to create great experiences for our guests, whether they’re staying with us in Hawaii, Puerto Rico or anywhere in between,” said Keith Pierce, executive vice president, brand operations for Wyndham Hotel Group. “This promotion allows us to further reward those guests who choose to spend their weekdays with us by getting them 5,000 points closer to redeeming for larger reward options like a free night stay.”

Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program based on the number of participating hotels and the only such program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay. Points can be combined and redeemed for free hotel nights, gift cards, brand name merchandise and more. Rewards can be redeemed starting as low as 250 points.  

Wyndham Rewards membership is required to take advantage of the bonus offer. Guests who are not members of the Wyndham Rewards program can join for free by visiting www.wyndhamrewards.com or by calling (866) 996-7937. Wyndham Rewards members can register for this promotion at www.wyndham.com.

A complete list of participating Wyndham hotels, along with full promotion terms and conditions, is available at www.wyndham.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 its over 8.8 million active 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.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries.  Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For a short video about Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands, click here.

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP BRINGS FIRST BRANDED HOTELS TO NAJAF IN DUAL SIGNING

Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans for two new hotels in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, in a deal announced with Bukhamseen Group For Real Estate, Tourism, General Trading & Contracting Company. Located just 800m from the Imam Ali Holy Shrine, the third holiest site for the estimated 200 million followers of the Shia branch of Islam, the co-located Ramada Plaza Najaf and Ramada Hotel & Suites Najaf will cater to the needs of the booming religious tourism industry in the city. The new four-star hotels will join the existing Ramada Sulaymaniyah to become the second and third Wyndham Hotel Group properties in Iraq.

 

Millions of pilgrims visit the Imam Ali Holy Shrine each year, with numbers expected to surge further when the expansion of the nearby Al Najaf International Airport is complete. Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, added: “Najaf is a thriving holy city, with thousands of Shia Muslims from Iran and other areas of the region making the pilgrimage to the Imam Ali every week. This growing number of visitors seeks the quality accommodation which we offer under the umbrella of our Ramada brand, as well as the convenience of being located just 800m down the road from the sacred site. The significant number of jobs these openings will create for local people will help to boost the city’s growing tourism industry even further.”

 

Located on Kahrabba Street, the Ramada Plaza Najaf will boast 225 rooms including 20 suites to suit differing needs and budgets of visitors. Multiple meeting rooms including an 800sqm banquet room can accommodate business or special occasion functions. Guests can enjoy the luxury of leisure facilities, including both indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness room and spa, before relaxing and dining in a choice of two restaurants or an additional lounge. 

 

Connected to the Ramada Plaza, the Ramada Hotel & Suites Najaf offers flexible accommodation in the form of 149 studios and 91 high-end one-bed apartments, providing an ideal space for families and groups. Guests can make use of the leisure facilities at the Ramada Plaza next door, as well as additional meeting space, restaurant and lounge. Both properties are expected to open their doors by mid-2018, creating an impressive 465 jobs for local workers and helping to boost the growing local economy.

 

Developer Emad Bukhamseen added, “The signing of this deal with Wyndham Hotel Group will allow us to fill a real gap in the market in Najaf. The global reputation the Ramada brand enjoys is one of quality and reassurance for the traveller, so it’s a solid addition to our portfolio.” Emad Bukhamseen also added that, “Environmentally-friendly building materials were used to suit the local conditions, solar power technology will be used whenever appropriate and most of the hot water for the property shall be generated by a solar system.  This multi-use complex also hosts a commercial centre with a rentable area of 14,000 sq.m. to enhance the experience of the hotel guests as well as the local business community.”

 

All Ramada hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 72 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

 

 

 

About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide Inc. is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.  

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal with Pronobis for Quito Airport Hotel

QUITO, Ecuador (Sept. 15, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Ecuador’s capital city.

 
The full-service, 146-room property, which is owned by Pronobis, is the only hotel on the new international airport grounds.  The property is part of an existing deal to develop and franchise eight hotels in the country under Wyndham Hotel Group brands over 10 years.
 
Upon opening in late 2015, the hotel will be the fifth Wyndham Hotel Group property developed and operated by Pronobis, joining the Wyndham Guayaquil, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property to open in Ecuador, and three Howard Johnson® hotels currently operating in Quito, Guayaquil and Loja.
 
“Featured by Yahoo! Travel as number eight on the “Hot List” of the World’s Top 10 Countries and listed as a 2014 top destination by CNN and The New York Times, Ecuador is not only an attractive destination for adventurers but also serves as an excellent showcase for our brands,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. “We are pleased to expand upon our successful partnership with Pronobis and look forward to continued growth for the Wyndham® brand in Ecuador and throughout Latin America.”
 
Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor will be situated within the Mariscal Sucre International Airport development, allowing travelers easy access to the airport and central Quito. Services and amenities will include an onsite restaurant, lobby bar, pool, gym and spa facilities. The hotel will also offer four 77-square-meter meeting rooms that can be converted to a large 300-square-meter conference room.
 
“Hospitality is one of the most important drivers of our new business model,” said Sergio Torassa, CEO of Pronobis. “We are convinced of Ecuador’s great potential in tourism and are delighted to strengthen our relationship with our partner Wyndham Hotel Group, the largest hotel company in the world.”
 
About the hotel, Torassa acknowledged, “The hotel’s spectacular design is inspired by the Condor; this bird is a symbol of our country’s heritage and plays an important role in Andean region mythology. It will be an icon and a very distinctive element when our guests arrive in Quito.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is focused on rapid expansion in Latin America with 127 hotels open in the region as of June 30, 2014, 29 of which operate under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. Since 2012, two Wyndham-branded resorts in Panama have joined the portfolio. The first Wyndham hotels opened in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru last year, and the first Wyndham resort in Nicaragua is scheduled to open in 2015. Additionally, the company announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the first Wyndham-branded resort in Cost Rica last week.
 
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or one of its affiliates, or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.  For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group and GS Star Step Up European Expansion of Super 8

Berlin, 7th March 2017 - Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,000 hotels, today announced the expansion of its development agreement for Super 8 with established partner GS Star. In addition to expanding the brand in Germany, the agreement now includes development of Super 8 hotels in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The two companies first introduced the Super 8 brand to Europe in 2016 with the opening of two hotels in Munich, and have developed ambitious growth plans for the brand over the coming years.
 
The first Super 8 opened in America in 1974, with a promise of a clean room, friendly service and a rate of just $8.88 a night. Four decades later the red and yellow sign serves as a calling card for one of the most trusted brands in travel. Super 8 hotels operated by GS Star have achieved a consistently high occupancy within a short period, emphasizing the demand for quality economy accommodation to meet the needs of the growing middle class while travelling.
 
Following successful openings of two Super 8 hotels in Munich, a new Super 8 will open its doors in Freiburg in the coming weeks; followed by three new Super 8 hotels in Mainz, Oberhausen and Hamburg by the end of 2018, adding more than 850additional rooms to the brand portfolio in Europe. Additional hotels are expected to open across Germany in the next few years, starting with a 181-room Super 8 in Dresden in early 2019.  
 
Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA explains: “We’re continuing to meet the growing demand for affordable accommodation in destinations throughout Europe by bringing Super 8 to more countries. We have aggressive growth plans for the brand in this region, so we’re delighted to have found an established and reliable partner in GS Star who will help us deliver on these ambitions. We look forward to welcoming even more travellers through the doors of Super 8 in the months and years ahead.”
 
GS Star CEO Michael Bungardt adds: “Super 8 stands out amongst other economy brands due to its commitment to quality – something we know our guests are looking for – which is why we are delighted to be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group on this European expansion. As a hotel operator we are particularly excited to be able to further grow such a high-potential brand in Europe, particularly in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.”
 
 Super 8 hotels in Europe and around the world participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratisation of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveller, changing the game so every traveller – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and approximately 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards programme for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 49 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
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 more than 2,700 locations around the globe, more than any other U.S.-based economy lodging provider. Most hotels offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, free 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 a franchise agreement with Super 8 Worldwide, Inc. (SWI), or its affiliate. SWI is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.super8.com
 
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Wyndham Rewards to Give Away Over 20 Million Points in 12 Days

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 1, 2014) – In need of a little extra cheer this holiday season? Wyndham Rewards® is here to help, which is why for the next 12 days, the growing hotel loyalty program is offering members the chance to win their share of more than 20 million points good towards free night stays, gift cards, shopping and more.
 
Culminating with a grand prize of 10 million Wyndham Rewards points for one lucky winner, the promotion starts today with prizes of 60,000 Wyndham Rewards points for 12 randomly selected winners from among all eligible who enter at 

http://wyndhamrewards.com/12days. As the promotion continues, the value of the prizes being given increases while the number of winners declines. 
 

The full list of prizes, including the number being given away during the sweepstakes, is as follows:

 

  • December 1: Twelve (12) prizes of 60,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 2: Eleven (11) prizes of 70,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 3: Ten (10) prizes of 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points 
  • December 4: Nine (9) prizes of 90,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 5: Eight (8) prizes of 100,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 6: Seven (7) prizes of 125,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 7: Six (6) prizes of 150,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 8: Five (5) prizes of 200,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 9: Four (4) prizes of 250,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 10: Three (3) prizes of 500,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 11: Two (2) prizes of 1,000,000 Wyndham Rewards points
  • December 12: One (1) prize of 10,000,000 Wyndham Rewards points
     

The Wyndham Rewards 12 Days of Rewards sweepstakes starts today and lasts through December 12, 2014. Members can enter by visiting 

http://wyndhamrewards.com/12days and must do so daily in order to be eligible to win that day’s prize. All entries submitted throughout the duration of the sweepstakes will then roll-over into the drawing for the grand prize. If not already a member, entrants will be asked to first enroll in the program, which is free to join. For more information, including full terms and conditions, visit http://wyndhamrewards.com/12days.
 
This is the second major promotional offer from Wyndham Rewards in the span of just a few weeks. In mid-November, the program wrapped up its One Million Dollar Sweepstakes, which gave two lucky winners the chance to win one million dollars each, live in Times Square in New York City. While neither won the big prize, both walked away with $10,000. To learn more and see photos from the wrap-up event, visit www.facebook.com/wyndhamrewards.

  
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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 38 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.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Strengthens Its Midscale Bench with Acquisition of AmericInn

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 18, 2017) – Further cementing its long-standing position as a leader in the midscale hotel segment, Wyndham Hotel Group – the hospitality giant with an unparalleled portfolio of more than 8,000 hotels globally – today announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn® hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality for $170 million.

AmericInn’s portfolio consists of 200 primarily franchised hotels with approximately 11,600 rooms in 21 states, predominately in the Midwestern U.S., Ohio Valley, and Mountain states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and North Dakota. The brand’s U.S. pipeline consists of 23 hotels. Committed to its asset-light strategy, Wyndham Hotel Group will explore options to divest the owned portfolio, which consists of 10 hotels.

The deal, subject to regulatory and government approval and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, will bolster Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing collection of more than 1,500 midscale hotels while also significantly increasing its footprint in the Midwest. Upon closing, Wyndham’s family of brands will expand to 20 iconic names.

“AmericInn’s unwavering dedication to first-rate quality and service, proven by its consistently high ratings and guest satisfaction scores, grows our North American system in the heartland where we see great opportunity for continued growth,” said Geoff Ballotti, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and chief executive officer. “AmericInn’s guest-centric culture aligns perfectly with our values, making it a fantastic tuck-in brand for us. And with the global middle class expected to more than double in the next 10 years, we know investing in the midscale segment allows us to offer great experiences and value at price points that travelers need and where they want to be.”

“By joining a renowned company with more hotels globally than any other, our AmericInn brand and our owners have the unique opportunity to leverage Wyndham’s tremendous distribution and sales and marketing capabilities, taking the brand to the next level,” said Paul Kirwin, president and chief executive officer for Northcott Hospitality. “For our guests, this move gives them access to some of the most amazing and attainable travel experiences around the world through Wyndham’s unrivaled loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards.”

AmericInn is the latest addition to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing portfolio of brands following last month’s launch of The Trademark Hotel Collection, a new concept for upper-midscale-and-above independent hotels. Late last year, the company acquired Fen Hotels and its Dazzler Hotels and Esplendor Boutique lifestyle brands, significantly expanding its presence and management business in Latin America.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and over 699,700 rooms in 79 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, The Trademark Hotel Collection, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, The Trademark Hotel Collection®, and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards program for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 50 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About Northcott Hospitality
Northcott Hospitality, founded by Wyman Nelson over 55 years ago, is a privately-held Minnesota based company that is the owner and developer of a diverse portfolio of hospitality brands. AmericInn® is the largest midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest with 200 locations in 21 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering spacious, comfortable guest rooms; great rates and amenities such as a free, hot, home style AmericInn Perk breakfast; free hotel-wide wireless high-speed internet and inviting swimming pools. Three Rivers Hospitality® provides hospitality management services to a client portfolio of 21 AmericInn® properties representing over 1,400 rooms. As one of Houlihan's® leading franchisees in the Upper Midwest, Northcott Hospitality owns all three Minnesota restaurants and has been serving the Twin Cities area for over 15 years. Northcott Hospitality is the third largest franchisee of the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery® chain with 22 locations strategically located in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and South areas. For more information on Northcott Hospitality or any of its holdings please visit www.northcotthospitality.com.

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Mexico’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens

MEXICO, D.F. (April 16, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,650 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center, the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the country.

 
The hotel is strategically located just steps from the World Trade Center, and only six miles from Mexico City International Airport. It is also within walking distance to shops, museums and restaurants, as well as the Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, the renowned cultural and social center of the city.
 
TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City becomes the brand’s 20th hotel in Latin America. The brand currently has hotels open and operating in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Uruguay.
 
"We are proud to announce the opening of the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Mexico, a major market of focus for our expansion plans in the region," said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. "We are confident that this brand, globally recognized by its iconic city style and its passion for the cities in which it’s located, will continue to grow in the most important urban centers of the country, to the satisfaction of both corporate and leisure travelers."
 
“We are very excited to work with Wyndham Hotel Group, a leading, global hotel company, to open the first TRYP by Wyndham in Mexico. With the hotel’s unbeatable strategic location, unique design, and amenities - from the panoramic view of the top-floor restaurant to the bar with its delicious tapas – we believe travelers visiting Mexico City will enjoy every detail of their stay here,” said Rex Mangwani (Vinod), hotel owner.

TRYP by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center offers a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, complimentary buffet breakfast, a business center, indoor parking and a restaurant on the top floor which serves local specialties.
 
Each of its spacious guestrooms, all of which are non-smoking, offer a flat screen TV, an ample work desk, a mini bar, an in-room safe and an in-room coffee and tea maker. The hotel also features the brand’s signature guest rooms, including a family room which provides room enough for four as well as an outdoor terrace, as well as a fitness room stocked with an exercise machine for a private workout.
 
A meeting room allows hosting of small banquets, conferences and presentations for up to 35 people, as well as catering and event planning services provided by the hotel staff.
 
The globally recognized TRYP by Wyndham brand offers not only a destination but also a unique experience, with contemporary lodging options in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and New York City, among others. With its “Own the City” service culture, the brand openly displays its passion for guests and for the cities in which TRYP by Wyndham properties are located.
 
The TRYP by Wyndham portfolio consists of more than 120 properties around the world representing more than 16,900 rooms.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN).   As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Advances Growth in South Korea with 12 Hotel Signings

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (August 3, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group is set to expand its presence in South Korea by more than 200 percent over the next three years thanks to the signings of 12 new property franchise agreements so far in 2015, including agreements for three Howard Johnson® hotels, marking the brand’s entry into South Korea.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group Advances Growth in South Korea with 12 Hotel SigningsThis year’s signings build upon another 14 franchise agreements in South Korea executed by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2014, bringing the company’s pipeline in the country to more than 7,550 rooms within 26 new-construction hotels under the Ramada®, Days Inn® and Howard Johnson brand flags. Currently, Wyndham Hotel Group has 13 properties and more than 2,800 rooms open and operating in the country.
 
The new properties, consisting of 17 Ramadas, six Days Inns and three Howard Johnsons, are expected to open by 2018. They will be located across South Korea, including Seoul, Pyeongtaek and Jeju Island, a stunning volcanic island and one of the country’s tourist hotspots. The first of these new locations, Ramada Encore Jeju Seogwipo, opened on June 30, 2015.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its Days Inn brand to the country in 2014 with the opening of the 64-room Days Inn Seoul Myeong-dong, located the heart of South Korea’s capital city.
 
“With its increasing popularity among tourists, natural beauty, trend-setting technological marvels, and upcoming world events like the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea plays a key role in our growth in the region,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group. “There are great opportunities for economy and midscale hotel development throughout the country and we will continue to look for ways to capitalise on the impressive growth in both visitor arrivals and visitor spending to provide guests with world-class properties and service in exciting, desirable locations.”
 
The expansion in South Korea follows Wyndham Hotel Group’s recently announced growth in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, including new properties in Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Australia.
 
Globally, the Hotel Group’s portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 hotels in 71 countries, including more than 70 hotels currently open and operating throughout Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim.
 
For information about hotel development opportunities, visit www.whgdevelopment.com or contact AiYi Lim, director of development, Asia Pacific, at aiyi.lim@wyn.com or +65 9191 9536.
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wingate by Wyndham Debuts Refreshed Hotel Prototype

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 27, 2014) – The Wingate by Wyndham® hotel brand, part of Wyndham Hotel Group, today unveiled a refreshed new-construction prototype concept that evolves the guest experience to better meet travelers’ needs while lowering development costs and capturing greater efficiencies for hotel owners.

The updated design for the new-construction brand creates an open, inviting lobby and lounge space that allows guests to stay connected and productive in contemporary surroundings, creating a social setting suitable for work or leisure that guests seek.

The design also reduces the costs for hWingate by Wyndham Debuts Refreshed Hotel Prototypeotel owners to build and operate a new Wingate by Wyndham property on a more efficient footprint, offering approximately 10 percent in savings compared to the brand’s previous prototype.

