Wyndham Hotel Group Continues Russian Expansion with First Hotel in Voronezh
New Ramada Plaza to Open in Cultural City Centre
September 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // LONDON, U.K. – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the signing of the 210-room Ramada® Plaza Voronezh City Centre in Russia.
Due to open in October this year, the Ramada Plaza marks the first property for the hotel group in this historic and cultural city, adding to Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing portfolio in the country which includes three further properties in Ekaterinburg, Kazan and at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.
“Our expansion within Russia through the signing of the newly built Ramada Plaza Voronezh City Centre comes just as the country is reportedly experiencing a rebound in airline passenger traffic,” commented Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa. “Voronezh is an important historic city, providing a fitting location for our iconic, globally-renowned Ramada brand. Its thriving culture and major centre of higher education attracts a variety of travellers, which Ramada is well placed to serve.”
“The property’s excellent facilities, including the Sky Bar with stunning views over Voronezh city centre, are certain to impress its guests,” said Denis Mushtaev, the hotel’s general manager. “We’re very pleased to be creating a substantial 200 jobs in this growing city by bringing the Ramada brand to Voronezh.”
Ramada Plaza Voronezh City Centre will offer 210 rooms across 16 floors and present guests with a range of accommodation styles to suit varying needs and budgets. The extensive leisure facilities of the hotel’s wellness centre include a spa, relaxation area, gym and a steam room. Five fully equipped conference rooms provide business travellers with state-of-the-art amenities for meetings and events. Guests will have the option to dine and relax in the European design of the main restaurant or lobby bar, or experience the stunning views from the Sky Bar and BBQ terrace which towers 50m above Voronezh’s historic city centre.
The newly opened hotel will participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary new loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group offering members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards programme. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
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 programme, 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 approximately 7,700 properties and over 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®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.