Wyndham's China Growth Continues in the Heart of Xixi National Wetland Park

November 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Following the recent signings for three new luxury hotels in Boao, Wyndham Hotel Group (NYSE:WYN), the world's largest hotel company based on number of hotels, today announced its continued expansion in China with the signing of a management agreement to open a luxury Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Hangzhou's Xixi National Wetland Park.

The 251-room Wyndham Hangzhou Xixi Resort, owned by Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Management Company Limited, will become part of a large sustainable tourism development and has been approved by the government to be the second official State Guest House in Hangzhou.

The announcement strengthens Wyndham Hotel Group's position as the largest U.S.-based hotel company in China with 270 hotels representing over 42,000 rooms under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn® and Super 8® brands. With the addition of these new signings, there are now 12 Wyndham® branded properties currently open or under development in China.

"We are delighted to work with Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Management Company Limited and to be a part of this exciting development project in an incredible location like Xixi National Wetland Park," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group President and Chief Executive Officer. "The addition of the Wyndham Hangzhou Xixi Resort is the latest example of our company's steadfast commitment to providing travelers in China with the utmost in luxury accommodations."

The Wyndham Hangzhou Xixi Resort, located in the heart of the famous Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, will serve as an ideal destination for nature-loving guests who will have immediate access to the natural surroundings. Scheduled to open at the end of 2011, hotel facilities will include full-service Chinese and Western cuisine restaurants, golf driving range, spa and fitness center.

"This unique property will provide visitors with luxury accommodations in the heart of a stunning natural environment; it will be the centerpiece of the government's development in the area," said Mr. Wenju Zhang, Chairman of Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Management Company Limited.

Xixi National Wetland Park is the first and only national wetland park in China. Rich in ecological resources, the park is located in the western part of Hangzhou, less than five kilometers from West Lake, and offers an abundance of scenic view points.

The Wyndham Hangzhou Xixi Resort will join Wyndham Hotel Group's managed portfolio of nearly 30 properties around the globe, including the 588-room Wyndham Xiamen in Xiamen, China; the 600-room Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa – A Wyndham Grand Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and the 162-room Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour in London.

All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand's free to join guest recognition program offering complimentary benefits including high-speed Internet access and choice of favorite welcome snack and beverage.Wyndham ByRequest members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offer upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by an affiliate or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting www.wyndham.com.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,200 hotels and approximately 606,000 rooms under 13 hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Planet Hollywood Hotels®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.

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