<== Wyndham Worldwide ==>

Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Hotel Group is the parent company of leading hotel brands including Super 8, Days Inn, Microtel, Ramada, Wingate by Wyndham, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, AmeriHost Inn and Knights Inn.

As of 5/2012, Wynham claimed 7,190 hotels with 609,600 rooms in 66 countries under 15 hotel brands. The hotels range from comfortable bargains at Days Inn to luxury suites.

NOTE: Most hotels are locally owned franchises. The brand name conveys information about the quality of the hotels. The franchise does regular inspections and provides backend services such as online reservations.

Franchise History

From the 1940s through the 1970s, several independent companies were developing brands. Many of the brands were dependent on the personality of the founders. In the 1980s and 1990s, many of the brands began to merge under larger umbrella companies like the Hospitality Franchise Systems run by Henry Silverman.

In 1997, HFS merged with a Wall Street Darling company called Comp-U-Card which was rapidly expanding through merger and acquistion. CUC changed its name to Cendant. Cendant owned a ton of brands including Avis, Budget, Coldwell Banker®, Century 21®, etc..

Above all else, Cendant owned a $500M accounting scandal that came to light in 1998. By 2004, Cendant broke up into four separate companies with Wynham Hotel Group owning the hotel brands.

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