Ramada Strengthens Presence in China with First Managed Property

June 08, 2011 // Franchising.com // HONG KONG — Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, today announced the signing of three new Ramada® properties, one of which will be the company's first managed Ramada hotel in China.

The new managed property, the Ramada Plaza Sanya, will be owned by Hainan Mingboda Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, which also signed a management agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group in December last year to open the Wyndham Hotel Sanya.

The Hotel Group also signed two franchise agreements in China. One agreement was with Shaoguan Fengdu Real Estate Co., Ltd for the Ramada Plaza Shaoguan City Center and the other with Suzhou Dingfeng Real Estate Development Co. Ltd, for the Ramada Suzhou North.

"We're delighted to announce our first managed Ramada hotel in China as it clearly demonstrates the strength and capability of our management services in the greater Asia Pacific region," said Ken Greene, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group in Asia Pacific. "All three hotels will help anchor the growing presence of the Ramada brand in China."

The 12-storey Ramada Plaza Sanya, scheduled to open in June 2012, will feature 496 rooms including 88 suites. Amenities will include a ballroom, meeting space, business center, executive lounge, spa, swimming pool and fitness center. There will also be three distinct restaurants offering all-day dining, Chinese cuisine and specialty dishes. The hotel will be situated just 15 minutes from the city center and Sanya Phoenix International Airport.

The 22-storey Ramada Plaza Shaoguan City Center, due to open in January 2012, will feature 320 rooms including 32 suites. Amenities will include extensive meeting space, spa, fitness center, game room and gift shop. There will also be two restaurants for all-day dining and Chinese cuisine. Located on Jiefang Road, in the center of Shaoguan, the hotel boasts stunning river views.

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2013, the 20-storey Ramada Suzhou North, will feature 278 rooms including 28 suites. Amenities will include extensive meeting space, business center, spa, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and gift shop. There will also be two restaurants featuring Western and Chinese cuisine. The hotel will be situated in Weitang Town, known as the 'Pearl City' of China due to its freshwater pearl industry.

Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of nearly 900 midscale and upscale hotels. Reservations and information are available by calling 10 800 744 01 69 in Northern China, 10 800 440 01 69 in Southern China or by visiting www.ramada.com.cn.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,190 hotels and 609,600 rooms in 66 countries 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, TRYP® by Wyndham, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

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