Statement from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: COVID-19 Business Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially stopped most travel, and accordingly, we've been forced to make incredibly difficult decisions that affect our entire Wyndham family. These include job eliminations, salary reductions and reduced-hour work weeks impacting nearly half of our 2,500 corporate team members around the globe, as well as team member furloughs and property closures at some of our managed hotels. Additionally, our President and CEO is indefinitely forgoing 100 percent of his salary and our Board of Directors is indefinitely forgoing 100 percent of its cash compensation.
We also know this is an incredibly challenging environment for our thousands of franchised hotel owners. To help them weather operational difficulties, we've taken a number of proactive measures around the world to support our franchisees during this challenging period. We're also providing guidance and resources designed to help owners identify and, if appropriate, leverage government-sponsored programs that may help them and their businesses.
While these are extraordinary times, we know they will pass. We remain confident in the strength and resiliency of our business and we are committed to the health and safety of our team members, owners and guests. The travel industry will inevitably rebound, and when it does, Wyndham will be there, ready to welcome the everyday traveler to its approximately 9,300 hotels around the world.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world's largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 836,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 24 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers over 97 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
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About Wyndham Rewards
Named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world's most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide range of rewards, including free nights at any of the approximately 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has approximately 95 million enrolled members globally. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You've earned this. ®