News for the Hospitality Executive
PARSIPPANY, NJ. (July 31, 2012) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the debut of its select-service TRYP by Wyndham™ hotel brand in Panama with the opening of its first hotel in the country, the newly constructed 92-room TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro located in the heart of Panama City.
The city-center hotel expands TRYP by Wyndham’s existing portfolio in Latin America, with 14 hotels located in major markets throughout Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay. It also adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing presence in the region, which currently consists of over 90 properties and more than 10,300 rooms in 13 countries under the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, and TRYP by Wyndham brands.
TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro, owned by Inversiones Casaldeporto S.A., is the first hotel in Central and South America to be managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., the management arm of Wyndham Hotel Group. It becomes the third Wyndham Hotel Group property in Panama’s capital city, joining Veneto – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and Wyndham Garden Panama City.
“Panama City is growing by leaps and bounds every day and it’s imperative to be a key player in this thriving market,” said Daniel del Olmo, Wyndham Hotel Group’s managing director of Latin America and brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. “It’s the ideal place to introduce the TRYP by Wyndham brand to Panama to provide travelers with the right mix of cosmopolitan style, our ‘Own The City’ service and city-center convenience. This development in Panama, coupled with the recent opening of Wyndham Grand Playa Blanca on the Pacific coast, further demonstrates Wyndham Hotel Group’s commitment to expand in this region.”
TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro is situated in the heart of Panama City in the upscale El Cangrejo/Bella Vista area, just 12 miles from Tocumen International Airport. The convenient location puts guests within walking distance of the city’s top restaurants, shopping and nightlife and serves as an ideal departure point for day trips to renowned attractions such as the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo, Panama City’s historic center.
Guest rooms feature contemporary furniture, 32-inch flat screen televisions, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and coffee makers. The hotel also offers the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s signature fitness rooms, equipped with treadmills and complimentary workout gear, as well as oversized family rooms with bunk beds for children and separate king beds for adults.
Additional hotel services include a full-service business center, free high-speed wireless Internet access, outdoor pool and state-of-the art fitness center. TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro offers nearly 2,300 square feet (over 200 square meters) of flexible meeting space accommodating up to 120 guests. Additionally, the Gastro Bar at 507 serves a premium breakfast buffet daily, as well as a wide selection of wines, cocktails and tapas-style dishes inspired by local and international flavors.
Upon opening, TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro will be available on tryphotels.com as well as GrupoWyndham.com, which currently offers consumers information and reservations in Spanish for select Wyndham Hotel Group properties across Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama.
TRYP by Wyndham, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, represents approximately 90 hotels and nearly 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; and New York City. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.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 or desarrollo.grupowyndham.com.
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