September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Now through the end of this year, Wyndham Rewards® is matching member point donations to the American Red Cross - up to one million Wyndham Rewards points - in celebration of the organization joining the growing loyalty program as its newest online redemption partner.
Through the partnership, Wyndham Rewards members now have the option of easily making a donation to the Red Cross directly from their member account, starting with as few as 3,000 points for a $15 donation, up to 22,000 points for a $100 donation. Regardless of the amount donated, 100 percent of all donations go directly to the Red Cross to assist with domestic and international disaster relief efforts, preparedness education and blood services.
"Our goal with this partnership was to empower members, offering them a simple and easy way to give back to communities in need, whether during times of disaster or otherwise," said Mike Mueller, vice president of loyalty, marketing and partnerships at Wyndham Hotel Group. "We're proud to partner with the American Red Cross and excited about the potential impact that our more than 37 million members will be able to make in assisting the organization as it works to fulfill its mission and vision."
The Red Cross joins a growing list of charitable organizations that Wyndham Rewards members may donate to via the program. Those organizations include the Starlight Children's Foundation, Christel House International, Hole in the Wall Camps and Hotels for Heroes, to name a few. To learn more about Wyndham Rewards or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
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. It is the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay.
With over 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers more than 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their qualified 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 250 points. Members may also choose to earn with approximately 20 leading airline carriers and other partners.
In addition, frequent travelers will appreciate the program's Gold Status, which provides the program's most loyal members with an additional free night after every 20 qualified nights. For more information or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.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 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.
SOURCE Wyndham Worldwide Corporation