Wyndham Brand Expands in Maryland
U.S. Growth Continues with Newly Renovated Meeting Destination near Baltimore
January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), continued the expansion of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand in the United States today with the conversion of Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel, located less than 20 miles from downtown Baltimore in scenic Hunt Valley.
The full-service, 392-room hotel and meeting destination, which is completing a $15 million renovation on all guest rooms and public spaces, features more than 30,000 square feet of event space accommodating up to 1,200 people, free shuttle service to nearby locations, on-site dining and close proximity to the area's major corporations and tourist attractions. The property has been operating as a Wyndham® affiliate hotel since May 2013.
"A property like the Hunt Valley Inn that offers extensive meeting space and serves major travel hubs like Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is another welcome addition for our growing Wyndham brand," said Bob Loewen, Wyndham Hotel Group's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "This property will provide hotel and event guests with revitalized spaces, services and amenities, while also strengthening the brand's presence in the market."
The Hotel Group is focusing efforts on growing its namesake Wyndham® brand in top business, vacation and meetings markets in the United States. Since 2013, the brand portfolio has added key properties catering to business and leisure travelers in top travel cities including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and Charleston, S.C., as well as Anaheim, San Diego and Santa Monica in California and Miami Beach and Jupiter in Florida.
The extensive, newly renovated event space at Hunt Valley Inn – A Wyndham Grand Hotel includes 18 flexible meeting rooms, a nearly 9,500-square-foot ballroom, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, high-speed wireless internet access and on-site catering for social and business events ranging from 12 to 1,200 guests.
Additional hotel amenities and services include an indoor/outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, a lounge, a café, a 24-hour business center and a fully equipped fitness center. Nearby attractions include Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Convention Center, many of Maryland's vineyards, dining and shopping, including the open-air Hunt Valley Town Centre located just a short walk from the hotel.
Each of the property's renewed guest rooms features complimentary high-speed wireless internet, a 37-inch flat-screen LCD television and spacious, ergonomic work areas.
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 and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - can earn valuable points during their visits. 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 at more than 180 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 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 Grand® properties are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 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 more than 38 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. 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.
SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group