“Wingate by Wyndham has always been a consistent, value-driven brand, but we are continuously looking for ways to further evolve the experience for our guests,” said Bill Hall, brand senior vice president of Wingate by Wyndham. “The relaxing lobby space and integrated connectivity, along with Wingate by Wyndham’s mainstays of all-inclusive pricing, free breakfast daily and spacious guest rooms, will give guests the productivity, comfort and social surroundings they now expect from their hotel stays.”

He continued, "Along with evolving the brand to keep it relevant in today's marketplace, we are focused on giving our franchisees a high-performing, reliable product. With the steady interest and growth in construction the upper-midscale and midscale segments are experiencing, this prototype is available at the right time to meet that demand and to help hotel owners and developers obtain the highest possible returns for their investments at a lower development cost."

The open lobby offers guests a relaxing social environment with comfortable furniture in natural tones, as well as a slotted ceiling that lets in natural light. Integrated technology is found throughout the space, including multiple connectivity areas, four large flat-screen televisions and free high-speed wireless internet access, all which contribute to a setting suitable for work or leisure.

The communal breakfast area transforms to a bar, event space or additional seating throughout the day, allowing for greater flexibility and use of space.

The new prototype is designed with 99 spacious guest rooms over four floors. Accommodations have received a refreshing facelift, with higher ceilings and a redesigned, larger bathroom that includes modern finishes, a walk-in shower and illuminated vanity mirror.

The building’s exterior stays true to Wingate by Wyndham’s signature look, but now features cleaner lines and a more contemporary porte-cochère. Demonstrating the brand’s on-going commitment to sustainability, the building has been designed to be LEED-certifiable and includes LED lighting, low-flow fixtures and optional outdoor parking areas specifically for car-charging stations.

Additional features include an on-site market offering convenience items, meeting and board rooms with interactive screens and a fully equipped fitness center. Hotel owners have the option of adding an outdoor pool and associated public space.

Existing Wingate by Wyndham properties will be able to implement the overall look and feel of the new design through similar color palettes, furniture offerings and other design elements.

About Wingate by Wyndham
Wingate by Wyndham® hotels offer the services and amenities travelers need for one simple rate, including hot breakfast daily, copying and printing services in 24-hour business centers, free Wi-Fi, meeting space and exercise facilities. The hotels offer comfortable oversized guest rooms that are designed to function both as a bedroom and an office with a large, well-lit workspace, in-room microwave and refrigerator, a pillow-top bed and more. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

All Wingate by Wyndham hotels are individually owned and operated under franchise agreements with Wingate Inns International, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.wingatehotels.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.

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Wyndham Hotel Group's First Property in Auckland Opens Doors

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (November 3, 2015) – Travellers visiting Auckland can now rest comfortably at the city’s much-anticipated new hotel, the four-star Ramada Suites Auckland Federal Street, which is now open as Wyndham Hotel Group’s  first property in New Zealand’s largest urban area.

Ramada Suites Auckland Federal Street is conveniently situated in the city’s central business district (CBD), located just 30 minutes from Auckland Airport and close to popular attractions like Aotea Square, Sky Tower and SKYCITY, and the Britomart precinct, as well as the area’s major businesses.

Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said the addition helps address the increasing demand for new, quality-driven accommodation in Auckland’s CBD. 

“The Auckland area has long been a gateway to New Zealand and the most visited destination, welcoming more than 70 percent of the country’s visitors,” said Robinson. “The World Tourism Organisation (WTO) predicts visitor arrivals will reach more than 1.5 billion by 2020 and our new Ramada location will deliver to these travelers a contemporary, value-driven lodging experience with the comforts of home in the heart of the city.”  

The new-construction, boutique-style hotel offers a mix of 42 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with impressive city views, contemporary décor, kitchens, washing machines and dryers. Additional hotel features include unlimited free Wi-Fi access throughout the property, an on-site restaurant and bar, and parking. 

Wyndham Hotel Group currently has three Ramada® hotels open and operating in the country, including a new location in Christchurch which opened in February of this year.

All Wyndham Hotel Group properties participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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ABOUT RAMADA
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

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Ramada Resort to Open at Kooralbyn in Queensland

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (June 03, 2014) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), continues to expand its presence in Australia with the signing of a franchise agreement for the 110-room Ramada® Kooralbyn Resort, located in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia.

Formerly Kooralbyn Resort, the property is owned by Peter Huang of Yong Real Estate and JHC Holdings. It is scheduled to open late this year following an extensive refurbishment of up to AUD $10 million. 

The franchise agreement plays an important part in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to grow the Ramada brand throughout the South Pacific and around the globe. Recently, the Hotel Group announced the addition of Ramada Resort Shoal Bay in New South Wales to its portfolio, as well as plans to open Fiji’s first Ramada resort in Nadi Bay. Since 2013, the Ramada brand has added properties in key markets throughout Turkey, Singapore, China and Brazil and announced an agreement for its first property in Kenya.

Barry Robinson, managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific, said, “We are committed to growing the Ramada brand throughout key markets in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. Partnering with established developers and hotel owners throughout the region provides the opportunity to expand our portfolio of premier hotels and resorts in leading holiday destinations, like Queensland.”

Ramada Kooralbyn Resort is one of the few resorts in Australia with integrated resort status (ITR).  Integrated Resort Developments are high-quality; mixed-use destinations aimed at providing tourism, leisure and entertainment facilities that appeal to a broad demographic, including the international market. For resorts designated as Integrated Tourism Resorts before September 1999, like Ramada Kooralbyn Resort, foreign purchasers do not need foreign government approval to buy residential property that is within the bounds of the resort.  

Ramada Kooralbyn Resort is located in the Scenic Rim near Beaudesert, approximately 80 kilometres from the Gold Coast in South-East Queensland. The resort, which sits on 333 hectares and was a popular holiday destination in the 1980s, offering guests the use of its 18-hole championship golf course, private airport, and polo and equestrian fields.

Once open, Ramada Kooralbyn Resort will offer guests and residents the chance to experience what is planned to be one of the finest health, wellness and lifestyle retreats in Australia with plans to include activities and amenities aimed at fostering health and wellness, such as a day spa, natural hot spring baths, mineral mud bath treatments, flotation baths and massage therapy.

Facilities include full conference, wedding and meeting facilities, two outdoor pools, a kids’ club, car parking, resort store, 18-hole championship golf course, 12 tennis courts, gym, sauna, plus restaurants and bars.

The resort will also offer guests the opportunity to experience recreational activities including skydiving, hot air ballooning, gliding, recreational and sightseeing flights, cricket, baseball, soccer, yoga, polo and equestrian events.

To complete the experience for local and International guests, the Ramada Kooralbyn Resort is in the process of establishing a small wildlife sanctuary with koala, crocodile, reptile and kangaroo enclosures and plans to offer educational demonstrations, photograph and feeding opportunities.

 “We are proud to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and the globally respected Ramada brand on this exciting development, which will help restore the resort to its former glory and will offer guests and residents the chance to experience what will be one of the finest tourist, leisure, health and wellness and activity destinations in the South Pacific,” said owner, Peter Huang.

ABOUT RAMADA

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of nearly 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centers. Properties also offer travelers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.  

ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. 

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

ABOUT WYNDHAM VACATION RESORTS ASIA PACIFIC

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific develops, markets and sells Vacation Ownership interests in a network of 24 vacation ownership resorts in the Asia Pacific region and serves more than 46,000 vacation owners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in its WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is a division of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of Wyndham Worldwide, (NYSE: WYN) one of the world's largest hospitality companies. The Asia Pacific corporate office is located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and employs more than 1,500 staff throughout the South Pacific. For more information about Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, please visit www.wyndhamAP.com

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WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP INTRODUCES THREE NEW HOTELS TO AFRICA IN TRIPLE SIGNING

Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of three new hotels in Ethiopia following last year’s opening of its first Ramada in the country, the Ramada Addis Ababa, as part of a strategic decision to expand its management services in the African market. Construction of the four-star TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road is due to begin later this year, co-located with the five-star Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road, which is already under development. Initial work on the four-star Wyndham Garden Langano has also begun at its stunning lakefront location 180km south of Addis. The properties are owned by Santa Maria Real Estate & Hotels Plc of Addis Ababa.

 

With the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s recent announcement of its target to triple the number of annual foreign visitors in the country to more than 2.5 million by 2020, the demand for quality and internationally branded upscale accommodation is high. The signing of these three new hotels by Wyndham Hotel Group will contribute towards the Ministry’s ultimate goal of making Ethiopia one of Africa's top five tourist destinations by 2020.

 

Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, commented: “East Africa is a key market for us with its extensive and ongoing infrastructure improvements resulting in the steady growth of international tourism to the area. This triple signing marks a commitment to Ethiopia’s thriving hospitality industry, not only bringing high-end accommodation and facilities to travellers, but also, significantly, creating approximately 500 local jobs. The new Bole Road properties are ideally situated for corporate travellers visiting the important commercial hub of Addis Ababa, and the beautiful Wyndham Garden Langano offers visitors a taste of luxury in a breathtaking lakefront location.”

 

TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road

Conveniently located at Addis Ababa’s busiest address, just 1.3km from the international travel hub, Bole International Airport, the TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road is a milestone for the hotel group, marking the first hotel to open on the continent under this well-known brand. The new-build will boast 120 rooms, including 12 suites. Its excellent leisure facilities will incorporate a rooftop fitness area, sauna and spa, along with a comprehensive food and beverage offering comprising an all-day restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge to offer guests a variety of environments to relax and dine in. The hotel will open its doors at the end of 2020.

 

Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road

Situated adjacent to the new TRYP by Wyndham, the Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road will offer its guests an unrivalled level of luxury in the convenience of its central location. This new signing also marks the first Wyndham to open in Africa and is set to bring the brand’s global quality and reputation to Addis Ababa’s visitors. Extensive meeting facilities combined with the very best in leisure amenities will offer the perfect package to all types of travellers. The hotel’s 161 rooms, including nine suites, are expected to attract visitors from all over the globe. Guests can relax in their choice of two restaurants and two lounges or in the hotel’s juice bar and café for more informal settings. The hotel is expected to start welcoming guests at the end of next year.

 

Wyndham Garden Langano

Located on the shores of the spectacular Lake Langano, south of Addis Ababa, the Wyndham Garden Langano is set to become the first hotel from an internationally recognised brand to offer guests true peace and tranquility in this beautiful setting. Its 112 rooms include 12 suites and 24 deluxe rooms, bringing guests a variety of options to suit their budget. Guests can enjoy not only the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, spa, and tennis court, but can also take advantage of water-sports facilities on Lake Langano. The hotel also boasts an impressive food and beverage offering including two restaurants, a cocktail bar and lounge. The Wyndham Garden Langano is set to open at the end of 2018.

 

Owner Abel Sahlemariam Woldegiorgis added, “This triple signing with Wyndham Hotel Group marks a milestone for us in bringing three new properties to Ethiopia’s visitors and travellers. We’re confident that visitor numbers to both Addis and the country as a whole are on the rise, and with that increase will come a higher demand for the quality branded accommodation we’ll be offering.”

 

All Wyndham Hotel Group’s properties in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 72 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

 

 

 

 

About TRYP by Wyndham

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, TRYP by Wyndham® represents 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. The brand celebrates openly displaying passion for the cities in which its hotels are located.Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc. (THW), or its affiliate, or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. THW is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

 

 

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at approximately 200 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliate. Certain Wyndham hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

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Wyndham Rewards Partners with Red Cross, Offers Million Point Match

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Now through the end of this year, Wyndham Rewards® is matching member point donations to the American Red Cross—up to one million Wyndham Rewards points—in celebration of the organization joining the growing loyalty program as its newest online redemption partner.
 
Through the partnership, Wyndham Rewards members now have the option of easily making a donation to the Red Cross directly from their member account, starting with as few as 3,000 points for a $15 donation, up to 22,000 points for a $100 donation. Regardless of the amount donated, 100 percent of all donations go directly to the Red Cross to assist with domestic and international disaster relief efforts, preparedness education and blood services.
 
“Our goal with this partnership was to empower members, offering them a simple and easy way to give back to communities in need, whether during times of disaster or otherwise,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “We’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross and excited about the potential impact that our more than 37 million members will be able to make in assisting the organization as it works to fulfill its mission and vision.”
 
The Red Cross joins a growing list of charitable organizations that Wyndham Rewards members may donate to via the program. Those organizations include the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Christel House International, Hole in the Wall Camps and Hotels for Heroes, to name a few. To learn more about Wyndham Rewards or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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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.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Historic Wye River Conference Center Joins Premier Dolce Hotels and Resorts Brand

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 14, 2017) – Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of nearly 8,000 hotels, fortifies its leading groups and meetings brand Dolce Hotels and Resorts with the addition of Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center, an exclusive group destination.
 
Dolce Wye River Conference CenterNestled on 1,000 acres of private rolling countryside along Maryland’s tranquil Wye River, Dolce’s Wye River Conference Center is designed for intimate groups seeking shared experiences. Once the summer home of William Paca, first governor of Maryland and signatory on the Declaration of Independence, the center has a rich American history as a pasture herding Wye Angus cattle and later as a classified location for historic meetings including the 1998 Wye Accord for Peace in the Middle East.
 
Dolce Hotels and Resorts offers the best in meetings with creative spaces and trailblazing standards for meeting packages that redefined the industry. The Wye River Conference Center, developed in partnership with The Aspen Institute, is the ideal addition to the venerated meetings brand in a prime location outside of Washington D.C., one of the top 10 meetings destinations in the U.S. Home to two historic estates and 4,900 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, Dolce’s Wye River Conference Center offers guests dedicated conference support, state-of-the-art amenities, farm-to-table cuisine and working space across the estate’s striking landscape including 18th-century English gardens.
 
“Dolce hotels are designed to foster imaginative thinking with exquisitely distinct environments and one-of-a-kind shared experiences - and Wye River Conference Center is no exception,” said Mark Kukulski, president, Wyndham Hotel Group Management. “This historic complex is tucked away from distraction advocating for the exchange of ideas and meaningful leadership, values at the core of both The Aspen Institute and Dolce Hotels and Resorts.”
 
Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center, is the sister hotel to Dolce Aspen Meadows, also developed in partnership with The Aspen Institute. A trusted partner of Dolce, The Aspen Institute promotes creativity and provocative thinking as a means of sparking positive innovation. The hotel also joins several new additions to the Dolce Hotels and Resorts portfolio including Dolce Washington Dulles also outside of Washington, D.C., and The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, in Cincinnati, both scheduled to open by 2018.
 
Guests of Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center, benefit from Wyndham Hotel Group’s go meet®, the first formal rewards program of its kind catering to both professional and casual planners across every hotel segment. Planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue at participating hotels, regardless of billing method, with no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. On average, meeting planners earn 45,000 points per meeting, enough for three free nights at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s more than 8,000 hotels around the world.
 
Wyndham Rewards® is the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program for Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Hotel Group, offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in more than 70 countries across the world. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit 

www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Dolce Hotels and Resorts
Regularly outperforming competitors in guest and meeting planner satisfaction, Dolce’s portfolio of upper-upscale hotels, resorts, conference centers and day meeting centers in North America and Europe offer 600,000 square feet of meeting space, host approximately 100,000 events and welcome four million meeting clients each year. Many properties are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Properties are distinct in design and feature freshly sourced culinary experiences and inspiring environments that bring people together for events.
 
All Dolce Hotels and Resorts properties are managed by an affiliate of Dolce International, Inc. Dolce Hotels and Resorts was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC in 2015. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing more than 8,000 hotels and over 697,600 rooms in 77 

countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Enters Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC (December 5, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has officially opened its flagship Melbourne development, Wyndham Hotel Melbourne, becoming the company’s first hotel in the city.

Wyndham Hotel MelbourneCentrally located in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) on the corner of William Street and Little Bourke Street, the much-anticipated high-rise complex boasts 531 apartments across two towers and comprises hotel accommodation, vacation ownership, residential apartments and a retail precinct. It joins 16 hotels currently open and operating in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Guam under the Wyndham®, Ramada®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Days Inn® brand flags.
 
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne operates as

a mixed-use property, providing accommodations for both Wyndham Hotel Group guests and vacation owners with 86 apartments through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, part of sister company Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Australia’s largest vacation ownership company. The two companies first introduced this successful hybrid model in the South Pacific in 2009 with Wyndham Surfers Paradise.
 
Barry Robinson, president and managing director for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group in South East Asia and Pacific Rim, said this new Melbourne development would mark an exciting first for both companies.                            
 
“We are very happy to enter the Melbourne market with this exceptionally designed, flagship property that will appeal to both business travellers and holidaymakers,” Mr Robinson said. “Wyndham Hotel Melbourne reflects the vibrancy and sophistication this cosmopolitan city is renowned for and we look forward to offering guests and more than 49,000 vacation owners the exceptional service and product for which the Wyndham® brand is known around the world.”
 
The 23- and 21-storey towers were designed by Melbourne-based Bruce Henderson Architects and feature stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-bedroom Grand and Presidential Suites that boast added luxuries such as built-in fireplaces, wine refrigerators and outdoor lounge and dining areas.
 
The transformation of the building includes a new façade and upgraded building services as well as significant environmental initiatives such as rooftop solar panels, rainwater reuse in bathrooms and double-glazed doors and windows to reduce noise and increase energy efficiency.
 
Additional hotel services and amenities include a 24-hour reception, concierge, a gym, a library, meeting space, ground floor retail and dining precinct and a rooftop pool with a barbecue area and city skyline views.
 
The property was developed by Hengyi Australia, an affiliate of Shandong HYI (Group) Co. Ltd., an award-winning residential and commercial developer based in China. It is operated by Resort Management by Wyndham.
  
