SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

October 18, 2007 19:00 ET

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and VTech Keep Kids Busy, Parents Happy

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and VTech® Electronics North America today announced that VTech educational gaming systems will be featured in more than 3,000 Wyndham guest rooms and suites in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

To celebrate the addition of VTech's V.Smile™ TV Learning Systems and V.FLASH™ Edutainment Systems to the Wyndham® experience, the companies unveiled the Wyndham VTech Family Resort Offer, which provides a four-night stay for the cost of three at participating Wyndham resorts in family-friendly destinations including Orlando, Fla.; Nassau, the Bahamas; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; and Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

VTech's V.Smile "Turns Game Time Into Brain Time" features educational content, characters children love and a video game platform that connects directly to the television. Utilizing entertaining, exchangeable games on Smartridges™, V.Smile teaches children ages three and up language skills, math, vocabulary words and problem solving.

The V.FLASH Home Edutainment System is a video game console for children ages six and up that packs video game action with educational content. V.FLASH combines high-quality sound, 3-D graphics, real-life images and educational video gaming into a system that connects directly to the television. V.FLASH uses exclusive V.DISC software to take kids through exciting environments and video that makes learning an adventure.

"We wanted to offer traveling families a quality entertainment alternative during their down time," said Kevin Rupert, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts vice president of marketing and strategy. "VTech educational gaming systems will keep kids engaged and make parents happy, which is just one more way Wyndham Hotels and Resorts provides value for guests to create the best vacation experience."

Julia Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing, VTech Electronics North America, said her company is dedicated to making learning fun. "Through our partnership with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, we can extend learning to families while they vacation and complement Wyndham Hotels and Resorts' fun-packed vacation packages," she said. "We're thrilled with the opportunity to provide children with our educational toys wherever life takes them."

For more information on the Wyndham VTech Family Resort Offer, visit or through March 31, 2008.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate. For more information, visit

VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) Category and the award-winning V.Smile TV Learning System, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning toys. Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development, from birth to preteen, through fun and smart play.

VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Ill. VTech Electronics Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution throughout North America, Europe and Asia.