Innovation

Our global green programs, products and services focus on topics like environmental awareness and green innovation, and they serve to educate, influence, conserve and reduce, among other things. While inspiring millions of people, corporations and organizations to take action, we show our commitment to environmental sustainability and protection through worldwide organized green events, activities and campaigns.

For years Wyndham Worldwide has been using green innovation to drive the results of our Wyndham Green program around the world.
 
Recognition for Innovation
The Grand Palisades Resort won the Platinum RCI Green Award for its sustainable environmental efforts. The resort’s employees participate in green training and weekly beach clean-ups and use public transportation and environmentally friendly supplies. Over a two year period gas usage per occupied room was reduced from 11.07 to .83 therms and over 200 tons of material was recycled.
Carlsbad , CA
United States
33° 9' 29.1348" N, 117° 21' 2.1384" W
Carlsbad, California, United States
Driving Brand Innovation

The owner of the Florence Knights Inn, Mayur Raval, has been part of the Wyndham Green Franchisee Advisory Board since the program's inception and is taking advantage of many green initiatives. This property replaced the roof and installed proper insulation to prevent heat loss and uses programmable thermostats to set temperature ranges.

Florence , AL
United States
34° 47' 59.316" N, 87° 40' 38.1036" W
Florence, Alabama, United States
Driving Social Innovation

Recycling efforts, such as donating the hotel's shredded paper to a local potter, have helped Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Naples to further its efforts to minimize waste throughout the property. The average dumpster size has decreased from six-yard containers to four-yard containers and the number of pick-ups has been reduced from three to two times a week.

Naples , FL
United States
26° 8' 31.3296" N, 81° 47' 41.316" W
Naples, Florida, United States
Driving Development Innovation

This sustainable destination evolved from Wyndham’s “Green Initiative”, working closely with award winning architects including Guymer Bailey.The concept developed around the existing environmental conditions of the site with the goal of preserving them.The resort continues to appeal to our Vacation Ownership Club members and hotel guests who enjoy the unique nature experience as well as the opportunity to contribute to the conservation efforts.

Seven Mile Beach , NSW
Australia
42° 51' 33.0804" S, 147° 30' 26.2548" E
Seven Mile Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Driving Development Innovation

Wyndham Vacation Ownership unveiled the Wyndham Branson Preview Center, a new sales building, that will bring more than 200 WorldMark® and CLUB WYNDHAM® associates together in a more collaborative environment, allowing them to provide a consistently outstanding experience for owners and guests. The three story, 33,000 square foot building was completely renovated from a vacant medical building and is currently a candidate for a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver Certification

Branson , MO
United States
36° 38' 37.2228" N, 93° 13' 6.6504" W
Branson, Missouri, United States
Driving Development Innovation

Both Ramada and Days Inn Zhongshan Park have been developed as sustainable and resource efficient hotels. Among other green practices, the properties created a Wyndham Green Nursery to grow specific ingriendents that Days Inn and Ramada chefs use for cooking.

Zhongshan Park
Singapore
1° 19' 51.9492" N, 103° 50' 52.3068" E
Zhongshan Park, Singapore
Driving Social and Biodiversity Innovation

Wyndham Cypress Palms recently opened their new outdoor classroom. The outdoor space will be used by the Activities department under the guidance of the Nature Explore program and through the Arbor Day foundation. The program seeks to provide young people with the opportunity to connect with each other and learn with inspiration derived from nature.

Kissimmee , FL
United States
28° 17' 31.0416" N, 81° 24' 27.2556" W
Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Driving Social and Biodiversity Innovation

Over 160 Wyndham Vacation Ownership resorts across the nation offer Arbor Day coffee products at all of their properties. Over the next two years, Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be purchasing more than 600,000 pounds of shade-grown Peruvian coffee grown on farms certified by Rain Forest Alliance for all of their timeshares. The Wyndham Vacation Ownership group has been awarded the Promise to the Earth Award for these efforts.

Orlando , FL
United States
28° 32' 18.0096" N, 81° 22' 45.2532" W
Orlando, Florida, United States
Innovative Strategies

Wyndham Grand Plaza Oriental Shanghai uses an access card system to turn on only the basic lights (the lighting in the corridor) when the guests first plug their access cards. The card is also linked to a default set point temperature system, which will switch the air units to the default temperature. Both of these excellent best-practice strategies save energy and reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

Shanghai , 33
China
31° 13' 49.4976" N, 121° 28' 25.3236" E
Shanghai, Zhejiang, China
Driving Collaborative Innovation

Wyndham Hotel Group China teamed with the U.S. Agency for International Developemnt, the U.S.-China Sustainable Buildings Partnership and Inner City Fund International to further improve energy and carbon performance by launching an innovative pilot project in three hotels in China. The pilot program began with site visits to each hotel to identify simple, no/low-cost operations and management measures to immediately reduce energy use, water use and greenhouse gas emissions. The results from implementing these suggestions were seen almost immediately and continue to have a positive impact as Wyndham Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen report their progress.

Beijing , 13
China
39° 54' 15.1596" N, 116° 24' 26.622" E
Beijing, Hebei, China

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