SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group

July 15, 2015 13:37 ET

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham Ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction in Their Segments by J.D. Power

Microtel Takes Top Spot Among Economy/Budget Hotel Chains for Third Consecutive Year While Wingate Makes Triumphant Return in Midscale Segment

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - Wyndham Hotel Group today announced that J.D. Power has ranked two of its brands -- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® and Wingate by Wyndham® -- highest in guest satisfaction within their respective segments (economy/budget and midscale) in the 2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.

The 2015 rankings mark the first time since 2004 that Wingate has received the top honor while Microtel has now achieved the distinction for 13 of the last 14 years. Previously, Microtel ranked highest in its segment for 10 consecutive years, from 2002 to 2011, and then again in 2013 and 2014.

"At Wyndham Hotel Group, we're extremely passionate about providing guests with not only great accommodations but great experiences," said Rui Barros, president and managing director, North America franchise operations at Wyndham Hotel Group. "Microtel and Wingate are both phenomenal brands that, thanks to a heavy focus on new construction, innovation and design, have earned enviable reputations among travelers for not only outstanding quality but also tremendous value. We're honored to have both brands once again receive this recognition and my sincere thanks go out to our dedicated hotel owners and their staffs for helping to make it possible."

Within the economy/budget segment, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham scored a total of 769 points, 41 more than the segment average and an increase of 18 points over the brand's score from the previous year. Recently, the brand began opening hotels under its new LEED certifiable prototype, featuring communal work spaces, walk-up business centers, on-site Micro Marts and contemporary room designs. The brand currently has over 325 hotels throughout North America and the Philippines, with another 87 currently under development.

In the midscale segment, Wingate by Wyndham scored a total of 834 points, 47 more than the segment average and an increase of 38 points over the brand's score from the previous year. The brand also recently unveiled its own new LEED certifiable prototype, which among other amenities features an open lobby design, communal breakfast space and on-site market. Guest rooms feature a refreshed, contemporary look along with high ceilings and expanded bathrooms with walk-in showers. The brand currently has more than 150 hotels throughout North America with another 28 currently under development.

All Wingate by Wyndham and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate -- the first of its kind for a major rewards program. For more information or to enroll, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

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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