Jan 10, 2013 (Marketwire via COMTEX) - 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 select-service TRYP by Wyndham(SM) hotel brand in Turkey with the opening of the 108-room TRYP by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim.
The 10-story hotel is centrally located in Taksim, the heart of Istanbul, and joins TRYP by Wyndham's 73 hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). It also adds to Wyndham Hotel Group's growing collection of properties in Turkey, which consists of 12 Ramada® hotels and the newly opened Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina, which debuted last month. The second Wyndham® hotel in the country, the 306-room Wyndham Istanbul Petek, is scheduled to open in summer 2013.
Wyndham Hotel Group's portfolio in EMEA is comprised of 326 properties and 43,075 rooms under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Ramada, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham brands.
"With its rapidly growing tourism industry, Turkey is full of opportunity for hotel development, especially in a vibrant city like Istanbul," said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group's senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. "The introduction of this cosmopolitan brand to the country helps expand our presence in this vital market while also providing travelers with the desirable blend of high-quality accommodations, city-center convenience and customer-centric 'Own the City' culture that differentiates TRYP by Wyndham."
Guest rooms at TRYP by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim feature free high-speed wireless internet access, contemporary décor and flat screen televisions. Hotel services and amenities include an on-site fitness center, complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout the property and airport transfer services. Two meeting and event rooms, complete with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and services, can accommodate up to 70 guests.
TRYP by Wyndham Istanbul Taksim is owned and operated by Tunç Otelcilik Limited Åžirketi, which also operates the recently opened 102-room Ramada Hotel & Suites Istanbul Atakoy.
TRYP by Wyndham, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, represents 90 hotels and nearly 13,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The select-service, mid-priced brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.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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