Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Opens First Hotel in Ecuador
GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR - (Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today celebrated its continued expansion in Latin America with the addition of the 179-room Wyndham Guayaquil in Ecuador, marking the introduction of the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand in the South American country.
The newly constructed, full-service property in Guayaquil is the fifth hotel to open under an agreement between Wyndham Hotel Group and the hotel's ownership group, Nobis, to develop and franchise eight additional hotels in the country under Wyndham Hotel Group flags over 10 years. Located downtown on the waterfront, the new Wyndham® hotel joins newly renovated sister property Howard Johnson Hotel Guayaquil, one of four Howard Johnson® hotels owned by Nobis and currently operating in Ecuador.
The opening of Wyndham Guayaquil bolsters Wyndham Hotel Group's plans to expand its offerings to travelers in Latin America and bring the Wyndham brand to key markets throughout Central and South America. In December 2012, the company added its first two Wyndham hotels in Costa Rica and recently announced plans to welcome the first Wyndham properties in Colombia and Nicaragua to the brand portfolio in 2014.
"The launch of our flagship brand in an emerging market like Ecuador -- and in one of the country's busiest business and travel centers -- is very exciting for our company," said Daniel del Olmo, senior vice president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. "Wyndham Guayaquil will give travelers the chance to experience our customer-focused 'Count On Me!' service culture and will also offer the reliable services and amenities they need during their stay. We're honored to work with a respected partner like Nobis to help us provide travelers in the region with great experiences and quality lodging options."
As of March 31, 2013, Wyndham Hotel Group has over 13,600 rooms across 107 hotels open and operating in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Howard Johnson, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham® brands.
Wyndham Guayaquil is located steps from the historic Santa Ana Hill and just minutes from the sights and attractions at Malecon 2000, Simon Bolivar Convention Center, World Trade Center Guayaquil and Aeropueto Internacional Jose Joaquin de Olmedo.
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting www.wyndham.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and over 631,800 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®, 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 Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.grupowyndham.com or www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit desarrollo.grupowyndham.com.
About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one stay.
With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers nearly seven million active members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their stays. Those points may be redeemed for hundreds of rewards options including free hotel stays, airline travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 5,500 points, while other reward options start as low as 50 points. Members may also choose to earn airline or rail miles with over 20 leading carriers.
In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the program's newly introduced Gold Status tier, which provides the program's most loyal members with an additional free night after every 20 qualified stays. For more information or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
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