PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - Following a year of rapid growth in Asia with six Wyndham branded hotel openings in China and another seven under construction, Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement to open its first Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in India.
Located in India's capital city of New Delhi, the 394-room Wyndham New Delhi Dwarka Hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in April 2011. The property, owned by Tirupati Buildings & Offices Pvt. Ltd., will feature the upscale amenities and personalized services that have become hallmarks of the Wyndham brand.
"India is currently undergoing some of the most accelerated hotel development activity in the Asia Pacific region, which poses great opportunities for us to grow our portfolio in this market," said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group President and Chief Executive Officer. "The signing of the first Wyndham property in New Delhi demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide travelers with high caliber accommodations and service throughout Asia and puts a firm stake in the ground in this lucrative market."
The Wyndham New Delhi Dwarka Hotel will be conveniently located just four kilometers from Indira Gandhi International Airport and will put business and leisure guests within close proximity to the cosmopolitan city.
Hotel facilities will include full-service Indian and multi-cuisine restaurants, nightclub, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, business center and 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space. In addition, a luxury shopping mall will open alongside the hotel.
"We are extremely excited to open the first Wyndham hotel in India in a growing market like New Delhi," said Mr. Subhash Dabas, owner of Tirupati Buildings & Offices Pvt. Ltd. "Our mission to build world-class properties of the highest standards aligns perfectly with the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. With our shared values, we are confident this will be a successful partnership."
All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests can take advantage of Wyndham ByRequest®, the brand's guest recognition program offering complimentary benefits including high-speed Internet access, personal choice of welcome snack and beverage, preferred pillow type, express check-in, guaranteed late check-out, local and long-distance calls, best available room upon arrival, photocopies, faxes and online receipts.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visiting www.wyndham.com.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,200 hotels and nearly 606,000 rooms in 65 countries under 12 brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels® brand.