PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - May 9, 2012) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with over 7,150 hotels today announced an agreement with Hoteles Costa del Sol to franchise three new Ramada Hotels in Peru, thereby expanding the brand's presence in the South American country to four locations.
The three hotels, scheduled to fly the Ramada brand flag this week, add to the nearly 90 properties and over 9,000 rooms that are already part of Wyndham Hotel Group's portfolio of hotels in Latin America.
"We are very excited to announce the expansion of our alliance with the Costa del Sol hotel group," said Daniel del Olmo, Wyndham Hotel Group's SVP and managing director of Latin America. "It serves as a prime example of how we intend to significantly grow our presence across Latin America by affiliating existing portfolios and national hotel chains in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, which are our key growth markets."
The agreement with Hoteles Costa del Sol broadens the Ramada brand portfolio with coastal and inland properties in some of the most beautiful and well-traveled locations in Peru including Cusco, Tumbes and Chiclayo.
"I am delighted to incorporate our Tumbes, Cusco and Chiclayo properties into the Ramada family," said Mario Mustafa Aguinaga, CEO of Costa del Sol Corporation. "We've developed a great relationship with the brand through our Lima airport hotel, have experienced great results thus far and look forward to continued growth and success."
Hoteles Costa del Sol currently owns and operates the Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel. This 2012 second runner-up Ramada hotel of the year is located just a few steps from the Jorge Chavez Lima - Callao International Airport. The 130-room property boasts a 24-hour restaurant, bar, spa, fitness room, meeting facilities, free buffet breakfast, free wireless internet access and a pedestrian bridge that conveniently connects its guests to the airport.
With a structure that dates back to the 17th century, the Ramada Costa del Sol Cusco is a colonial-era mansion that accentuates the history of the property while embracing modernity. The hotel currently features 77 spacious rooms, a bar, restaurant, free buffet breakfast, wireless internet access and a period-styled meeting room adorned with antique murals. Threads of history mark the property, as well as the town, as Cusco is known worldwide as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the premier ancient attraction of Peru.
The Ramada Costa del Sol Tumbes is a 55-room hotel situated in the heart of the city, near the Ecuadorian border. Surrounded by the beauty of the "City of Eternal Summer," as the city is often referred to, the hotel features a restaurant, bar, fitness room with a personal trainer and a casino, free buffet breakfast, free wireless internet access, meeting facilities and a full-size pool.
Located in the center of Chiclayo's financial and commercial district, the Ramada Costa del Sol Chiclayo is an 82-room hotel situated just a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, the central square located in the heart of the city. The hotel offers a selection of amenities including a bar, restaurant, free buffet breakfast, free wireless internet access, five event rooms a mid-size pool and sauna.
Ramada, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of nearly 900 midscale and upscale hotels. All Ramada hotels are independently owned and operated except for certain international Ramada hotels. Many properties offer complimentary continental breakfast, high-speed Internet access, expanded cable television, in-room coffee and daily newspaper. Select properties offer on-site restaurants, cocktail lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and copy and fax services. Reservations and information are available by calling (800) 272-6232 or by visiting www.ramada.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with over 7,150 hotels and approximately 609,300 rooms in 65 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham™, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has license agreements 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 TRYP by Wyndham hotels as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group. 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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