Wyndham Hotel Group Sponsors Child’s Experience of a Lifetime


WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 13, 2013

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Earlier this week, Wyndham Hotel Group helped sponsor Starlight Children’s Foundation’s 11th Annual Starlight Night at Citi Field.

As part of the celebration, Starlight children with long-term illnesses were invited to VIP treatment at the New York Mets vs. the St. Louis Cardinals game, which included food, fun with the team’s mascot, Mr. Met, and the honor of throwing out the first pitch.

Nine-year-old Ernesto Martinez from Yonkers, New York, who is a member of the program, threw a perfect strike down the middle! He was joined by eleven-year-old Ryan Heinzerling, of Greenwich, Conn., who comes from a family of long-time Starlight supporters.

Starlight Children’s Foundation is the signature charity of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and over 631,800 rooms under 15 hotel brands. The company continues to strengthen its commitment to children through the sponsorship of events that allow kids a moment of distraction from the pain and loneliness of long-term illness. This year, through the Wishes by Wyndham charitable foundation of its parent company, Wyndham Worldwide, and associate contributions, Wyndham Hotel Group has donated $10,000 dollars to Starlight Children’s Foundation and sponsored six Starlight Fun Centers™ for the pediatric units of hospitals around the country.

About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and over 631,800 rooms in 66 countries under 15 hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.

Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers nearly seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.

In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.


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