ISTANBUL, TURKEY - (Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the introduction of its upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand to Turkey with the opening of the newly constructed, 210-room Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina, located on the Asian coast of Istanbul.
The opening of the franchised hotel, owned by Reisler Deri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, adds to Wyndham Hotel Group's presence in Turkey, joining 12 hotels currently open and operating under the globally renowned Ramada® brand. The company plans to welcome its second Wyndham® hotel in the country, the 306-room Wyndham Istanbul Petek, in summer 2013.
"Turkey is a vibrant country that plays a key role in our strategic plan to expand Wyndham Hotel Group's portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and better serve lodging needs in major markets," said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group's senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. "The opening of a first-rate hotel like Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina helps us serve those needs and demonstrates our continued commitment to work with esteemed partners to bring high-quality accommodations and hospitable service to travelers around the world."
The five-star hotel features 210 rooms over five floors, including specially designed family suites, as well as fourteen multi-functional meeting rooms, including a ballroom which can accommodate up to 750 guests. The Blue Harmony® Spa offers a host of therapeutic treatments as well as a sauna, hammam and traditional Turkish baths. The fitness center boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a separate gym and play area designed especially for children.
Additional hotel amenities and services include complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, 24-hour business center as well as indoor and outdoor pools. On-site dining outlets include five restaurants and cafés offering a variety of cuisines throughout the day and 24-hour room service.
The hotel's prime location with picturesque views of the exclusive Kalamis Marina and Marmara Sea puts guests within close proximity to attractions like Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill and Maiden's Tower, as well as Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport. The hotel is also in walking distance of Bagdat Street, one of the city's most popular shopping streets.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and approximately 618,100 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® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham(SM), Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers more than seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at more than 6,500 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.
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