PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - Travelers looking to start off the new year right need look no further than the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® hotel brand's "Designed for a Great Year" instant-win game and sweepstakes, in which participants can win one of thirty free night stays or a grand prize of $5,000.
To enter, travelers must visit and like the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Facebook page (www.facebook.com/microtel), where they can then enter daily for their chance to win. Entry is completed by filling out a brief online form and playing a short instant-win game based around well-known inspirational quotes. Afterwards, participants have the option to share their inspirational quote on their Facebook Wall. For every share, Microtel will donate $1 to Starlight Children's Foundation, up to $2,500. Both the sweepstakes and instant-win game are available now through March 10, 2013.
"With a low average nightly rate of under $65 a night, standard amenities like free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, as well as an outstanding reputation for quality and consistency, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotels are designed for a better hotel stay," said Keri Putera, vice president of marketing for Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. "By giving away $5,000, we're excited for one of our loyal Facebook fans to have the chance to do a little designing of his or her own."
Five instant-win free night stays will be randomly given away each week for the six weeks that the sweepstakes and instant-win game are active while one grand prize winner will be selected on March 11, 2013. Free night stays will be awarded in the form of points through Wyndham Rewards, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of more than 7,000 hotels, including those under the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham brand. For full terms and conditions or to enter, visit www.facebook.com/microtel.
About Starlight Children's Foundation
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. Since 1983, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit www.starlight.org.
Starlight Children's Foundation is a signature charity of Wishes by Wyndham, the philanthropic foundation of Wyndham Worldwide, which includes Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group.
About Wyndham Rewards
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotels participate in the Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program, the largest in the lodging industry based on the number of participating hotels. Points can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brand is an award-winning chain of more than 300 economy hotels located throughout North America and the Philippines. Designed to provide guests with a better hotel stay, each hotel is newly constructed and offers an array of complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Other amenities available at most hotels include meeting and fitness centers, swimming pools and the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand's guest loyalty program.
Each Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham hotel is independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Microtel Inns & Suites Franchising, a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by calling 1-800-337-0057 or by visiting www.microtelinn.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and approximately 618,100 rooms in 66 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.