Ramada Expands in Malaysia
January 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has expanded its Ramada® brand in Malaysia with the opening of the 357-room Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur, the brand's second location in the country.
The property increases the Ramada brand's robust portfolio of more than 30 hotels throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim at a time of unprecedented growth for the brand in the region, which added new properties in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Throughout the region, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has nearly 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands.
Managed by Wyndham Hotel Group's management company, Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur offers a range of dining options from the Grill 582, Kembali Kitchen, Hugo's On 6 and the Punch Bar & Lounge; ten meeting rooms, all of which feature natural lighting; the on-site Avana Spa; children's pool, and a fully-equipped fitness centre with an infinity pool.
"Wyndham Hotel Group continually seeks to expand our diverse portfolio of hotel brands in high-demand markets like Malaysia where our brands and hotel owners can be successful," said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group's president and managing director for South East Asia and Pacific Rim. "We are confident that, as part of a globally recognised, growing brand, coupled with the strong relationship we have built with Trinidad Holdings, Ramada Dua Sentral will be a tremendous addition to our portfolio."
The 33-storey hotel is a 50-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is ideally located steps from the city's shopping, entertainment and attractions. It is also a short walk from Kuala Lumpur's integrated rail transportation centre and enjoys close proximity to the city's main business and tourist hub.
"Trinidad Dua Sentral SDN BHD is proud to partner with the world's largest hotel company to rebrand this landmark property as a Ramada hotel. The wealth of hospitality experience and global standards the Ramada brand brings heralds a new era for our company and is a good match for the style and sophistication that can be experienced at this property," said Naresh Mohan, managing director of Trinidad Dua Sentral SDN BHD.
All Wyndham Hotel Group properties in Malaysia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the company's free-to-join guest loyalty programme, which allows members to earn valuable points during their stay. Points 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.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada is a global chain of nearly 830 midscale and upscale hotels. Most properties offer a wide array of services and amenities, including but not limited to high-speed wireless internet access, on-site restaurants, lounges, room service, concierge service, meeting and banquet facilities and business centres.
Properties also offer travellers the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand's guest loyalty programme, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. This year marks the brand's 60th anniversary. Each Ramada hotel is independently owned and operated, except for certain Ramada hotels outside of the U.S. which are managed by an affiliate. Ramada Worldwide is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramada.com.
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 licence 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 programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels. It offers over 38 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 Hotel Group