Wyndham Garden Unveils New Global Design Prototype
PHOTO: Rendering of the entrance to Wyndham Garden's new prototype. (Rendering courtesy of Wyndham Worldwide).
Wyndham Worldwide's Wyndham Garden brand showed off its next phase Tuesday, revealing its new global prototype.
The seven-story, 139-room prototype is designed to live up to the brand's name, evoking the naturalness and peacefulness of a garden.
Highlights include an open lobby known as Plaza Square, a lounge called The Green and a full-service bar, The Fountain. After checking in at Plaza Square, guests can unwind by the fireplace in The Green. Integrated connectivity will allow guests to work remotely from The Green as well as The Fountain, where they can also grab a drink.
Words like natural and fresh also describe the dining options guests will have through the brand's 24-hour inclusive culinary experience. Menu items will be locally sourced, making the hotel more sustainable.
Inside the guestrooms, guests will notice bright windows allowing lots of natural light inside, soft lighting and luxury vinyl flooring resembling wood.
Other unique features of the prototype include low-flow water fixtures, multiple electric car charging stations and greenery in all public areas. Filtered water stations help reduce waste, while natural light helps cut back on energy use.
Additional amenities offered include a fitness center, outdoor pool and patio and approximately 1,500 square feet of meeting and event space.
Currently, Wyndham Garden has nine prototypical hotels under development, with the first expected to open in Bridgeport, West Virginia, in mid-2017.
"Its operational efficiencies, turn-key plans and design-forward solutions deliver valuable returns on investments to hotel owners at a time when demand for upper-midscale construction is on the rise," said Wyndham Garden's Brand Senior Vice President Kate Ashton in a statement.
Citing Smith Travel Research, Wyndham points out that more than 53,000 hotel rooms were under construction in the U.S. as of April 2016, representing a 23 percent rise from the same period in 2015.
With a construction cost of roughly $115,000 per key, the prototype is likely to be a hit with owners and developers.
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