News and Events

Stay up to date on all of the latest Wyndham Hotels and Resorts news, updates and upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

 

AAHOA Convention & Trade Show
San Diego Convention Center
April 24 – 27, 2019
San Diego, CA

 

NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
New York Marriott Marquis
June 2 – 4, 2019
New York City, NY

 

In the News

 

Wyndham Reaches Major Milestones In La Quinta Integration

Hotel Technology News, April 9, 2019

“Fifteen months after Wyndham Hotels and Resorts announced it would acquire La Quinta Holdings and ten months following the closing of that transaction, the hotelier announced it had achieved several milestones in the integration of the chain.”  Read Full Story

 

Wyndham updates Microtel, stays committed to new-builds

Hotel News Now, April 9, 2019

With the launch of its new Moda prototype, Microtel by Wyndham continues on with its all-new construction model, which brand leader Keri Putera sees as the brand’s recipe for success. Read On

 

Wyndham Rewards Welcomes La Quinta, Unveils New Benefits for Military Members and Spouses

Award-winning program now even more rewarding with a faster way to free nights, new places to stay and more ways to earn and redeem

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 3, 2019 – Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s most generous rewards program, today announced the addition of new program benefits for its more than 70 million enrolled members around the globe—including the introduction of special perks designed exclusively for active and retired U.S. and Canadian military members and their spouses—all while officially welcoming more than 900 La Quinta® hotels to the program’s award-winning portfolio. Read Full Release

 

Podcast: Raj Trivedi, President, La Quinta

No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman, April 1, 2019

Glenn Haussman interviews La Quinta President Raj Trivedi about the company’s franchising efforts and its acquisition by Wyndham. Listen to Podcast

 

Microtel by Wyndham Introduces New Prototype

Lodging Magazine, March 21, 2019

“Microtel by Wyndham today unveiled its newest prototype, a re-imagined interior and exterior concept designed to further elevate the brand, reduce building costs, optimize efficiencies, and drive greater returns for developers. The prototype is the first step of Wyndham’s overarching new construction growth strategy focused on delivering long-term value and quality for owners.” Read Full Story

 

Developing Story: Wyndham’s new strategy for new-builds leverages LQ’s expertise for Microtel’s growth

Hotel Business, March 7, 2019

“We’re all about that efficiency, that simplicity, that smart, clean design and value, so we really felt like it was the perfect time to create a prototype that speaks to that audience—that matches what we’re built on to begin with—and also reduces the cost of construction and increases the efficiency for our owners and operators,” said Keri Putera, Brand Leader of Microtel by Wyndham. Read Full Story

 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Earns World’s Most Ethical Company Distinction

Global hospitality leader’s culture of integrity and ethical business practices are the foundation of its commanding presence in the lodging industry

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (February 26, 2019) – With a commitment to acting with integrity and a dedication to making hotel travel possible for all, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) has been recognized as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This distinction marks the first global accolade for the Company and builds upon a strong Wyndham history of recognition by Ethisphere, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Read Full Release

 

Wyndham Rewards to Expand With New Features

Hotel Business, February 19, 2019

Empowering more members to redeem points where and how they want, Wyndham Rewards will begin offering three tiers for both free night redemptions (go free) and points + cash redemptions (go fast). Members will also start earning points on the cash portion of points + cash redemptions. Read Full Article

 

Wyndham Rewards Announces Expanded Services and New Features

Lodging Magazine, February 19, 2019

Wyndham Rewards will offer three tiers for free night redemptions (go free) and points + cash redemptions (go fast). Members will also start earning points on the cash portion of points + cash. Read More

 

Wyndham Rewards to Expand Award-Winning Program with a Faster Way to Free Nights, New Places to Stay and More Ways to Earn and Redeem

PARSIPPANY, NJ, February 19, 2019 – Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s most generous rewards program, is about to become even more rewarding this April with plans to introduce a wide-array of new features—from free nights at thousands of hotels starting at just 7,500 points (half their original redemption cost), to the addition of more than 900 La Quinta® hotels, to the ability to earn and redeem points with a host of new and expanded partners. Read Full Release

 

Four Execs Talk Revenue Innovation At ALIS

Lodging Magazine, February 5, 2019

The panel was headlined by Rajiv Trivedi, president, La Quinta by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; Steve Van, CEO of Prism Hotels; and Suzanne Mellen, senior managing director and practice leader, HVS. IDeaS Chief Evangelist Klaus Kohlmayr served as moderator. Read On

