Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Ramada Presence in Thailand
August 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // PHUKET, THAILAND - Building upon the company’s strategic efforts to grow its Ramada® brand in key markets throughout Southeast Asia, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the opening of the 206-room Ramada Phuket Deevana in the heart of Thailand’s lively Patong Beach.
Ramada Phuket DeevanaThe THB 1 billion (AUD$38 million) development, owned by Deevana Hotels and Resorts Co., Ltd., provides a serene escape in the bustling beach town, and offers Deluxe rooms, Premier rooms and Junior suites, all with private balconies.
The contemporary resort joins four additional Ramada properties currently open and operating in Thailand, a popular spot for international travellers with the country’s Department of Tourism charting more than 2 million visitors monthly. Because of its consistently high appeal to travellers worldwide, Thailand is a key country in Wyndham Hotel Group’s development strategy for the region.
The opening of Ramada Phuket Deevana also follows the June opening of Wyndham’s first mixed-use property in Asia, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket, which accommodates hotel guests as well as timeshare owners through CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA®.
“The addition of Ramada Phuket Deevana provides travellers across the globe with a trusted lodging option on Thailand’s largest island, an incredibly popular tourist destination where there is high demand for quality accommodations,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim. “The hotel is also a step forward in our efforts to grow Ramada throughout Southeast Asia in destinations where travellers want to be.”
Ramada, which has a global portfolio of nearly 840 properties in approximately 60 countries, is experiencing tremendous growth in the region. The Hotel Group recently announced signings for Ramada properties in Broome, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand; agreements for 17 new Ramada properties in South Korea scheduled to open by 2018; and plans for eight new Ramada properties in China to open by the end of 2017.
Ramada Phuket Deevana offers guests a central location close to Patong’s most popular attractions including white-sand beaches, vibrant nightlife, shopping and entertainment. The resort boasts a third-floor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a kids’ club, a restaurant and the Orientala Wellness Spa.
“We are delighted to partner with the world’s largest hotel company for the development of Ramada Phuket Deevana and look forward to providing guests with a stylish and contemporary accommodation option that matches the Ramada brand’s reputable standards,” said Ramada Phuket Deevana Chief Executive Officer Suksit Suvanditkul.
Throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands. More than 60 properties are currently under development in the region.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of over 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 program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. The brand celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. 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 is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of over 7,700 properties and 668,500 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts® (acquired February 2015), Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada Worldwide®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program offers more than 38 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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