Our History

Wyndham Worldwide became an independent, pure-play hospitality company on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Company has developed into a well-respected leader in the global hospitality industry.


2006

08-08-2006
Wyndham Worldwide Begins Trading as WYN
Wyndham Worldwide spun off from Cendant Corp and begins trading on the NYSE under the symbol WYN
 
08-07-2006
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Earns Top 10 Honors in "Top 100 Companies for Working Families"
 
09-29-2006
Wyndham Worldwide Announces Sponsorship of the PGA Tour Event in Greensboro
Wyndham Worldwide announces its title sponsorship of the newly christened Wyndham Championship, the last event leading to the four-event PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup
 
12-14-2006
The Registry Collection Program, the World's First and Largest Luxury Exchange Program, Celebrates a Milestone with 100 Affiliated Resorts

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2007

01-03-2007
Wyndham Worldwide Unveils Plans for New Headquarters Building in Parsippany, NJ
 
03-08-2007
Wyndham Hotel Group Announces that the First Wyndham Hotel in China will open in Xiamen
 
03-19-2007
Wyndham Vacation Ownership Rebrands Trendwest South Pacific as Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
 
04-17-2007
Wyndham Vacation Ownership is Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii
 
06-04-2007
Wyndham Worldwide unveils the Blue Harmony Spa and Fitness experience, a signature program for hotels and timeshares
 
06-21-2007
Wyndham Vacation Ownership celebrates 250,000 owner of its WorldMark by Wyndham Brand
 
08-14-2007
Group RCI introduces Endless Vacation Rentals, a global one-stop shop for travelers to rent a wide variety of rental accommodations
 
10-23-2007
Steve Holmes, Chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide, inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders
 
11-02-2007
Wyndham Hotel Group named National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year
 
11-15-2007
Wyndham Worldwide becomes official hospitality partner of Cirque du Soleil

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2008

02-06-2008
RCI unveils first ever "green" resort directory
 
03-11-2008
Global Hospitality Industry leader, Geoff Ballotti appointed President and CEO of Group RCI
 
03-14-2008
Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Company list
 
05-08-2008
Wyndham Worldwide re-launches Women on their Way, the hospitality industry's longest-running branded program entirely dedicated to female travelers.
 
06-10-2008
Wyndham Hotel Group has launched a multibrand booking Web site in the Chinese language that is designed to promote bookings at its Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Howard Johnson® and Super 8® hotels in China.
 
09-18-2008
Wyndham Hotels Introduces "Green" uniforms spun from plastic
 
10-15-2008
Group RCI signs Whiterocks Resorts in Cyprus as its first European affiliate
 
11-17-2008
Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Eric A. Danziger as President and CEO

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2009

03-04-2009
Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine Most Admired Company List
 
03-13-2009
Wyndham Worldwide named to 2009 DiversityInc 25 Noteworthy Companies List
 
03-18-2009
Wyndham Worldwide launches Wishes by Wyndham, global philanthropic program
 
03-30-2009
RCI Launches RCI TV, an entertaining and educational network filled with stories about RCI products and services, and travel and resort information.
 
03-31-2009
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals 35th anniversary
 
04-07-2009
RCI is honored by American Resort Development Association as "Employer of the Year"
 
04-27-2009
Wyndham Worldwide is recognized by ConEdison Solutions as a "Green Pioneer"
 
08-05-2009
Microtel ranked top Economy/Budget hotel for 8thyear in a row by JD Power
 
09-09-2009
Wyndham Worldwide names Tom Conforti Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
10-12-2009
Wyndham Hotel Group recognized as largest hotel company in the U.S. by Hotel & Motel Management magazine
 
10-13-2009
Wyndham Worldwide ranked among Top Green Companies by Newsweek
 
10-16-2009
RCI Pacific Named '2009 Innovative Employer of the Year'
 
10-22-2009
Wyndham Vacation Ownership celebrates 20 years of WorldMark by Wyndham

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2010

02-22-2010
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals acquires Hoseasons
 
03-09-2010
Wyndham Worldwide named to Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Company List
 
03-16-2010
RCI Introduces New iPhone app
 
03-18-2010
RCI received ACE Philanthropic Award at ARDA for its charitable work with Christel House
 
04-09-2010
Wyndham Worldwide received Silver LEED Certification form U.S. Green Building Council
 
04-26-2010
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals receive 2010 Best Places to Work by NJBiz
 
05-10-2010
RCI recognized among Indiana's 2010 Best Places to Work
 
05-27-2010
Wyndham Vacation Ownership recognized as one of the the Best Places to Work in Hawaii
 
06-07-2010
Wyndham Worldwide Acquires TRYP Hotel Brand
 
06-23-2010
RCI Launches Points Platinum membership tier.
 
08-17-2010
Wyndham Worldwide Extends sponsorship of Wyndham Championship through 2012
 
09-14-2010
Wyndham Worldwide named 2010 Working Mother 100 Best Company
 
09-21-2010
Wyndham Worldwide announces a license agreement with Planet Hollywood International, Inc. to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels® brand
 
09-22-2010
Wyndham Worldwide recognized for supplier diversity in NJ and Florida
 
10-05-2010
RCI TV goes global with Spanish language channel
 
10-20-2010
Wyndham Exchange and Rentals acquires acquires ResortQuest, adding nearly 6,000 rental properties to its portfolio
 
11-29-2010
RCI revolutionizes its Weeks program, giving members more flexibility and choice with the introduction of trading power transparency.

