CUSCO, PERU -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 -- 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 opening of the full-service Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman in Cusco, Peru, the first property to fly the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag in the South American country.
The 79-room Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman becomes the second full-service Wyndham® property in South America and the fifth Wyndham Hotel Group property in Peru, following the expansion of the Ramada® brand in the country last year to four hotels. The new Wyndham® hotel, owned by Cuzco II Ventures LTD S.A.C., joins the Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada Cusco in the city of Cusco, one of the country's most significant tourist destinations, once the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most prominent gateways to Machu Picchu.
The opening strengthens Wyndham Hotel Group's steadfast commitment to expansion in Latin America and marks the continued growth of its flagship Wyndham brand in key markets throughout the region. The brand welcomed its first hotel in Ecuador earlier this month, the full-service Wyndham Guayaquil, and recently announced plans to introduce its properties in Colombia and Nicaragua in 2014.
"We are proud to introduce the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand to Peru with the opening of the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman in one of the country's most popular and historic cities," said Daniel del Olmo, senior vice president and managing director of Latin America for Wyndham Hotel Group. "The expansion of our diverse portfolio of hotels is a priority for Wyndham Hotel Group as the region continues to experience economic growth and a robust landscape for development, especially in the burgeoning country of Peru."
As of June 30, 2013, Wyndham Hotel Group has 110 hotels and over 13,800 rooms in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean operating under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham® and TRYP by Wyndham brand flags.
Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman is located just a short ride from downtown Cusco, the Inca ruins of Macchu Picchu and the Andes Mountains. The hotel features a premier lounge and oxygen bar, a skywalk balcony offering local and international cuisine and the Samay Wasi Inka Spa, which combines ancient Inca healing techniques with modern luxury spa treatments.
Hotel guests who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, 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.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting www.wyndham.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and over 635,100 rooms in 67 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 license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® 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 Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.grupowyndham.com or www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit desarrollo.grupowyndham.com.
About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and the only hotel loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one stay.
With nearly 7,000 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers nearly seven million active members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their stays. Those points may be redeemed for hundreds of rewards options including free hotel stays, airline travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 5,500 points, while other reward options start as low as 50 points. Members may also choose to earn airline or rail miles with over 20 leading carriers.
In addition to the above benefits, frequent travelers will appreciate the program's newly introduced Gold Status tier, which provides the program's most loyal members with an additional free night after every 20 qualified stays. For more information or to join, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.