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Wyndham Brand Opens First Hotel in Costa Rica


Wyndham Brand Opens First Hotel in Costa Rica

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the debut of its upscale Wyndham(R) Hotels and Resorts brand in Costa Rica with the opening of the 111-room, newly constructed Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu.

The hotel, owned by Rocca Portafolio Comercial and operated by Desarrollos Hoteleros, becomes the third Wyndham Hotel Group property in Costa Rica, joining TRYP by Wyndham San Jose Sabana, which opened in the capital city in November 2011, and the Ramada Plaza San Jose Herradura.

The Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu opening continues Wyndham Hotel Group's growth in Latin America. The company recently announced the addition of its 100th hotel to its regional portfolio, which consists of properties under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada(R), Days Inn(R), Howard Johnson(R), Wingate by Wyndham(R), Microtel Inn & Suites(R) by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham(SM) hotel brands.

"The opening of Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu is another integral step in our mission to expand Wyndham Hotel Group's presence in Latin America and introduce new brands to better serve lodging needs," said Daniel del Olmo, Wyndham Hotel Group's senior vice president and managing director, Latin America. "We are thrilled to bring the Wyndham brand to Costa Rica in an area so central to corporate complexes, shopping and fine dining, offering business and leisure travelers the utmost in service and convenience."

Situated in an upscale suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica's largest city, Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu is just 20 minutes from Juan Santa Maria International Airport. The convenient location is walking distance from Avenida Escazu and puts guests in close proximity to the country's top sights, such as La Sabana Metropolitan Park, famed volcanoes and Pacific beaches.

Guest rooms and suites feature complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, 37-inch LED flat screen televisions, coffee makers and laptop-sized safes. The hotel also offers designated floors for women with female-friendly amenities, 24-hour room service and free shuttle service to nearby shopping centers and business parks.

Additional services include a 24-hour business center, on-site market and a state-of-the art fitness center with a 65-foot indoor heated lap pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel's full-service restaurant, El Cortijo, serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Guests can also enjoy a cocktail or dinner at the hotel's Provenza Lounge and its outdoor terrace.

Wyndham Garden San Jose Escazu offers more than 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event space for up to 130 guests. Audio visual equipment, complimentary high-speed internet access and on-site catering services are available.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham(R) hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and approximately 618,100 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham(R) Hotels and Resorts, Ramada(R), Days Inn(R), Super 8(R), Wingate by Wyndham(R), Baymont Inn & Suites(R), Microtel Inn & Suites(R) by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham(R), TRYP by Wyndham(SM), Howard Johnson(R), Travelodge(R) and Knights Inn(R). In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream(R) and Night(R) 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 more than 6,500 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 or desarrollo.grupowyndham.com.

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CONTACT: Kathryn Zambito Public Relations Manager Wyndham Hotel Group 22 Sylvan Way Parsippany, NJ 07054 (973) 753-6590 kathryn.zambito@wyn.com

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