Summerfield Suites and HQ Global Workplace

DALLAS, Jun 23, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE)—In an effort to make business travel a more productive and enjoyable experience, Summerfield Suites(R) by Wyndham has partnered with HQ Global Workplaces to provide guests with immediate access to furnished, Internet wired staffed offices and team rooms, equipped meeting and training rooms, as well as premier videoconferencing networks. This new partnership is indicative of Wyndham`s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of their extended-stay guests.

As the nation`s largest provider of office outsourcing, HQ has more than 200 business centers, primarily located in the United States, enabling companies to work however, whenever and wherever they choose. All Summerfield Suites locations, including franchises, match up directly with one or more HQ office locations, some as close as right around the corner from the hotel.

“Summerfield Suites by Wyndham, Wyndham`s all-suite, extended-stay division, has become a leader in the all-suites category due to its continuing commitment to finding new ways to enhance the guest experience,” said Michael Bagg, Wyndham`s director of marketing. “Whether in training or relocating, our partnership with HQ Global Workplaces provides business travelers all the conveniences of the office, giving them spacious, comfortable places to work and stay. Having HQ offices so close makes this partnership a win-win situation and allows guests to outsource space on an as-needed, cost-effective and time-efficient basis.”

Summerfield guests looking for temporary office or meeting space will enjoy reduced rates and special access to HQ`s network of private offices and conference rooms and support services.

“HQ is excited about this partnership as it makes sense not only for our clients that may need a place to stay when traveling, but also for Summerfield Suites` clients, where HQ can provide them with access to fully furnished offices and conference rooms during their business travel,” said Jason Teichman, director of product management.

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Further demonstrating its commitment to meeting the changing needs of guests, Wyndham recently conducted focus groups to gain direct insight into what travelers want from an extended-stay experience. Based on this feedback, Wyndham announced its newly redesigned concept for its all-suites brand. The new Summerfield Suites concept meets the need for an extended-stay product in urban and suburban areas by offering flexibility so properties can be constructed in both a traditional campus style, as well as a mid-rise design to meet the needs of the local market and to fit the property size. The redesigned guest rooms provide up to 820 square feet of space and are contemporary and fresh, featuring bright yet light colors that balance with richly textured fabrics, giving guests the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.

The new Summerfield Suites will continue to offer superior amenities and distinctive personalized service that are synonymous with the Wyndham brand, including complimentary full breakfast buffet daily, high-speed Internet access, fitness centers, pools, sports courts, business services, extra meeting space, grocery shopping service, movie rentals, 24-hour convenience store, dry cleaning service and laundry facilities.

About HQ Global Workplaces :

As the nation`s largest provider of shared office space in the business center industry, HQ Global Workplaces (www.HQ.com) offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional office leasing for Fortune 100 corporations, small- to mid-size companies and independent entrepreneurs. Through its network of more than 200 business centers, HQ provides its clients with furnished private offices, team rooms and meeting rooms along with essential business services including administrative support. HQ also offers a variety of state-of-the-art, technology-based productivity tools including high-speed Internet access, videoconferencing and advanced telecommunications services.

Summerfield Suites by Wyndham offers upscale, all-suites accommodations complete with signature Wyndham amenities and services in a unique residential-style setting in urban and suburban markets. Summerfield Suites by Wyndham is owned and managed by Wyndham International, Inc.

Wyndham International, Inc. (AMEX:WBR) offers upscale and luxury hotel and resort accommodations through proprietary lodging brands and a management services division. Based in Dallas, Wyndham International owns, leases, manages and franchises hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. For more information, visit www.wyndham.com. For reservations, call 800-WYNDHAM.

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