PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 11 /CNW/ -- Looking for room in your budget to
squeeze in a summer vacation without going overboard? Wyndham Rewards(R) is
coming to the rescue with "Save Summer", a promotion that features frugal
getaway values at participating brands, the opportunity to win points
redeemable for free hotel nights for entrants plus up to five of their friends
and even the possibility of walking away with one million Wyndham Rewards
The promotion is available now through Sept. 10, 2009.
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"In the current economic climate, consumers are not just counting every
penny, they're counting every loyalty point, too," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham
Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. "We always offer
significant value across our hotel brands and through our Wyndham Rewards
program, but this summer we're providing travelers with extra incentives to
travel and an opportunity to win big."
Frugal Getaway Values
Several participating brands feature discounts of 15 percent or more off
their guaranteed best available rate. At participating Wyndham Hotels and
Resorts hotels, travelers can get 50 percent off a second night or a second
room. Details of "Save Summer" brand offers are available at
www.wyndhamrewards.com/save. Breakfast and high speed Internet access are free
at most Wyndham Hotel Group brands year round.
Win Free Hotel Nights
Consumers may download a widget to their Facebook, MySpace and other
social networking profiles(*) that not only allows them to register for the
"Save Summer" promotion but also allows them to share it with interested
online friends. Every time a friend enters the promotion the originating
consumer automatically gets another chance to win. Consumers may also enter
online at www.wyndhamrewards.com/save. Membership in Wyndham Rewards is not
required to enter, and no purchase is necessary. Contest rules are available
on the Web site.
When winners are chosen from a widget entry, their first five friends to
have registered will also receive points redeemable for a free night stay.
Points worth up to 750 free night stays will be awarded throughout the summer.
Win One Million Wyndham Rewards Points
One lucky entrant will be awarded one million Wyndham Rewards points
redeemable for goods such as 40 $100 gift certificates, 160 free night stays
or 14 airline tickets good within the continental U.S. The winner of the
million Wyndham Rewards points will be chosen in a drawing held the week of
Sept. 14, 2009.
"We developed the 'Save Summer' promotion to enable people to get out
there and travel because a vacation really does help buoy the spirit," said
Jill Noblett, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president of Loyalty and Direct
Marketing. "With everyone working so hard and depriving themselves of a
getaway, we wanted to find a way to save summer, and we're doing that with our
Newest Wyndham Rewards Partner
For the first time, Wyndham Rewards members may earn points at Microtel
Inn & Suites(R) hotels, the program's newest earning and redemption partner.
The award-winning chain of new construction hotels is a leader in its class.
The Microtel brand ranked "Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Economy/Budget
Hotel Chains" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 North America Hotel Guest
Satisfaction Index Study(SM) for the seventh consecutive year.
The Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is the largest in the lodging
industry based on the number of participating hotels. Points can be redeemed
at www.wyndhamrewards.com for hotel night stays at participating Wyndham Hotel
Group properties in North America, Europe, China, Latin America and the
Points can also be redeemed for rewards including airline tickets, resort
vacations, name-brand merchandise and for rail points or services at many
popular restaurants and stores including restaurants.com, Avis Rent A Car and
Budget Rent A Car.
The program allows members to accumulate points by staying in
participating hotels and purchasing everyday products and services. An online
system allows members to check their point balance and redeem for rewards.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham
Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses approximately 7,000 hotels and
588,500 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and
Resorts(R), Ramada(R), Days Inn(R), Super 8(R), Wingate(R) by Wyndham, Baymont
Inn & Suites(R), Microtel Inn & Suites(R), Hawthorn Suites(R), Howard
Johnson(R), Travelodge(R) and Knights Inn(R). All hotels are independently
owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels
which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner. Wyndham
Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available
(*) The "Save Summer" widget can be downloaded to member profiles on AOL
Bookmarks, Ask MyStuff, Backflip, BlackPlanet, Blogger, Blogger Sidebar,
BlogMarks, Browser Bookmark, del.icio.us, Digg, Diigo, DropJack, email, embed,
Eons, Facebook, Faves, Friendster, Furl, Google Bookmarks, Hi5, HoverSpot,
iGoogle, linkaGoGo, Live, Live Favorites, Live Spaces, LiveJournal, MAC
dashboard, Multiply, MySpace, MyYearbook, Netvibes, NetvibesRSS, Netvouz,
Newsvine, Orkut, PageflakesRSS, PerfSpot, Piczo, Propeller, Reddit, Segnalo,
Simpy, Spurl, Squidoo, StumbleUpon, Tagged, Technorati, Twitter, Typepad,
Sidebar, Univision, Vista Gadget, Vox, Webwag, WordPress, Xanga, Yahoo!
Bookmarks and Yahoo! Widgets.
For further information:
For further information: Morgan Painvin, Account Supervisor of Quinn &
Co. Public Relations, +1-212-868-1900, ext. 256, or firstname.lastname@example.org,
for Wyndham Hotel Group