The Wyndham Garden® brand is revealing its first global hotel prototype, designed to make travel easier and more carefree while delivering greater returns for hotel owners through operating efficiencies.
The new offering exceeds its usual upper-midscale hotel segment through an upscale experience with modern architecture with functional design elements.
With roughly half of all Wyndhams located near airports, the firm knows it has a unique opportunity to serve its guests. Kate Ashton, brand senior vice president of Wyndham Garden said, “Travelers deserve respites along with amenities that provide added convenience and comfort. With this philosophy steering the brand in all that we do, we’ve developed a serene environment with purposeful design choices, a lens on the details and meaningful offerings to make our guests’ travels as easy and stress-free as possible.”
Nine new concept hotels are currently under construction in markets like Winter Haven and Orlando, Florida; Edinburg, Texas; and South Bend, Indiana, with the first opening in Bridgeport, West Virginia in mid-2017.
As reported in GreenLodgingNews.com, the group’s new prototype is a LEED-certifiable design, featuring low-flow water fixtures, five electric car charging stations and greenery in all guest areas. The hotel will have filtered water stations on each floor, thus reducing wasteful bottled water. The new design features ample natural light and guest-controlled temperature gauges — both of which cuts back on energy use. The new concept will also locally source menu items lend to a more sustainable food process.
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