SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group

January 05, 2007 10:44 ET

Wyndham Brand Grows in Texas With Three New Hotels

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 5, 2007 --Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® today announced that it has expanded its presence in Texas, the state where the brand was founded, with new openings in Austin, El Paso and McAllen.

"The Wyndham brand is well represented in Texas with properties in the Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Galveston and Arlington areas," said Wyndham Hotels and Resorts President Peter Strebel. "These three new, high-quality properties reflect the brand's upscale positioning and round out our portfolio in the state. We are extremely pleased to welcome these first-rate hotels into our system."

The new properties represent 629 rooms near three international airports including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, El Paso International Airport and McAllen International Airport.

The new hotels will feature prototypical Wyndham brand design elements created by the internationally acclaimed architecture firm, Michael Graves & Associates. New brand design features include the Wyndham signature Smart Chair, a functional lounge chair that offers a comfortable place to sit, work, eat and watch television and features pivoting table arms and built-in jacks for Internet access and power; the brand's new "Be Well" bed ensemble; specially designed guestroom items including coffeemaker, ice bucket and alarm clock/radio/MP3 player; and energy-efficient lighting packages designed to meet guest expectations for better in-room lighting.

The Wyndham Garden Hotel - Austin, previously the Woodward Hotel and Conference Center, is a 210-room property with 10,500 square feet of meeting space. It is located three miles from downtown Austin and five miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The property is also near the Texas State Capitol, University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Convention Center.

Formerly the Hilton El Paso Airport Hotel, the 272-room Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel boasts the city's largest hotel ballroom and largest swimming pool. It is located two hundred yards from the El Paso International Airport and offers over 17,000 square feet of meeting space. The property is near the University of Texas - El Paso, the El Paso Zoo and Cohen Stadium.

The Wyndham Garden Hotel - McAllen, formerly a Four Points by Sheraton, is the only full-service hotel located near the McAllen International Airport and La Plaza Mall. The 147-room property offers nearly 5,500 square feet of meeting space.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) based in Parsippany, N.J., offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. All hotels are independently owned and either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts or an affiliate.

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