“Wyndham Hotel Melbourne makes a major architectural contribution to the streetscape in this part of the CBD and is a long-awaited upgrade of what was once an abandoned building,” said Stephen Speer, head of Marketing and Business Development at Hengyi. “It is a great commercial success for Hengyi and an opportunity to establish our reputation in Melbourne. Furthermore, the project has given us the opportunity to work with Wyndham, a company that shares similar values to Hengyi, and we will no doubt go on to partner with them on many more opportunities around Australia."
 
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
 
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit 
www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at
 www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.
 
About Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
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 49,000 vacation owners throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in its WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham.
 
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is a division of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of
 Wyndham Worldwide, (NYSE: WYN) one of the world's largest hospitality companies. The Asia Pacific corporate office is located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and employs more than 1,600 staff throughout the South Pacific. For more information about Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, please visit www.wyndhamAP.com.

 

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

Parsippany, N.J. (February 10, 2016) – Tired of turning on your hotel TV only to be bombarded and bored with the details of what’s happening in Ballroom C? We hear you. That’s why Wyndham Rewards® is changing the game with the hospitality industry’s first-ever sitcom for hotel guests—upping the ante for in-room entertainment and giving travelers everywhere reason to take pause before reaching for their remotes.

Launching today with a phased distribution to more than 7,500 Wyndham Rewards hotels around the world, the all-new series “Have Points, Will Travel,” is a first-of-its-kind program that follows a young married couple as they travel their way down the west coast of the U.S. with only the clothes on their backs and one million Wyndham Rewards points to get them there. It’s mockumentary sitcom meets reality TV, and it puts a new spin on showing guests just how simple and rewarding a great hotel loyalty program—not to mention in-room entertainment—can be.

“It’s no secret that in-room hotel TV programming is boring. Most people tune it out or click it off,” said Noah Brodsky, senior vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Talk about a missed opportunity. At Wyndham, we have hundreds of thousands of guests staying at our hotels each and every night. That’s hundreds of thousands of opportunities to connect on a daily basis in a way that’s not only fun and fresh, but that keeps us top of mind when they travel.” 

Centered around newlyweds Dean and Traci, played by Stephen Visocan and Rachel Adams, the inaugural episode drops the intrepid husband and wife duo in an unknown location with only one million Wyndham Rewards points and nothing else—not even a little cash. With only each other, their wits and their points, the couple must make their way from destination to destination, all with the promise that by the end, whatever points they haven’t used, they get to keep. Along the way they meet colorful characters, tackle humorous challenges and, of course, discover just how simple and easy it is to use Wyndham Rewards.

Added Brodsky, “Great brands don’t just put out ads, they speak to their customers in ways that are memorable and that resonate. Great brands are creative, take chances and add value. That’s what we’re doing with Wyndham Rewards and “Have Points, Will Travel”. We have an opportunity through Dean and Traci to not only educate and entertain our guests, but inspire them to travel and create adventures of their own.”

Episode 1 of “Have Points, Will Travel” was directed by the accomplished documentary, commercial and comedic filmmaker Josh Miller. The episode was produced by CY&N, the production arm of People Ideas & Culture (PI&C), a leading creative agency based in New York City. In addition to Wyndham Rewards hotels, the episode may be viewed on the Wyndham Rewards’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wyndhamrewards.

Entirely re-imagined in 2015, the new Wyndham Rewards makes earning and redeeming generous rewards for travel both simple and attainable. The program eliminates confusing reward categories and instead offers a flat, free night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Members earn a minimum of 1,000 points for every qualified stay and for just 15,000 points, can redeem a free night at any of more than 7,500 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe with no blackout dates. For more information on Wyndham Rewards or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,800 properties and 678,000 rooms in 72 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 44 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Rob Myers

Wyndham Hotel Group

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Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization with New Appointments

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (April 20, 2015) – To help further its sales strategy in the Americas, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company and part of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of two proven hospitality sales leaders to its global sales organization: Carol Bullock, vice president, global sales, North America and Latin America, and Dawn Parisi, vice president, field sales.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization with New AppointmentsBullock will lead global sales for all of the company’s brands and all major market segments throughout North and Latin America while also overseeing diverse teams covering both regions. In this role, she will focus on developing and executing global sales strategies that emphasize enhanced property performance, meaningful and long-lasting client relationships and the identification of new revenue-generating opportunities.
 
Parisi will be responsible for directing sales efforts among the Hotel Group’s managed properties in North America, focusing on growing existing client accounts, generating new business to maximize revenue and improving property-level performance. She will also spearhead the growth and development of sales teams for the company’s managed hotels.
 
“Our global sales organization is focused on driving customers to our diverse portfolio of hotels around the world through the leadership of talented people like Carol and Dawn, who each has unique, rich experience in hospitality sales,” said Ross Hosking, executive vice president, global sales. “They are welcome additions to our growing sales team and we are confident that their talent and expertise will be strong advantages as we continue to optimize our sales strategies to help deliver more value to our customers and revenue to our properties.”

Bullock joins the company from Dolce Hotels and Resorts, where she was responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies for the brand in North America. Previously, she was global vice president of sales for Sonesta Hotels. She has also held leadership roles in sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels and Resorts and on-property sales roles at Carlton Hotel in New York, N.Y.; Club Quarters Boston in Boston, Mass.; and Omni Hotels & Resorts in New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., and Chicago, Ill.

Parisi joins Wyndham Hotel Group from Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she held various sales leadership positions throughout her 10-year tenure. Most recently, she was area director, sales and marketing, responsible for leading multiple teams of more than 30 sales, catering and marketing professionals. Previously, Parisi held numerous on-property sales and marketing positions with both Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Bristol Hotels and Resorts, where she began her career.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,650 properties and 661,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group to Add Eight New Ramada Hotels in China

SHANGHAI, China (August 4, 2015) – As part of the continued global expansion of its Ramada® brand in China, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 156-room Ramada Nanjing along with the signing of seven additional Ramada properties across the provinces of Jiangsu, Hubei, Shandong and Sichuan.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group to Add Eight New Ramada Hotels in ChinaOpening through the end of 2017, the combined eight properties—several of which fall under the brand’s growing Ramada Encore tier—will increase the size of the Ramada portfolio in China by more than 10 percent. Currently the brand has over 60 hotels in China and more than 840 hotels across 50 countries worldwide, with a global development pipeline of 183 hotels.
 
“Ramada is a well-known, global brand that is highly regarded in the minds of travelers and it’s because of these traits that the brand continues to see strong interest from the hotel development community,” said Leo Liu, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group, Greater China. “With these newest properties, we’re strengthening the brand’s footprint in China and expanding its reach into what we believe to be key second-tier and third-tier cities.”
 
Developed by China Eastern Airline Jiangsu Co. Ltd., one of largest airline operators in China, the Ramada Nanjing in Jiangsu is the newest upscale business hotel to open near Nanjing Lokou International Airport. The 156-room hotel offers a free breakfast buffet, 24 hour shuttle service, on-site business center, fitness center and a variety of multi-function meeting space. Two on-site restaurants, a coffee-shop and room service are also available.
 
Added Liu, “Nanjing is well-known for being a national center of education as well as tourism and the addition of this newest hotel helps to further diversify our already strong presence in city, where we’ll now have representation by three of Wyndham Hotel Group’s most prominent brands: Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8.”
 
Complementing the opening of the Ramada Nanjing, a second hotel, the 245-room Ramada  Plaza Chibi in Hubei, is also expected to open later this year. The property will be conveniently located near the city’s new government offices and adjacent railway station. Among its amenities, the hotel will offer a swimming pool and fitness center, on-site business center, ball room and meeting facilities. Three on-site restaurants will also be available.
 
The six remaining properties are scheduled to open by 2017. They include the 150-room Ramada Encore Emeishan, the 200-room Ramada Encore Shanghai Hongqiao, the 200-room Ramada Dongying, the 243-room Ramada Guangzhou Conghua, the 300-room Ramada Suzhou and the 200-room Ramada Jining.
 
All Ramada hotels in China participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Super 8 Offers Race Fans Chance at Ultimate Road Trip

PARSIPPANY, N.J.  (April 17, 2014) – Celebrating its continuing role as the official hotel partner of Richard Petty Motorsports and the № 43 Sprint Cup Series Race Team, the Super 8® hotel brand has kicked off its “Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes,” giving race fans across the country the chance to win one of hundreds of weekly and monthly prizes, including a custom-designed, all-expenses paid road trip to anywhere in the U.S.

Hosted at www.super8motorsports.com, the official home of Super 8 racing, the sweepstakes and instant win game are available through November 16, 2014 and available exclusively to members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join loyalty program of Super 8 hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group.

“Super 8 has more than 1,700 locations throughout the U.S. ready to serve race fans and road trippers alike,” said John Valletta, Super 8 brand president. “Whether it’s a comfortable room, free WiFi or our newly enhanced SuperStart breakfast with Simply Super Cinnamon Rolls, travelers know they can always count on Super 8 for great rates and great night’s stay.”

To play and enter the Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes, members must register and log in using their Wyndham Rewards membership ID and password on the sweepstakes and instant win game landing page, available at www.super8motorsports.com/rta.  

Once registered, members will be able to play the instant win game, in which they will take a virtual road trip with Richard Petty, answering fun road trip trivia questions along the way. After answering four questions—which are purely for fun and have no bearing on the awarding of prizes—members will receive one entry into the sweepstakes and learn if they have been selected to receive one of that week’s instant win prizes.

The Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes may be played once daily and fans have the option of entering the sweepstakes without playing the full game. Those not already a member of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program may enroll at no cost directly on the instant win game and sweepstakes page or at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Official sweepstakes rules are available at www.super8motorsports.com/rta.

Weekly and Monthly Prizes

Each week, 25 instant win prizes will be awarded, ranging from $25 gas gift cards to Richard Petty Motorsports collectibles. Sweepstakes prizes will be given away monthly, with one first prize being awarded each month. Each first prize consists of:

  • A $250 gas gift card;
  • 48,000 Wyndham Rewards points (good for free hotel nights, gift cards and more);
  • Super 8 Motorsports Travel Kit;
  • Copy of the book Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen.

Bonus Prizes

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Super 8 hotel brand, one monthly bonus prize winner will be selected from among all the eligible instant prize winners that month to receive a bonus prize of 40,000 Wyndham Rewards points.

Grand Prize

At the end of the sweepstakes, one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Super 8 Motorsports Road Trip Experience prize package, consisting of:

  • 100,000 Wyndham Rewards points;
  • $500 in gas gift cards;
  • $500 in dining gift cards;
  • A personal road trip planned with Road Trip USA author Jamie Jensen;    
  • Rangeley Duffle and Rangeley Rucksack travel bags from L.L. Bean;
  • $100 in music downloads.

The Follow the Sign 2 Adventure Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes is available exclusively at www.super8motorsports.com, the official home of Super 8 racing where the hotel brand touts its sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports’ #43 car and driver Aric Almirola. In addition to the challenge, fans can keep up with the latest racing reports, view the latest photos, learn about the Petty team, register for special Super 8 discounts and book a Super 8 hotel for an upcoming race.

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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 lodging provider. Most hotels offer an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, a free SuperStart® continental breakfast and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program 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.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Pushes Further into South Korea with New Geoje Hotel

GEOJE, SOUTH KOREA (November 5, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its continued rapid expansion in South Korea with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 186-room Ramada®  hotel on the popular tourist island of Geoje. Ramada Suites Geoje, owned by KCM Co., LTD, is due to open by mid-2018.
 
The announcement adds to 12 franchise agreements signed so far in 2015 for Wyndham Hotel Group properties in South Korea, where the company is set to expand its presence by more than 200 percent over the next three years and introduce its Howard Johnson® brand to the country for the first time. These deals build upon the 13 properties and more than 2,800 rooms already open and operating in South Korea under the Ramada and Days Inn® brands. Seventeen Ramada hotels are expected to open in the country by 2018.
 
“We’re making an aggressive push to expand our portfolio in South Korea, a rapidly growing market with massive potential for hotel development in destinations across the country,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “We share a commitment to delivering quality customer experiences with KCM Co., and this shared vision allows us to create a trusted home base for travellers. This new addition in Geoje will offer that environment while giving guests immediate access to the city’s attractions and the comfortable facilities for which the Ramada brand is known worldwide.”
 
With its natural coastal beauty, Geoje is home to numerous hiking trails and swimming beaches as well as several historical attractions. Located on a hillside providing sweeping water views, Ramada Suites Geoje is within easy reach of the island’s most renowned sights and easily accessible from the cities of Busan and Tongyeong.  It will feature an all-day dining facility, lobby lounge, conference room, indoor pool and fitness centre.
 
“We look forward to building on the knowledge and experience of Wyndham Hotel Group to create a fantastic hotel in Geoje that will impress all travellers,” said Jeong Haeng Cheol, managing director of KCM Co., LTD.
 
This latest expansion in South Korea follows Wyndham Hotel Group’s recent growth throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, including new properties in Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Australia.
 
Globally, the Hotel Group’s portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties in 71 countries, including 67 hotels currently open and operating throughout Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim.
 

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For more information, please contact:
Hayley Sultanie
PR and Communications
T: +61 (0) 7 5512 8491
hayley.sultanie@wyn.com
www.wyndhamAP.com
 
ABOUT RAMADA
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®

Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Rewards Gives Members Shot at $1,000,000 this Summer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 14, 2014) – Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one stay, is helping members win big this summer with a chance to receive up to 10 times the points for qualified stays plus a newly launched sweepstakes in which two lucky members could each win up to $1,000,000. 
 
Now through September 15, 2014, members who visit
www.wyndhamrewards.com and register for the program’s “Unpack Your Bonus Promotion” will receive the opportunity to virtually “unpack” a suitcase and reveal a bonus that will multiply points earned on future stays by up to 10 times. Bonuses range from two times to 10 times and are good for up to four qualified stays. Stays must be completed during the promotional period.
 
Members can also enter for a chance to win a prize of anywhere from $10,000 to $1,000,000 this summer via the program’s “One Million Dollar Sweepstakes.” To enter, members need only visit
www.wyndhamrewards.com/win or call 1-866-996-7937. Non-members may enter by enrolling in Wyndham Rewards through one of the above methods, or in person at any participating hotel. There is no cost to enroll in the program or to enter the sweepstakes.
 
“Summer is that time of year when we all want to get out and travel,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Whether it’s a week at the beach, a road trip down the coast or just a quick overnight getaway, no one offers their members more hotels or a faster way to rewards. Plus, with bonus points and a million dollars on the line, this could be the year that the family vacation  lets members bring home a whole lot more than postcards and souvenirs!”
 
Upon conclusion of the Wyndham Rewards Million Dollar sweepstakes, which ends September 15, 2014, two grand prize winners, one from the U.S. and one from Canada, will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants to participate in a yet-to-be revealed special event where they each will have the chance to hand pick a prize from a group of 50 random packages. One will contain the $1,000,000 prize and the remaining packages will contain a prize of $10,000. Whichever package each winner picks, that’s the prize that he or she will receive.  If the $1,000,000 prize is won, it will be paid as a ten year annuity in USD or CAD, depending on the winner’s residence.
 
Both the Unpack Your Bonus Promotion and the Wyndham Rewards Million Dollar Sweepstakes are open to all eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada. For full terms and conditions of the Unpack Your Bonus Promotion and the official rules of the One Million Dollar Sweepstakes, visit
www.wyndhamrewards.com 

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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 and 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 its over 8.8 million active 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 50 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.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group
, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
To learn more about our family of hotel brands, visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
 

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CONTACT:
Rob Myers
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ  07054
+1 (973) 753-6590

rob.myers@wyn.com
 
Martha Pulido
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Wyndham Hotel Group Multiplies Wingate and Hawthorn Footprint in Canada

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 16, 2016)  Committed to expanding the Canadian presence of two of its top-performing midscale brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced multi-unit agreements with PHI Hotel Group to develop 25 Wingate by Wyndham hotels over the next 25 years and 15 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotels over the next 15 years.

The agreements multiply Wingate’s footprint in Canada by five times its current size and establish Hawthorn’s presence in the country. PHI Hotel Group has already executed on three Wingate hotels for development in 2016, and has another eight hotels in its existing portfolio currently under construction.

Half of Canada’s population identifies as middle class, a demographic that desires to travel but has a limited budget. According to Phocuswright, Canadians are traveling domestically more frequently, making midscale hotel brands such as Wingate and Hawthorn an ideal travel solution. The hotels, most of which are new construction, will open as soon as 2017 and reside in top Canadian travel markets such as Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, and Halifax.

“These agreements demonstrate our steadfast commitment to continued growth in Canada,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer. “We’re targeting Canada’s leading cities - where travelers really want to be - with two incredible brands that guests embrace for their convenience, quality, and experience.”

“Wingate and Hawthorn stand out for us and for our guests, offering thoughtful, consistent experiences under a trusted name,” said Sukhi Rai, president of PHI Hotel Group. “This collaboration is a natural fit, bringing Wyndham Hotel Group’s powerful scale and industry-leading technology efforts to life through two brands that travelers adore. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship together.”

Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotels in Canada represent approximately 6% of its global portfolio – and that number is growing quickly. Wyndham Hotel Group boasts a robust pipeline of 46 hotels with more than 4,000 rooms in Canada, gearing up to surpass 550 hotels in the country. Currently, 11 of the company’s 16 hotel brands have a presence in Canada, including Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Super 8®, Travelodge®, Wingate by Wyndham® and Wyndham Garden®.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is an extended-stay brand offering guests a home away from home designed to help them maintain their routine whether their stay is for a week, a month or a year. Wingate by Wyndham offers guests everything they need to stay connected, on-schedule, productive and ready for whatever comes next.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Reflags Landmark Miami Beach Hotel

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 24, 2014) – Following an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation of the former Shelborne South Beach, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the landmark 200-room Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla.

Shelborne Wyndham GrandThe historic oceanfront hotel is located on Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco district, steps from world-class dining, nightlife, shopping and beaches. Its opening furthers the Hotel Group’s strategy to expand its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand in key destinations around the United States.

