Ramada Brand Grows in India with Agreements for Four Hotels

February 18, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with more than 7,100 hotels under 11 brands, today announced the signing of four franchise agreements in India, bringing the total number of hotels that the company has open or under development in the country to 14.

The properties currently being built and scheduled to open later this year, include the 140-room Ramada Amritsar hotel, owned by Starex Developers Pvt. Ltd.; the 130-room Ramada Gurgaon Expressway New Delhi hotel, owned by Sartaj Hotels Pvt. Ltd.; the 392-room Ramada Plaza Dwarka New Delhi hotel, owned by Tirupati Buildings & Offices Pvt. Ltd.; and the 100-room Ramada Gurgaon Central hotel, owned by Greenland Hospitality Private Ltd.

"India is seeing the most hotel development activity in the Asia Pacific region, behind only China," said Tom Monahan, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president of international development. "These new hotels will strengthen the brand's presence in the important New Delhi and National Capital Region market as well as mark our introduction into Amritsar, one of the major cities of the Punjab state in India."

The seven-story Ramada Amritsar will be located at Hall Bazaar in Amritsar, a short walk to the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural center of the Sikh religion. This shrine is a major pilgrimage destination for Sikhs from all over the world as well as a popular tourist attraction. The property will feature two restaurants, meeting rooms, a terrace garden and a swimming pool.

Located along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, the main arterial road connecting the two cities, is the three-story Ramada Airport Expressway New Delhi property. The hotel, situated near the Delhi airport complex, will offer guests two restaurants, a large ballroom four meeting rooms, extensive lawns, a swimming pool and fitness facilities.

The 11-story Ramada Plaza Dwarka New Delhi is located in Dwarka, a well planned and expanding area of New Delhi city. With convenient access to the Delhi metro, it is well located near the Delhi airport and Gurgaon city. The hotel will feature three restaurants, a bar/lounge, a ballroom, three meeting rooms and health and fitness facilities with adjoining commercial and retail areas.

The seven-story Ramada Gurgaon Central hotel is centrally located in Sector 44 of Gurgaon. Hotel facilities will include two restaurants, a bar, a ballroom, four meeting rooms, a swimming pool and fitness facility.

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. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J.

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