Wyndham Adds Third Major Hotel In Washington, D.C. Market; Hotel To Undergo $5.7 Million Renovation

2nd Mar 1999

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a division of Wyndham International, Inc., has converted the 352-room Sheraton Washington, D.C. City Center Hotel to the Wyndham brand, according to James D. Carreker, chairman and CEO of Wyndham International, Inc., the paired operating company of Patriot American Hospitality, Inc. (NYSE:PAH). The hotel has been renamed the Wyndham City Center, Washington, D.C.
The hotel, ideally situated in the heart of Washington, D.C., is located between the White House and Georgetown University and is within walking distance of the Capitol`s “power corridor.” As part of the conversion, the hotel will undergo a $5.7 million renovation, to be completed in two phases. Phase One will include a complete renovation of the exterior and all first floor public spaces, including a redesigned lobby, restaurant and lounge. The addition of a Shula`s Steakhouse is possible for the Wyndham City Center in the near future. All meeting space, guest rooms and corridors will be completed in Phase Two.

“We are pleased to add the Wyndham City Center, a hotel with an outstanding location within the city, to our rapidly growing portfolio of upscale hotels,” said Carreker. “As the third Wyndham-branded hotel in Washington, D.C., the City Center provides another important link in our system of hotels along the East Coast, a region of consistent demand by business travelers and a major area of growth for the Wyndham brand.”

Currently, there are two additional Wyndham properties in Washington, D.C., including the 400-room Wyndham Washington, D.C. located at 1400 M Street NW and the 239-room Wyndham Bristol Hotel located at 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

The Wyndham City Center offers groups 14,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space accommodating up to 400 people. Other meeting services include on-site certified meeting managers, creative catering, a full-service business center, secretarial services, language translation and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment services.

Located at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, the hotel is 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 45 minutes from Dulles International, and is accessible to the Metro underground mass transit system. Hotel features include complimentary health and fitness center, a multilingual concierge, valet service, 24-hour room service and the Washington Grill Restaurant, offering fine dining and the East Coast`s largest collection of single-malt Scotch.


Wyndham also will equip each hotel room with its standard “Business, The Wyndham Way” amenities which include Bath & Body Works toiletries, coffee makers and complimentary coffee, irons and ironing boards, shower massagers, phones with extra-long cords, oversized desks with ample workspace, complimentary `USA Today` newspapers and hair dryers. “Business, The Wyndham Way” is a continuation of Wyndham`s brand philosophy, “The Right Way, The Wyndham Way,” that drives the chain to stay in touch with the needs of its core customers and respond with the right services and products.

The Wyndham City Center is owned by Patriot American Hospitality, Inc. and managed by an affiliate of Wyndham International, Inc. Patriot American owns the proprietary Wyndham brand name.

The Wyndham Hotel Group is composed of four product segments: Wyndham Hotels, Wyndham Grand Heritage Hotels, Wyndham Garden Hotels and Wyndham Resorts. Wyndham is an upscale, full-service hotel chain that is tailored to urban, suburban and select resort markets to best serve its core customers which include business and leisure travelers. For reservations, call a travel planner, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts at 800-WYNDHAM, or visit Wyndham on the Internet at www.wyndham.com.



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