September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // QUITO, Ecuador – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Ecuador's capital city.
The full-service, 146-room property, which is owned by Pronobis, is the only hotel on the new international airport grounds. The property is part of an existing deal to develop and franchise eight hotels in the country under Wyndham Hotel Group brands over 10 years.
Upon opening in late 2015, the hotel will be the fifth Wyndham Hotel Group property developed and operated by Pronobis, joining the Wyndham Guayaquil, the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property to open in Ecuador, and three Howard Johnson® hotels currently operating in Quito, Guayaquil and Loja.
"Featured by Yahoo! Travel as number eight on the "Hot List" of the World's Top 10 Countries and listed as a 2014 top destination by CNN and The New York Times, Ecuador is not only an attractive destination for adventurers but also serves as an excellent showcase for our brands," said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. "We are pleased to expand upon our successful partnership with Pronobis and look forward to continued growth for the Wyndham® brand in Ecuador and throughout Latin America."
Wyndham Quito Airport Gran Condor will be situated within the Mariscal Sucre International Airport development, allowing travelers easy access to the airport and central Quito. Services and amenities will include an onsite restaurant, lobby bar, pool, gym and spa facilities. The hotel will also offer four 77-square-meter meeting rooms that can be converted to a large 300-square-meter conference room.
"Hospitality is one of the most important drivers of our new business model," said Sergio Torassa, CEO of Pronobis. "We are convinced of Ecuador's great potential in tourism and are delighted to strengthen our relationship with our partner Wyndham Hotel Group, the largest hotel company in the world."
About the hotel, Torassa acknowledged, "The hotel's spectacular design is inspired by the Condor; this bird is a symbol of our country's heritage and plays an important role in Andean region mythology. It will be an icon and a very distinctive element when our guests arrive in Quito."
Wyndham Hotel Group is focused on rapid expansion in Latin America with 127 hotels open in the region as of June 30, 2014, 29 of which operate under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. Since 2012, two Wyndham-branded resorts in Panama have joined the portfolio. The first Wyndham hotels opened in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru last year, and the first Wyndham resort in Nicaragua is scheduled to open in 2015. Additionally, the company announced the signing of a franchise agreement for the first Wyndham-branded resort in Cost Rica last week.
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, will be able to 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.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 170 properties 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 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or one of its affiliates, or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 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 a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate 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. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. 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, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com. For Wyndham Hotel Group "@ a Glance," click here.
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