PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- Effective today, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with over 7,340 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has rebranded eight hotels in major markets throughout the United States with the upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts name and has taken on management of the properties.
The reflagging and management services, provided by Wyndham Hotel Group's management company, are a result of an agreement with FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH), the owner of the eight hotels.
The properties, which will undergo extensive renovations, are located in Boston, Mass.; Charleston, S.C.; Houston, Texas; New Orleans, La.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; San Diego, Calif.; and Santa Monica, Calif. They will significantly add to the Wyndham® brand's existing footprint of 76 hotels and over 18,500 rooms in the United States.
"We are very proud to welcome these prime, center-city locations to our growing Wyndham Hotel Group family," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO. "An agreement like this with an esteemed partner like FelCor allows us to significantly expand both our managed hotel portfolio and the flagship Wyndham brand in top, strategic markets without considerable capital expenditures. We're confident that the renovation, repositioning and management of these hotels will lead to increased revenues and successful, best-in-class lodging and service for guests -- a win-win for all."
The eight rebranded hotels, representing 2,523 rooms, will become:
•Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill •The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel •Wyndham Houston Medical Center •Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter •Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District •Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center •Wyndham San Diego Bayside •Wyndham Santa Monica at The Pier
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with over 7,340 hotels and approximately 627,440 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(SM), 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 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 more than seven 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, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
Christine Da Silva
Vice President, Marketing Communications
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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