The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts chain is...

The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts chain is lowering its summer rates, between 21% and 56% off regular rates, at more than 65 locations in the United States and the Caribbean. The rates, starting as low as $69 a night, are for single or double occupancy and are good through Sept. 7. Children 18 and younger can stay free in the room with their parents or grandparents. Guests who pay for their stay with a MasterCard will receive a Kodak FunTime 35 camera with 12 exposures (limit one per room). Some of the facilities participating are the Wyndham Palms Springs Hotel ($79), the Wyndham Garden Hotel--Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ($74), the Wyndham Bristol Hotel in Washington, D.C., ($89) and the Wyndham Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica ($99). The lower rates are based on availability and do not apply to groups. Some hotels may charge extra for parking. Some blackout dates apply, depending on individual hotels. Reservations: (800) WYNDHAM.

Free for the Asking

Germany-bound travelers will want to get their hands on two helpful brochures and a colorful illustrated map available from tourism officials. “Welcome to Germany, Summer 1996" highlights major tourist regions, and “Magnificent Hospitality in Germany 1996/97" provides information on places to stay. Contact the German National Tourist Office, 11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles 90025; telephone (310) 575-9799.

This Week’s Holidays


Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following countries and their dependencies this week because of national and religious holidays:

Monday: Bangladesh, Botswana, British Virgin Is., Burundi, Canada, Cayman Is., Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Lesotho, Pakistan, Portugal, Rwanda, Somali, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Zambia

Tuesday: Brazil, Neth. Antilles, Zambia

Wednesday: Virgin Islands

Thursday: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guam, Israel, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tonga, Virgin Islands, Yugoslavia

Friday: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Venezuela

Saturday: Czech Rep., Lithuania

Sunday: Yemen


Source: J.P. Morgan