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2011

01-20-2011
Wyndham Hotel Group enters into an agreement with Chatwal Hotels & Resorts, LLC, gaining exclusive rights to franchise its Dream® and Night® boutique hotel brands globally.
 
02-09-2011
Wyndham Vacation Ownership adds Emerald Grande® Resort to Florida portfolio
 
03-16-2011
Wyndham Worldwide is recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011
 
03-18-2011
Wyndham Worldwide named among Top 50 Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
 
03-30-2011
Wyndham Vacation Ownership wins the American Resort Development Associations (ARDA) Green Sustainable Program within a Company – Resort Green Certification Program Award
 
04-25-2011
Wyndham Worldwide receives the Promise to the Earth Award for its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation
 
05-23-2011
Wyndham Worldwide named among “Best Places to Work” in New Jersey by NJBIZ Magazine
 
06-09-2011
Wyndham Vacation Ownership receives the Global Networking Expo (GNEX) Best Management Company by Perspective Magazine
 
06-30-2011
Wyndham Worldwide releases its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reports in June
 
07-21-2011
Microtel ranked top Economy/Budget hotel for 10th year in a row by J.D. Power and Associates
 
08-04-2011
Knights Inn® brand opens its 350th property
 
09-15-2011
Wyndham Worldwide Again Named A 100 Best Company By Working Mother for second consecutive year
 
09-21-2011
Wyndham Vacation Ownership opens 15th resort in Hawaii – Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki
 
09-30-2011
Wyndham Hotel Group opens its first owned hotel, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
 
10-20-2011
Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Amongst World’s Green Companies By Newsweek
 
10-21-2011
Wyndham Vacation Ownership acquires inventory at Dye Club Villas in Myrtle Beach, S.C
 

11-10-2011

TRYP by Wyndham brand debuts in Central America
 
12-2-2011
TRYP by Wyndham travels to North America, opens first hotel in region

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2012

01-11-2012

ROOMKEY.COM, innovative new hotel search engine, launched by venture founded by six of the world's leading hotel companies
 

01-23-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group launches new website to drive direct traffic.
 

01-30-2012

The Registry Collection celebrates 10 years of service.
 

02-07-2012

Wyndham Worldwide again named among top 50 companies for executive women
 

02-10-2012

 RCI launches RCI® Marketplace, a one-stop shopping portal for affiliated resorts
 

02-14-2012

Landal GreenParks Wins ‘Customer Performance Award’ for the Second Year in a Row
 

02-16-2012

TRYP by Wyndham brand Unveils first U.S. Hotel in New York City
 

02-27-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Adds “by Wyndham” designation to Microtel Brand
 

03-01-2012

Wyndham Worldwide ranked by FORTUNE Magazine as most admired company in the hospitality industry.
 

03-06-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Super 8 brand in Germany
 

03-16-2012

RCI’s contact center wins bronze in Best Customer Service Strategy and Best Operation in Outsourced Contact Centers from the The Mexican Institute of Teleservices
 

03-16-2012

RCI recognized once again as Socially Responsible Company by Mexican Philanthropy Center
 

04-02-2012

RCI launches Timeshare Online Listening Center and Online Tour Generation solution at ARDA Conference
 

04-03-2012

RCI launches smartphone-optimized RCI.com website
 

04-04-2012

RCI recognizes its first global Green Awards winner – Sheraton Vistana Resort
 

04-05-2012

RCI wins 10 coveted ARDA Awards including ACE Excellence in Customer Service
 

04-06-2012

Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals voted “Best Property Management Company”
 

04-10-2012

RCI named among Best Places to Work in Mexico
 

05-15-2012

Wyndham Rewards Adds Dream, Night and TRYP by Wyndham brands to Loyalty Program
 

05-21-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group and Hospitality Properties Trust Sign Agreement to Brand and Manage 20 Hotels under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brands
 

05-25-2012

RCI named among Best Places to Work in Indiana
 

05-29-2012

RCI reaches 100 affiliated resorts in India
 

06-01-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 500th Hotel in Asia Pacific
 

06-05-2012

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Among Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity by DiversityInc
 

06-28-2012

RCI named among best Places to Work in Australia
 

07-19-2012

Wyndham Vacation Rentals unveils “Bill of Rights” to define what all travelers should expect when booking a vacation rental
 

08-01-2012

Wyndham Rewards Expands in EMEA and APAC
 

08-14-2012

Wyndham Worldwide Becomes Trustee of The First Tee, Pledging a $1 Million Donation
 

09-10-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens 100th Hotel In Latin America
 

09-11-2012

Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Launches In Latin America
 

09-14-2012

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Acquires Shell Vacations LLC
 

10-11-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 16 Hotels in India and Indonesia (Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand introduced into India)
 

