PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, N.J — Wynham Worldwide turns 10 today. In 2006, Wyndham created a new type of hospitality group — amalgamating numerous iconic travel brands, which shared a common set of values. Today, these brands — Ramada, Super 8, Microtel by Wyndham, Tryp by Wyndham, Dolce and Wyndham Hotels — comprise more than 120,000 properties around the world.
In celebration, the New Jersey-based group announced a new global philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, which operates in more than 120 countries and is the leading global non-profit organization for addressing children’s wellbeing. Wyndham will be working with Save the Children, across its many locations around the world, in support of the organization’s workplace giving events, disaster relief and fundraising and signature child-sponsorship program. Wyndham’s first donation of $250,000 will go towards educational programs, which help to provide 7,500 classrooms with new learning materials.
“For the past 10 years, philanthropy and volunteerism has been central to our culture and we have consistently strived to do business in a way our associates, partners and shareholders can be proud of,” says Stephen P. Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide chairman and CEO. “It made sense to us to celebrate our anniversary with a focus on serving others, especially children and families.”
To kick off this new initiative, associates from the company’s New Jersey headquarters will prepare hundreds of emergency kits for Save the Children, in addition to clothing, food and school-supply drives for various locations.
“As we look ahead, I see the next 10 years creating even greater opportunities for a company such as ours,” says Holmes. “The consumer landscape is changing, and we’re making bold moves to meet the needs of the future traveller.”