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Geneva, October 12, 2017. MCI is pleased to announce the start of a global strategic partnership with Wyndham Hotels Group, a global leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider.

MCI and Wyndham hotels group enter a global strategic partnership

Geneva, October 12, 2017. MCI is pleased to announce the start of a global strategic partnership with Wyndham Hotels Group, a global leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider.

Geneva, October 12, 2017. MCI is pleased to announce the start of a global strategic partnership with Wyndham Hotels Group, a global leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider. The agreement has been negotiated by MCI’s global group procurement team and is expected to offer superior conditions to clients and pre-agreed contract terms. Through this relationship, hotels under the Wyndham Hotel Group family of brands will receive priority invitations to respond for all MCI-managed groups, meetings and event leads.

According to Sébastien Tondeur, MCI Group CEO: “Almost 70% of our purchasing volume is directed toward the hotel industry. Going forward, we will be working to concentrate our volume amongst fewer partners so that our clients can benefit from MCI’s global purchasing power through better rates and contractual conditions."

Richard Torriani, MCI Group COO Americas, added: “As we grow our footprint in the USA, we are excited to expand our hotel reach through another worldwide hotel group partnership, but also with a strong American portfolio of brands and properties. As part of this partnership, we are pleased to launch the association template contract which will facilitate and accelerate our contracting with Wyndham Hotel Group globally by reducing the time spent on individual contract terms negotiation.”

Further commenting on that notion, Marc Stanley, Vice President, Global Sales EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group said: “Our ‘Global Primary Preferred Agreement’ will greatly benefit both MCI’s clients and Wyndham Hotel Group’s fantastic portfolio of hotels. Meeting and event planners will be able to easily seek competitive bids from thousands of hotels around the world, and our hotels will experience an increase in the volume and quality of MICE group business leads from one of the largest meeting and conference organisers in the world.”

The addition of Wyndham Hotels Group to the MCI preferred hotels partners database becomes a key component of the company’s meetings and incentives platform. Serving both associations and corporations, MCI keeps enriching its strategic partnership portfolio for providing the best options available to the client.

ENDS

For any inquiries please contact:

Jodie Torriani

Head of Global Hotel Procurement

MCI HQ | Geneva

Jodie.Torriani@mci-group.com

+41 22 33 99 676

Alex Papaioannou                                                                               

Global PR & Content Manager                                                                                        

MCI HQ | Amsterdam                                                                                      

a.papaioannou@mci-group.com                                                 

+31 (0) 20 305 35 72

                                                     

ABOUT MCI

MCI is the global leader in engaging and activating audiences. Our business is founded on a simple human insight: When people come together, magic happens. This magic is called community. Since 1987 we have been bringing people together through inspiring meetings, events, congresses and association management. MCI helps organizations harness the power of community by applying our strategic engagement and activation solutions to build unforgettable online and offline experiences that foster change, inspire, educate and enhance business performance. MCI is an independently owned company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and a global presence. Our 2,000 professionals in 60+ cities and 31 countries work with clients across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. Find out more at www.mci-group.com.

ABOUT WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

Wyndham Hotel Group, hotel giant with an unmatched global presence, is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). Driving the democratization of travel, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveler, changing the game so every traveler – no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of more than 8,100 hotels and over 705,700 rooms in 79 countries under the following brands: The Trademark Hotel Collection®, Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Dazzler® Hotels, Esplendor® Boutique HotelsWyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Ramada Encore, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards programme for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 52 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 25,000 hotels, condos and homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.



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