PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Super 8® by Wyndham today announced the donation of more than $42,000 to leading military and veteran non-profit Fisher House Foundation, following the sale of its one-of-a-kind, hotel-centric concept car ROADM8, which first made its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
Inspired by major room renovations at Super 8 hotels across the U.S. and Canada and built by industry-leading fabricators, the vehicle, which was sold via online public auction, is the latest in a series of initiatives by the world's largest economy hotel brand to show its continued support for those who serve.
"Super 8 believes in the importance of honoring our service members and their families," said Mike Mueller, brand leader and senior vice president for Super 8 by Wyndham. "Whether its unique initiatives like ROADM8 that provide crucial financial support to key veteran-focused partners like Fisher House Foundation or hotel-specific perks like our 15 percent off discount and reserved parking for veterans, for years our goal has been simple: find meaningful ways to give back and say thank you to those who have given so much for all of us."
One of the nation's leading military and veteran non-profits, Fisher House Foundation provides a no cost, "home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Through their Fisher House homes and programs, such as Hotels for Heroes and Hero Miles, they've saved military and veterans' families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. To learn more, or to make a donation, visit www.fisherhouse.org.
"We're incredibly grateful to Super 8 for their generosity and continued support of our mission," said Ken Fisher, chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. "Each year, thousands of military and veterans' families take sanctuary at Fisher Houses around the world, keeping them close to loved ones at a time when it matters most. That wouldn't be possible without donations like this. Thank you to Super 8 and all those who placed bids."
Created from the base of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4, ROADM8 is the first ever concept car from a hotel brand and was designed to evoke the warm colors, sleek finishes and hyper-local black and white art of Super 8's newly renovated rooms. The ultimate road trip companion—just like Super 8 hotels—it features innovative amenities like an on-demand coffee maker, a built-in mini-fridge, tablet entertainment, easy USB charging and Wi-Fi, among others.
About Super 8 by Wyndham
For more than four decades, Super 8® by Wyndham—the world's largest economy hotel brand with more than 2,800 hotels globally—has served as a trusted and convenient companion on the road. Today, we're on a mission to elevate economy, modernizing the brand for the next generation of traveler with newly redesigned rooms, fast, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary SuperStart® breakfast.
A strong supporter of our servicemen and women, Super 8 is proud to offer reserved parking for Veterans at all North American locations along with a 15% discount to members of the military and their families. To learn more, or to book your next stay, visit www.super8.com. You can also like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/super8) and follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/super8). See you on the road.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world's largest hotel franchising company, with more than 9,000 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 798,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers over 59 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, condominiums and holiday homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. www.fisherhouse.org
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