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August 15, 2011 at 11:13 AM EDT
Your "Key" to the Wyndham Championship
Wyndham Worldwide Gives Golf Enthusiasts Chances to WYN Throughout Week of Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/15/11 -- Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, in conjunction with the Wyndham Championship, through on course venues and social media platforms, is offering fans a week filled with amazing vacation packages, prize giveaways and the opportunity to raise funds that will be donated to charities whose focus is about bettering the lives of children.

Spectators will have plenty to keep busy with during the week of the Wyndham Championship. The "Key to Wyn" outdoor tent, designed to resemble a hotel lobby, where guests will be awarded thousands of prizes including access to Wyndham's famous private beach located across the lake from the 15th and 16th greens at Sedgefield Country Club, home of the Wyndham Championship, and Facebook Places/Foursquare elements that will give spectators chances to unlock deals and discounts when checking in at designated locations throughout the course, are just a few of the innovative ideas present at this year's event. Opportunities to win and give back are nonstop through the entire week.

Wyndham Worldwide has incorporated its service oriented culture throughout the course at its "Count on Me!" concierge stations. Tiki huts, located in high traffic areas on course, will be staffed with Count on Me! representatives ready to assist patrons with information and directions.

Fans will have several opportunities to win prizes at this year's "Key to Wyn" tent by registering for the daily grand prize giveaways of incredible vacation packages, and will receive a key card to swipe and have the chance to unlock a door and win instant prizes; or, trying their luck in The Key to Wyn Putting Challenge, a putting contest to win more great prizes. Fans who make a hole in one will receive instant access to Wyndham's private beach and will be entered for a chance to win a vacation for life. If any pro makes a hole in one at the 16th hole, all fan(s) who made a hole in one at the putting challenge will win -- it's that easy.

Touch screen kiosks will be displayed throughout the Key to Wyn tent with a Vacation Personality quiz for fans to find out their travel style. Each fan will answer a series of questions, and then receive destination ideas and discounts at properties within Wyndham Worldwide's premier portfolio of brands. Also available on the touch screen kiosk is the opportunity to vote for a favorite local charity to receive $100,000, courtesy of Wishes by Wyndham, the official charity of the Wyndham Championship. All votes will be tallied at 3p.m. on Sunday and the winning organization will be announced at a check presentation ceremony after the trophy presentation.

Check in with location-based social networking at the tournament to unlock great tips and discounts at various locations on course through Facebook Places or Foursquare. In addition to specials and deals, Wyndham Worldwide is also giving back to the community through "check-ins." As a way to say "thank you" for checking-in through Foursqaure and/or Facebook Places at the Wishes by Wyndham Sunbrella Kid Zone, Wyndham Worldwide will donate to its Wishes by Wyndham signature charities.

Sand sculpting clinics geared towards kids will be held four times each day of the tournament. Kids are encouraged to have fun learning tips, tricks and simple techniques of sand sculpting, while building their own sand masterpieces. Those who participate in the clinic will receive sand toys to take with them on their next trip.

The action doesn't end here. Wyndham is offering spectators the chance to enhance their on course enjoyment by entering to win access to the Wyndham beach viewing platform, designed as a private oasis with snacks and frozen drinks to cool off, through a "Text to Wyn" sweepstakes. To enter, simply text the word "WYN" to 37706 for a chance to win. Winners will be contacted via text message. The only way onto this exclusive beach is to win your way on it.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality services and products across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700 rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company's website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About the Wyndham Championship

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.


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CONTACT:

Alyson Johnson
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wyndham Worldwide
Office: (973) 753.6759
Alyson.Johnson@wyn.com

Rob Goodman
Wyndham Championship Director of Media
(336) 299-4321
rob@3-gsports.com

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