Days Inn Brand Expands U.K. Portfolio with Addition of 15 Hotels

October 05, 2010 // Franchising.com // LONDON — Wyndham Hotel Group (NYSE: WYN), the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,200 hotels, today announced the continued expansion of its Days Inn® brand with the opening of 15 roadside hotels owned by motorway services provider Roadchef.

The agreement increases the size of the Days Inn portfolio in the U.K. by more than 35 percent, bringing its total number of hotels in the country to nearly 60.

"This is a major achievement for the Days Inn brand," said Belinda Atkins, Wyndham Hotel Group vice president of operations, select service brands. "With the addition of these hotels, we're sending a clear message to hotel guests and developers that the Days Inn brand is firmly committed to growth in the U.K.'s competitive budget hotel sector."

The Days Inn brand entered the U.K. market in 2000 with its flagship property in Waterloo, London and currently has a global hotel portfolio of nearly 1,860 hotels and approximately 148,460 rooms in 14 countries. Measured by rooms, it is the world's largest budget hotel brand.

The new Days Inn hotel locations are: Days Inn Lockerbie (Annandale Water), Days Inn Sevenoaks (Clacket Lane), Days Inn Chester, Days Inn Durham, Days Inn Hamilton, Days Inn Kendal (Killington Lake), Days Inn Maidstone, Days Inn Cannock (Norton Canes M6 Toll), Days Inn Southampton (Rownhams), Days Inn Stafford, Days Inn Tewkesbury (Strensham), Days Inn Taunton, Days Inn Chesterfield (Tibshelf), Days Inn Watford Gap and Days Inn Winchester.

Days Inns Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of budget and upscale hotels. Reservations and information are available by calling 0800 0280 400 or by visiting www.daysinn.co.uk. All hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Days Inns Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). More information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

CONTACT: Virginia Webb Director, Four Communications 48 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7FG +44 (0)870 626 9063 virginia.webb@fourcommunications.com

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