The Art Deco property, designed by architect Igor Polevitsky and later updated by Morris Lapidus, first opened in 1940 and was known for decades as one of the most sophisticated and popular resort destinations in South Beach. Owners Flag Luxury and the Galbut family recently completed an extensive renovation to restore and celebrate the property’s heritage while also incorporating modern conveniences and amenities for today’s South Beach traveler, from complimentary wireless internet access to nightlife VIP concierge service and vintage car rental access.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand features four on-site restaurants and bars, including Morimoto South Beach, internationally acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship eatery in Miami; revamped guestrooms and meeting spaces designed by Richard Mishaan; restored public areas conceived by designer Meg Sharpe; exclusive pool and beach access; a Blue Harmony® spa; and extensive event space. It joins Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.

Miami becomes the latest major market to welcome the upscale Wyndham® brand. Since 2013, the brand has flagged several key properties in top travel destinations, including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas and Charleston, S.C., as well as Anaheim, San Diego and Santa Monica in California. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Wyndham name to South Beach and it’s particularly special to do so with such a legendary property,” said Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Wyndham Hotel Group, which has managed the hotel’s operations since February 2013. “This reimagined, high-end destination will offer services, amenities and experiences that reflect Miami’s unique culture and lifestyle, while also representing the excellence and distinctive offerings for which Wyndham Grand properties around the world are known.”

The hotel’s 200 guest rooms feature décor inspired by vintage cars from the 1950s, city or ocean views and 46-inch Interactive Smart Samsung® televisions with mobile device connectivity via the Shelborne Wyndham Grand app, which provides guests with access to hotel amenities.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand is home to the much-anticipated Morimoto® South Beach from celebrity Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Chef Morimoto and his team will also oversee all on-site catering and 24-hour room service at the hotel. Additional dining and bar experiences include The Drawing Room, The Bistro and casual, beachfront dining alongside fire pits and Ping-Pong tables at Oasis Grill.

Direct beach access, located just steps from the hotel, is available through the private beach club. An oceanfront pool and lounge area offers drink cart service, daily activities and exclusive, air-conditioned cabanas with entertainment centers, full bathrooms and private mixologists.

Guests can unwind at the on-site Blue Harmony® Spa, which features body treatments and skincare services using Natura Bisse® and Dr. Hevia products, a couples’ spa suite and a nail salon. The 24-hour fitness center contains state-of-the-art equipment and offers private trainers upon request.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand’s reinvention also includes 15,000 square feet of expanded event areas that include meeting rooms, an executive boardroom, breakout rooms, a grand ballroom and extensive, flexible outdoor space.

Wyndham Grand properties are situated in some of the world’s most popular travel spots, including Orlando, Fla.; Kauai, HI; Charleston, SC; Chicago, Ill.; Doha, Qatar; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; and Shanghai, China, among others.

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards® - the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - can earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.

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Wyndham Hotel Group and Zeus International Expand Strategic Collaboration

27 March 2017, Athens, Greece – Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,000 hotels, and Zeus International, a Greek hotel management and consulting company with international presence, today announced plans to build upon their existing partnership with a new strategic development agreement. Through this new agreement, the two companies will collaborate in developing 20 hotels (conversions or new construction) over the next 10 years in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania. Wyndham Hotel Group and Zeus International initially partnered on development of Wyndham Grand Athens, which opened in December 2016, and is the first hotel under any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 18 iconic brands to open in Greece.
Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO, of Wyndham Hotel Group, stated: “Our new development partnership with Zeus International builds on the success we’ve had with the introduction of Wyndham Grand Athens ensuring more of our brands become ubiquitous across Greece. In addition, the hotel management expertise Zeus has in key markets across Eastern Europe will help us grow the presence of our brands in Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus.”

The next hotels to open as a result of this new development agreement will be Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon Resort, featuring 108 suites, including some with private pool or Jacuzzi, as well as Ramada Loutraki Poseidon Resort, with a total of 207 bungalows and suites, both due to open during 2017. This will be followed by Wyndham Garden Attica Riviera, with 130 rooms, and Ramada Plaza Attica Riviera, with 352 rooms, both due to open in 2018.

Haris Siganos, Founder of Zeus International, noted: “We are glad to expand our collaboration with Wyndham Hotel Group, and will continue offering the same quality hospitality services guests experience at Wyndham Grand Athens across all of our future hotels. This strategic development agreement is important not only for building the investment profile of our company, but also for Greek national tourism, as it will serve as a benchmark for development prospects within the country by boosting the domestic economy and labour market.”

Wyndham Grand Athens and all other Wyndham Hotel Group branded hotels operated by Zeus International will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 77 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratisation of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveller, changing the game so every traveller – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,000 hotels and approximately 697,600 rooms in 77 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, ranked number one hotel rewards programme for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 49 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Enters Strategic Technology Partnership with Sabre

Parsippany, N.J. and SOUTHLAKE, Texas (Dec. 9, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group and Sabre Corporation announced today a global strategic technology partnership which will provide cloud-based cutting-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) reservations, revenue management and enhanced security solutions to Wyndham Hotel Group properties, making the Hotel Group the first large global company to leverage Sabre’s SynXis Enterprise Platform.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group, a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 properties franchised under well-known and award-winning brands including Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Days Inn®, Super 8® and Ramada®.
 
As part of this agreement, Wyndham Hotel Group expects to migrate over 4,500 of its North American properties to Sabre’s SynXis Property Manager beginning mid-2015.

 
The open architecture of the SynXis Enterprise Platform will allow Wyndham Hotel Group to integrate critical hotel functions into one intelligent, reliable system. This turnkey system will offer hotel owners an integrated and automated revenue management system that will optimize rates, occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) to grow market share for Wyndham Hotel Group licensees while enhancing hotel-level security with cutting-edge credit card capabilities designed to support tokenization and chip and pin technology.
 
“After a six-month search to identify best-in-class, innovative providers, we are extremely pleased to partner with a leader like Sabre,” said Wyndham Hotel Group President and CEO Geoff Ballotti. “Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy is to leverage partners who deliver state-of-the-art solutions across the global travel and service industry landscape for our owners and franchisees.”
 
Currently, more than 20,000 independent and chain hotels deploy Sabre hospitality technology and solutions to operate and market their properties around the world. Delivered primarily through a SaaS model, the SynXis Enterprise Platform integrates distribution, reservations, property management, retailing and guest experience solutions to help hotels increase revenues, grow market share and create memorable guest experiences. 

 
“Whether with a small independent property or a global leader like Wyndham Hotel Group Sabre delivers innovative hospitality technology solutions combined with deep strategic engagement to help our customers enhance property performance and guest experiences,” said Tom Klein, president and CEO of Sabre.  “Sabre delivers the only SaaS-based platform solution for hoteliers that integrates across all operational, commercial and guest experience systems and this best-in-class technology will help Wyndham Hotel Group enable a new level of guest experience, revenue generation and operational excellence.”
 
 
About Sabre Corporation

Sabre® Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, processing over $100 billion of estimated travel spend in 2013 by connecting travel suppliers to their most valued customers, the business traveler.  Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre operates offices in approximately 60 countries around the world.   
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally. All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers more than 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit
 www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

 
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A Brew’d Awakening: Wyndham Grand® Introduces Brew Parlor

 

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (January 14, 2016) – Wyndham Grand® is bringing a new buzz to the traditional coffeehouse experience with the launch of Brew Parlor: a fresh take on afternoon happy hour where people can meet, recharge, or simply take a breather over cold-brewed coffee-based drinks and cocktails developed in partnership with the brand’s “Chef de Caffeine,” award-winning culinary personality, Chef Stephanie Izard, and mixology maven, Ivy Mix.

Coffee lovers will experience cold-brewed pick-me-ups and hand-crafted caffeinated cocktails beginning January 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday at Wyndham Grand’s Brew Parlor pilot hotels in Chicago, U.S.; Doha, Qatar; Shenzhen, China; and Istanbul, Turkey.
 
Wyndham Grand’s Brew Parlor is centered on cold-brewed coffee, an artisanal yet approachable trending drink consisting of coffee brewed with cold or room-temperature water, producing a condensed, smooth, and full flavor. Cold-brewed coffee is making its presence known in coffee shops around the world, reaching $7.9 million in sales in the U.S. - a 115 percent increase over the past year according to Mintel - and popping up throughout Europe. A study by Euromonitor International shows bottled cold brew is growing in sales worldwide, faster than any other bottled non-alcoholic beverage.
 
“We believe travel should be approachable by design, where every day experiences - like the quick cup of coffee our Wyndham Grand hotels serve hundreds of thousands of times a day - are transformed into moments to savor,” said Mark Anderson, vice president of food and beverage for Wyndham Grand. “Brew Parlor invigorates those afternoon pick-me-ups with innovative cold brew creations developed with Chef Izard and Ivy Mix – people who, like us, are passionate about what they do, blend the traditional with the new, and aren’t afraid to create waves.”
 
Not only is coffee a universal daily beverage, but it has become an increasingly popular ingredient in cocktails, sweets, and savory dishes. Izard has created several proprietary cold-brewed coffee beverages available only at Wyndham Grand’s Brew Parlor like Five Spice Shaken Iced Coffee with Thai chili, cinnamon, clove, star anise and sweetened condensed milk; Cafe Olé with dark chocolate, brown sugar and ancho and guajillo chilies; and Biscotti Coffee with almond whipped cream and simple syrup made of star anise, fennel seed, and orange zest.
 
“There’s nothing better than a perfect cup of coffee,” said Wyndham Grand’s Chef de Caffeine Stephanie Izard. “As a chef, I’ve always put a lot of care into the coffee I serve, and I’ve worked with Wyndham Grand to find a coffee that is not only tasty on its own, but also serves as a base for creative flavors.”
 
Mixologist Ivy Mix shakes up Brew Parlor with exclusive cocktails such as The Impetus Spritzer with St. Germain, Canada Dry tonic, and Cynar; Spurred Ground with cold-brewed coffee infused with oloroso sherry, Italian vermouth, premium rum, and amaro; and Initial Ascent with bourbon, crème de cacao, lemon, framboise, and fresh raspberries.
 
“At Wyndham Grand, we are elevating coffee-based cocktails beyond the traditional White Russian. With all of the advancements in craft cocktails, we are able to create a unique menu using coffee and infused cold brew as ingredients,” said Mix. “Together with Wyndham Grand and Chef Stephanie Izard we are creating some delectable new drinks for people around the world.”
 
Wyndham Grand plans to roll out Brew Parlor to its global portfolio of hotels throughout 2016. For more information, visit
 www.wyndhamgrand.com.
 

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About Wyndham Grand®:
Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of 33 locations in eight countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamgrand.com.  
 
Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliate. Certain Wyndham hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC.

 
About Chef Stephanie Izard: 
Stephanie Izard, a James Beard “Best Chef” and Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of two Chicago, Illinois, restaurants, Girl & the Goat and Little Goat, and the upcoming Duck Duck Goat. Stephanie is a graduate of University of Michigan and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, and has worked in some of the most respected kitchens in Chicago including La Tache, Spring, and Vong. She previously owned the highly acclaimed restaurant Scylla, which she sold just prior to appearing on and winning Season Four of Bravo's Top Chef television series in the U.S. Izard also has a line called "The Flavor, By Stephanie Izard," consisting of sauces and rubs available for purchase for the home cook. More information on Stephanie can be found at www.stephanieizard.com
 or follow her on Twitter @StephAndTheGoat.
                                                              
About Ivy Mix:
Ivy Mix is Co-Owner and Head Bartender of Leyenda, a pan-Latin cocktail bar in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., paying tribute to her time spent in Guatemala and extensive travels throughout Latin American. Since moving to New York City in 2009, she’s worked at bars such as Fort Defiance and the world-renown Clover Club, and has helped open establishments such as Lani Kai in Manhattan. She is also the co-founder of Speed Rack - a national cocktail competition based in the U.S. that creates a platform for female bartenders while simultaneously raising money for breast cancer related charities. Ivy has been included in Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 (2013), Zagat’s 30 Under 30 for New York City (2012), and has been awarded Imbibe Magazine’s Drink Ambassador of the Year (2013). Follow Ivy on Twitter
 @ivymix and Instagram @ivymix.
 

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Wyndham Rewards Takes Home Honors as “Up and Coming / Program of the Year” in 2015 Freddie Awards

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – May 1, 2015 –Wyndham Hotel Group is proud to announce that the new Wyndham Rewards®, a re-imagined hotel loyalty program that’s simple to understand, easy-to-use, and that lets members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry, has received “Up and Coming Program of the Year” honors in the 2015 Freddie Awards in Europe and Africa.

The "Up and Coming Program of the Year" winner is selected based on actual Program of the Year voting. The winner is the program with the best average score among those ranked by two to ten percent of the voters in that category. This year, there is an Up and Coming award in both airline and hotel categories within each of the three voting regions around the globe – Americas, Asia/Middle East, Europe/Africa.

“We are honored to win an inaugural ‘Up and Coming Program of the Year’ Freddie Award,” said Noah Brodsky, vice president of worldwide loyalty and engagement for Wyndham Hotel Group. “The new Wyndham Rewards lets members earn more and redeem faster than any other program in the industry, so to receive an award like this that comes directly from member voting makes us believe that we’re on to something really big.”

Launching globally on May 11, Wyndham Rewards is revolutionizing the loyalty landscape by introducing the most generous program in the industry that is simple to understand and easy for members to actually use.

The program features the simple “Go FreeSM” award, which allows members to earn a free night at one of more than 7,500 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe for a flat redemption rate of 15,000 points, with no blackout dates. In addition, for every qualified stay, members earn 10 points for every dollar spent or a minimum of 1,000 points per stay, whichever is more. For those who want to utilize their points faster, they can take advantage of “Go FastSM,” which

enables members to redeem an award night for just 3,000 points plus some cash at participating Wyndham Rewards hotels.

The annual Freddie Awards recognize the world's top airline and hotel loyalty programs and are determined by votes from more than 3.2 million frequent fliers and hotel loyalty program members, recognizing five "best of" categories for both airlines and hotels in each of three global regions.

For more information on the Wyndham Rewards program, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com. For more information on the 2015 Freddie Awards, visit www.freddieawards.com.

 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Experiences Record Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Parsippany, NJ (August 5, 2015) -- Wyndham Hotel Group today announced that its Latin America and Caribbean portfolio registered record room growth in the second quarter of 2015. The world’s largest hotel group added 11 new properties and 1,281 rooms in the region from April to June, which represents an increase of 15% versus same quarter last year.
 
During the second quarter of 2015, Wyndham Hotel Group opened new hotels across its key markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru, increasing the company’s system size in the region by the end of the second quarter to more than 17,000 rooms across 146 properties.
 
“We are thrilled with the record growth our brands have experienced in Latin America and the Caribbean in these last few months,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “This unprecedented expansion is a clear testament to the value that business and leisure travelers see in our brands. Additionally, our development throughout the region reflects the strong confidence and ongoing commitment that our local partners have in working with us to bring the quality lodging experience expected of Wyndham hotel brands to their markets and for that, we are grateful. “
 
Among the hotels that opened in the second quarter of 2015 was the first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in Mexico, which opened in Mexico City in April; the newly-constructed Ramada® Hotel & Suites Campos dos Goytacazes and Super 8® Caxias do Sul properties in Brazil; Wyndham® Costa del Sol Lima in Peru; and Wyndham Garden® Barranquilla in Colombia, which opened in June.
 
The company’s pipeline in the region at the end of the second quarter included 114 hotels representing more than 10,800 rooms. Some of the key new properties expected to open during the rest of the year include Wyndham Quito Grand Condor in Ecuador, TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde in Puerto Rico, Howard Johnson® Neuquen in Argentina and Ramada Encore in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
 
The newly opened hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.  
 
With the opening of these hotels in the second quarter, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has a total of 146 hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, which represent more than 17,137 rooms under its Super 8, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada, Ramada Encore®, Days Inn®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham and Howard Johnson brands.
  
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Rewards Signs on as Official Hotel Partner of X-Men: Days of Future Past

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 1, 2014) – Movie fans rejoice. Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer members Guaranteed Rewards after just one qualified stay, is celebrating its role as the official global hotel partner of X-Men: Days of Future Past with an X-Treme promotion for members: dinner and movie for two starting with their second qualified stay.

Provided in the form of 8,000 bonus points—enough for a $25 Restaurant.com® e-certificate and two Hollywood Movie Money® certificates—the multi-month stay-based promotion is one of several key promotional initiatives to be launched by the program in coordination with the film, which arrives in theaters May 23, 2014.

“By all accounts, X-Men: Days of Future Past is poised to be yet another summer blockbuster from the team at 20th Century Fox,” said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. “What better way to celebrate its pending arrival with our members than by giving them the chance to actually go and see the film and have dinner included.”

In addition to the stay-based promotion, Wyndham Rewards is offering collectable, character-based X-Men hotel key cards at participating properties around the country as well as an interactive quiz on www.facebook.com/wyndhamrewards where members can discover which character’s travel habits most closely align with their own. Two lucky members will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the official red carpet premiere of the film, as a part of the program’s recent “X-Treme X-Men: Days of Future Past Sweepstakes.”

"We couldn't be more excited to partner with Wyndham Rewards for our biggest movie of 2014," said Zachary Eller, senior vice president, marketing partnerships at 20th Century Fox. "Wyndham's massive scale, touch points and unparalleled rewards program allow us to communicate to consumers through channels we would otherwise not be able to reach."

The Wyndham Rewards 2014 X-Men promotion is available now through July 7, 2014 and is open to U.S. and Canadian members. To be eligible for the 8,000 point bonus, which may be earned on the second, third and fourth qualified stays, members must first register.  The Restaurant.com e-certificate is not available in Canada. Canadian members may redeem Hollywood Movie Money and two $5 gift cards instead. For full terms and conditions, to join the program or to register for the promotion, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

 

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About X-Men Days of Future Past

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, and Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Also starring are Evan Peters and Omar Sy.

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 and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.

With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers its over 8.8 million active members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their 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 50 points. Members may also choose to earn with nearly 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.

