SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

January 30, 2014 14:00 ET

Wyndham Championship Kicks-Off 75th Anniversary Celebration, Gives Fans a Chance to Win 75,000 Wyndham Rewards Points

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2014) - With snow on the ground and colder than normal temperatures across much of the United States, what better time than now to start thinking about warm weather and golf? To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wyndham Championship, an annual PGA TOUR event set for August 11-17, 2014, at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, and the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, are giving fans the opportunity to win 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points through the "History Lives #AtTheWyndham" Instagram Contest.

Beginning today and continuing through Thursday, March 13, Wyndham is hosting the "History Lives #AtTheWyndham" Instagram Contest. Historic photos from the tournament will be posted to the Wyndham Championship Instagram page. Clues that will assist in identifying photos will be posted on a weekly basis to the tournament's Twitter and Facebook accounts. To enter the contest, fans need to correctly identify the photo using a specific keyword and the hashtag #AtTheWyndham on the Instagram page.

Each week, one lucky fan will be randomly selected to win 75,000 Wyndham Rewards points. Wyndham Rewards is the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide. The world's largest lodging loyalty program, as measured by number of participating hotels, Wyndham Rewards offers members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. Non-members can enroll at www.wyndhamrewards.com.

"We are always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with the fans and followers of the Wyndham Championship," said Alyson Johnson, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Wyndham Worldwide. "In addition to increasing direct consumer engagement, this contest is a way for golf-enthusiasts to celebrate the 75th anniversary and get excited about this year's Tournament."

Among the oldest events on the PGA TOUR, the 2014 Wyndham Championship celebrates the 75th renewal of North Carolina's oldest professional golf event. In conjunction with the 75th anniversary, the tournament also announced the launch of its new, enhanced website. Designed by Wilson McGuire Creative and 336 Creative in Winston-Salem, the new website has a modern look and feel while showcasing 75 years of tournament history. 

"The Wyndham Championship is much more than a golf tournament; it's been a part of the fabric of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina since 1938," Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said. "We are excited to celebrate the Wyndham's 75th anniversary with our fans through the "History Lives #AtTheWyndham" Instagram Contest and give them an opportunity to create their own history by using Wyndham Rewards points for their next vacation."

The "History Lives #AtTheWyndham" Instagram Contest is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Participants must have internet access and a valid Instagram account to begin the Sweepstakes entry process. Only one (1) entry per person and per Instagram account is permitted per week during the Promotion Period. Additional entries will be disqualified. Additional information, including sweepstakes official rules, can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/wyndhamchamp.

About Wyndham Worldwide

One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,440 franchised hotels and over 638,300 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 106,000 vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 915,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,500 associates globally.

For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About the Wyndham Championship

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336)379-1570.

Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.

About Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. Points can be earned and redeemed for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options, including airline travel, resort vacations, event tickets, gift certificates for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Free stays start as low as 5,500 points, while other reward options start as low as 50 points. Members may also choose to earn airline or rail miles with over 20 leading carriers. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Stacy Dixson
    Manager, Public Relations
    Wyndham Worldwide
    973-753-7424
    stacy.dixson@wyn.com

    Rob Goodman
    Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations
    (336) 299-4321
    rob@3-gsports.com