Wyndham Hotel Group to Introduce Two Hotel Brands to Singapore
January 27, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with more than 7,000 hotels and 11 brands, today announced that its Ramada® and Days Inn® brands will enter Singapore with the development of two hotels: the 391-room Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park and the 405-room Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park.
Both new-build properties will be developed by HH Properties Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between niche property development group, Hiap Hoe Limited, and SuperBowl Holdings Limited, an owner and manager of leisure and commercial properties. Construction will begin early this year and the hotels are expected to open in 2014.
To be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group, the properties will be built at Balestier Road, just opposite Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, a national monument that pays tribute to the father of the 1911 Chinese Revolution. The Balestier Road area, rich in history, is home to countless shophouses dating back to the 1840s. With a land area of approximately 17,600 square meters, the hotels will flank Zhongshan Park, creating a unique integrated development with a strong heritage connection and old world charm.
"Singapore is one of the most important business and leisure destinations in the Asia Pacific region and we are thrilled to introduce our Ramada and Days Inn brands to the market," said Tom Monahan, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of international development. "We are excited to work with HH Properties as we expand our global footprint."
The 17-story Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park will include a full service restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, business center and more than 600 square-meters of meeting space.
The 14-story Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park will feature amenities including a full service restaurant and fitness center. This will be the first Days Inn property to be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group. The company has a managed portfolio of nearly 30 hotels.
"We have spent a considerable amount of time planning the project and are now looking forward to seeing it take shape," said Teo Ho Beng, managing director of the Hiap Hoe Group. "We selected Wyndham Hotel Group to manage the hotels based on the company's strong brands and track record and are really excited about the opportunity to work with the Hotel Group."
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,000 hotels and 590,000 rooms under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, 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.
Hiap Hoe Limited is a niche integrated property developer, engaged in the development of luxury and mid-tier residential properties that are distinct in design and preferred for their excellent locations and investment prospects. The Group has launched some distinctive projects such as Cuscaden Royale, Oxford Suites, Signature At Lewis and The Beverly. Upcoming signature developments include choice residences at Cavenagh Road, St Thomas Walk and Balmoral Road.
SuperBowl Holdings Limited owns and manages leisure and recreational facilities including bowling centres, billiards centres and amusement centres under the brands 'SuperBowl', 'SuperCue' and 'Super Funworld'. Founded by the Hiap Hoe Holdings Pte. Ltd. in 1987, SuperBowl has grown to become a household name synonymous with family leisure and entertainment. Since its listing on the Singapore Exchange in 1994, the Group has also expanded into commercial and retail rental properties, mainly in central Singapore.