Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Doubles in Size in Turkey
Third upscale hotel opens in Izmir, with fourth expected to open in 2014
IZMIR, Turkey (August 5, 2013) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of two new Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® properties in Turkey through franchise agreements with Özdilek Otel Turizm İşletmeciliği Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi, a company belonging to the Özdilek Holding group.
Opened this week, the five-star, 219-room Wyndham Izmir Özdilek is the first Wyndham hotel in the country to open outside of Istanbul. With beautifully appointed public areas, thoughtfully detailed guestrooms and distinct dining options, the 20-storey hotel overlooks the tranquil Izmir Bay, within close proximity to the airport.
Simultaneously, Özdilek Otel Turizm İşletmeciliği Ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi signed an agreement for the Wyndham Istanbul Levent, which is already under construction. It will become the country’s fourth Wyndham when it opens its doors in 2014. Both hotels will join the Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina which opened last December and Wyndham Istanbul Petek which opened earlier this summer.
These agreements bolster the brand’s aggressive global expansion, following the openings of 12 hotels in Europe and the Middle East under the company’s namesake brand just this year. In March, one Wyndham Grand, three Wyndham and seven Wyndham Garden hotels were opened through a strategic partnership with Grand City Hotels in Germany. The company also announced the signing of the first Wyndham hotel in Dubai in May, adding to the brand’s development pipeline in cities including Manama, Riyadh, Frankfurt and Munich.
“Growing our flagship Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand is a key part of our strategy,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “It not only shares its name with our company, but also with our guest loyalty programme, Wyndham Rewards. Wyndham Izmir Özdilek is yet another exceptional opening and I look forward to working with our new partners, Özdilek Holding, to open our fourth Wyndham hotel in Turkey next year.”
The five-star Wyndham Izmir Özdilek features Izmir’s only fine dining restaurant, Manzara, along with six other food and beverage outlets ranging from all-day dining in the Brasserie Restaurant to the chic Lomboz Bar on the twentieth floor. Guests can experience a unique blend of business and leisure facilities including 10 meeting and banquet halls accommodating up to 400 delegates as well as an extensive spa and wellness centre. In addition to separate outdoor and indoor pools for children and adults, the 2,200-square-metre Agamemnon Thermal Spa offers a fitness centre and exercise classes, thermal pool and whirlpool, Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and 20 treatment rooms.
Guest rooms feature LCD televisions with satellite channels and high-speed internet in addition to luxurious beds complete with goose down duvets. Club Rooms, Junior Suites and Senior Suites include whirlpool baths, complimentary turndown service and access to the Club Lounge which offers an array of drinks and snacks throughout the day. The Presidential Suite rounds off the accommodation options with the ultimate in luxury, complete with master bedroom with oversized whirlpool, dressing room and living area with widescreen interactive television in addition to a library, office, dining room, kitchen, guest bedroom and second bathroom.
Throughout the hotel, guests can take advantage of free wired and wireless internet, as well as free parking, free airport and city transfers and free bicycle hire.
“Wyndham Izmir Özdilek is a shining example of our commitment to provide the best in high-quality accommodation and is the first investment of Özdilek Holding’s dynamic portfolio with Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Hüseyin Özdilek, Özdilek Holding chairman of the board. “We are thrilled to work with a partner that shares our dedication to customer satisfaction and continuous development and are confident that our properties, including the Wyndham Izmir Özdilek and the upcoming Wyndham Istanbul Levent, will reflect those values.”
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodation throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by Wyndham Hotel Group or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travellers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and over 635,100 rooms in 67 countries under 15 hotel brands. To learn more about our family of hotel brands visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about our loyalty programme, please visit www.wyndhamrewards.com. For hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.