WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS and WaterWalk recently launched a new upscale brand, “WaterWalk Extended Stay by Wyndham.” This deal will introduce up to 11
hotels with more than 1,500 rooms, initially in markets such as Tucson, Jacksonville, and Wichita. Pictured is the lobby of the WaterWalk by Wyndham – Phoenix.

The new brand is Wyndham’s 25th addition to its portfolio and will join the company’s existing economy and mid-scale extended-stay brands, Wyndham said in a

“In the last year, guest demand for the extended stay segment reached record highs, which has been underscored by demand from owners and developers looking
for new opportunities to partner with Wyndham,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham’s chief development officer. “Our vision is to offer the industry’s most robust
portfolio of extended stay brands and the addition of WaterWalk marks an important step in that direction—helping ensure we have an offering in every segment,
for every owner and for every guest.”

WaterWalk, founded by the late Jack DeBoer, currently runs 11 hotels in the U.S., the statement added. Newer hotels adopt the brand’s Gen 2.0 prototype,
focusing on efficient design and lower operating costs to increase profitability.