PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Rewards has unveiled plans to expand its award-winning loyalty program across one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide, starting with the immediate addition of more than 17,000 condos and homes to the program’s nearly 8,000 hotel redemption portfolio.
The move is an industry-first both in terms of scale and global impact. With more than 120,000 properties across 100 countries — spanning hotels, vacation ownership and professionally managed vacation rentals — Wyndham Worldwide offers travellers the opportunity to experience travel the way they want regardless of location or type of accommodation.
“Hotel goers have long been rewarded for their loyalty, it’s time for guests of vacation ownership and vacation rentals to be rewarded, too,” says Wyndham Rewards head of loyalty Noah Brodsky. “We’re changing the game and doing so with unprecedented scale. With this expansion, we’re complementing our hotel portfolio by giving members access to some of our most aspirational vacation ownership and vacation rental properties.”
Starting today, Wyndham Rewards members can choose from 25,000 hotels, condos and homes around the world to redeem their points for a free night.
Over the course of the next two years, Wyndham Rewards will continue adding properties from the Wyndham Worldwide portfolio, while also incorporating the ability for members to earn points on condo and home stays. The ability to earn points on stays is expected to be available as early as summer of 2017 on the initial 17,000 condos and homes and new options will be gradually added as new properties come online. The program anticipates integration across the majority of Wyndham Worldwide’s hotel, vacation ownership and vacation rental portfolio by the end of 2018.