PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 28, 2018) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor with nearly 9,000 hotels and 20 powerhouse brands, is building its presence in Orlando, commencing side-by-side construction of two hotels under its La Quinta® and TRYP by Wyndham® brand flags on the famed International Drive close to the area’s best known attractions. The hotels mark the ninth La Quinta location in the Orlando market – the first to break ground since Wyndham acquired the leading midscale brand – and the city’s first TRYP by Wyndham hotel.
The La Quinta and TRYP by Wyndham hotels – both owned and developed by Miami-based Riviera Point Development Group and set to open in 2019 and 2020, respectively – will share a three-plus-acre site in the country’s most popular destination for visitors. The city became the first in the U.S. to surpass 70 million tourists, according to Visit Orlando, attracting 72 million visitors in 2017 – up from 68 million the previous year.
The new developments will widen Wyndham’s already sizable network of more than 50 hotels across 12 brands in the Orlando market.
“Orlando continues to draw travelers at a record-setting pace, creating new opportunities through relationships with established developers like Riviera Point Development Group to offer varied accommodations meeting the ever-evolving needs of travelers,” said Chip Ohlsson, executive vice president and chief development officer, North America, at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Expanding our portfolio of offerings with these two brands in particular – our trusted La Quinta name and cosmopolitan TRYP by Wyndham flag – delivers two distinct, high-quality experiences in a top destination flowing with a diverse network of holidaymakers and business travelers from around the world.”
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The four-story La Quinta hotel will feature 101 modern guest rooms; a comfortable and multifunctional great room for guests to gather, relax, or work; a fully equipped fitness center; a pool; and approximately 750 square feet of meeting space. Upon opening, it will join eight hotels already operating in the market under the La Quinta flag, and it will be the first in the city to reflect the brand’s contemporary Del Sol prototype. The Del Sol design combines clean geometric lines, bold colors, and varying textures with iconic brand elements, like La Quinta’s recognizable red-clay roof, and guest-centric offerings to enhance the stay experience while also helping maximize revenue-per-square foot for hotel developers.
Like all of the brand’s approximately 900 upper-midscale and midscale La Quinta and LQ Hotel™ locations in North and Latin America, the new La Quinta in Orlando will offer guests the brand’s signature Bright Morning Bed®, free Bright Side Breakfast®, spacious in-room work areas and free high-speed internet.
“La Quinta has long been a highly desirable, fast-growing brand that both hotel developers and travelers know and trust,” said Raj Trivedi, president of the La Quinta brand at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “To continue this growth in such a viable market with our efficient, guest-focused Del Sol design – and to do so under the umbrella of a leading hospitality company in Wyndham – is a significant milestone as we focus our efforts on planting the La Quinta flag in new destinations around the country.”
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts closed on its acquisition of La Quinta in May 2018, bolstering its position as a midscale lodging leader with approximately 37 percent of branded rooms in the midscale segment. The company immediately made status match and 1:1 point transfer available between Wyndham Rewards® and La Quinta ReturnsTM as it works to integrate the brand into Wyndham’s award-winning loyalty program by the second quarter of 2019.
TRYP by Wyndham
Slated to open in 2020, the new TRYP by Wyndham in Orlando becomes the fourth hotel in Florida for the growing cosmopolitan brand. Celebrating the spirit of the urban traveler, each TRYP hotel is infused with local spirit allowing guests to uncover each destination’s individual culture and setting the stage for authentic, local experiences. The 98-room hotel will offer the brand’s hallmark social lobby, library space and small meeting room; a bar and restaurant featuring TRYP’s signature tapas, or small plates, service; a gym; and an outdoor pool.
With its unique cities and range of experiences, Florida remains a top market for the brand which recently opened TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian St. Augustine, TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale and TRYP by Wyndham Miami Bay Harbor in “The Sunshine State”. The brand’s global pipeline includes approximately 4,000 rooms and 29 hotels, including Florida locations such as Coral Gables, Miami and Kissimmee. The company also recently announced plans for a dual-branded TRYP by Wyndham and Wyndham Grand concept in Miami’s popular Brickell district.
ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the largest hotel franchising Company in the world, with nearly 9,000 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 790,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 56 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, condominiums and holiday homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.