WHY IT RATES: Wyndam Gardens’ first Argentinean property has opened its doors in the Luján province of Buenos Aires, bringing a new upper-midscale offering to the capital.—Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels worldwide, debuted its upper-midscale Wyndham Garden brand in Luján, Province of Buenos Aires, earlier this month.
The 32-room Wyndham Garden Luján is the 57th Wyndham hotel in Argentina, joining existing hotels under the Wyndham, Dazzler, Esplendor, Howard Johnson, Days Inn and Ramada brands in the country. Wyndham’s Latin American franchise and management company headquarters is also located in Argentina.
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“We are proud to bring Wyndham Garden, a brand with a strong and growing presence in the world, to Argentina. Offering seven brands in the country today furthers our mission to make hotel travel possible for all,” said Alejandro Moreno, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The property will be operated by Aadesa Hotel Management, multi-brand operator with more than 15 years of hotel management experience in Latin America. It will be Aadesa’s second Wyndham Hotels & Resorts property, joining the Wyndham Nordelta Tigre Buenos Aires.
“We are very excited to continue working with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, one of the most important international hospitality companies in the world,” said Arturo Navarro Ithuralde, CEO and Co-Founder of Aadesa Hotel Management.
Wyndham Garden Luján, 32 unique rooms offering exceptional views of the polo field and the countryside, is an ideal option for business and leisure getaways and events just minutes from the city. Honoring the brand slogan “Relax, you are here,” this new property offers tennis and polo courts, a heated indoor/outdoor pool, a gym, recreational activities and event rooms. It also offers sophisticated dining experiences, with a diverse and varied menu in its “La Perdiz” restaurant.
Wyndham Garden Luján is the ideal space for corporate, social and incentive events in an environment designed to offer an escape for those seeking to connect with nature, outside the hustle of the city.
All Wyndham brands in Argentina participate in Wyndham Rewards, the revolutionary and easy-to-use loyalty program that offers more than 75 million members a generous point structure and the possibility of exchanging for free nights.
For more information, visit wyndhamhotels.com.
SOURCE: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts press release.
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Marriott Waives Cancellation Fees in Response to Outbreak
Marriott International has released a statement today regarding its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak that has been affecting the travel industry worldwide.
“We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies and the local health departments,” the statement reads.
The brand emphasizes that the “wellbeing of our guests and associates is of paramount importance.” Marriott hotels and resorts have been waiving cancellation fees for bookings through March 15, 2020, for guests with reservations in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan.
In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Asia and Europe, Marriott has begun to waive the cancellation fees for guests with reservations in South Korea, Japan and the Italian Lombardy and Veneto regions on Wednesday, February 26. Fees will be waived through March 15, 2020.
Marriott will also waive cancellation fees for guests in all aforementioned locations traveling outbound to other Marriott destinations globally for hotel stays through March 15, 2020.
There have been over 80,000 confirmed infections of the coronavirus worldwide. Over 70,000 cases have been confirmed in China, where the current strain is believed to have originated. Many cruises, flights and vacations to Asian countries have been canceled in response to the rapid spread of the virus.
Italy has recently become another focal point of the outbreak, with over 800 confirmed cases within a short timeframe.
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