U.S. service members seeking medical care at military or VA hospitals will now have access to a greater number of free hotel stays thanks to Wyndham Hotel Group’s recent donation of 1.5 million Wyndham Rewards® points to the Fisher House Foundation and its Hotels for Heroes program, enough for up to 250 free night stays at thousands of hotels around the world.
With the inclusion of this donation, Wyndham Hotel Group and members of Wyndham Rewards have donated over 15 million points to the program, redeemable for more than 2,500 free room nights.
Presented to representatives of the foundation during a reception last night at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® hotel in Alexandria, Va., the donation was coordinated by members of Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Sales organization, who were visiting the area as part of meetings with government travel agents.
“The Fisher House Foundation is an outstanding organization and we’re excited to be able to show our continued support for the work that they do through the Hotels for Heroes program,” said Marilyn Yelle, senior director of Global Sales for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Supporting our soldiers is an important cause for our organization and this is but one way for us to say thank you to all of those who have done so much.”
Following the donation, Wyndham Hotel Group also announced the launch of a new Facebook campaign designed to double the total amount of points donated to Hotels for Heroes on behalf of the company. Through the end of March, for every Facebook member that “likes” the above photo at www.facebook.com/wyndhamrewards, Wyndham Hotel Group will donate an additional 50 points to Hotels for Heroes, up to 1.5 million points.
“Fisher House Foundation is honored to partner with Wyndham Hotel Group and their guests who have so generously donated their points to support our nation’s troops,” said Kenneth Fisher, chairman & CEO of the Fisher House Foundation. “Our Hotels for Heroes program helps our nation’s military and veteran’s families when their loved one is in a hospital for treatment. It’s a time when these families need our help the most and with these donations, we will be ready to meet the need. We are grateful for Wyndham Hotel Group's wonderful gift and this tremendous opportunity.”
Hotels for Heroes is a program administered by the Fisher House Foundation providing injured military men and women with free hotel rooms while they undergo treatment. Wyndham Rewards members, along with other lodging loyalty program participants, can donate their rewards points to the program to help supplement the cost of a hotel stay for military members and their families. Wyndham Hotel Group was one of the first hotel companies to support the initiative, officially signing on as a partner in July of 2012.
To donate points, Wyndham Rewards members can visit www.wyndhamrewards.com and click the “Redeem” tab. Non-members can go to the website and enroll for free to begin earning points.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,340 hotels and approximately 627,440 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by WyndhamSM, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has license agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels®, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels and offers more than seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
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