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Wyndham Hotel Group Reports 35 Branded Hotels (5,668 rooms)
Currently Under Construction; Incluides Five in Manhattan
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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 25, 2008) – Wyndham Hotel Group today said 35 Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts and Wingate® by Wyndham hotels representing 5,668 rooms currently are under construction worldwide. There are an additional 122 hotels representing nearly 17,000 rooms in the Wyndham and Wingate development pipeline, bringing the total number of Wyndham branded hotels open and in the pipeline to 395. 

Five Wyndham hotels are under construction in Manhattan, three of which are scheduled to open later this year.

The first Wyndham Garden hotel in New York will be a 124-room hotel on 24th Street in the Chelsea district, to be followed by a 115-room hotel on Maiden Lane in the financial district and a 228-room hotel on 36th Street in Midtown. A full-service, 280-room Wyndham hotel on 26th Street is scheduled to open next year and a 108-room hotel on Bowery Street in 2010. 

Construction of the 400-room luxury Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel and Spa at Bonnet Creek Resort, adjacent to Walt Disney World® at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2010. It is the first mixed-use development undertaken by parent company Wyndham Worldwide and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Management Inc. 

Other Wyndham hotels and resorts that are under construction include Cap Cana, Dominican Republic; Pirate's Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands; Isla Margarita, Venezuela; Shanghai and Xiamen, China; Centennial, Colo.; Tulsa South, Okla.; and Polanco, Mexico.

The all-new-construction Wingate by Wyndham brand soon will open its first property in Latin America, a 137-room hotel in Chihuahua, Mexico. There are another 20 Wingate properties currently under construction in the United States, from Las Vegas to Spokane, Wash.

“Despite the current economic environment, we’ve seen increased interest in developing our Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham brands, thanks to a clearly defined strategic direction,” said Peter Strebel, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. “In addition to an active new-construction pipeline, the Wyndham brand has a strong conversion pipeline of anticipated openings.”

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offers distinct upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. 

Wingate by Wyndham hotels cater to business travelers by offering the services and amenities they expect at no additional charge, including a hot breakfast with freshly made Belgian waffles, wired and wireless Internet service, copying and printing in 24-hour business centers, meeting space and exercise facilities and whirlpools.

Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses nearly 7,000 hotels representing approximately 581,000 rooms in 65 countries on six continents under the Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns and Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands. All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Contact:

Evy Apostolatos
Director, Media Relations 
Wyndham Hotel Group
1 Sylvan Way
Parsippany NJ  07054
(973) 753-6590
evy.apostolatos@wyndhamworldwide.com
 

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Also See: Wyndham Brand Restrictions Lifted in New York City; Company Purchases Lease of Wyndham Hotel in Manhattan / August 2004
The Shuttered Grand Beach Palace (Formerly the Renaissance Grand Hotel) on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands Acquired by Wyndham Vacation Ownership; Will Under Go $40 million Conversion from Hotel to Timeshare Resort / January 2007
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