October 24, 2011 // Franchising.com // Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its expansion in China with the signing of franchise agreements for five new construction hotels under the company’s Ramada® brand.
The properties will join Wyndham Hotel Group’s 43 Ramada hotels already in operation in China.
“China continues to be an important growth market with an abundance of development opportunities for a number of our brands,” said Ken Greene, president and managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to announce the signing of these five new properties, which will not only cement the Ramada brand’s position in China, but will strengthen the greater Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio in the Asia Pacific region”.
Wyndham Hotel Group currently has a portfolio of 425 hotels and over 61,700 rooms in the Asia Pacific region under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Microtel Inns & Suites® and Dream® brands.
The 227-room Ramada Taizhou East, set to include 35 suites, will offer easy access to Jiangsu’s key cities, including Nanjing and Suzhou and will feature a spa, fitness center and game room as well as a restaurant with all-day dining options. Owned by Jiangsu Huangting Real Estate Company Ltd, the hotel is due to open October, 2012.
The 212-room Ramada Plaza Rizhao, set to include 12 suites, will be located just a short distance from Rizhao beach and will feature an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa, fitness center, a ballroom and a roof-top lounge. Owned by Rizhao Wingfat Real Estate Development Company Ltd, the hotel is due to open December, 2012.
The 201-room Ramada Yangzhou Baoying will lie within the heart of the city’s new development area and will offer guests an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis court as well as a grand ballroom. Owned by Yangzhou Saierda Real Estate Development Company Ltd, the hotel is due to open in March 2013.
The 220-room Ramada Wuxi City Center, set to include 18 suites, will be situated in Wuxi’s city center, within walking distance to the main shopping malls, and will feature six meeting rooms, a fitness center, spa and game room. Owned by Wuxi Hengwei House Development Company Ltd, the hotel is due to open October, 2013.
The 300-room Ramada Plaza Dongxing City Center, set to include 32 suites, will be situated along the China-Vietnam boarder and feature one of the largest Chinese restaurants in the area. The hotel will offer six meeting rooms, a fitness center and game room. Owned by Dongxing Huida Real Estate Company Ltd, the hotel is due to open November, 2015.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE:WYN), is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,220 hotels and 612,900 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 and Days Inn hotels, which are managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany; N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
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