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Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Asia Pacific Expansion with 200-key Wyndham
Khao Lak Resort in Thailand and 304-room Wyndham Sanya Resort in China

 

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (March 16, 2011) – Building on its impressive momentum in the Asia Pacific region last year, having opened nearly 100 properties in the region in 2010, Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced agreements to open and manage a Wyndham® hotel in Sanya, China, and a new Wyndham hotel in Thailand, to be developed in Khao Lak.



The beachfront Wyndham Khao Lak Resort, owned by South Sea Prakarang Resort Co., Ltd., is now under construction and is scheduled to open by late 2011. The hotel will feature 134 resort rooms and 66 villas, outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym, meeting and banquet space, all-day-dining restaurant, American bistro and beach bar.



The 26-story Wyndham Sanya Resort, to be built by Sanya Hengsen Industrial Investment Co., Ltd., and expected to open in January 2014, will offer access to the beach, shopping and entertainment. Each of the 403 guest rooms will provide scenic views of Sanya Bay. The resort will feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, meeting and banquet space and Western, Chinese and specialty restaurants.

“The Asia Pacific region continues to be a key area of focus for our company’s development,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to work with South Sea Prakarang Resort Co., Ltd., and Sanya Hengsen Industrial Investment Co., Ltd., to introduce Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Thailand and grow the brand in China, further strengthening our presence in this region.”

The addition of Wyndham Sanya Resort strengthens Wyndham Hotel Group’s position as the largest U.S.-based hotel company in China, where the company franchises 301 hotels representing more than 46,000 rooms under the Wyndham, Ramada®, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn® and Super 8® brands. With this new hotel, there are 14 Wyndham hotels open or under development in China.

All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand’s guest recognition program offering complimentary benefits including high-speed Internet access, personal choice of welcome snack and beverage, preferred pillow type, express check-in, guaranteed late check-out, local and long-distance calls, best available room upon arrival, photocopies, faxes and online receipts.

Wyndham ByRequest members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers. 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 throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company as measured by number of hotels with approximately 7,210 hotels and approximately 612,700 rooms in 65 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, 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, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
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Contact:

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


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