Wyndham Hotel Group today announced LEED certifiable, new construction prototypes for its two largest and most well-known brands, Days Inn® and Super 8®. The announcement builds on efforts by the company over the last two years to refine its prototypical offerings, which now span a total of six brands, and provide U.S. owners and developers with complete, turn-key, design-forward solutions.
Announced at the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the two prototypes—which focus on style, performance and efficiency—are complemented by updated offerings for the company’s Baymont Inn & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® and Wingate by Wyndham® brands. All six LEED certifiable prototypes come at a time when Wyndham Hotel Group is seeing significant interest in new construction domestically. As of March 31, 2015, the company had signed agreements for more than 140 new construction hotels throughout the U.S. Of those, more than 30 have broken ground and are currently under development.
“This is one of the strongest development environments that we’ve seen in the U.S. in the last decade and we want to be sure that all of our brands are well-positioned and that we’re making it easy for prospective developers to do business with us,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer at Wyndham Hotel Group.
Representing a continued evolution of the company’s approach to design and development, the refreshed prototypes provide owners and developers with turn-key solutions that include all architectural designs, documentation and FF&E packages. In addition, each of the six prototypes is LEED certifiable, providing the necessary flexibility for base or silver certification.
“As a company that’s been nationally recognized for its ongoing commitment to sustainability, providing complete solutions that not only cater to the evolving needs of guests but that enable LEED certification is of the utmost importance,” said George Scammell, vice president of global design at Wyndham Worldwide. “Whether it’s the bright, vibrant and comfortable design of Days Inn or the warm, accessible and affordable appeal of Super 8, we’ve tried to create offerings that are distinct, sustainable and meaningful.”
In addition to refreshed prototypes, Wyndham Hotel Group also unveiled refreshed design guidelines for hotels domestically to be used for both conversion and property renovation opportunities. The guidelines are available across virtually all of the brands within the company’s diverse portfolio and include updated schemes for not only guest rooms but also public spaces. In addition, most feature key brand defining elements to achieve a consistent look from property to property and enable current owners to renovate over a set period of time.
To assist current owners and prospective developers with learning more about its design and development offerings, Wyndham Hotel Group has launched a newly updated online portal: www.whgdevelopment.com. Among its offerings, the portal provides access to brand development brochures, property renderings, sample project manuals, upcoming company development events and more.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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