PARSIPPANY, N.J. (May 7, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels, is expanding its TRYP by Wyndham® brand in the United States with the signing of a franchise agreement for a new-construction, 104-room hotel in Long Island City, New York.
Known for its differentiating "Own the City" service culture, the TRYP by Wyndham brand's passion for helping guests make the most of their travels will come to life in the Queens Borough neighborhood upon the opening of TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, scheduled for spring 2016. It will join sister property TRYP by Wyndham New York City Times Square South, the brand's first hotel in the U.S.
"Long Island City has become a prime, burgeoning destination for travelers and New Yorkers alike by offering immediate access to all that New York City has to offer at a more affordable cost," said Bill Hall, brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. "The TRYP by Wyndham brand is all about displaying passion for our guests and the cities we serve, and we couldn't be more excited to extend our philosophy to this neighborhood."
The addition of TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, owned by 559 Development LLC, is a key step in expanding the select-service hotel brand in key cosmopolitan cities in the United States and around the globe. In 2013, Wyndham Hotel Group announced key signings and openings in major cosmopolitan cities throughout Central America, Europe and the Middle East, including Panama City, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, and Dubai. The brand's portfolio currently consists of 114 hotels and more than 16,200 rooms across Europe and the Americas.
TRYP by Wyndham Long Island City, located at 38-55 Eleventh Street, will offer TRYP by Wyndham's signature elements, including an on-site gastro bar and the Plaza Central, the open, inviting lobby that serves as a social hub for guests with comfortable seating areas, integrated connectivity and business services.
Signature guest rooms will include a Fitness room, offering state-of-the-art fitness equipment for a private workout; an over-sized Family room with bunk beds for children and a larger, separate bed for adults; and the Samsung Experience room, which will feature high-tech multimedia to create an interactive, entertaining atmosphere.
Additional hotel amenities and services will include free high-speed wireless internet access, a fitness center, a rooftop café and bar with panoramic views of the New York City skyline and immediate access to public transportation.
Guests who are members of Wyndham Rewards® - the free-to-join guest loyalty program of TRYP by Wyndham and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group and the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards with just one qualified stay - will be able to earn valuable points during their visits. 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 TRYP by Wyndham
TRYP by Wyndham®, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), represents 114 hotels and over 16,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand currently caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. Properties feature an "Own the City" brand culture, which focuses on openly displaying passion for guests and passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com.
All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner.
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 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 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 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 Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.