Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wyndham Bets On Autism Friendly Hotels

Wyndham’s recently redesigned rooms are a reflection of growing market demands for better services for people with autism, a complex developmental disability that impairs social interaction and communication skills and affects 1 in 150 children. In Texas, Wyndham’s Garden Hotel Austin has five rooms for special needs guests. The rooms feature sounder sleeping security features: Door alarms that notify guests when their suite door has been opened (in case of late-night wandering), corner guards to protect from sharp table edges, outlet covers for electrical sockets, and child-proof door knobs and drawer latches. Also at the Texas property, guests get a bin of toys, a small refrigerator, and a special menu at the hotel’s restaurant. Deemed “Thoughtful rooms” for the hotel’s proximity to and partnership with the nearby nonprofit organization Thoughtful House Center for Children, these five rooms also come with a discounted price tag.
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