What’s better than hotel room service from an on-site kitchen? How about in-room delivery from dozens of nearby restaurants? Delivery startup DoorDashtoday announced a partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts that will see over 3,700 of the hospitality chain’s 9,200 properties offer guests access to DoorDash’s restaurant selection.
At select Super 8, La Quinta, Days Inn, and other Wyndham-branded locations, DoorDash customers will receive $5 off their first order and free delivery (before taxes and gratuity) when they check out with a promo code. Additionally, they’ll receive 250 points (plus 2,000 bonus points for their first order) toward their next stay through Wyndham’s guest loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards.
With its expansion into new markets in Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming in January, DoorDash became the first on-demand food delivery startup to operate in all 50 U.S. states. It now operates in over 4,000 cities (up from 3,300 at the beginning of this year and 600 a year ago) and includes delivery from over 310,000 stores, including 90% of the top 100 restaurants (among them Wendy’s, Chipotle, and the Cheesecake Factory) that offer delivery.
DoorDash says it’s seeing a 325% year-over-year uptick in sales and claims that it has overtaken UberEats in the online food delivery market in the U.S., coming in second to Grubhub. In interviews, CEO Tony Xu has attributed the growth in part to DoorDash Drive, which allows businesses to use DoorDash’s network of drivers to make their own deliveries, and DashPass, a $9.99-per-month subscription service that offers free deliveries on orders of $15 or more from a curated list of restaurants.