SOURCE: Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group

January 04, 2011 08:30 ET

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Opens New Panama City Hotel

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its expansion in Central America with the opening of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City, a new construction hotel in Panama's capital city.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City serves as a convenient home base for business and leisure travelers, with its close proximity to business, banking centers and tourist destinations. Just 12 miles from Tocumen International Airport and within walking distance of area restaurants and shopping, the seven-story hotel is located on Calle 58 in Panama City's Obarrio neighborhood, a quiet area in the heart of the city lined with trees and luxurious homes.

The property, owned by Hoteles Boutique, S.A. and managed by FR Consulting Group, is the second Wyndham® hotel in Panama City, joining the 301-room Veneto - A Wyndham Grand Hotel in Via Espana, Panama City's banking and financial district.

"We are committed to growing the Wyndham brand in thriving key markets throughout Latin America," said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. "With its variety of natural and urban landscapes, booming commerce and must-see attractions, Panama City is a fast-growing hub for travel. The opening of the newly constructed Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City is an example of our dedication to providing travelers with a range of lodging options, personalized service and first-rate amenities in the international cities to which they travel."

The lobby at the 70-room Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City exudes style and convenience, featuring marble floors, modern furniture and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Guests can start their day by taking advantage of coffee service each morning and utilizing the shoe-shining station. The hotel's multi-lingual staff provides guests with concierge services throughout the day.

Guest rooms and suites offer mahogany-style headboards; wall-mounted, 32-inch flat screen televisions; coffee makers; spacious work desks; and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Double-paned glass windows ensure a quiet respite away from the bustle of the city and bathrooms are tastefully appointed with marble surfaces, digital scales, make-up mirrors and fresh amenities. The hotel's 500-square-foot suites provide separate living and sleeping areas, sofas and two flat screen televisions in each unit.

At the on-site Tree Restaurant, guests can enjoy a cocktail at the full bar or have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily without having the leave hotel grounds.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City provides guests with a 24-hour fitness center and business center, where guests can check email, send and receive faxes or make use of a conference room that seats up to eight people.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City puts guests in the midst of the country's largest city. Founded in 1519 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias de Ávila, Panama City and its neighboring regions feature an abundance of natural and man-made attractions, including rare wildlife and vegetation at Parque Natural Metropolitano (Metropolitan Nature Park); 14th century ruins at Old Panama; and the famous Panama Canal, located just 30 minutes outside of the city.

Other nearby places of interest include Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, featuring a vast collection of oil paintings and water colors; Casco Viejo, the capital's historic city center; Mercado de Artesania, a two-story building with shops selling local crafts, jewelry and art; and Multicentro Shopping Mall, Central America's largest mall.

All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand's guest recognition program offering complimentary benefits including high-speed Internet access, personal choice of welcome snack and beverage, preferred pillow type, express check-in, guaranteed late check-out, local and long-distance calls, best available room upon arrival, photocopies, faxes and online receipts.

Wyndham ByRequest members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which 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

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting

Contact Information

    Kathryn Zambito
    Public Relations Manager
    Wyndham Hotel Group
    22 Sylvan Way
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 753-6590