Wyndham Hotel Group Marketers Recognized for Excellence by HSMAI

January 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company based on number of properties and one of three business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced that several of the company's marketers have been recognized by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for recent stand-out efforts in digital and traditional marketing.

Among those honored, Heny Gabay, vice president of marketing for the company's Super 8® brand, was named to HSMAI's prestigious list of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing. Also recognized were the company's Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® and Baymont Inn & Suites® marketing teams. The Wyndham team received a Gold Adrian Award in advertising for its "We Know You" campaign, which cross-markets the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and affiliated Wingate by Wyndham® and Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham brands. The Baymont team received a Silver Adrian Award in digital marketing for its "I Heart My Hometown" promotion, which played off of the brand's positioning of "Hometown Hospitality" to help drive increased awareness.

As a Gold Adrian Award winner, the "We Know You" campaign is now in the running for a Platinum Adrian Award and the Best in Show Award. Platinum and Best in Show winners will be announced when all of the awards are presented at HSMAI's upcoming Adrian Awards Gala in New York City on January 31, 2011.

"These awards are a testament to the talent and creativity of the individuals who make up Wyndham Hotel Group's diverse marketing organization," said Rosanne Zusman, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president of brand marketing. "Their efforts not only help increase awareness and trial of Wyndham Hotel Group's brands but are vital in driving revenue for the company's franchisees. I thank them for their efforts and congratulate them on these outstanding accomplishments."

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, encompasses approximately 7,150 hotels and approximately 605,700 rooms under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, 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®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services internationally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates 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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