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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Opens the 117-room Inn at USC Wyndham
Garden Columbia on the Campus of the University of South Carolina


PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 14, 2012)
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels, today announced the expansion of the upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand in South Carolina with the addition of the first Wyndham Garden hotel in the state, the 117-room Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia.

Located on the University of South Carolina’s campus in downtown Columbia and just seven miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the hotel provides guests with convenient access to university events and local attractions such as Williams-Brice Stadium, Colonial Life Arena, Koger Center for the Arts and the city’s top shopping and dining destinations.

The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia is housed near historic homes built at the turn of the century that feature traditional Georgian and gothic art and design influences. The hotel is owned by the USC Development Foundation and managed by Columbia-based IMIC Hotels.

“This newest addition to the Wyndham portfolio represents our continued commitment to providing travelers with upscale, dependable locations throughout the United States in the towns and cities where they travel,” said John Green, brand senior vice president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia is a wonderful addition to our brand family and will provide Columbia’s visitors with the utmost in hospitality as well as the amenities they need for successful trips.”

Guest rooms at the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia are appointed with flat screen televisions, complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, microwaves and refrigerators. Select suites include decorative fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, marble bathrooms and balconies.

The hotel boasts over 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in six individual rooms, ranging from the board room for small groups to the Carolina Room, which can accommodate up to 120 guests. State-of-the-art technology, catering services and audio-visual support are available on-site.

Additional hotel services and amenities include a 24-hour business center; fully equipped fitness center; scenic, outdoor jogging trails adjacent to the property; quiet library; in-room dining; and a complimentary, full cooked-to-order breakfast buffet served daily to guests.

All guests who are Wyndham Rewards® members can 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, Central and South America, 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 is the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and approximately 608,300 rooms in 66 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 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, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group. 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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Contact:

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


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