In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the opportunity to earn 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.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands. To learn more about our family of hotel brands visitwww.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about our loyalty program, please visitwww.wyndhamrewards.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visitwww.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” clickhere.

 

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TRYP by Wyndham Debuts in Puerto Rico, Strengthens Caribbean Presence

SAN JUAN,  Puerto Rico (November 18, 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group today introduced TRYP by Wyndham® to Puerto Rico with the opening of the lifestyle brand’s first hotel in the island, the 109-room TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde.
 
Located outside the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan,  TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde is less than 10 minutes from San Juan Airport (SJU) and across the street from Isla Verde Beach, putting guests close enough to dig their feet in the sand, visit historic sites in Old San Juan and enjoy the area’s shopping, food and entertainment.

“Puerto Rico is a key tourism destination in the Caribbean known around the world for its beautiful beaches and vivacious culture,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “TRYP by Wyndham is the perfect fit for the island: the brand’s “Own the City” culture embraces the traditional character of San Juan, while its contemporary design and amenities meet the needs of today’s traveler.”

Owned by Empresas Santana, TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde features an outdoor pool, a business center, a well-equipped fitness center, and guest laundry facilities. It also offers five meeting rooms totaling 2,000 square-feet of space for up to 175 guests.

Modern fusion cuisine developed by Executive Chef Christian Quiñones is served at the hotel’s Lobby Gastrobar, open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays. The on-site restaurant offers Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner daily.

TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde’s unmatched designed is highlighted across its 109 spacious guestrooms, including 40 king rooms, 56 double rooms, 5 family suites, 1 fitness king room, 1 king media room and 6 accessible rooms. Each of these room feature modern chic decor, free high-speed WiFi Internet access, flat screen HDTV, work station, coffee maker, microwave, and bath niceties.

“With a mutual commitment to providing the best travel experiences, Wyndham Hotel Group was the perfect partner for this hotel,” said Dr. Jose A. Santana, president of Empresas Santana. “Isla Verde is full of exciting attractions for guests including golfing, shopping at The Mall of San Juan, or visiting popular sites such as Castillo San Cristóbal.”

The globally recognized TRYP by Wyndham brand offers a unique way to experience the destination with its city-centric culture and contemporary lodging options in some of the world’s largest urban centers including Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and New York City, among others.
 
In the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group has a total of 10 hotels and 2,149 rooms under its TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, and Howard Johnson® brands.
 

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About TRYP by Wyndham 
Part of Wyndham Hotel GroupTRYP by Wyndham® represents over 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. Properties feature an “Own the City” brand culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting

www.tryphotels.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc. (THW), or its affiliate, or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. THW is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 17, 2014) – Once again, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®—part of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN)—has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction in the economy/budget segment by J.D. Power in the 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

Within its segment, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham ranked highest in six out seven factors measured by the study, including: reservations, check-in/check-out, guest rooms, hotel services, hotel facilities and cost and fees. This marks the 12th time in the last 13 years that Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham has been ranked highest in its segment by the study. It was previously ranked highest in its segment for 10 consecutive years between 2002 and 2011, and then again in 2013.

“Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is a leader in the economy space thanks in large part to a focus on innovation, design and quality,” said Patrick Breen, brand senior vice president for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. “As a brand that regularly competes with hotels in not only in its own segment but with those in the segments above it, it’s a great honor to once again receive this distinction. My sincere gratitude goes out to our hotel owners and their staffs.  It’s their commitment to providing exceptional experiences that has allowed us to build such an enviable reputation over all these years and it’s their continued dedication that will allow us to keep raising the bar.”

With more than 310 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and the Philippines, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is one of the few economy hotel chains that requires every hotel that joins its portfolio to be newly constructed, resulting in exceptional levels of both consistency and quality.

This summer, as part of its “Microcation” contest, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is giving travelers the chance to win their dream getaway in the form of two million Wyndham Rewards® points. For official contest rules or to enter, visit www.facebook.com/microtel. Travelers can also save 20 percent off the best available rate when they book their own Microcation: three consecutive nights at any participating Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel. For full terms and conditions or to make a reservation, visit www.microtelinn.com.

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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 and 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 its over 8.8 million active 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 50 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.

About Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brand is an award-winning chain of more than 300 economy hotels located throughout North America and the Philippines. Designed to provide guests with a better hotel stay, each hotel is newly constructed and offers an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Other amenities available at most hotels include meeting and fitness centers, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the program for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Each Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.microtelinn.com

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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

Parsippany, N.J. (May 12, 2016) – The program that revolutionized hotel rewards in 2015 by simplifying free nights with a flat 15,000 point redemption rate is once again turning the loyalty landscape on its head. Now “elite” programs and special member experiences are no longer just for the rich and well-traveled. Member Levels, the newest enhancement to the award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program and its nearly 8,000 hotels, brings generous and truly unique perks to all.
 
Through four distinct levels—Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond—Wyndham Rewards members can now take advantage of a host of new benefits that increase by level, from free Wi-Fi and rollover nights to annual point bonuses and more. And, when members redeem their points for a stay in one of the program’s top 25 destinations, they now automatically receive an additional enhancement to their award night for no additional points, helping them take advantage of exciting local experiences near their destination, from indoor skydiving in Orlando to an authentic cooking class in Shanghai.
 
Wyndham Rewards Member Levels“Devaluation is too common a trend in today’s loyalty game—it reflects everything that’s wrong with industry rewards programs and continues to be the driving force behind why Wyndham Rewards is once again breaking the mold,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “While other loyalty programs find new ways to restrict their most loyal guests when they redeem, we’re doing the exact opposite and giving our members the very best: our best hotels in our best locations with the best local experiences—365 days a year for just 15,000 points.”  
 
Introducing go freeSM PLUS and go fastSM PLUS
Every time members redeem points in one of Wyndham Rewards’ top 25 global destinations, the program will now enhance the redemption experience by offering special discounts and savings on fun and engaging local experiences, all curated by a Wyndham Rewards’ “Adventure Agent.” From famous attractions and food tours, to art museums and theme parks, there’s something special for every type of traveler.
 
Just like go free awards, PLUS awards come with no blackout dates or restrictions. The value of these PLUS awards ranges from $5 per award night when redeemed by members at the Blue level all the way up to free experiences valued at up to $150 per award night when redeemed by members who have earned the Diamond level.
 
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Complementing Member Levels’ new, industry-first, redemption benefits like go free PLUS and go fast PLUS are a host of other member perks, including free Wi-Fi, late check-out, early check-in, room upgrades, welcome amenities and more. Here’s how it works:

  • Blue: Automatic status achieved at enrollment! In addition to the program’s current promise of 10 points per dollar or 1,000 points on all qualified stays and go free award nights with no blackout dates, members can receive free Wi-Fi and rollover nights toward the next member level. (Rollover nights never expire and help members who fall short of a level one year get a head start on unlocking levels the following year.) Redeeming in one of our top destinations? Celebrate with a PLUS award of $5 per award night towards a fun local experience—from theme parks and city tours to cooking classes and more.
  • Gold: After just five qualifying nights, enjoy all the perks of Blue, plus preferred room upgrades, late check-out, a dedicated member services phone line, as well as $10 toward a local experience when you redeem a free night in one of our top destinations.
  • Platinum: Stay 15 qualifying nights and unlock big rewards! All the perks of Gold, plus early check-in, an annual 3,000 point bonus—enough to redeem a go fast award—and exclusive Avis® and Budget® car rental upgrades.
  • Diamond: Stay 40 qualifying nights and enjoy all the perks of Platinum along with an annual 6,000 point bonus, suite upgrades, a welcome amenity, the ability to gift Gold to a friend and the program’s most generous go free PLUS award. Redeem your points for a free night and receive two free tickets or passes to incredible, local experiences valued at up to $150 per award night—from gastronomic tours in Mexico to desert safaris in Dubai.

Member Levels benefits go live on May 18th; however, current Wyndham Rewards members can check their status today, simply by logging into their account via the Wyndham Rewards mobile app or website. For more information on Wyndham Rewards, including full program details, a list of the top 25 destinations and all promotional terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards is the award winning guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group that makes earning and redeeming generous rewards for travel both simple and attainable. The program eliminates confusing rewards categories and instead offers a flat, free night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major loyalty program. Members earn a minimum 1,000 points for every qualified stay and for just 15,000 points, can a redeem a free night at any of nearly 8,000 Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe, with no blackout dates. No tricks, just Wyndham Rewards magic. Because You've Earned This®. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Signs First Upscale Property in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (Sept. 25, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a management agreement for the first upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Africa, the Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa, close to the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and SpaThe 290-room resort, complete with an 18-hole golf course, conference centre and spa, is expected to open in 2017, becoming the second Wyndham Hotel Group brand to launch in the country following the signing earlier this year of the first Ramada® hotel in Nairobi.
 
The addition of Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa continues the rapid growth of the company’s namesake brand in the Middle East and Africa, joining five other Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties under development in the region.  Other locations under construction include the iconic twisted glass façade of Wyndham Grand Manama in Bahrain and the 497-room Wyndham Dubai Marina in the United Arab Emirates, both expected to open in 2015.  
 
“As Kenya’s economy continues to grow, demand continues to increase for internationally renowned, world-class brands in virtually all segments, from budget through to upscale and extended stay,” said Bani Haddad, Wyndham Hotel Group’s regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa. “With Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa catering to discerning leisure and business travellers and Ramada Nairobi welcoming business guests in the capital, Wyndham Hotel Group will be well placed to cater to both international and domestic travel needs in Kenya.”
 
Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa will be located approximately 160 kilometres (100 miles) from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, bordering the country’s second most-visited national park.  Offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding nature reserves, the resort will combine state-of-the-art, flexible meeting space with fitness facilities including swimming pools and a tennis court. 
 
“Our vision for the 400-acre site was to create a new class of luxury resort incorporating not only world-class golf and spa facilities but also a 300-delegate capacity, international standard conference centre as well as serviced plots for the development of private cottages,” said Dr. Anthony Monyo, chairman of Wyndham Amboseli Golf Resort and Spa. “The Wyndham® brand, with its upscale positioning and strong global footprint, provided the ideal fit and I’m extremely proud to be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group to bring the brand to Africa for the first time.”
 
In addition to the 18-hole championship golf course, the development will include what is expected to be the country’s first executive nine-hole course, designed for golf enthusiasts with limited time.

Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or one of its affiliates, or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a licence agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. 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.

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Wyndham Rewards Named “Up and Coming / Program of the Year” in 2015 Freddie Awards

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Ramada Expands in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (January 13, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has expanded its Ramada® brand in Malaysia with the opening of the 357-room Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral  Kuala Lumpur, the brand’s second location in the country.

Ramada PLaza Dua Sentral Kuala LumpurThe property increases the Ramada brand’s robust portfolio of more than 30 hotels throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim at a time of unprecedented growth for the brand in the region, which added new properties in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Throughout the region, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has nearly 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands.  

Managed by Wyndham Hotel Group’s management company, Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur offers a range of dining options from the Grill 582, Kembali Kitchen, Hugo’s On 6 and the Punch Bar & Lounge; ten meeting rooms, all of which feature natural lighting; the on-site Avana Spa; children’s pool, and a fully-equipped fitness centre with an infinity pool.

“Wyndham Hotel Group continually seeks to expand our diverse portfolio of hotel brands in high-demand markets like Malaysia where our brands and hotel owners can be successful,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “We are confident that, as part of a globally recognised, growing brand, coupled with the strong relationship we have built with Trinidad Holdings, Ramada Dua Sentral will be a tremendous addition to our portfolio.”

The 33-storey hotel is a 50-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is ideally located steps from the city’s shopping, entertainment and attractions. It is also a short walk from Kuala Lumpur’s integrated rail transportation centre and enjoys close proximity to the city’s main business and tourist hub.

“Trinidad Dua Sentral SDN BHD is proud to partner with the world’s largest hotel company to rebrand this landmark property as a Ramada hotel. The wealth of hospitality experience and global standards the Ramada brand brings heralds a new era for our company and is a good match for the style and sophistication that can be experienced at this property,” said Naresh Mohan, managing director of Trinidad Dua Sentral SDN BHD.

All Wyndham Hotel Group properties in Malaysia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, which allows members to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Ramada
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of nearly 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres.

Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.  This year marks the brand’s 60th anniversary. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a licence agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally. All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 38 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey; U.S. Additional information is available at
 www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Selects Kathy Maher to Lead Global Sales

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 7, 2015) –  Sharpening its focus on groups, corporate meetings and the specialty meetings business at its 7,760 properties around the globe, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and revenue, an expanded position that will now oversee the company’s global sales efforts.
 
Maher, who most recently served as senior vice president of revenue management, will take on the additional responsibility of creating innovative sales strategies and guiding a dynamic global team of more than 125 salespeople. Her sales teams will focus on implementing new technologies, generating faster commission payments, creating training initiatives and developing innovative incentive programs for meeting planners.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is committed to growing groups and meetings business. Just this year the company acquired conference leader Dolce Hotels and Resorts® and launched go meetsm, the world’s most generous rewards program for meeting planners, solidifying its commitment to the group and meetings market while delivering greater rewards and incentives for planners.

“Kathy is a seasoned leader who delivers results, and in her new role she will help inspire fresh and thoughtful solutions for our corporate clients and meeting planner partners,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Her background in sales, as well as revenue management, and her proven track record of building a winning culture makes her the perfect fit to shape our sales philosophy and strategies on a global basis as we produce exceptional experiences at our properties.”

Wyndham Hotel Group’s diverse portfolio offers more than 10 million square feet of meeting and event space worldwide – including 230 hotels with 10 or more meeting rooms and 145 with at least 10,000 square feet of function space. With approximately 7,760 hotels in 71 countries under 15 brands ranging from economy to upper upscale, Wyndham Hotel Group offers planners the most diverse lodging for every travel need and price point.
 
Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group as senior vice president of revenue management, Maher spent 12 years at Hilton Worldwide. There, she held various revenue management leadership roles, most recently as vice president, revenue management, in the company’s owned and managed Americas division. She also spent 15 years with Marriott International, Inc., in a number of sales leadership and marketing positions, including area director of market strategy, director of sales and marketing and cluster director of revenue management.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues to Expand Management Division in the Middle East and Africa

DUBAI, UAE (06 May 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the continued expansion of its managed property portfolio with the signing of the 162-room Ramada® Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island in Bahrain.

Wyndham Hotel Group Continues to Expand Management Division in the Middle East and AfricaThe signing adds to the company’s existing pipeline of managed hotels across the Middle East, which includes three further openings in Bahrain, along with properties in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  In total, two in every three deals in Wyndham Hotel Group’s Middle Eastern pipeline are now planned to open under management contracts.
 
“Managing hotels gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the true essence of our powerhouse brands, engage with prestigious partners looking for holistic operating structures and to get closer to our guests and our customers,” commented Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean. “Signing yet another management agreement in the Middle East - this time for the impressive Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island - just weeks after opening our first managed hotel in Africa, demonstrates both our commitment to the growth of the division as well as the scale of this exciting opportunity.”
 
Upon opening in September this year, Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island is expected to offer 162 guest rooms ranging from spacious superior rooms to three-bedroom suites.  Within walking distance from Amwaj Marina and the Amwaj Lagoon, the hotel is expected to include several food and beverage outlets including an all-day-dining restaurant and lobby café, as well as the city’s first Moroccan fine dining outlet, which will be situated on a rooftop terrace offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. 
 
Flexible meeting space at the hotel will accommodate up to 175 people theatre-style, while extensive leisure facilities will include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa, a swimming pool and an indoor Jacuzzi with a sauna and steam rooms. 
 
The hotel is owned by Mannai Holding S.P.C, one of Bahrain’s largest conglomerates and a prolific hotel developer. The group also owns the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel under construction in the city. 
 
"We are proud to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group to expand the world-renowned Ramada brand in Bahrain, as well as to introduce the country’s first Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel,” said Mr. Salim Ahmed Mannai, chairman of Mannai Holding Group.  “Both hotels will help service the demand for quality, branded hotel accommodation in the market upon opening later this year.”   

Guests staying at Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Island who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Ramada’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, will be able to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Ramada
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,670 properties and 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Second TRYP by Wyndham Hotel in Manhattan Opens Doors

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 10, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the addition of the 336-room TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square, the second TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in New York City, to its lifestyle brand’s growing global portfolio.
 
Located on West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in Times Square, TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square, which recently completed a major multi-million dollar renovation, puts guests just steps from world-famous attractions, shopping and dining, major corporations and public transportation.
 
The new hotel joins New York City’s first TRYP by Wyndham location on West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, which opened in 2012. It also comes on the heels of recent openings in Abu Dhabi and Mexico City, as well as a recently announced agreement to introduce the brand to Southeast Asia with eight locations in the Philippines over the next 10 years. Another 14 hotels are scheduled to open around the world by 2017, including new-construction projects in the U.S. in Long Island City, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 
“We’re excited to expand the TRYP by Wyndham name and our distinctive ‘Own the City’ brand culture in New York City, one of the world’s greatest destinations,” said Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “We’re committed to introducing the brand in sought-after cities globally, as demonstrated by our recent expansion into Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippines. This city-center brand is resonating strongly with hotel developers and we’re seeing great momentum for its growth here in the U.S. and internationally.”
 
TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square features eclectic, contemporary décor; a social, inviting lobby known as Plaza Central, with a bar, a blog wall featuring news and programming from around the world; free Wi-Fi; LobbyFriend, a temporary online social network; and the brand’s signature Fitness and Family rooms.

The property features 45 over-sized Family rooms with bunk beds for children and separate beds for adults, as well as five Fitness rooms, which come complete with stationary bikes, a yoga mat and a fitness kit for a private workout. All 336 rooms and suites feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. Penthouse suites offer separate sitting areas and private balconies overlooking Manhattan.
 
LobbyFriend, a temporary online social network, fosters an interactive atmosphere at the hotel by allowing guests to network, socialize and communicate with each other and hotel staff during their stays. Additional hotel amenities and services include a fitness center, business services and a blog wall in the Plaza Central comprised of multiple screens that keep guests updated on local events and news around the city.
 
TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square is managed by Hampshire Hotels Management, a global leader in managed properties in the United States, Thailand and India.

About TRYP by Wyndham 
TRYP by Wyndham®, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), represents over 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The select-service lifestyle brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. Properties feature an “Own the City” brand culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com.
 
All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc.

About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
About Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC
A leader in managed properties, Hampshire Hotels Management, LLC manages a diverse portfolio of hotels across the United States and abroad through third-party management contracts and its expanding hotel portfolio. Founded in 1986, the New York-based company oversees the development and expansion of Hampshire’s proprietary lifestyle brands and other trusted marks from top global hospitality players.
 
The company’s strong brand relationships with leading hotel franchises strengthen its ability to achieve its growth potential and expand its portfolio. Hampshire Hotels Management corporate offices are located at 200 West 55th Street, New York, NY. Additional information about Hampshire Hotels Management can be found online at www.hampshirehotels.com.

 

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Growing Super 8 Hotel Brand Opens First Property in the Middle East

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (May 04, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of Super 8 Riyadh, the first of the economy hotel brand’s properties to open in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean (EMEAI) region.  

Super 8 Riyadh is the first hotel to open as part of a master development agreement with Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) for 20 Super 8® hotels in Saudi Arabia over a period of five years. The economy brand, with over 2,400 properties throughout the U.S., Canada, China, Brazil and now Saudi Arabia, has more properties than any other economy hotel chain in the world.  Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the brand will now also be able to meet the needs of the growing domestic tourism sector in the Middle East.

“We are thrilled to introduce the globally recognised Super 8 brand to Saudi Arabia, a unique economy concept in the market,” said Rui Barros, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean for Wyndham Hotel Group.  “The Super 8 Riyadh will serve as a comfortable place to rest for road travellers throughout the Kingdom, making it ideal for the long highways and the growing number of car journeys in the market.”

The brand has several agreements in place to expand its presence further throughout the EMEAI region. In February, Wyndham Hotel Group announced the groundbreaking of Germany’s first Super 8 in Munich, part of an agreement with Tristar Hotel GmbH to open 10 Super 8 hotels in Germany. Last year the company also signed a multi-year agreement to open 20 Super 8 hotels throughout Turkey with İlbak Turizm İşletmeleri Ve Yatirim A.Ş.

Situated minutes from King Khalid International Airport and nearby Amira Noura University, Super 8 Riyadh offers 57 guest rooms and suites featuring clean, contemporary design complemented by friendly service at affordable rates.

“We are very happy to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and believe Super 8 will be able to fill the gap in the market for travellers who need a modern and economical stay on the highways and in the major cities across the Kingdom,” said Mr. Sultan M Al Hudaithi, managing director, SASCO.  “This step will add to Wyndham Hotel Group’s presence in the region and strengthen SASCO's competitive edge, supporting our new vision to become a market leader in terms of quality and integrated services for drivers and travellers.”

Wyndham Hotel Group has 11 hotels in Saudi Arabia under the Ramada® and Days Inn® brands as of March 31, 2014. Saudi Arabia’s first Days Inn property, Days Hotel Olaya, opened in Riyadh just last year.  

Guests staying at any Wyndham Hotel Group properties across the Kingdom who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stays. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

SASCO, the largest petrol station operator in Saudi Arabia, already provides a range of integrated services to motorists across the country, including roadside retail and fuelling stations, catering and vehicle maintenance.

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 over 2,400 locations around the globe, more than any other economy hotel provider. Most hotels offer an array of amenities including Wi-Fi, 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

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels and offers over 8.5 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. 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.

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Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts its China Presence with First Wyndham Location in Sanya

Sanya, China (Nov. 20, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group further increased its growing footprint in China today with the opening of Wyndham Sanya Bay, marking the first entry of the company’s upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand to Sanya, China’s premier Hainan Island resort destination.
 
This new addition in Sanya is the latest step in the Hotel Group’s strategic efforts to expand its namesake Wyndham® brand to high-demand markets throughout China. This year, the brand has added locations in Shenzhen, Qingdao, Maoming and Urumqi. Currently, 19 hotels are open and operating in the country under the Wyndham brand flag.
 
“Sanya has become one of China’s most dynamic tourism spots, hitting tourism revenues of more than RMB 11 billion in the first quarter of this year and being ranked among the top domestic destinations in the country during this year’s Golden Week, making this a vital time for us to be present in the market with our upscale Wyndham brand,” said Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for Greater China. “We’ve successfully added five Wyndham properties to our portfolio so far this year and we foresee double-digit growth in openings next year. The opening of Wyndham Sanya Bay adds to the promising foundation we’re laying for the Wyndham brand’s future expansion into top tourist and commercial cities.”
                                                                                                  
Wyndham Sanya Bay is situated along the longest coastal stretch in Asia and within Sanya’s sole business plaza, Leaguer Moho Plaza, ideally positioning it to serve both business and leisure travelers. The property is located five kilometers from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, a short drive to Sanya downtown and near scenic landmarks including Luhuitou Park, West Island and Beauty Crown Culture Center.
 
The hotel’s 401 spacious guest rooms, including 29 suites, span 15 floors. All feature sea-facing balconies and open kitchens.
 
Leisure amenities include a spa with a 700-square-meter waterside pavilion, a 2,500-square-meter swimming pool, a hot spring pond, a fitness center, and a 500-square-meter Kid’s Club featuring an indoor play area and an outdoor water park.
 
Wyndham Sanya Bay’s meeting and event facilities consist of a 1,000-square-meter grand ballroom, four function rooms and a business center. Two on-site restaurants, Moblue and Genoa, offer local Hainan and Cantonese cuisine and international dishes daily.

The newly opened hotel participates in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards programme. Information is available at 

www.wyndhamrewards.com.cn.   
 
In September of this year, Wyndham Hotel Group became the first global hospitality company to reach the 1,000 hotel mark in Greater China. A key region of focus for more than a decade, the landmark achievement came after years of accelerated growth and the strategic roll-out of six of the company’s hotel brands in more than 260 cities and 30 provinces.
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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction in the Economy/Budget Segment” by J.D. Power (2002-2011, 2013-2016)

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham ranked highest in guest satisfaction in the economy/budget segment by J.D. Power in the 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study 

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Wyndham Hotel Group’s Ramada Brand Forges Eastward in Canada

PARSIPPANY (May 24, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced an agreement with Canalta Hotels to develop 20 Ramada hotels over the next 15 years, growing the brand’s Canadian footprint by approximately 25 percent.

The agreement expands Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing successful relationship with Canalta, which has already resulted in 39 hotels throughout Western Canada in the last 12 years. The 20 new anticipated hotels will be located throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

“We have been working with the team at Canalta for more than a decade and together we’ve made Ramada a familiar place to stay for travelers in Western Canada,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer. “Relationships like this one, with a company that believes in the power of this vibrant brand, are an incredibly valuable part of our continued growth.”

Cultivating strong relationships with both major developers and individual entrepreneurs is a foundational element of Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth strategy. With a diverse portfolio of brands conquering markets all over the world, the company actively seeks developers who are excited to grow together.

“Ramada is one of the most recognized hotel brands in the world, and thanks to our continued success in Western Canada we know travelers will welcome the familiar pops-of-red in their favorite cities as we expand eastward,” said Cam Christianson, president of Canalta. “The team at Wyndham Hotel Group champions our success and expansion, so we are confident that growing with them is the right move.”

Wyndham Hotel Group boasts a robust pipeline of 46 hotels with more than 4,000 rooms in Canada for 2016 and beyond, gearing up to surpass 550 hotels in the country. Currently, 11 of the company’s 16 hotel brands have a presence in Canada, including Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Howard Johnson®, Knights Inn®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Super 8®, Travelodge®, Wingate by Wyndham® and Wyndham Garden®.

With more than 800 mid- and upper-midscale full-service hotels spanning 63 countries, Ramada’s deep passion for delivering meaningful hospitality shines through its charming pops-of-red at every hotel touchpoint. Guests choose Ramada because it’s one of the few hotel brands offering full-service hospitality around the globe. Most hotels feature an on-site restaurant, lounge or complimentary continental breakfast, as well as meeting rooms, business services, fitness facilities and Wi-Fi. Guests know they can venture to the edge of the earth, or simply to the edge of town, always finding familiarity in Ramada.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Grows in Africa with First Hotel in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Sept. 30, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a management agreement for the Hotel Group’s first property in Ethiopia, the 136-room Ramada Addis.

Upon opening in the first half of next year, Ramada Addis will offer 128 guest rooms and eight suites, ideally located on a major transport route linking the city centre with Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
 
The addition of Ramada Addis expands Wyndham Hotel Group into its seventh market on the African continent and follows an announcement just last week that the company plans to introduce its flagship Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand to Kenya.  With more than 940 rooms now in the pipeline across Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group is set to more than double its presence in the region over the next three years. 
 
While the company was historically focused on franchise contracts within Africa, much of Wyndham Hotel Group’s recent growth has been fuelled by the company’s strategic decision to expand its management services into the region. 
 
“Not only can we offer diverse branding solutions through our spectrum of hotel brands and strong onward distribution through our sheer global scale, we also offer owners the flexibility of either franchise or management contracts,” said Bani Haddad, Wyndham Hotel Group’s regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa.  “This enables us to work with valued partners such as ADM Business Plc, who share our passion for providing great guest experiences and our vision to ensure the Ramada® brand continues to act as a benchmark for midscale hospitality in the region.”
 
Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing portfolio on the continent includes five hotels and 819 rooms operated via franchise agreements under the Ramada and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® brands across Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia.  The group’s pipeline now comprises of two hotels in Kenya, one each under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Ramada brand flags, two Ramada hotels in Tanzania and a further Ramada hotel in Nigeria, in addition to Ramada Addis in Ethiopia.  Once these hotels open, the group’s African presence will span almost 2,000 rooms across three brands and seven countries.
 
“ADM Business Plc is proud to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group to introduce the fourth international hotel brand to one of the most vibrant and economically robust cities of Africa,” said Adugna Bekele, owner of the Ramada Addis.  “We are deeply privileged to be part of the country’s ever-growing tourism industry and we believe this partnership will bring world class service to the capital.  Once open, Ramada Addis will create job opportunities for over 250 people, serve Africa’s capital city to host its multitude of conference attendees and play a vital role in bringing foreign investment into the market.”
 
All of Wyndham Hotel Group’s properties in Africa participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, which allows members to earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Ramada
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of nearly 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.  This year marks the brand’s 60th anniversary.
 
Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a licence agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. 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.
 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 14, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a management agreement to expand its upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand in Florida with the addition of a beachfront Wyndham Grand® resort in Clearwater Beach.
 
Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beachnew-construction, 450-room Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach, which has broken ground on South Gulfview Boulevard at the north end of the prominent Beach Walk, will become one of the largest hotel resorts in the market upon opening in early 2017. With approximately 24,000 square feet of event space, it will also house one of the largest banquet and meeting facilities in Florida’s Pinellas County. The development is expected to generate more than 1,900 jobs for the area.
 
Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach is owned by Florida philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel, a long-standing partner of Wyndham Hotel Group who owns two Wyndham Grand properties in Tucson, Ariz., and Pittsburgh, Pa.

The signing furthers the Hotel Group’s efforts to expand its namesake Wyndham® brand and the brand’s ensemble of distinguished Wyndham Grand® properties in top travel markets throughout the United States. The announcement follows the recent openings of two Wyndham Grand properties in Florida also operated by Wyndham Hotel Group’s management company, the landmark Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach and the new-construction Wyndham Grand Jupiter, further serving the millions of leisure and business travelers who visit the state each year.
 
“We are very proud to team up once again with an esteemed, established owner and developer in Dr. Patel to expand our flagship Wyndham Grand name and our management services with a spectacular resort in one of Florida’s most popular tourist destinations,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “With its prime waterfront location, high-end design and wide array of first-class amenities, this property will play a significant role in the Clearwater Beach community, while also representing the distinct, one-of-a-kind experiences that our Wyndham Grand properties offer.”
 
Services and amenities at Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach will include a large outdoor pool complex, a full-service spa, multiple restaurants accessible from Beach Walk and immediate access to one of America’s top beaches. It is located just 20 minutes from downtown Tampa and Tampa International Airport.
 
“I am excited to be moving forward and expanding my partnership with Wyndham,” stated owner and developer Dr. Patel. “This particular development has a great level of significance and meaning to me because it’s in my backyard. This will be a legacy project for me, becoming a landmark addition to Clearwater Beach.”
 
Guests staying at the hotel upon opening who are members of Wyndham Rewards® – the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay – will be able to earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts 
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 180 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
 
Wyndham Grand® properties are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers more than 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Footprint in New Zealand with Newest Ramada Resort

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND (7 December 2015)  Showcasing continued demand for its growing portfolio of globally recognized brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the rebranding of New Zealand’s four-star WorldMark Resort Rotorua to the new Ramada® Resort Rotorua Marama.
 
Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Rotorua and the Ohau Channel, the resort operates as a mixed-use property, catering to traditional hotel guests as well as vacation owners through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. It marks the fifth Ramada resort to open in New Zealand.
 
“Ramada is a highly recognisable, global brand known for offering outstanding accommodations in key destinations around the world,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “WorldMark Resort Rotorua has long been a favourite of vacation owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club, and it’s our belief that this rebranding will help deliver even more guests to the resort, allowing travellers from around the world the opportunity to experience all that Rotorua has to offer.”
 
Ideally positioned just 20 minutes from Rotorua City and three hours from Auckland, the Ramada Resort Rotorua Marama boasts 78 self-contained apartments complete with fully-equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art bathrooms, outdoor decks and all the creature comforts of home including washing machines and dryers. The resort’s facilities include a private boat ramp and berth, boat parking, trout fishing, outdoor pool and spa, barbecue areas, gym and tennis court.
 
All Ramada resorts in New Zealand participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program.
  
ABOUT RAMADA
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Ramada celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 

Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 11, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, today announced the global launch of its groundbreaking new loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards®, with the debut of a multi-million dollar, integrated umbrella marketing campaign.




Conceived and produced in partnership with People Ideas & Culture’s Group Company CY&N by PI&C, Wyndham Rewards is investing $100 million in the new campaign, which stars Kristofer Hivju from “Game of Thrones” and “Force Majeure,” and includes playful TV and radio spots, digital media assets and on-property collateral at more than 7,500 hotels worldwide. To celebrate, Wyndham Rewards is kicking-off a summer promotion where members can earn 3,000 bonus points after just one qualified stay, now until September 7th.
 
“We are thrilled to launch a marketing campaign that uses a fun, whimsical approach to show how simple and easy it is for members to earn and redeem the rewards they deserve across our portfolio of iconic brands,” says Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “We are transforming the landscape of loyalty and launching the richest program in the industry, rewarding our members with what they want most – a free night.”
 
Introducing The Wyndham Rewards Wyzard
A modern, colorful take on a timeless persona, the “Wyndham Rewards Wyzard,” played by Hivju, is an empowering, optimistic character who magically appears with his signature blue smoke to reward members during their travels. Through creative, imaginative vignettes, the Wyzard brings the simplicity and ease of the new program to life and underscores the campaign’s core tenant and tagline, “You’ve Earned ThisSM.”
 
CY&N by PI&C produced the campaign and assembled a star team, including director Mike Maguire of MJZ who produced the TV shoot, noted costume designer and fashion stylist Mr. Gammon, and photographers Jill Greenberg and Todd Selby for the Wyzard and lifestyle photography. The Wyzard marks the first advertising character ever used by the company in an umbrella marketing campaign.
 
Debuting globally but with a focus on the U.S. and Canada, the campaign includes multiple TV spots on cable networks such as ABC Family, ESPN and TBS, along with significant investments in digital video, radio and unique social media content.
 
Free Nights Have Never Been This Simple 
The new Wyndham Rewards bucks the current travel industry trend of confusing reward categories by offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program.
 
The program features:

  • Go FreeSM: With just 15,000 points, members can redeem a free night at any of the program’s more than 7,500 hotels globally with no blackout dates.
  • Go FastSM: Members who want to redeem their points sooner or stay longer for less can book a night at available hotels for just 3,000 points plus cash.
  • Go Get ‘EmSM: For every qualified stay, members now earn 10 points for every dollar spent or a minimum of 1,000 points per stay, whichever is more.

For a limited time, members who sign up for a Wyndham Rewards Visa Signature card can take advantage of the brand’s richest bonus offer of up to 45,000 bonus points, or three free nights at any Wyndham Rewards hotel, as well as 15,000 additional points on their account anniversary each year. 
 
For more information on the new program and the summer promotion bonus offer, including full terms and conditions, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Strengthens Marketing Bench with Addition of JetBlue Executive Lisa Borromeo Checchio

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (September 1, 2015) – Reinforcing its strong commitment and focus on building enhanced brands, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Lisa Borromeo Checchio as vice president, brand marketing. Checchio joins the world’s largest hotel company from JetBlue Airways where she helped lead JetBlue’s marketing and advertising including the launch of its award-winning “Air on the Side of Humanity” campaign and the airline's premium product, Mint.  
 
“Across all of our brands we are seeing tremendous growth, and it’s paramount that our franchisees, hotel owners, and guests understand and experience each brand’s unique promise, especially as they evolve with the changing demands of travelers today,” said Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “Lisa’s track record and passion in helping to build JetBlue into a beloved world-class brand will be invaluable to our entire organization as we work to enhance some of the most iconic and treasured brands in the hotel industry represented by nearly 7,700 hotels around the world.”
 
Checchio will be responsible for overseeing the brand marketing strategy that will reinvigorate and grow Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands across all channels and define memorable guest brand experiences and marketing programs that help to generate revenue and build engagement. She will help guide WHG’s brand repositioning project working with brand strategy, design, and experience firm Siegel+Gale, which will more clearly define the positioning and core value propositions of each of the company’s 15 brands to help align and set the strategic direction of the portfolio.


