Parsippany, N.J. — Looking for room in your budget to squeeze in a summer vacation without going overboard? Wyndham Rewards® is coming to the rescue with "Save Summer", a promotion that features frugal getaway values at participating brands, the opportunity to win points redeemable for free hotel nights for entrants plus up to five of their friends and even the possibility of walking away with one million Wyndham Rewards points.
The promotion is available now through Sept. 10, 2009.
"In the current economic climate, consumers are not just counting every penny, they're counting every loyalty point, too," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. "We always offer significant value across our hotel brands and through our Wyndham Rewards program, but this summer we're providing travelers with extra incentives to travel and an opportunity to win big."
Several participating brands feature discounts of 15 percent or more off their guaranteed best available rate. At participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts hotels, travelers can get 50 percent off a second night or a second room. Details of "Save Summer" brand offers are available at www.wyndhamrewards.com/save. Breakfast and high speed Internet access are free at most Wyndham Hotel Group brands year round.
Consumers may download a widget to their Facebook, MySpace and other social networking profiles* that not only allows them to register for the "Save Summer" promotion but also allows them to share it with interested online friends. Every time a friend enters the promotion the originating consumer automatically gets another chance to win. Consumers may also enter online. Membership in Wyndham Rewards is not required to enter, and no purchase is necessary. Contest rules are available on the Web site.
When winners are chosen from a widget entry, their first five friends to have registered will also receive points redeemable for a free night stay. Points worth up to 750 free night stays will be awarded throughout the summer.
One lucky entrant will be awarded one million Wyndham Rewards points redeemable for goods such as 40 $100 gift certificates, 160 free night stays or 14 airline tickets good within the continental U.S. The winner of the million Wyndham Rewards points will be chosen in a drawing held the week of Sept. 14, 2009.
"We developed the 'Save Summer' promotion to enable people to get out there and travel because a vacation really does help buoy the spirit," said Jill Noblett, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president of Loyalty and Direct Marketing. "With everyone working so hard and depriving themselves of a getaway, we wanted to find a way to save summer, and we're doing that with our value-driven promotion."
For the first time, Wyndham Rewards members may earn points at Microtel Inn & Suites® hotels, the program's newest earning and redemption partner. The award–winning chain of new construction hotels is a leader in its class. The Microtel brand ranked "Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Economy/Budget Hotel Chains" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM for the seventh consecutive year.
The Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is the largest in the lodging industry based on the number of participating hotels. Points can be redeemed at www.wyndhamrewards.com for hotel night stays at participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties in North America, Europe, China, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Points can also be redeemed for rewards including airline tickets, resort vacations, name-brand merchandise and for rail points or services at many popular restaurants and stores including restaurants.com, Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car.
The program allows members to accumulate points by staying in participating hotels and purchasing everyday products and services. An online system allows members to check their point balance and redeem for rewards.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses approximately 7,000 hotels and 588,500 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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