BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (June 25, 2015) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 91-room Wyndham Garden Barranquilla hotel, jointly with local partner Inversiones Rueda Leon, becoming the company’s 13th property to open in Colombia.
Wyndham Garden Barranquilla is located in the heart of Barranquilla’s financial district, mere steps from several major corporations, banks, and industrial parks, as well as the world-renowned shopping for which Barranquilla and Colombia are famous. The hotel’s prime location also offers easy access to Cartagena, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ), renowned medical facilities and acclaimed restaurants.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of the newly constructed Wyndham Garden in the heart of Barranquilla, one of the most beautiful cities in Colombia with booming tourism and business industries,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Latin America and the Caribbean. “The new hotel will provide guests visiting the city with the amenities and services to meet the needs of today’s traveler."
Wyndham Garden Barranquilla’s 91 elegant, well-appointed guest rooms are each equipped with a flat-screen HDTV, a mini-bar and an iPod docking station. The hotel’s multi-lingual staff offers warm and enthusiastic service and attention to detail 24 hours a day.
The non-smoking hotel also offers a business center, a fitness center, free high-speed Wi-Fi access throughout and indoor parking. Its 80-square-meter (861-square-foot) event room accommodates up to 80 attendees in a theatre-style setting or 40 for a sit-down banquet, with access to a sundeck and gardens for refreshment breaks or break-out sessions. Leisure facilities located on the rooftop with sweeping city views include a hot tub, steam-room and sauna. The on-site restaurant offers complimentary breakfast and Colombian and international dining options.
“We are excited to once again be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group, the largest hotel company in the world,” said Carmen Sofia León, CEO, Inversiones Rueda Leon. “Our new hotel’s unique design and amenities are set to satisfy the quality needs of domestic and international travelers visiting Barranquilla.”
The newly opened hotel participates in Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group. With over 7,500 participating hotels throughout more than 50 countries, the program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for their qualified stays.
Currently, Wyndham Hotel Group has a total of 141 hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean which represent more than 16,500 rooms under its Super 8®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Ramada Encore, Days Inn®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Howard Johnson brands®.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,670 properties and over 667,000 rooms in 70 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.