 

ALIS Conference Panel: Discipline, perseverance urged on second day of ALIS

Hotel News Now, January 30, 2019

“We have 9 million jobs to fill in this industry, and 900,000 are unfilled. We have 10% unemployment in our industry, and that’s a big issue for us—an issue we need to solve.”
—Geoff Ballotti, president & CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, during the “Boardroom Broadcast: Investing Today, Tomorrow & Beyond” general session panel. See More

 

Cover Story: Incoming AHLA Chair Geoff Ballotti’s Palpable Enthusiasm For The Industry And What He Hopes To Bring To His Chairmanship

Lodging Magazine, January 17, 2019

“Having a group of associates that you care about, that you wake up every day and get to lead, was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” he says. “So I never left. It’s an industry that’s all about people, and that’s where I want to be.” Read Full Story

 

Wyndham’s Tammy Peter On The Lure Of Hospitality

Lodging Magazine, January 14, 2019

“Like many who spend their careers in hospitality, Tammy Peter fell into the industry, then fell in love with it.” See More

 

A New Adventure: A Former Ski Bum Makes Travelodge by Wyndham His Basecamp

A native of Billings, Mont., Eric Sheckleton says growing up, he was a “ski bum.” But as an adult hotel owner, his appreciation for the Travelodge brand goes much deeper than its outdoorsy culture. Read Full Article

 

Rajiv Trivedi On La Quinta’s New Home At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Lodging Magazine, January 3, 2019

“When LODGING profiled Rajiv Trivedi back in 2014, he was executive vice president and chief development officer of La Quinta, which had then just gone public. Catching up with him four years later, he is still involved with the La Quinta brand, serving as its president, but that brand is now a part of Wyndham Hotel & Resorts, which acquired La Quinta’s hotel franchising and hotel management business last year.” Read Full Story

 

Putting the ‘Life’ In Lifestyle: Checking In With Anthony Emanuelo

Lodging Magazine, December 17, 2018

“As the new brand head of TRYP by Wyndham, Anthony Emanuelo exudes passion and excitement for the continued success of the lifestyle hotel segment.” Read More

 

Cover Story: Transforming Wyndham

Hotels’ Investment Outlook, December 2018

“Confidence is on the rise at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – not just among the executive team, but with franchisees who feel pretty good about its direction.” Read Full Story

 

WalletHub Names Best Hotel Loyalty Programs of 2018

Lodging Magazine, December 4, 2018

“Wyndham Rewards is the best hotel loyalty program for travelers of all spending levels for the fourth year in a row on WalletHub’s list.” See More

 

Best Hotel Loyalty Program: Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards has been named the #1 Best Hotel Loyalty Program in the 2018 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. View the Full List

 

Trademark Collection by Wyndham Pushes Past 100-Hotel Mark with a Dozen Destinations Debuting in Canada

Additions expand fast-growing soft brand to five countries and more than 100 locations; Canadian roster includes five open hotels and resorts and seven recently signed deals across six provinces

PARSIPPANY, N.J., November 27, 2018 – Since launching less than 18 months ago as Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ (NYSE:WH) first soft-brand, Trademark Collection® by Wyndham is continuing its rapid growth around the world and raising its flag in Canada with a dozen recently signed hotels and resorts spanning the country. These additions – five of which have opened doors in British Columbia and Ontario, and another seven set to open within the next year in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, and Saskatchewan – bolster the brand’s footprint on both sides of the Atlantic with the Trademark name now adorning more than 100 hotels in North America and Europe. Read Full Release

 

La Quinta by Wyndham Continues Momentum with Seven New Hotels in Third Quarter

Steady flow of new construction openings in U.S. boosts brand’s footprint in first full quarter under Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor with more than 9,000 hotels and 20 iconic brands, bolstered its leading network of midscale offerings in the third quarter of 2018 and strengthened the presence of its La Quinta by Wyndham brand with the opening of seven hotels across the U.S. Read Full Release

 

Q&A With Anthony Emanuelo

Hotel Business Magazine, November 7, 2018

“The biggest strategy is to focus on development. TRYP is in 20 countries across the globe, it’s recognizable, it’s on all corners of the map, but I want to grow North America.” Read More

 

Q&A With Rajiv Trivedi Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Business Magazine, October 7, 2018

