SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

March 29, 2012 15:43 ET

Wyndham Worldwide Supports Earth Hour

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2012) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies and industry leader in sustainability practices, proudly supports the Earth Hour global initiative -- a global movement uniting businesses, organizations and individuals in taking action to raise awareness to the issues of climate change.

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour has grown into a global movement with millions of supporters in over 128 countries since its start in Australia in 2007. During Earth Hour, individuals, businesses, and governments around the world turn out their lights to demonstrate their commitment to environmentally sustainable action. Earth Hour 2012 will take place Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m. local time.

"As a global company recently recognized as one of the greenest companies by Newsweek magazine, Wyndham Worldwide is proud to support Earth Hour around the world," says Faith Taylor, senior vice president of sustainability for Wyndham Worldwide. "With more than 50 brands in nearly 100 countries, we are committed to finding new ways to reduce energy consumption and successfully implement energy efficient strategies across the Company with a goal to reduce emissions by 12% by 2016, and 20% by 2020."

For more information on how to participate in Earth Hour or Wyndham's sustainability efforts, please visit our Wyndham Green website or EarthHour.org.

About Wyndham Worldwide

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses 7,205 hotels with approximately 613,100 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.7 million members, access to approximately 100,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 160 vacation ownership resorts serving over 813,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 27,800 employees globally.

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

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Michael Valentino
    Director, Communications
    Wyndham Worldwide
    Office: (973) 753.8372
    Michael.Valentino@wyn.com