Wyndham Hotel Group Brands 56 Hotels Throughout U.S.
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Wyndham Hotel Group,
the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part
of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that,
through a deal with affiliates of Colony Capital, LLC, including
Colony Financial, Inc., it has branded 56 properties throughout the
mid-Atlantic and southeast corridor of the U.S.
Formerly Jameson Inn properties, the hotels now fly the Baymont Inn &
Suites(R), Days Inn(R) and Howard Johnson(R) brand flags and will be
managed by Aimbridge Hospitality.
"We are proud to welcome these 56 hotels and 3,638 rooms to our
growing Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham
Hotel Group president and CEO. "The addition of these properties is a
testament to the strength and appeal of our brands. We look forward
to the hotels' continued success as members of our family."
Forty nine of the hotels will be branded with the Baymont brand name,
one will become a Days Inn property and six will be converted to
Howard Johnson hotels.
Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Colony, said, "Wyndham
Hotel Group brands add an instantly recognizable mark of quality and
will be instrumental to reinvigorating these properties. We are
excited to have them as our partners for these assets."
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham
Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), 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 Hotel Grou
p is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional
information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more
information about hotel franchising opportunities visit
About Colony Capital, LLC
Founded in 1991 by Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Colony Capital is a
private, international investment firm focusing primarily on debt and
equity investments in real estate-related assets and operating
companies. The firm has invested $48 billion in over 19,000
loans/assets through various corporate, portfolio and complex
property transactions. Colony has a team of more than 250 and is
headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Boston,
Scottsdale, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Beirut, Hong Kong, Seoul and
Taipei. For more information, visit www.colonyinc.com.
EDITORS: Photos and logos can be downloaded from the Wyndham
Worldwide Media Center, available here. For more information about
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and its businesses, go to
Christine Da Silva
VP, Marketing Communications
Wyndham Hotel Group
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
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