“For more than a decade, Rajiv Trivedi spearheaded the growth of the La Quinta system to more than 900 franchised properties. This June, he assumed the role of president, La Quinta at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, following the completion of Wyndham’s acquisition of La Quinta.” See Full Story

 

Going Global: Wingate by Wyndham Expands in Three Countries with 14 Hotels

Award-winning midscale hotel brand debuts in China and bolsters North American offerings; Continued midscale growth further strengthens Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ segment leadership position

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor with nearly 9,000 hotels and 20 powerhouse brands, is bolstering its network of midscale hotels and extending the global footprint of its award-winning Wingate by Wyndham® brand with the recent opening of 14 locations across both hemispheres, including the first Wingate hotel in China and new additions to the brand’s established presence in the U.S. and Canada. See More

 

Cover Story: A Part of the Culture

Lodging Magazine, Cover Story, September 14, 2018

“Mueller has been with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts—in its various forms—for more than 20 years. … Four years ago, Mueller took up the mantle of SVP and brand leader of Super 8. Since then, he has traveled across the country, visiting more than 450 Super 8 hotels in every corner of the United States and Canada.” Read Cover Story

 

Investing In The Future: From Capital Markets To Construction Costs, How Do Owners Value A Deal & Create A Successful Transaction

Hotel Business, Cover Story, September 7, 2018

“…Using the same partner offers a sense of security. ‘Everyone wants a good partner,’ said Chip Ohlsson, EVP/chief development officer with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.” Read Full Story

 

Making Deals with Tom Barber, Wyndham’s Chief Strategy and Development Officer

No Vacancy Podcast with Glenn Haussman, August 17, 2018

“Go behind the scenes with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts franchising. We talk to Tom Barber, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts about everything you want to know about what the company is up to for hotel development. And yes, we get some straight talk about the La Quinta acquisition.” Listen to the Podcast

 

J.D. Power Repeat: Microtel by Wyndham® and Wingate by Wyndham® Once Again Earn Highest 2018 Hotel Guest Satisfaction Segment Ratings

Microtel reclaims top seat among economy hotel chains 15 out of 17 years; Wingate leads midscale segment for fourth consecutive year

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 24, 2018 – Top-ranked Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) brand duo, Microtel by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham, secured the highest guest satisfaction rankings in J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Survey for economy and midscale hotel chains, respectively. With many of its brands earning J.D. Power-favorable rankings* – notably a double-digit overall satisfaction score increase and two-rank jump for Wyndham’s recently-acquired La Quinta midscale brand addition – the world’s largest hotel franchising company with nearly 9,000 hotels and 20 powerhouse brands continues commanding this respected study. Read Release

 

TAKING THE LEAD: Profiling Six Inspirational Women Leaders

Wyndham’s Gunjan Kahlon, Director of Franchise Development, is featured in the June 2018 Issue of Hotelier Magazine. (Cover and page 17) View Her Profile

 

Wyndham Bolsters Orlando Footprint with Newly Constructed La Quinta & TRYP by Wyndham Hotels

World’s largest hotel franchisor celebrates first La Quinta to break ground since acquisition; TRYP by Wyndham’s fourth Florida destination will bring urban lifestyle to the theme park capital of the world

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 28, 2018) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor with nearly 9,000 hotels and 20 powerhouse brands, is building its presence in Orlando, commencing side-by-side construction of two hotels under its La Quinta® and TRYP by Wyndham® brand flags on the famed International Drive close to the area’s best known attractions. The hotels mark the ninth La Quinta location in the Orlando market – the first to break ground since Wyndham acquired the leading midscale brand – and the city’s first TRYP by Wyndham hotel. Read Release

 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Debuts as Independent Public Company

Completes Spin-Off from Wyndham Worldwide

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 1, 2018 — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH) today announced the completion of its spin-off from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, which has been renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE: WYND). Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchisor and a leading provider of hotel management services, with a portfolio of 20 well-recognized lodging brands and nearly 9,000 franchised hotels in more than 80 countries. Read Release

 

Wyndham Welcomes La Quinta Inns & Suites
Transaction Significantly Expands Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Midscale Presence and Hotel Network

PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 31, 2018 — Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) today announced that its subsidiary, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, has completed its previously announced acquisition of La Quinta Holdings’ hotel franchising and hotel management business. The addition of La Quinta’s over 900 franchised hotels with a total of nearly 89,000 rooms builds Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ midscale presence and expands its reach further into the upper-midscale segment of the lodging industry. Read Release

 

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