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Wyndham Hotel Group to Open the 306-room
Wyndham Petek Istanbul in Turkey

September 29, 2011
- Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the introduction of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand to Turkey with the signing of an agreement to open the 306-room Wyndham Petek Istanbul next year.
  
The new five-star, 21-story Wyndham Petek Istanbul, scheduled to open in autumn 2012, will be conveniently situated less than seven kilometers from Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport.  Hotel amenities will include a spa and fitness center with four treatment rooms and a 130-square-meter indoor pool, as well as 13 meeting rooms and one ballroom together offering up to 3,000 square meters of conference and event space.  

Guests staying in the hotel’s 306 guest rooms, including 24 suites and 40 extended-stay apartments, will have access to 24-hour room service and all-day dining in the hotel’s on-site restaurant and bar.  Guests will also be able to take advantage of free transfers to and from the airport.  

“Istanbul is a rapidly developing, vibrant city that serves as home to a growing number of companies as well as a rising number of international travellers,” said Eric Danziger, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotel Group. “The addition of this first Wyndham hotel in Turkey will not only help solidify our presence in this important market, but will also serve as a shining example of the high quality and personalized service associated with the Wyndham name around the world.”

Wyndham Petek Istanbul, which will be operated by Kilicbey Turizm and designed by acclaimed international architects Metex Design Group and Pyramid Architect Group, is part of a larger development in the area that will feature 11,000-square-meters of retail space and over 1,000 indoor parking spaces. The development of the upscale hotel is expected to create up to 200 new jobs in the region.  

Wyndham Hotel Group has steadily grown its presence in the country, with seven hotels currently open and operating under the globally renowned Ramada® brand.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,220 hotels and approximately 612,900 rooms in 66 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 internationally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada and Days Inn hotels, which are managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany; N.J. Additional information is available at  www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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Contact:

Kathryn Zambito
Public Relations Manager
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
+1 (973) 753–6590
kathryn.zambito@wyn.com


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