Wyndham Worldwide observa una impresionante expansión en India

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Global Hospitality Company Emerges as Leader in India with 13 new deals for Wyndham Hotel Group and RCI

NEW DELHI, INDIA (Oct. 6, 2015) – With the announcement of new deals across its hotel and timeshare exchange portfolios, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, continues expanding its presence throughout the Indian subcontinent. With 10 new hotel properties joining Wyndham Hotel Group and three new vacation ownership resorts joining the RCI vacation exchange network, Wyndham is meeting the diverse needs of India’s owners and guests.


"With a renewed focus on travel and a growing middle class, India is becoming one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world," said Stephen P. Holmes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Worldwide, who joined the team in New Delhi for today's announcement. "Our global portfolio encompasses virtually every type of travel accommodation -- from hotels to timeshare to vacation rentals and more -- making Wyndham Worldwide uniquely positioned to deliver great results for our hospitality partners and great travel experiences for guests."


Wyndham Hotel Group’s Explosive Growth Meets the Demands of all Travelers

As the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7.700 hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group currently operates 25 hotels in the region with another 28 in the pipeline representing more than 3.300 rooms. Wyndham Hotel Group is the fastest growing hotel franchisor in India. The company has experienced nearly 200% growth in India over the past five years. Today's announcement of 10 new deal signings includes two conversions under the company's iconic Howard Johnson and Ramada Plaza brands with the Unique Mercantile Group and also signifies expansion for the first time beyond India under the Ramada and Days Inn brands with Intraco Limited based out of Bangladesh.


RCI Delivers More Vacation Options with Expansion into New Destinations

Offering its 3,8 million members the ability to exchange their timeshare interval within its network of more than 4.500 affiliated resorts in over 100 countries, RCI is the world's largest timeshare exchange business. The company has experienced approximately 40% growth in India since the beginning of 2012 and is affiliated with more than 130 properties representing approximately 80% of all vacation ownership resorts in India.


RCI continues to grow as the market and segment leader in the country offering vacation options in 60 unique destinations with resorts providing a range of experiences from traditional beach holiday to cultural, historical and wildlife retreats whereby catering to ever changing consumer patterns. Recent RCI expansion includes the addition of Treat Resort in Silvassa, Mirasol Water Park & Resort in Daman, and Ananta Spa & Resorts in Udaipur. RCI has also expanded its footprint in recent years in markets such as Kerala, Assam, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh and has future plans to enter popular destinations such as Sri Lanka and Maldives.

"We are excited to see that Indian travelers are embracing timeshare," said Holmes. "The vacation ownership segment is a powerful and growing driver of tourism in India and thanks to the continued efforts of RCI, our affiliated resorts, and our industry partners, timeshare providers today are delivering great experiences for guests and creating memorable vacation experiences for owners who keep coming back year after year."


While in India, Holmes and the Wyndham Worldwide team will also visit Christel House India -Bangalore, a charter school run by Christel House International. Founded by RCI co-founder Christel DeHaan in 1998, Christel House International opened its first school in Bangalore, India in 2001. With more than 1.000 students enrolled, Christel House India - Bangalore has had a 96% student retention rate and a 94% graduation rate. By comparison less than 10% of students graduate high school in India. Additionally, 93% of Christel House India - Bangalore graduates are in college, working, or both, compared to 25% of all Indian youth pursuing college degrees. Wyndham Worldwide has been a longtime, dedicated supporter of Christel House International through its Wishes by Wyndham Foundation.


"I am inspired every time I walk through the doors of a Christel House school, and we are incredibly proud to play a small role in supporting these remarkable students, as well as their dedicated teachers and staff," said Holmes. "We are a values-based company that aims to deliver results for our business in a responsible way, creating positive change for the people and communities around us."


Acerca de Wyndham Worldwide 
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), una de las empresas hoteleras más grande del mundo, ofrece una amplia gama de productos y servicios de hotelería a través de su portafolios global compuesto por marcas reconocidas a nivel mundial. Wyndham Hotel Group, la empresa hotelera más grande del mundo en base a la cantidad de propiedades, alberga muchos de los hoteles más conocidos del mundo, con alrededor de 7.700 franquicias hoteleras y más de 668.500 habitaciones de hotel en todo el mundo. 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 approximately 110.000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. Wyndham Vacation Ownership, líder en la industria y en el mercado de propiedad de tiempo compartido, desarrolla, comercializa y vende intereses de propiedad de vacaciones y proporciona financiamiento al consumidor para los propietarios a través de su red de más de 210 centros turísticos de propiedad de vacaciones que prestan servicios a alrededor de 901.000 propietarios en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, El Caribe y el Pacífico Sur. Con base en Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide contrata a más de 34.000 asociados a nivel mundial. Para obtener más información, visite www.wyndhamworldwide.com.


About Wyndham Hotel Group


Wyndham  Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global  portfolio consists of approximately 7.700 properties and 668.500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.



Acerca de RCI


RCI es el líder mundial en intercambio vacacional con casi 4.500 centros turísticos afiliados en más de 100 países. RCI fue pionero en el concepto de intercambio vacacional en 1974, al ofrecer a sus miembros mayor flexibilidad y versatilidad con su experiencia de vacaciones propias. Hoy, a través de RCI Weeks®, el tradicional sistema de intercambio de semana por semana y RCI Points®, el primer sistema global de intercambio de la industria basado en puntos, RCI ofrece opciones de vacaciones flexibles a sus aproximadamente 3,8 millones de miembros de RCI cada año. El programa de intercambio de lujo de RCI, The Registry Collection®, es el más grande del mundo en su tipo con aproximadamente 200 propiedades afiliadas accesibles para intercambio o en desarrollo en seis continentes.RCI es parte de Wyndham Exchange & Rentals y de la familia de marcas Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. También puede encontrar a RCI en Facebook, YouTube y Twitter.