Checchio spent 11 years at JetBlue where she oversaw strategy and execution of marketing programs in addition to leading advertising, brand communications and design, sponsorships, consumer promotions, branded content, regional marketing and buzz programs.  Prior to JetBlue, Checchio worked in account management at Sports+Plus in Bethesda, Md. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from George Washington University.  Checchio will be based at Wyndham Worldwide’s headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit 
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TRYP by Wyndham Set to “Own” Long Island City

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 7, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels, is expanding its TRYP by Wyndham® brand in the United States with the signing of a franchise agreement for a new-construction, 104-room hotel in Long Island City, New York.
 
Known for its differentiating “Own the City” service culture, the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s passion for helping guests make the most of their travels will come to life in the Queens Borough neighborhood upon the opening of TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, scheduled for spring 2016. It will join sister property TRYP by Wyndham New York City Times Square South, the brand’s first hotel in the U.S.
 
“Long Island City has become a prime, burgeoning destination for travelers and New Yorkers alike by offering immediate access to all that New York City has to offer at a more affordable cost,” said Bill Hall, brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. “The TRYP by Wyndham brand is all about displaying passion for our guests and the cities we serve, and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our philosophy to this neighborhood.”
 
The addition of TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, owned by 559 Development LLC, is a key step in expanding the select-service hotel brand in key cosmopolitan cities in the United States and around the globe. In 2013, Wyndham Hotel Group announced key signings and openings in major cosmopolitan cities throughout Central America, Europe and the Middle East, including Panama City, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, and Dubai. The brand’s portfolio currently consists of 114 hotels and more than 16,200 rooms across Europe and the Americas.
 
TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, located at 38-55 Eleventh Street, will offer TRYP by Wyndham’s signature elements, including an on-site gastro bar and the Plaza Central, the open, inviting lobby that serves as a social hub for guests with comfortable seating areas, integrated connectivity and business services.
 
Signature guest rooms will include a Fitness room, offering state-of-the-art fitness equipment for a private workout; an over-sized Family room with bunk beds for children and a larger, separate bed for adults; and the Samsung Experience room, which will feature high-tech multimedia to create an interactive, entertaining atmosphere.
 
Additional hotel amenities and services will include free high-speed wireless internet access, a fitness center, a rooftop café and bar with panoramic views of the New York City skyline and immediate access to public transportation.
 
Guests who are members of Wyndham Rewards® - the free-to-join guest loyalty program of TRYP by Wyndham and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - will be able to earn valuable points during their visits. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
About TRYP by Wyndham 
TRYP by Wyndham®, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), represents 114 hotels and over 16,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. Properties feature an “Own the City” brand culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com.
 
All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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Ramada Fuels Australian Growth with Addition of Newest Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

GOLDEN BEACH, AUSTRALIA (30 November 2015)  Further building upon its presence in Australia, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the rebranding of the WorldMark Golden Beach Resort—one of Queensland’s most popular vacation ownership resorts— to the new Ramada® Resort Golden Beach.
 
Located along Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the 130-room resort recently underwent an approximately $1.5 million renovation and will now operate as a mixed-use property, catering both to traditional hotel guests as well vacation owners through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. It’s the 14th property in Australia to open under the Ramada flag.
 
“Ramada is a globally recognized brand known not just for the tremendous quality of its offerings, but the unique, global destinations made available through its ever growing portfolio,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “Through this rebranding and renovation, we’re opening one of the area’s best resorts to a whole new set of global travellers and sharing all that Golden Beach and the Ramada brand have to offer with them.”
 
Situated just over an hour north of Brisbane and nestled between the pristine waters of Caloundra and Pumicestone Passage, Ramada Resort Golden Beach boasts one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments with private balconies and striking views over Pumicestone Passage. Guests have access to a variety of facilities, which include among others a heated pool and spa, children’s playground, tennis court, games room, gym, restaurant and bar.
 
All Ramada resorts in Australia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program.
 

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ABOUT RAMADA
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide-array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Ramada celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.
 
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Three’s a Charm! Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Offers Three More Reasons to Stay

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 28, 2014) – For those who have yet to book their summer travel, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand is offering three more reasons to book that trip right now: free breakfast, free Internet and 2,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards® points.

Now through Sept. 2, 2014, members of the free-to-join Wyndham Rewards program who book a qualified stay at any participating Wyndham hotel through the brand’s website, www.wyndham.com, will be treated to a free daily breakfast for two, free internet access for the duration of their stay and will earn 2,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points redeemable for free hotel nights, gift cards, brand name merchandise and more. Rewards can be redeemed starting as low as 250 points.

To earn even more rewards, guests can combine the 2,000 bonus points offer with other Wyndham Rewards bonus points promotions, including the current “Unpack Your Bonus” promotion that offers members up to ten times the points for up to four upcoming qualified stays booked by September 15, 2014.

The upscale, full-service hotel brand, located in key business and vacation destinations across the globe, has a variety of options catering to travelers’ needs under its Wyndham, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Garden® tiers.

“Summer is the season when everything feels a little happier, moves a little slower and tastes a little sweeter,” said Keith Pierce, Wyndham Hotel Group’s executive vice president, brand operations.  “At Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, we want to encourage travelers to get out there and savor the little things that make summer so special, which is why we’re offering three more reasons to travel.” 

Wyndham Rewards membership is required to take advantage of the offer. Guests who are not members of the Wyndham Rewards program can join for free by visiting www.wyndhamrewards.com or by calling (866) 996-7937. Wyndham Rewards members can access this promotion at www.wyndham.com.

A complete list of participating Wyndham hotels, along with full promotion terms and conditions, is available at www.wyndham.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 its over 9.7 million active 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.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.


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Wyndham Hotel Group Unveils Strategic Global Transformation Across 16 Brands

PARSIPPANY, NJ  (June 8, 2016) -- Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG), the world’s most diverse and largest hotel company based on number of hotels, today unveiled its vision for the democratization of travel, bringing the hospitality industry one step closer to providing great value and quality experiences at every price point. WHG’s roadmap for the strategic transformation of its iconic brands is aimed at elevating the travel experience for millennials and the diverse global middle class.
 
The product of an 18-month study focused on 50 recognized hotel brands along with the primary decision drivers of thousands of business and leisure travelers around the world, WHG’s global transformation will reposition and revitalize its 16 economy, midscale and upscale brands to meet the needs of travelers regardless of their budget or traveling style. From rejuvenated interiors and refreshed marketing campaigns to enhanced perks targeted to the kinds of travelers each brand welcomes, guests will begin to see changes throughout WHG as early as summer 2016. (For a complete overview of the transformations underway, click here).
 
“We believe travel is about creating lasting memories, but given what’s currently available in the market, travelers are forced to compromise enriching experiences because of price,” said Josh Lesnick, WHG’s chief marketing officer. “It’s time for the hospitality industry to get democratization right – it’s not just about value for money, it’s about the freedom to explore your world the way you want. Wyndham Hotel Group’s transformation enables that freedom.”
 
Driving the democratization of travel
WHG’s transformation is unlocking the untapped opportunity to serve the everyday traveler, whose needs and preferences are often more nuanced than the existing ‘economy’ options available to them. Travel and tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries globally, with its contributions to the global GDP expected to rise from $7.2 trillion to $11 trillion over the next decade as the global middle class more than doubles from 2 billion to 4.9 billion. With its powerhouse portfolio of nearly 8,000 hotels worldwide in the economy, midscale and upscale segments, WHG is well-poised to meet these demographic tailwinds and lead the hospitality industry in empowering guests to have great experiences at a great value.
 
“We’re transforming at a time when the $7.2 trillion global travel and tourism industry is growing faster than the global economy, fueled largely by millennials and an increasingly travel-curious middle class,” said WHG chief executive officer Geoff Ballotti. “With Wyndham Hotel Group's unmatched scale and the breadth of our portfolio, no one is better positioned to meet this demand and champion the everyday traveler.”

To uncover what matters most to the everyday traveler, WHG partnered with Siegel+Gale, a highly recognized brand strategy and experience firm, to understand guests’ preferences and priorities and design brand experiences tailored to elevate midscale and economy hotel stays by delivering both the wonders of travel and great value. The research yielded key insights into traveler expectations that informed WHG’s transformation, including a more nuanced “one size does not fit all” approach to economy hospitality and an emphasis on a great experience over status. These insights created the foundation for new brand promises for owners and guests built on differentiated values and guiding principles to drive more memorable experiences for travelers. 
 
“We’re unlocking the potential of our iconic brands,” said Ballotti. “It’s time.”
 
Unleashing the power of 16 brands
Building on the momentum of its revamped loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, WHG clearly defined each brand creating meaningful identities to meet the needs of every kind of traveler, bringing to life a brand personality as unique as that of its guests: from re-energizing American classics such as Super 8 (new brand promise: ‘An American Road Original’) to enriching guest expectations at Travelodge (new brand promise: ‘Your Basecamp for Adventure’) to award-winning Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (new brand promise: ‘Brilliantly Efficient’). Guests can look forward to changes that capture these brand experiences, from redesigned interiors to distinctive touches that differentiate each welcome, from websites to the moment they enter their rooms. (For a preview of the refreshed brand identities, click here.)
 
“Not all economy and midscale hotels are alike, just like no two travelers are alike,” said Lesnick. “We’ve taken our 16 brands and redefined them to stand for something that matters to the kinds of guests we welcome so there’s something for every kind of traveler, regardless of their budget. To Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel rooms aren’t just boxes, they’re the gateway to lasting memories.”
 
WHG is also investing in:

  • Upgrading backend technology: WHG is the first hotel company of its scale to roll-out a secure, cloud-based property management system with automated revenue management capabilities to the majority of its portfolio.  More than 300 hotels are converting to this best-in-class system each month; hotels that have adopted it have seen an increase in RevPAR.
  • Saying goodbye to the subpar and ushering in the new: WHG has never been more focused on improving the quality of its portfolio, having increased the number of substandard quality properties removed over the past two years while adding more than 650 new-construction hotels to its pipeline, including hotels under its LEED-certifiable Days Inn and Super 8 prototypes along with its award-winning Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham brands.
  • New perks and partnerships: WHG’s award-winning loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, has seen 5MM new members since the roll out of the industry’s only simplified, single-tier redemption, and has just added an “elite” program for the masses that offers discounts on local experiences for no additional points at its top destinations around the world. WHG is also stepping up partnerships with apps, services and even chefs to upgrade guest experience and increase satisfaction without compromising price or quality, such as cold brew parlors at select Wyndham Grand properties, or discounted admission to participating Six Flags theme parks.

 
Added Ballotti: “This transformation is just the beginning of our journey to not only solidify our position as one of the most formidable players in hospitality, but to champion the everyday traveler and the experiences they deserve.”
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Ramada Encore®, Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 10 Properties in India

MUMBAI, India (Oct. 9, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,540 hotels and a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of 10 properties in India, thereby expanding the company’s presence in the rapidly growing mid-market hospitality segment in the country.

The announcement was made by Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Deepika Arora, regional vice president, Indian Ocean, Wyndham Hotel Group, at a press conference today.
 
There are currently 24 properties with approximately 2,587 rooms open under the Ramada®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® and Days Inn® brands in India and 33 properties with approximately 3,753 rooms under development. The addition of 10 new properties with 1,088 rooms will take the tally of properties operating under Wyndham Hotel Group brands to 43 with approximately 4,841 rooms, making it the fastest growing franchise business in India.
 
The 10 properties, which will operate under the Ramada Encore® and Howard Johnson® brands, will be located in Gurgaon, Darjeeling, Greater Noida, Jaisalmer, Pali, Lonere, Dharmapuri, Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum. The new properties will reiterate the company’s focus not only on strengthening its presence in existing markets but also on tapping the rapidly growing secondary markets in India.  All of the hotels are expected to be open by mid-year 2017.

Ballotti said, “We have a portfolio of well-respected and globally recognized brands that span the hospitality spectrum, with a particularly strong presence in the economy and midscale segments.  The addition of these new Ramada, Days Inn and Howard Johnson hotels helps us continue to cater to increasing demand for global brands here in India.  Our call centres and distribution systems are receiving excellent demand from the market and we believe that the key to our success here in India lies in the strategic relationships we have forged with our partners that we are looking to further deepen and expand.”

Wyndham Hotel Group has also entered into a strategic partnership with its existing and new partners in India to accelerate its expansion plans. The company has partnered with Expat Projects & Development Pvt. Ltd. to open two Ramada hotels; with Creative Buildwell Private Ltd., Swift Financial Results Limited, Vardhman Infra Developers Pvt. Ltd. and Expat Leisure & Resorts Ltd for one Ramada each; with Akruti Developers for a Days Hotel & Suites; with Saras Hotels Pvt. Ltd for a Days Hotel, with Mohyideen Hussain Fisal for a Days Hotel and with Unique Mercantile Pvt. Ltd for the Howard Johnson hotel in Jaisalmer.

“Our offerings are flexible enough to fit each owner’s budget while still meeting the expectations of today’s consumer, which is valuable in a diverse and dynamic country like India,” said Arora. “Introducing our hotels to markets that have remained untapped, like Pali, Dharmapuri, Lonere and Darjeeling, allows us great potential to work with partners who are passionate about our brands and who are experts in the market.”

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally. All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.  Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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Wingate by Wyndham Voted Among Top 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families by Parents magazine (2015)

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Wyndham Rewards Offers Double Points for Weekday Stays

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Wyndham Rewards® is offering members the chance to earn double points on all weekday stays this winter thanks to its newly launched “Weekday Double Take” promotion.
 
Now through April 30, 2015, members who register at www.wyndhamrewards.com/doubletake will receive double points when they stay Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at more than 7,000 participating hotels. What’s more, members may take advantage of the offer an unlimited number of times during the promotion period.

 “Our goal with the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is to make staying with our hotels as rich and rewarding as possible,” said Noah Brodsky, vice president worldwide loyalty and customer engagement. “With this latest promotion, we’re giving members twice the incentive to experience all that our hotels have to offer, be it for an upcoming business trip or just a mid-week getaway. Plus, with free nights starting as low as 5,500 points—members have the choice of redeeming for rewards right away or saving their points for something special, like the next big family vacation.”
 
The Wyndham Rewards Weekday Double Take promotion is available to all members globally with no limit as to how many times a member may earn bonus points on qualified stays during the promotion period. Weekday nights are considered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in North America but may vary slightly at certain properties internationally. Members who have elected to earn airline miles in their member profile are not eligible for this promotion.  For more information, including full promotion terms and conditions or to register, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com/doubletake.

 

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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 38 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.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Adds 370,000 Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space in 2017

LAS VEGAS (October 10, 2017) – Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the latest addition to its expanding Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand: Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, a Dolce Resort. Growing Dolce’s portfolio of leading group and meetings destinations, the resort represents a step forward in the company’s mission to increase its diverse offerings for meeting planners.

The new addition becomes the fourth resort to join the Dolce brand since it was acquired by Wyndham Hotel Group. Focused on connectivity, creativity and nourishment, the brand’s IACC-certified hotels offer creative spaces designed to inspire discovery. The new resort also builds on the company’s escalating growth momentum in the group and meeting space: in 2017, Wyndham Hotel Group opened 415 hotels adding 150 new meeting spaces in the U.S. alone. 

“Wyndham Hotel Group partners with meeting and event planners on every type of meeting – whether a major convention, an intimate board meeting or something in between – across our expansive portfolio,” said Barry Goldstein, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief marketing officer. “As demand for meetings travel continues to grow, we will continue expanding our unsurpassed portfolio with unique and flexible spaces in the most coveted destinations.”

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, a Dolce Resort, offers 316 guest rooms and suites with mountain views across 200 scenic acres of southern Colorado landscape. A true Rocky Mountain retreat, the resort is home to more than 40,000 sq. ft. (3,700 square meters) of flexible event space alongside a 35-acre private lake and golf course.  The hotel is owned by Dr. Kiran Patel, Florida philanthropist and frequent partner developing some of Wyndham Hotel Group’s most impressive hotels including the striking Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach opened earlier this year.

New Spaces for Any Gathering
With meeting planners in mind, Wyndham Hotel Group continues the persistent growth of its upscale, lifestyle and meetings-focused brands. This year, the company has added more than 370,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and opened several notable additions to its portfolio:

  • Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, U.S.: Opened in January 2017, this striking two-tower resort offers direct Gulf Coast views and more than 22,000 sq. ft. (2,000 square meters) of event space – including the Dunes Ballroom, the largest in Pinellas County.
  • Wye River, a Dolce Conference Center, U.S.: Home to two historic estates and 4,900 sq. ft. (455 square meters) of flexible meeting space, this notable hotel offers guests dedicated conference support, state-of-the-art amenities, farm-to-table cuisine and working space across the estate’s landscape including two 18th-century English gardens.
  • Wyndham Surabaya, Indonesia: This hotel, which opened in February 2017, is located in the heart of Surabaya's financial center. It offers 20,472 sq. ft. (1900 square meters) of meeting space across eight venues including a ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 attendees.
  • Wyndham Beijing North, China: Opened on September 9, 2017, this hotel is the first under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in Beijing. It is home to more than 20,000 sq. ft. (1,940 sq. meters) of meeting space across six meeting rooms. The hotel’s largest meeting room is approximately 11,700 sq. ft. (1,090 square meters).
  • TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Opened in August 2017, this hotel boasts 650 rooms and 3,200 sq. ft. (300 square meters) of meeting space including NEST, an urban coworking space fusing creativity, technology and hospitality.
  • Ramada Plaza Thraki, Greece: This beachside hotel offers captivating views of the Aegean Sea and the island of Samothraki alongside a conference hall featuring 10 meeting rooms totaling 20,450 sq. ft. (1900 square meters) of meeting space.
  • Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon Resort and Ramada Loutraki Poseidon Resort, Greece: Together, these co-located hotels offer nine conference rooms with total capacity of 650 people and a stunning open-air amphitheater on the beach which can accommodate up to 900 people.
  • Wyndham Garden Astana, Kazakhstan: This hotel offers four conference rooms at 10,500 sq. ft. (984 square meters) and is convenient to the Astana International Airport (TSE) and the Korme Exhibition Centre and EXPO 2017 Exhibition Center.
  • Ramada Encore Kuwait City, Kuwait: Located in Sharq District, Kuwait City’s financial hub, this recently opened hotel offers two multipurpose meeting rooms at 6,000 sq. ft. (565 square meters) as well as a rooftop swimming pool.

