Dubai, UAE (28th April 2016) –At this week’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Wyndham Hotel Group announced three new development deals which are bringing globally recognised brands and international standards of accommodation to some of the region’s most exciting travel destinations. International visitors will soon be able to experience the adventure and breath-taking natural scenery of Oman, Ethiopia and Iraq amongst other destinations.
In 2015 Wyndham opened nearly 40 new hotels open across EMEA, and the expansion shows no sign of slowing in 2016 with a further 50 hotels being developed. This fast-paced growth has established Wyndham Hotel Group as the leader in bringing international hotel brands to emerging travel destinations.
Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, explained: “International travel has become democratized, and more frequently we are hearing that our guests want to travel further afield than ever before, experience new cultures and explore unique destinations. Our development strategy is bold yet simple - we work with local partners to bring quality accommodation to a diverse number of locations, including some where very few other brands are yet to tread. The world really is becoming smaller, and we want to make sure that wherever adventure leads there is a hotel brand nearby that our guests know and love.”
Wyndham Hotel Group’s latest signings include the co-located Ramada Encore Muscat Al Ghubra and Ramada Hotel & Suites Muscat Al Ghubra, which will open at the end of 2018, offering increased choice in accommodation to the growing visitor numbers to this important capital city. Three new properties in Ethiopia – the TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road, Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road and the Wyndham Garden Langano – will all open in the next few years and offer travellers high-end accommodation in both the city and countryside of this increasingly popular East African country. Finally, a dual deal comprising the Ramada Plaza Najaf and Ramada Hotel & Suites Najaf in Iraq is expected to attract a portion of the large numbers of religious pilgrims who visit the nearby Imam Ali Holy Shrine every year.
Wyndham Hotel Group’s hotels in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 73 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty programme, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.