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Plan for 30 More Ramada Encore Hotels There by 2023

ISTANBUL (October 3, 2013) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the Ramada Encore Izmir, the first of 30 planned Ramada Encore properties to be developed in Turkey over the next ten years through an exclusive development agreement with Ever Turizm Insaat Pazarlama Ticaret A.S., a rapidly developing Turkish hotel operator.

Ramada Encore, a tier of the Ramada® brand, offers modern and ergonomically designed accommodation that features stylish wooden floors in each guest room, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and vibrant social spaces such as The Hub, Ramada Encore’s signature lounge, restaurant and bar concept. 

The introduction and planned expansion of Ramada Encore adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing portfolio of hotels in Turkey, which already includes three upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties, two select-service TRYP by Wyndham® hotels and 17 Ramada hotels across Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Izmit, Kahramanmaras, Malatya and Tekirdag.

“We’re very excited to expand our presence with the first Ramada Encore in Turkey and we look forward to rolling out the concept to new locations throughout the country,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and chief executive officer. “Catering perfectly to the growing numbers of travellers looking for all the comfort and convenience of an internationally renowned midscale brand, we’re confident the simplicity of Ramada Encore will prove as popular in Turkey as it has elsewhere in Europe and Asia.”

Opened today, the 168-room Ramada Encore Izmir offers a fitness centre, on-site indoor car parking and meeting rooms accommodating up to 200 delegates. The hotel’s convenient location in the Egepark Shopping Mall is just seven miles from central Izmir and a mere 11 miles from Adnan Menderes Airport.

“When we started this project last year, the 22-storey site was an abandoned multipurpose unit,” said Selen Ersü, chief executive officer of Ever Turizm A.S. “Following extensive renovation it now provides quality, comfortable accommodation and serves as a flagship for future development of the Ramada Encore concept in the market.”

Guests staying at the Ramada Encore Izmir who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

About Ramada

Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide is a global brand of nearly 840 midscale and upscale hotels. Select properties feature on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres. 

Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and over 635,100 rooms in 67 countries under 15 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 licence 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 Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S.A., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.

Contact: Christine Da Silva, Vice President, Marketing Communications

Christine.DaSilva@wyn.com / (973) 753-6590

About Ever Turizm

Ever Turizm A.S. is a 13-year-old company that aims to deliver quality and customer satisfaction. The company started in the medical sector and has expanded into the tourism sector, having signed agreements with renowned international hotel brands for projects in Turkey, and aims to establish itself as a leading hotel operator. Ever Turizm A.S., has live hotel projects in Izmir, Ankara, Samsun, Urfa and Aydin provinces. The Ever Group of Companies began the operation of hotels and restaurants in Ankara, and continues to grow and develop knowledge and skills gained by acquiring new concept hotel projects. Ever Turizm A.S. intends to enter long-term lease agreements as well as acquire property in order to facilitate the development of the Ramada Encore concept.

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