June 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // ISTANBUL – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it now has 30 properties in Turkey, firmly establishing the Hotel Group as the market leader by number of hotels open and operating in the country.
The latest properties to join Wyndham Hotel Group in Turkey include Wyndham Istanbul Old City, Ramada Usak and Ramada Resort Akbuk. Collectively, the hotels add 740 rooms to Wyndham Hotel Group's existing 4,500–strong room count in the country.
In Turkey, Wyndham Hotel Group has hotels under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (four hotels), TRYP by Wyndham (two hotels) and Ramada (24 hotels) brands.
"I'm thrilled to maintain our rapid expansion in Turkey, which is a strategic growth market for us," said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group's senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean. "We look forward to continuing meaningful relationships with both developers and consumers, who are more and more recognizing the value of our powerful global brands."
Located in the heart of the old town, Wyndham Istanbul Old City offers 265 guest rooms as well as three food and beverage outlets, an indoor swimming pool and spa complex. Housed within an historic building, Wyndham Istanbul Old City effortlessly combines traditional architecture with opulent luxury, and is within walking distance of some of the city's main sights.
In contrast, Ramada Usak and Ramada Resort Akbuk are both purpose-built, new-construction properties. With 124 elegant guest rooms and four meeting rooms, Ramada Usak is located within walking distance of the city centre and just four miles from Usak airport. Ramada Resort Akbuk combines the convenience of a city centre location, with the facilities of a resort, offering 364 guest rooms and suites, extensive swimming pool complex with water slides, spa, fitness area and access to a private beach.
Guests staying at any of the hotels in Turkey who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, will be able to earn valuable points, which may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and 646,900 rooms in 69 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 licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels, as well as certain Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 8.8 million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at over 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.
SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group