September 07, 2009 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with more than 7,000 hotels under 11 brands, today announced the continued international expansion of its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand with the signing of a management contract for the brand's third hotel in China: the new 337-room Wyndham Wuhan East Lake hotel in Wuhan.
The announcement comes on the heels of the opening of the five-star, 588-room Wyndham Xiamen in Xiamen, China, which, in addition to being the Wyndham brand's first hotel to open in China, was also the country's first Wyndham-managed hotel. The brand's second hotel, the 337-room Wyndham Baolian Hotel, is scheduled to open in 2011.
"China continues to play a strong and vital role in the global growth strategy for Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands, including that of our namesake, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. "With the announcement of this newest hotel, we are delivering on our commitment to developing high-quality properties in key international destinations that further establish the global reach of the Wyndham brand."
Developed by Wuhan Hongjing Real-Estate Development Co., the 25-story, four-star Wyndham Wuhan East Lake hotel is currently under construction at Special No. 1 in Guanshankou, in the new technology development zone of Wuhan's Hongshan District. The hotel is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will include multiple full-service restaurants and lounges, state-of-the-art business and fitness centers, tennis courts, spa, gift shop, and more than 1,200 square-meters of meeting space.
Presently, Wyndham Hotel Group has six other hotels throughout Wuhan under its Ramada®, Howard Johnson® and Super 8® flags. The company is the largest U.S.-based hotel company in China with more than 183 hotels in major and secondary cities throughout the country.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,000 hotels and 590,000 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by our affiliate or through a joint venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J.