Wyndham Hotel Group has also curated a robust global pipeline of more than 1,200 hotels scheduled to open in 2018 and beyond. Planners can anticipate the following extraordinary additions to the Wyndham portfolio in the next several years: 

  • The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, U.S.: This new-construction hotel and conference center is located less than 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Scheduled to open in 2018, the hotel will have an eight-story atrium; a rooftop garden; a health club; and 22,000 sq. ft. (2,044 square meters) of function space, including 16 individual meeting rooms.
  • Wyndham Suzhou Fenhu, China: Anticipated to open later this month, this hotel offers 40,000 sq. ft. (3,735 square meters) of meeting space across 12 meeting rooms accommodating up to 1,500 people. The largest meeting room is 19,500 sq. ft. (1,820 square meters).
  • Wyndham Grand Nevis, Nevis: When completed in 2019, this stunning resort will boast 170 sumptuous suites, condominiums and villas; a private beach club; five dining areas; infinity pools; more than 10,000 sq. ft. (929 square meters) of meeting space; a spa; and more.
  • Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye, Belize: This hotel will offer 7,000 sq. ft. (650 square meters) of meeting space and an onsite excursion center. It puts guests within just yards of Belize’s Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef system which runs the length of the country, and is just three miles from San Pedro, the island’s only town.
  • Ramada Islamabad, Pakistan: This 108-room, new-construction hotel is ideally located next to the Islamabad Club with a magnificent view of the Rawal Lake from its rooms and roof-top restaurant. The hotel features 16,619 sq. ft. (1,544 square meters) of meeting space comprising four meeting rooms accommodating up to 600 guests.
  • Wyndham Doha West Bay, Qatar: Located in the heart of a thriving business, exhibition, conference and leisure district, this impressive 40-story high-rise will house both rooms and apartments alongside banquet, conference, ballroom and individual meeting spaces comprising 19,375 sq. ft. (1,800 square meters) all conveniently located on the 1st floor podium.

About Dolce Hotels and Resorts
Regularly outperforming competitors in guest and meeting planner satisfaction, Dolce’s portfolio of upper-upscale hotels, resorts, conference centers and day meeting centers in North America and Europe offer 600,000 square feet of meeting space, host approximately 100,000 events and welcome four million meeting clients each year. Many properties are certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). Properties are distinct in design and feature freshly sourced culinary experiences and inspiring environments that bring people together for events.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of more than 8,100 hotels and over 705,700 rooms in 79 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 52 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 1, 2015) – At the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York City today, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, announced it has entered into an agreement with Corinthian Development Company to develop more than 15 new-construction Wingate by Wyndham® properties in key markets throughout the U.S. and Canada over the next two years.
 
Corinthian, along with a strong capital partner with significant experience in hospitality real estate development, plans to deploy up to $250 million of total capital to develop the multiple properties under the Hotel Group’s midscale Wingate by Wyndham brand. The franchised hotels will be managed by Dallas, Texas-based Aimbridge Hospitality, the second largest independent hotel investment and management firm in the U.S. which currently operates more than 30 Wyndham Hotel Group properties under a number of the company’s hotel brands.
 
“This agreement presents a significant opportunity to leverage the improving new-construction development environment and increase our Wingate by Wyndham portfolio by more than 10 percent,” said Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wyndham Hotel Group. “Wingate by Wyndham has always been a consistent, well-performing brand and we’re confident that our partners’ expertise, combined with their dedication, will help drive continued growth and success.”
 
Corinthian’s plan will target development of Wingate by Wyndham hotels in top markets including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Vancouver, among others.  The initial sites planned for development are located in Denver, Seattle and Nashville.
 
“Demand for hotel rooms is at historic highs, and there has been limited new supply since the economic crisis of 2008, making now an ideal time to expand the Wingate by Wyndham franchise,” said James Wolford, chief executive officer of Corinthian Development Company. “We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and Aimbridge Hospitality, two of the premier operators in the hospitality industry.”
 
“We are honored to expand our portfolio of Wyndham Hotel Group properties by managing these new Wingate by Wyndham properties,” said Dave Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. “Additionally, we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Corinthian Development Company and continuing our relationship with Wyndham Hotel Group. We look forward to a successful and rewarding partnership with this seasoned group of industry experts.”
 
The Wingate by Wyndham portfolio consists of 153 properties in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with 20 properties representing more than 1,900 rooms currently in the development pipeline. In 2014, the brand introduced a refreshed new-construction prototype concept designed to reduce development costs and capture greater efficiencies for hotel owners while also evolving the guest experience to better meet travelers’ needs.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 
About Corinthian Development Company
Corinthian Development Company is a developer of premiere hospitality, retail, healthcare and themed entertainment destinations. The Corinthian team and its affiliates have collectively participated in the development of in excess of $20 billion of commercial real estate properties, including more than 87,000 rooms for 19 of the world’s elite hospitality and leisure brands. For more information on Corinthian Development Company, please visit www.corinthiandc.com.
  
About Aimbridge Hospitality
Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation's second largest independent hotel investment and management firm with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago, Dallas and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 270 upscale, independent and branded hotels with over 36,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean, including such affiliations as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Asia Presence with First Property in Myanmar

YANGON, MYANMAR (September 2, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to expand its portfolio of offerings in Southeast Asia to Myanmar for the first time with the signing of a franchise agreement for a 260-room Wyndham Grand® hotel in Yangon, the country’s capital city.
 
Owned by Asia Myanmar Shining Star Company, the five-star Wyndham Grand Yangon Royal Lake will be part of the mixed-use Kantharyar Centre Project at the southern fringe of Yangon’s popular Kandawgyi Lake. The US$157 million complex will include a residential building, serviced apartments, an office tower and a retail center.
 
The new hotel will add to Wyndham Hotel Group’s presence in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, which currently consists of more than 60 hotels already open under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham® brand flags. More than 60 properties are currently under development in the region.
 
Elsewhere in Asia, the company recently announced plans to expand in China with the opening of eight new Ramada hotels and three new-construction Wyndham® properties over the next four years.
 
“With more than three million visitors in 2014, Myanmar is growing in popularity among business and leisure travelers, and we continue to be at the forefront of emerging markets,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim’s president and managing director. “The country’s rich culture, political stability and recent tourism efforts, including the expansion of its e-Visa program and the construction of a new international airport, will continue to help draw more visitors, creating greater demand for high-quality, internationally recognized hotel brands like Wyndham.”

Wyndham Grand Yangon Royal Lake will offer a banquet hall, two multi-purpose conference rooms, a meeting room, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa and on-site international restaurants themed to satisfy travellers from around the world.
 

“We are proud to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group on this landmark project and bring the prestigious Wyndham Grand® brand to Myanmar. We will invest around US$70 million in the hotel.  The ground work for Phase 1 of the development is complete and we anticipate the whole project will be finalized by 2017,” said Kyaw Khaing, a spokesperson of Asia Myanmar Shining Star Company.

 
Wyndham Grand properties are an ensemble of distinguished hotels and resorts within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings in key destinations around the world, including Orlando and Miami, Florida; Salzburg, Austria; Istanbul, Turkey; Doha, Qatar; and Shanghai, China, among others.
 
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts 
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 200 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, with the exception of certain Wyndham hotels which are or owned or managed by one if its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.  For more information, visit www.wyndhamgrand.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,700 properties and over 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®

Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®

Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards®, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 

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

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 12, 2014) Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its first national umbrella advertising campaign aimed at building consumer awareness of its powerhouse brands and loyalty program.

Wyndham Hotel Group’s first national multi-brand advertising campaign, which will run on primetime networks and cable television through September 21, aims at building consumer awareness of the company’s powerhouse brands and its Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program.The campaign, developed by MMGY and voiced by renowned actor John Goodman, is a natural evolution for the company and marks the first time the Hotel Group has invested in a multi-brand television and digital campaign. Through a series of colorful and vibrant animations, the creative takes viewers on a journey through the unique essence of each brand. Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay, is also prominently featured with an attractive discount and summer stay offer.

“For our first national umbrella marketing campaign, we sought to build upon the strong foundations that each of our unique brands has developed and demonstrate that while each stands distinctly on its own, they are all the more powerful and rewarding to consumers when they come together under a loyalty program with a great variety of vacation options,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group. “This campaign is an extension of our continued efforts to make researching, booking and earning Wyndham Rewards points as effortless and rewarding as possible. As our brands appeal to all consumer segments, it was important to include them all in such an expansive promotion that will air throughout the busy summer season.”

Ballotti continued, “John Goodman, the voice of our campaign, is a personality who we couldn’t be happier to work with, as we believe he appeals greatly to the American traveler.”

The Wyndham Hotel Group campaign launches on May 12 with national broadcast spots and will air during major primetime programs and anticipated premieres, specials and finales, including “The Voice,” “The Bachelorette” and “Dancing with the Stars.”  The television spots will run through September 21 and will air on national networks and cable channels including ESPN, TBS and USA.  Media planning for the campaign was coordinated by Mediacom and the media mix includes digital and social advertising.

Creative online assets coincide with the broadcast campaign to carry Wyndham Hotel Group’s message across all web channels.

In celebration of the campaign launch, travelers can save up to 25 percent and earn Wyndham Rewards bonus points at participating properties when they book at www.wyndhamrewards.com. For terms and conditions, to learn more or to see the final 30-second television commercial, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.  

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

To learn more about our family of hotel brands, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.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 and 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 its over 8.8 million active 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 newly introduced 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.

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Wyndham Garden Hotels Debuts in the Pacific Rim with Guam Property

Tamuning, Guam (December 1, 2015) – Strengthening its growing presence in the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its upper-midscale Wyndham Garden® Hotels brand to the region today with the opening of a 144-key property in Guam.

The all-suites hotel, operated by Sentry Hospitality, LLC, is centrally located in Tamuning, Guam’s main tourism and business hub. Just five minutes from the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport and two minutes from Ypao Beach, Wyndham Garden Guam puts guests within easy reach of the area’s dining, shopping, businesses and natural attractions. It becomes Wyndham Hotel Group’s second property in Guam, joining a Days Inn® hotel also in Tamuning.

 “Known for its friendly people, beautiful landscape and fascinating history, Guam continues to gain traction as a prime destination for business and holiday travel, especially among Asian and American travellers,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “More than 1.3 million visitors have made their way to the country so far this year, and inbound travel is expected to rise. This growth, coupled with a lack of hotel supply, gives us a timely opportunity to introduce our vast portfolio of brands and provide visitors with quality, globally renowned accommodations, along with exceptional value, to serve their lodging needs.”

Wyndham Garden Guam features a business centre, meeting space, a fully equipped gym, and the Grill and Curry Restaurant & Bar, as well as on-site retail shops and the H20 Spa, which offers a full range of massage and body treatments.

The property, formerly known as The Aqua Suites Hotel, underwent a significant upgrade prior to joining the Wyndham Garden family which included the refurbishment of its pool and the construction of outdoor barbeque and fitness stations.

Mr Sunardi Li, president of Sentry Hospitality, LLC, which operates both the Wyndham Garden and Days Inn hotels in Tamuning, said,  “We are proud to work with Wyndham Hotel Group once more to launch the Wyndham Garden brand in Guam at our beautiful property. We look forward to continuing a long and successful partnership.”

Wyndham Garden hotels, part of the global Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, are located primarily in business, airport and suburban locations in North America, Latin America and Europe. Properties offer casual dining, flexible meeting space that can accommodate a wide range of functions, and inviting lobbies and lounges.

All Wyndham Hotel Group properties participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit 
www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
 

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Sharpens Focus on Content Management

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 6, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it will streamline distribution of property photos for its global portfolio of hotels to more than 6,000 leading global distribution channels and tens of thousands of affiliated travel websites in nine languages in an effort to better showcase properties to travelers.
 
Working with ICEPortal, creators of  the Visual-ICE® content management system, the photo distribution effort plays a key role in the multi-phased evolution of Wyndham Hotel Group’s content management strategy, which was designed with the goal of ensuring greater content consistency and quality across all partner channels. Phase one of the evolution was recently completed with the migration of all of the company’s content to the Adobe Experience Manager platform. As part of phase two, the company is now working to build a robust digital asset library, which will enable partners to more quickly and easily pull curated versions of the company’s more than 95,000 property photos in the resolution that is most appropriate for a particular channel.
 
“Creating, managing and sharing content that is both engaging and of a high-quality is critical to the success of not only our organization but the success of our thousands of franchisees,” said Martin Smith, vice president of online retailing at Wyndham Hotel Group. “The photo distribution landscape is changing and we are seeking to offer higher resolution, better quality images as well as the flexibility to adapt those images to a variety of applications and needs. Our new complete integration solution allows us to deliver great property visuals everywhere they need to be while at the same time offering significant increases in both efficiencies and cost savings.” 

Migration of property photos to the ICEPortal platform are done on behalf of, and at no additional cost to, Wyndham Hotel Group franchisees. Above and beyond these services, franchisees have the option of partnering with ICEPortal on an individual basis for the creation of additional visual assets such as video and 360 degree tours.
 

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About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.  In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 9.7 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
 
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance,” click here.
 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Expands in Europe with First Hotel in Greece

ATHENS, GREECE (June 23, 2016) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, today announced that accessible luxury is coming to Athens when the Wyndham Grand Athens, the first Wyndham Hotel Group hotel in Greece, opens in the city centre early next year. Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life, and Wyndham Grand hotels and resorts offer truly unforgettable travel experiences.

Wyndham Grand is decidedly not pretentious, but approachable by design, featuring pristine guestrooms, relaxing spas, one-of-a kind dining experiences, and more. The Wyndham Grand Athens will be situated on Karaiskaki Place (2, Meg. Alexandrou St.), where Zeus International, a company that operates nine hotels across Eastern Europe, is transforming the building owned by VIOHALCO which formerly housed the Hotel Athens Imperial. When renovations are complete, the Wyndham Grand Athens will boast 273 rooms, 2,500 sq. m. of conference and event space, a restaurant, a bar, a spa and an amazing roof-garden of 450 sq. m. with a pool and a 360° view of the city skyline. In addition, the hotel’s proximity to the Metro and many of Athens’ cultural points of interest will make it a destination for business and leisure travellers alike.  

Dan Ruff, President and Managing Director EMEA, for Wyndham Hotel Group, said: “Wyndham Grand hotels are located in some of the world’s most sought after destinations, including Shanghai, Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg, Chicago, Orlando and now Athens. This is only our first stop in Greece, as we see opportunities for many of our brands across the country, from city centres such as Athens and Thessaloniki to resort destinations in the Greek islands and mainland.”

Haris Siganos, Founder of Zeus International, noted: “Our Company is engaged in a variety of consulting and advisory projects from hotel management and development to turnaround management. We have been monitoring the Greek market for the right hospitality investment opportunity. We believe that Athens has been missing a flagship hotel offering a one-of-a-kind experience with a compelling local flavour, and we intend to change this when the Wyndham Grand Athens opens next year.”
 
All Wyndham Grand hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 73 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit 

www.wyndhamrewards.com
 
About Wyndham Grand
Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of more than 30 locations around the world. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamgrand.com. Most Wyndham Grand® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliates. Certain Wyndham Grand hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Grand®Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®Wyndham Garden® HotelsTRYP by Wyndham®Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®Ramada®Baymont Inn & Suites®Days Inn®Super 8®Howard Johnson®Travelodge® and Knights Inn®Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

 

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Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for First Planet Hollywood Hotel in India

MUMBAI, India (Oct. 9, 2014): Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with JMJ, a large conglomerate with a multi-faceted presence, for the first Planet Hollywood hotel in India.
 
The Hollywood-inspired hotel, expected to be operational by the end of 2014, will be only the second in the world after Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.
 
Located on Goa’s unspoilt southern coast, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort is a 115-room and 15 luxury tent resort situated on the white sands of Uttorda Beach at South Goa. The property is a tourist’s paradise with its low-rise architecture depicting elegant Goan style, splendid landscapes, dramatic sculptures and gorgeous art works. The most breath-taking features of this beach front luxury hotel, however, are its tropical gardens and the coconut orchard that spans beyond 10 acres. The perfect destination for a bespoke vacation, it caters to a wide variety of travellers.
 
Deepika Arora, ‎regional vice president, Indian Ocean, EMEAI for Wyndham Hotel Group said, “We are thrilled to welcome Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa into our Hotel Group family and to one of India’s premiere destinations. We look forward to a successful partnership with JMJ and to continuing to expand throughout India.”
 
With large indoor and outdoor banqueting facilities, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa also serves as one of the most romantic destinations to tie the knot. It offers an array of services including breath-taking sunset ceremonies and cocktail parties by the pool. In addition, the property will feature a mix of eclectic boutiques, a fitness centre, spa, pools and yoga retreats. The thriving party scene will draw guests back each holiday season.
 
With uber-comfort and luxurious services, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa will replicate the same style as its sister property in Las Vegas, typically decorated with movie memorabilia including props from famous films. Moreover, with an amalgamation of various international and Indian cuisines at it various restaurants, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa will provide world-class dining options.
 
Sachin Joshi, Managing Director, JMJ group said, "We are truly excited about setting up a world class hotel with a world class partner. The company's formidable scale and expertise as a global brandbuilder will meet our endeavour to further enhance the aesthetic value of Goa. Given its features, we are looking forward to Planet Hollywood being a landmark destination in Goa. The brand’s ‘Let there be fame’ philosophy means guests at the property will be treated like celebrities.”
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group. Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options.
 
For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.

 

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