10-15-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First Wyndham Hotel in Bahrain
 

11-15-2012

Wyndham Hotel Group and Riyada Launch Days Inn Brand in Saudi Arabia
 

11-20-2012

Canadian Travelodge Hotels Become Part of Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program
 

11-28-2012

Wyndham Brand Opens First Hotel in Costa Rica
 

12-10-2012

Wyndham Championship’s “Escape to the Wyndham” Named Best 2012 Advertising Campaign by PGA TOUR
 

12-17-2012

Wyndham Worldwide Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
 

12-20-2012

First Upscale Wyndham Hotel Opens in Turkey

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2013

02-02-2013 

Wyndham Vacation Rentals acquires Oceana Resorts, Kaiser Realty and Cumbrian Cottages
 

01-10-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group’s TRYP By Wyndham Brand Debuts In Turkey
 

01-14-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Brands 56 Hotels Throughout U.S.
 

02-08-2013

Wyndham Worldwide Named One of the NAFE Top 50 Companies
 

02-20-2013

Grand City Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group Strike Strategic Alliance to Brand 43 Hotels in Europe
 

02-26-2013

RCI and The Registry Collection Receive Six Awards at GNEX 2013
 

03-01-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Reflags, Takes Over Management Of Eight U.S. Hotels
 

03-28-2013

RCI Named ‘Great Place to Work’ in Ireland
 

04-11-2013

RCI Adds to Long List of Accolades with Five ARDA Awards
 

05-06-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First Wyndham Hotel in the U.A.E.
 

05-06-2013

First Days Inn Hotel in Saudi Arabia Officially Opens in Riyadh
 

05-14-2013

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Offers Industry Leading Program Benefits
 

05-20-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Two Hotel Brands Into Singapore
 

05-30-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Super 8 Hotel Brand in Turkey
 

06-18-2013

RCI recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute for seventh consecutive year
 

07-1-2013

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Brand Opens First Hotel in Ecuador
 

07-29-2013

J.D. Power Study Ranks Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Highest In Guest Satisfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotels
 

07-29-2013

Wyndham Worldwide Receives Second LEED Certification from U.S. Green Building Council
 

07-31-2013

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Debuts in Peru with the Wyndham Cusco Saqsayhuaman
 

08-12-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Rebrands Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center Near Headquarters
 

08-21-2013

Wyndham Worldwide Named One of the Top 50 Companies for Latinas by LATINA Style
 

09-02-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First TRYP By Wyndham In The Middle East
 

10-02-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham In The Middle East
 

10-03-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Introduces Ramada Encore to Turkey 

10-03-2013

Wyndham Worldwide Earns First-Time Listing on Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

11-05-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Fiji's First Ramada Resort 

11-21- 2013

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Introduces New Hotel Prototype 

12-17-2013

Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints China Managing Director, Leo Liu 

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2014

01-06-2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Surpasses 100 Hotels in Germany

02-04-2014

Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand James Villa Holidays celebrates 30th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand Chez Nous celebrates 30th anniversary
RCI celebrates 40th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand Canvas Holidays celebrates 50th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals Brand Landal GreenParks celebrates 60th anniversary
Wyndham Vacation Rentals brand Hoseasons celebrates 70th anniversary

03-03-2014

Super 8 Breaks Ground in Germany with First Hotel

03-03-2014

Iconic New Yorker Hotel Joins Wyndham Brand

03-04-2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Expands Flagship Brand in Turkey with the Wyndham Ankara

03-27-2014

Wingate by Wyndham Debuts Refreshed Hotel Prototype

03-28-2014

Gail Mandel becomes COO and CFO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

05-04-2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens Super 8 Hotel Brand's First Property in the Middle East
05-07-2014 TRYP by Wyndham Announces Plan to Open in Long Island City, New York
05-12-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Launches First Multi-Brand Campaign on Primetime Network and Cable TV
05-13-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group to Launch Ramada Brand in Kenya
05-14-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Paulo Pena to Lead Latin America Region
06-02-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Welcomes Josh Lesnick as Cheif Marketing Officer
06-03-2014 Ramada Resort to Open at Kooralbyn in Queensland
06-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Expands in Turkey with Three New Hotels
06-16-2014 Wyndham Brand Expands in U.S. with First Anaheim Hotel
07-17-2014 J.D. Power Once Again Ranks Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Economy/Budget Hotels
09-19-2014 Australia’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Brisbane
09-24-2014 Wyndham Reflags Landmark Miami Beach Hotel
09-25-2014 Baymont Inn & Suites Opens 350th Hotel
09-25-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Signs First Upscale Property in Africa
09-30-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Grows in Africa with First Hotel in Ethiopia
10-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for First Planet Hollywood Hotel in India
10-09-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 10 Properties in India
10-13-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Howard Johnson in Bangalore, IndiaWyndham Hotel Group Launches First Ramada Encore Hotel in India
10-16-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group Names Barry Robinson to Lead South East Asia, Pacific Rim
10-20-2014 Wyndham Brand Expands in Florida with New Jupiter Hotel
10-21-2014 Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros to Oversee North America Franchise Operations

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