News for the Hospitality Executive
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (February 16, 2012) – Marking a key milestone in its plans to introduce the TRYP by Wyndham brand in major cities throughout the Americas, Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the 173-room TRYP New York City Times Square South, the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the United States.
The addition of TRYP New York City Times Square South is an important step in the select-service hotel brand’s expansion strategy. The TRYP by Wyndham portfolio recently added its first North and Central American properties, the 242-room TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR in Quebec City, Quebec, and the 98-room TRYP San Jose Sabana in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Located in the heart of Manhattan at 345 West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, TRYP New York City Times Square South is central to New York City’s key business centers and top attractions, including world-class shopping and dining, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.
Distinguishing features and amenities include a warm, spacious lobby called Plaza Central; on-site, tapas-style dining at The Gastro Bar at 35th; LobbyFriend, a temporary online social network; and signature Fitness, Family and Samsung Experience rooms.
The hotel, owned by Eros Management & Realty, LLC and developed by Flintlock Construction Services, LLC, is managed by Wyndham Hotels Management, Inc.
“We are thrilled to debut the TRYP by Wyndham brand in the United States with our new hotel in New York City, undoubtedly one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities,” said Daniel del Olmo, brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. “We are passionate about our guests and about the cities we serve and we are committed to making our guests' visits memorable by helping them make the most of their travels. Our brand culture, ‘Own The City,’ sets us apart and we are thrilled to put it into action in New York City.”
TRYP New York City Times Square South boasts the brand’s signature Fitness and Family guest rooms. The hotel’s two Fitness rooms feature state-of-the-art stationary bikes and complimentary fitness attire for a private workout and its 23 over-sized Family rooms comfortably accommodate six to eight guests in more than 400 square feet with bunk beds for children, separate king or queen bed for adults and a large living room area with sleeper sofa, two flat-screen televisions and wet bar.
Additionally, the hotel features two Samsung Experience rooms, high-tech multimedia guest rooms that create an interactive, entertaining atmosphere through first-rate technology and expansive living space. Stocked with 55-inch Samsung flat-screen televisions and 3D glasses, these premium rooms also include surround sound, a popcorn machine, Nintendo Wii gaming system, iPod docking station, Blu Ray player and multimedia connectivity panel.
Plaza Central, the hotel’s open, inviting lobby, serves as the main social hub for guests with various seating areas comprised of eclectic furniture, a quiet library and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Technology is readily available to guests through complimentary access to Google Chrome laptops and Google televisions, creating a virtual business center in the heart of the hotel.
Plaza Central also houses The Gastro Bar at 35th, a vibrant, social dining experience which presents New Yorkers and guests with a fresh twist on tapas – small plates made popular by Spain – inspired by international flavors and local Manhattan fare. Seasonal tapas menus are available each day for lunch and dinner. The Gastro Bar at 35th will also offer the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s signature European breakfast each day, featuring fresh pastries, a selection of charcuterie and cheeses and other morning favorites. Also available throughout the day are Lavazza® specialty coffee drinks, international and domestic draft beers, Mediterranean wines and handcrafted cocktails, including organic options.
LobbyFriend, a temporary online social network found exclusively at TRYP New York City Times Square South, will further foster an interactive atmosphere by allowing hotel guests to network, socialize and communicate with each other and hotel staff during their stay.
The hotel’s décor was created by New York City-based designer Glen Coben of the Manhattan-based architectural and interior design firm Glen&Company. The design, which includes sustainable elements, exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood and tile floors, colorful accents and wrought iron screens, reflects the property’s central New York City location and the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s Mediterranean roots.
Additional hotel features include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, high-definition flat-screen televisions with international channels, concierge services, business services, 24-hour fitness center and nearly 1,200 square feet of function space that can accommodate up to 70 event attendees.
TRYP by Wyndham represents over 90 hotels and over 13,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The select-service, mid-priced brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; and New York City.
Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with 7,205 hotels and approximately 613,100 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 license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be 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. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
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