Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Ramada Hotel in Guatemala

October 31, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, NJ - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores, the brand’s first property in Guatemala.

Ramada Tikal Isla de FloresThe launch of this full-service hotel, which features pools, a bar and restaurant and which is conveniently located near Lake Petén Itzá, coincides with a significant milestone for the Ramada® brand – its 60th anniversary.

Part of a two-year development agreement with Ivers Trade, Inc. to bring four Ramada® properties to Guatemala, the newly constructed property plays a key role in Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategy to grow the Ramada brand throughout Latin America.

"We are happy to partner with Ivers Trade, Inc. and to announce the launch of the first Ramada hotel in Guatemala,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Ramada is a globally-recognized hotel brand and this new property reflects our commitment to growing our brands throughout the region by providing travelers with the brands they know and trust.”

The Ramada Tikal Isla de Flores features two swimming pools, including a family-friendly children’s pool; a modern fitness center with dressing area and showers; bar, snack canteen and tobacco shop; and medical, laundry and babysitting services.

The hotel is less than one hour from top destinations including the YaxHa and Tikal ruins and the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Facilities include private parking, onsite dining, a conference center for up to 180 people, and free Wi-Fi Internet access - all within easy access of South Side Beach.

Ramada properties are high-quality hotels that feature attractive accommodations for the mid-market traveler. Started in 1954 as a small 60-room motel off of Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, over the last 60 years, the Ramada brand has grown to become one of the most well-known hotel chains in the world, with more than 820 locations throughout over 50 countries. In Latin America, the brand is present in key markets including Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Suriname.

About Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and 655,300 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 more than 38 million 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. For Wyndham Hotel Group “@ a Glance”, click here.

SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group

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