Ramada Takes Prime Beach Location in Phuket

June 14, 2011 // Franchising.com // HONG KONG — Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, today announced the signing of the new Ramada® Phuket South Sea, strengthening the company's growing presence in Thailand.

The new hotel, owned by Phuket development company South Sea Resort Co., Ltd., will add to the five Ramada hotels currently open in Thailand and is the second agreement to be signed between South Sea Resort and Wyndham Hotel Group. In March, the two companies announced the development of the Wyndham Khao Lak, which is expected to open later this year.

"Thailand is an important growth market in the Asia Pacific region so this is an exciting opportunity for us," said Ken Greene, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group in Asia Pacific. "South Sea Resort Co., Ltd. is a respected developer in Phuket and we're happy to be working together to further build the Ramada brand in this popular resort destination."

Due to open later this year, the Ramada Phuket South Sea hotel will feature 152 guest rooms with fantastic sea views thanks to the hotel's prime beach location. Amenities will include an outdoor pool, gym, spa, meeting space, pool bar, an all day dining restaurant and teppanyaki and sushi bars.

"We are delighted to be working with one of the world's leading hotel companies, Wyndham Hotel Group, on the new Ramada Phuket South Sea," said Mrs. Nantana Saenglhee, managing director and president of South Sea Group. "With such a stunning location, we are sure that the hotel will appeal to a wide array of travelers visiting Phuket."

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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