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Wyndham Hotel Group and Grand City Hotels Sign Austria’s First Wyndham Grand

October 5, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of 17 hotels representing over 2,300 rooms across Germany and Austria in association with Grand City Hotels.

Adding to the agreement signed by the two companies in February this year to rebrand 43 hotels, the strategic alliance now extends to 60 hotels and over 7,500 rooms across four countries under the Wyndham Grand® (seven properties), Wyndham® (six), Wyndham Garden® (17), TRYP by Wyndham® (21) and Days Inn® (nine) flags.

The latest signings include the first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts-branded property in Austria, a Wyndham Grand hotel in Salzburg, and 16 hotels throughout Germany, including five which opened today in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Cologne. The expansion takes the total number of Wyndham Hotel Group properties open in Germany to 89.

“We are thrilled to expand our offerings in Germany and Austria through our ongoing collaboration with Grand City Hotels,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “With 89 hotels across Germany under brands spanning upper-upscale to budget, we now offer travellers in the country unrivalled choice and diversity under one umbrella.”

“To launch our namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in Austria is also extremely exciting and marks the next logical step in growing the brand’s portfolio in Europe, following its successful introduction to Germany earlier this year,” added Barros.

Guests staying at any of the newly opened hotels who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stay. 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.

Christian Windfuhr, chief executive officer, Grand City Hotels, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the partnership.

“Adding a further 17 hotels to our alliance with Wyndham Hotel Group is a meaningful continuation of our strategic goal to bundle our franchise relations with a partner who has a strong presence in potential source markets and who can move business into our hotels through a very effective worldwide sales and reservation system,” he said.

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