Wyndham Hotels & Resorts strengthens its foothold across EMEA region with new openings; also enters new markets
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts also announced three new hotels in Dubai as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, UAE
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened their hotel footprints across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings and a series of new market entries over the past year. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ expansion included a number of important markets such as Greece, Germany, Portugal, Georgia as well as the Middle East, Africa and India. In particular, the company entered new markets including Armenia, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Denmark through an exclusive agreement for its upscale Dolce® by Wyndham brand with Comwell Hotels. Besides, the brand expects more opening in the country over the next two years.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts also ramped up its presence across the Middle East and Africa. Key openings included the launch of the Wyndham Garden® in Muscat, Oman with the addition of Ramada Encore® by Wyndham Muscat Al Ghubra, expected in March 2020. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts also announced three new hotels in Dubai as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, UAE which will also see the introduction of the Super 8® by Wyndham brand in the market. In India, the Company continues to make strides in the mid-market hospitality segment, with seven openings in 2019 across important locations such as New Delhi, Bangalore and Jaipur, amongst others.
Some of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts ‘expected openings for 2020 include more Super 8 by Wyndham hotels in Mainz and Augsburg (Germany). Other anticipated openings include Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al Ghubra (Oman), and various Ramada by Wyndham hotels across India, Tbilisi (Georgia) as well as Budapest (Hungary). Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, EMEA said: “We are incredibly proud of our strong growth across the region in 2019 and look forward to building on this momentum in 2020 and beyond, across new and existing markets. The EMEA is one of the most diverse regions in the world, and with our wide hotel presence, significant diversity of brands entering new destinations, our expansion is key to deliver on our vision to make hotel travel possible for all, and ensure there is a Wyndham hotel to suit any traveller’s need visiting this vibrant region.”
A detailed look at the key openings by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
• Comwell Aarhus, Dolce by Wyndham, Denmark: Centrally located in Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, Wyndham’s first hotel in the country is set near the harbour, surrounded by cosy cafes and restaurants. It offers 240 rooms, a versatile conference space, a restaurant and a bar. The hotel offers guests wonderful views of Aarhus, and features stylish and urban décor.
• La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul Gunesli, Turkey: Wyndham’s first La Quinta hotel in Europe opened in December 2019 and offers guests 404 rooms and a wide range of facilities including three restaurants, a fitness centre with sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, steam room and indoor heated pool. The hotel also includes over 1,500 square metres of meeting space, eight meeting rooms and one ballroom, catering to both leisure and business travel.
• Wyndham Grand Algarve, Portugal: Marking the entry of the Wyndham Grand brand in the market, the hotel opened in December 2019 and is nestled in a world-famous golf and holiday destination, close to six renowned golf courses. It features 132 elegant guest rooms and suites with luxury amenities, multiple dining options, a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pool, and kids clubs.
• Super 8 by Wyndham Hamburg City, Germany: Less than a five-minute ride from the city centre, the hotel boasts 274 bright rooms with comfortable box-spring beds, walk-in showers, smart TVs and safes. Each room comes with a SmartKey, which enables guests to easily check in and check out with their phones. The hotel opened in September 2019 as part of Wyndham’s plan to expand the Super 8 brand in Germany to reach 10 hotels and over 1,800 rooms by 2022.