Upscale Wyndham Brand Expands Footprint in China

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New hotels open in Xi’an and Kunming Additional property in Xuzhou scheduled to open by next quarter

HONG KONG (September 4, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), continues to rapidly expand its portfolio of offerings in China under the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag.
 
Upscale Wyndham Brand Expands Footprint in ChinaThe openings of Wyndham Grand Xi’an South and Wyndham Kunming Resort, along with the anticipated opening of Wyndham Xuzhou East by the end of this year, adds to the 760 hotels and more than 86,200 rooms currently open in China under the Hotel Group’s Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson®, Ramada® and Super 8® brands.
 
China, which continues to be one of the fastest-growing markets for hotel development in Asia-Pacific, is a key country for Wyndham Hotel Group’s global growth. From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the Company opened 240 properties throughout the region, 211 of which were opened in China. 
 
Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s managing director for China, said, “The Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand is an established international name with locations in major cities including New York, Chicago, Istanbul and Doha, as well as key destinations in Asia-Pacific like Hangzhou, Qingdao, Gold Coast and Agra. Expanding its presence in China is a critical step in our company’s strategy to provide more choices for travelers here.”

About the Hotels
Wyndham Grand Xi’an South opens as the largest hotel in Xi’an in terms of number of rooms, with 565 spacious elegant guest rooms. The luxury hotel is located in Qujiang New District, a key tourist area close to Great Tang All Day Mall, Xi'an Qujiang International Conference & Exhibition Center, Dayan Pagoda, as well as shopping centers. It is also easily accessible to historic heritage sites such as the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and Terracotta Warriors.
 
The hotel offers a number of five-star dining experiences, including The Lounge, which features 30-meter-high windows and magnificent views, and an all-day dining restaurant with interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations. Spacious function facilities spanning 5,000 square meters, including a grand ballroom and 11 breakout rooms, are available for meetings and private events.
 
The property joins Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive services and relaxed surroundings. This hotel is the first Wyndham Grand hotel in China managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.
 
The five-star Wyndham Kunming Resort caters to meetings, groups and family travelers and is conveniently located only 30 minutes’ drive from Kunming Changshui International Airport. The hotel will offer 300 rooms and features a wide range of outdoor recreational facilities and activities including an 18-hole golf course, a jockey club and a wetland park. Guests can also immerse themselves in nature at the well-conserved Jia Lize Wetland nearby.
 
The upcoming Wyndham Xuzhou East will be situated at the Xuzhou economic development zone, a core business area for industrial and technology businesses, with more than 3,000 enterprises in the area. The 340-room hotel near picturesque Jinlong Lake will be convenient for business and leisure travelers, located just five minutes from the Xuzhou High-Speed Railway Station and 45 minutes’ drive from the airport.
 
About Wyndham Hotel Group 
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 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 a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood® Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
 
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate 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. It offers over 37 million members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 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. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

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