Wyndham Worldwide spun off from Cendant Corporation and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol WYN in August 2006. In the same year it was added to S&P 500.
Wyndham Hotel Group, business unit of the company entered into agreements to franchise or manages 15 Wyndham upscale hotels totaling 2,886 guest rooms in key markets including Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and New York City in September 2006. In December 2006, Wyndham Hotel Group, the lodging unit of Wyndham Worldwide entered into an agreement with Royal Orchid Hotels to develop 10 Ramada hotels totaling at least 1,000 rooms in the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of the Wyndham Worldwide, acquired the Grand Beach Palace Resort in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands in January 2007.