October 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // MUMBAI, India - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with JMJ, a large conglomerate with a multi-faceted presence, for the first Planet Hollywood hotel in India.
The Hollywood-inspired theme hotel, expected to be operational by the end of 2014, will be only the second in the world after Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.
Located on Goa's unspoilt southern coast, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort is a 115-room and 15 luxury tent resort situated on the white sands of Uttorda Beach at South Goa. The property is a tourist's paradise with its low-rise architecture depicting elegant Goan style, splendid landscapes, dramatic sculptures and gorgeous art works. The most breath-taking features of this beach front luxury hotel, however, are its tropical gardens and the coconut orchard that spans beyond 10 acres. The perfect destination for a bespoke vacation, it caters to a wide variety of travellers.
Deepika Arora, regional vice president, Indian Ocean, EMEAI for Wyndham Hotel Group said, "We are thrilled to welcome Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa into our Hotel Group family and to one of India's premiere destinations. We look forward to a successful partnership with JMJ and to continuing to expand throughout India."
With large indoor and outdoor banqueting facilities, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa also serves as one of the most romantic destinations to tie the knot. It offers an array of services including breath-taking sunset ceremonies and cocktail parties by the pool. In addition, the property will feature a mix of eclectic boutiques, a fitness centre, spa, pools and yoga retreats. The thriving party scene will draw guests back each holiday season.
With uber-comfort and luxurious services, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa will replicate the same style as its sister property in Las Vegas, typically decorated with movie memorabilia including props from famous films. Moreover, with an amalgamation of various international and Indian cuisines at it various restaurants, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa will provide world-class dining options.
Sachin Joshi, Managing Director, JMJ group said, "We are truly excited about setting up a world class hotel with a world class partner. The company's formidable scale and expertise as a global brandbuilder will meet our endeavour to further enhance the aesthetic value of Goa. Given its features, we are looking forward to Planet Hollywood being a landmark destination in Goa. The brand's 'Let there be fame' philosophy means guests at the property will be treated like celebrities."
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world's largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and 650,200 rooms in 71 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 a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain hotels which are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group. Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 37 million members the opportunity to earn valuable points for qualified stays at more than 7,000 hotels in 50 countries. 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.
SOURCE Wyndham Worldwide