PARSIPPANY, NJ - (Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - As an indication of the brand's rapid growth and increasing interest in new construction development, Baymont Inn & Suites®, part of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of its 350th hotel, a new-construction, 71-room property in Odessa, Texas.
The Baymont Inn & Suites Odessa is the most recent of several new-construction prototypical Baymont Inn & Suites properties that have opened in the last 12 months, including new hotels in Erie, Pennsylvania; San Angelo, Texas; Bellevue, Iowa; and Rapid City, South Dakota.
The brand, which consisted of 115 hotels when it joined the Hotel Group's portfolio in 2006, has more than tripled in system size thanks to consistent growth into new domestic markets.
"We continue to focus on rapidly growing the Baymont Inn & Suites brand by working with great partners to develop new-construction properties and convert existing high-quality, limited-service hotels," said Patrick Breen, brand senior vice president, Baymont Inn & Suites. "The momentum has been incredible and the accelerated interest from developers, owners and operators is truly a testament to their belief in the potential of the brand."
Properties such as those in Odessa, Texas and Erie, Pennsylvania were constructed using the brand's interior prototype design, which was developed to revitalize the traditional white picket fence and hometown neighborhood brand appeal for today's traveler. The properties feature textural stacked stone, rich, dark wood and crisp, white-painted wall paneling that reflect the comfort and welcoming hospitality expected from the Baymont Inn & Suites brand.
Dr. Bruce Thaler, who owns the recently-opened Baymont Inn & Suites Erie, said, "Since opening the hotel this April, it has outperformed our expectations. Because of our strong partnership with the brand, we have a top-performing hotel and deliver the best possible experience to our guests and communities."
The brand prides itself on its "hometown hospitality" service promise, which emphasizes listening to guests and treating them like neighbors. In an effort to show support for the brand's many hometown communities, Baymont Inn & Suites recently launched its "Home Team Hospitality" contest where team members and coaches of amateur athletic teams across the U.S. can enter their team on www.facebook.com/BaymontInns for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 Wyndham Rewards® Visa® Gift Card and 500,000 Wyndham Rewards points to put towards supplies, equipment or team travel. For official rules, visit www.facebook.com/BaymontInns.
In addition to the contest, the brand is offering traveling teams or groups a 20 percent discount when they book 10 or more rooms at any participating Baymont Inn & Suites property through the end of the year. To book this offer, call (800) 939-6989.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Baymont Inn & Suites® hotel brand is a chain of 350 midscale hotels located throughout the United States offering an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast at the Baymont Breakfast Corner(SM). Many locations feature swimming pools, fitness centers, airport shuttle service and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand's guest loyalty program. Travelers can join the free program at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Each Baymont Inn & Suites hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.baymontinns.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.