News for the Hospitality Executive
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 1, 2011) – TRYP by Wyndham, the cosmopolitan, select-service hotel brand, today made its celebrated debut in North America with the opening of the 242-room TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR in Quebec City, Quebec, formerly the award-winning Hotel PUR.
The opening of this first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in Canada is an integral step in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic plan to expand the select-service brand’s presence in key urban markets throughout the Americas. TRYP by Wyndham’s portfolio in the Americas, which currently includes 14 hotels in key cities such as Sao Paulo, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; and San Jose, Costa Rica; will continue to grow with the opening of its first location in the United States, the 173-room TRYP New York City Times Square South, this winter.
TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR, part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, as well as part of the larger Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., and owned by New York-based Ark Investment Partners.
“The opening of the first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in North America marks a truly exciting moment for our brand,” said Daniel del Olmo, brand senior vice president of TRYP by Wyndham. “Quebec City uniquely combines tradition with modern-day innovation to create an unmatched urban experience for visitors. TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR will offer guests the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s signature experience, service and amenities to allow them to make the most of their time spent in this great city.”
Conveniently located in downtown Quebec City’s emerging Saint-Roch quarter and steps from the “Old City,” the hotel puts business and leisure travelers in the heart of one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Guest rooms and suites at TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR offer sleek, minimalist decor and floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the neo-Gothic Saint Roch Cathedral, Saint Lawrence Seaway and Old Quebec. All accommodations are outfitted with large flat-screen televisions, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, spacious work areas, laptop-sized safes and iPod-compatible alarm clock radios. Elegantly designed bathrooms feature Japanese soaking tubs or Euro-style glass wall showers and Zero Percent™ Collection bath amenities from Gilchrist & Soames®.
Additionally, the hotel offers the TRYP by Wyndham brand’s signature Fitness rooms, equipped with elliptical machines, treadmills or stationary bikes and complimentary workout gear as well as oversized Family rooms with bunk beds for children and large, separate beds for adults.
TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR provides guests with complimentary access to its 24-hour fitness center, sauna and indoor pool, the largest in Quebec. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour business center, concierge services and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the property’s public spaces. The hotel’s ideal location in the Saint-Roch quarter provides guests with immediate access to some of the city’s best-known shopping, dining and nightlife, as well as must-see sights like the Grand Theatre de Quebec, Old Port Market and Montmorency Falls Park.
On-site dining is available at Table, Bar Gastronomique, a unique social dining experience set in a casual, yet chic, environment that offers tapas-style dishes inspired by international and local flavors. Guests can enjoy TRYP by Wyndham’s signature breakfast buffet each morning and tapas throughout the day at long, communal tables or enjoy international wines and handcrafted cocktails nightly at the bar. Table, Bar Gastronomique also features a private dining area for groups or exclusive functions.
The hotel’s flexible meeting and event space consists of more than 9,000 square feet in seven salons, many of which can be divided into smaller meeting rooms to accommodate both large-scale events and small occasions. On-site event specialists are available to arrange all event details, including catering and state-of-the-art audio-visual services.
As Hotel PUR, renowned for its urban lifestyle design and architecture and known as the first “design” hotel in Quebec City, the property has offered guests a unique experience and has seen the formerly industrial Saint-Roch area of Quebec City become a true destination for visitors and locals. With its impeccable standards of design and unparalleled approach to guest service, the hotel has received several accolades, such as inclusion in Conde Nast Traveller’s “World’s Best Hotels” and “Hot List 2009” and Travel + Leisure’s “Guide to Canadian Cities.”
TRYP by Wyndham represents over 90 hotels and over 13,400 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 Montevideo, Uruguay.
Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,190 hotels and approximately 611,200 rooms in 65 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 WyndhamTM, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement 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 and Days Inn hotels which may be managed by one of its affiliates 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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