July 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, took home international top honors, receiving The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY) at the Building Owners and Managers Association International's (BOMA) annual conference this week. The recognition is for its corporate headquarters building in Parsippany, N.J.
TOBY Awards honor outstanding office buildings for excellence in building management, operational efficiency, emergency planning, tenant relations and community impact. The Company was honored for its achievements in the Corporate Facility category. To win an International TOBY Award, a property must first win both the local and regional competitions. Wyndham Worldwide won its first TOBY at the New Jersey state competition last fall and its second at the Middle Atlantic Regional competition in April.
"A tremendous amount of thoughtful planning goes into the operation of our headquarters building. We consider everything when it comes to associate productivity and sustainable practices," said Frank Campana, senior vice president, corporate real estate and facilities, Wyndham Worldwide. "This recognition reflects our commitment to adopting innovative practices that improve and sustain positive results over time, as well as enhancing our associates' work-life environment, and our ongoing dedication to operational excellence."
The headquarters building, which is a single-tenant, premier office building, is the first and only building in New Jersey to earn double LEED designations for both Corporate Interiors and Existing Building – Operations and Maintenance. Throughout the entire design and construction phase, Wyndham Worldwide incorporated specific strategies and features that resulted in significant energy savings, including a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 1,667 tons. Additionally, all of the Company's energy usage is tracked through the EPA's ENERGY STAR online tool and its current ENERGY STAR rating is 97 out of 100, making Wyndham Worldwide's corporate offices among the top three percent of the most efficient buildings in the nation.
"Through the programs and services we offer to support our associates, we aim to provide great experiences for our team so they can provide great experiences for our customers around the world," said Carolyn Mesce, vice president, facilities and office services, Wyndham Worldwide.
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,490 franchised hotels and over 645,400 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally.
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