January 29, 2009 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, one of the world's largest hotel companies, today announced its entrance into the Cayman Islands with the addition of two resorts on Grand Cayman island: The 130–room Wyndham Grand Bay Waterford — Cayman Islands and the 170–room Ramada Grand Caymanian Beach Club and Resort.
Both resorts are owned and managed by the Grand Cayman–based GFK Group, a property development and management firm with more than 25 years of experience developing in the Cayman Islands.
The Wyndham Grand Bay Waterford — Cayman Islands, the newest addition to The Wyndham Grand Collection, recently began construction and is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2011. The five star luxury property will feature rooms with a British Colonial décor that offer sweeping ocean views from North Sound to Rum Point. The resort will offer a 5,000 square foot spa, pre–arrival grocery service, luxury car service, an on–site restaurant and cigar room and 24 hour room and concierge service.
The recently renovated Ramada Grand Caymanian Beach Club and Resort is located adjacent to The North Sounds Club championship golf course on the shores of Grand Cayman's North Sound Lagoon. Guests can choose from studio, one and two bedroom suite accommodations with high speed wireless Internet access, flat screen televisions, DVD player, personal washer and dryer and full kitchen. The resort also features a business center, on–site restaurant, lighted tennis court, beach volleyball court, freshwater pool, multiple hot tubs, a kids club and a variety of water activities including scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing.
In addition to the completed renovations, the resort will also be adding an additional 44–unit condo hotel and free form swimming pool with beach access later this year.
"Year after year, the Cayman Islands continue to be a popular tourist destination, attracting nearly 1.7 million visitors annually," said Doug Smith, Wyndham Hotel Group vice president of development. "By adding not one, but two properties in the Caymans, Wyndham Hotel Group is well poised to take advantage of the tourism opportunities that exist there."
Theresa Foster, GFK Group managing director, said, "We knew that Wyndham Hotel Group was the company we wanted to do business with right from the start. We want to be backed by a company with strong brands and with significant breadth and scale, and we found a match in Wyndham."
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses nearly 7,000 hotels representing approximately 583,000 rooms in 67 countries on six continents under the Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns and Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands.
All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J.