Ramada Brand Continues China Expansion with Development of Four Hotels

February 11, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the largest US-based hotel company in China and the world's largest hotel company with more than 7,100 hotels under 11 brands, today announced that it has signed agreements for an additional four hotels in China.

Currently under development, the properties include the Ramada® Sanya hotel owned by Hainan Mingboda Real Estate Co. Ltd.; Ramada Plaza Wenzhou hotel owned by Wenzhou Tianrun Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.; Ramada Longyan hotel owned by Fujian LongYan Yifeng Hotel Co. Ltd.; and the Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower hotel owned by Xi'an Xi Hua Investment Co. Ltd.

"We are thrilled to be adding these four fine hotels to the brand's 35 already in operation in China and the other Ramada properties in our expanding pipeline," said Tom Monahan, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of international development. "Clearly, China is the engine of our growth in the Asia Pacific region. With five brands present in the country today, including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn® and Super 8®, we have 190 hotels in operation in the country."

Centrally located in Sanya, the southernmost city in the Hainan province, the 508-room Ramada Sanya property will be a 12-story, new-build hotel with one restaurant, a lobby lounge, rooftop lounge/bar, one ballroom, eight meeting rooms, a swimming pool and fitness facilities. The property is expected to open in the second quarter of 2012.

The six-story, 230-room Ramada Plaza Wenzhou hotel, expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year, is located on Jiangbing Road, next to the Ou Jiang River. Amenities will include two restaurants, a lobby lounge, a ballroom with seating for up to 800 people, seven meeting rooms, an indoor swimming pool and fitness facilities.

The 160-room Ramada Longyan property will occupy 12-storys of a 27-story mixed-use building, which will be centrally located on Longchuan Middle Road and surrounded by shopping malls and government office buildings. Amenities will include three restaurants, a lobby lounge, a ballroom with seating for over 800 people, four meeting rooms plus outdoor banquet space and fitness facilities. The property is expected to open in the third quarter of 2011.

Expected to open later this year in Xi'an, one of the four great ancient capitals of China, the 14-story, 172-room Ramada Xi'an Bell Tower is well-located on the North Avenue, near commercial and government office buildings. Amenities will include three restaurants, a bar, four meeting rooms and spa and fitness facilities.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), encompasses more than 7,100 hotels and 597,000 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.

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