Wyndham Hotel Group Recognized as Largest Hotel Company in the U.S.
October 12, 2009 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — After a year of solid system growth and increased efforts focused on franchisee retention, Wyndham Hotel Group, franchisor and manager of well-known hotel brands, including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®, has been recognized by Hotel & Motel Management magazine as the largest hotel company in the U.S. by number of rooms.
Included in the magazine as part of its 2009 Top U.S. Hotel Companies Survey, the distinction highlights the more than 464,000 rooms and nearly 6,000 hotels that make up the company's 11-brand U.S. portfolio, as of June 2009, which, in a little over a year, has grown by more than 300 hotels and 20,000 rooms. Wyndham Hotel Group is also the largest hotel company in the U.S. by number of hotels.
"Over the past year, we've made significant strides in enhancing our development and retention efforts by increasing the size and scope of our development team while providing the necessary tools and flexibility to ensure that current owners and developers succeed in this challenging environment," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. "This achievement underscores the success of those efforts and is a testament to the strength and value of our brands."
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,000 hotels and 590,000 rooms under its 11 brands in 66 countries. 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.