Ramada Says Aloha with Opening of Waikiki Hotel
February 01, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Ramada Worldwide today announced its return to Hawaii with the opening of the 198-room Ramada® Plaza Waikiki in Honolulu.
Owned and operated by California-based Cal-Dynasty International, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of China Airlines Ltd., the hotel is the second Wyndham Hotel Group property to open in Hawaii in the past six months and gives the Ramada brand a presence in 48 states.
"The Ramada brand continues to be a global leader in its segment with a portfolio of nearly 900 hotels in more than 45 countries around the world," said Mark Young, Ramada brand senior vice president. "With the addition of the Ramada Plaza Waikiki to our portfolio, we're able to further strengthen our position in the North American market while providing Honolulu's more than four million annual visitors the opportunity to experience the modern comfort and value of the Ramada brand."
Located at 1830 Ala Moana Boulevard, just a short walk to local beaches, shopping and restaurants, the Ramada Plaza Waikiki is a newly renovated, 16-story hotel featuring 196 guest rooms and two junior suites. Property highlights include free high-speed wireless Internet access, on-site business and fitness centers, outdoor swimming pool, gift shop, conference room, room service, Chinese and American buffet restaurant and bilingual tour and travel concierges.
The Ramada Plaza Waikiki participates in the Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program, which allows members to earn valuable points for their stays at more than 6,000 hotels around the world. Points can be redeemed for free hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of partners. The Wyndham Rewards loyalty program is free to join.
Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of nearly 900 midscale and upscale hotels featuring single, double and suite accommodations. Most properties offer complimentary continental breakfast, high-speed Internet access, expanded cable television, in-room coffee and daily newspaper. Select properties offer on-site restaurants, cocktail lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and copy and fax services.