Ramada Fuels Australian Growth with Addition of Newest Resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
November 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // GOLDEN BEACH, AUSTRALIA – Further building upon its presence in Australia, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the rebranding of the WorldMark Golden Beach Resort - one of Queensland’s most popular vacation ownership resorts - to the new Ramada® Resort Golden Beach.
Located along Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the 130-room resort recently underwent an approximately $1.5 million renovation and will now operate as a mixed-use property, catering both to traditional hotel guests as well vacation owners through WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. It’s the 14th property in Australia to open under the Ramada flag.
“Ramada is a globally recognized brand known not just for the tremendous quality of its offerings, but the unique, global destinations made available through its ever growing portfolio,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim. “Through this rebranding and renovation, we’re opening one of the area’s best resorts to a whole new set of global travellers and sharing all that Golden Beach and the Ramada brand have to offer with them.”
Situated just over an hour north of Brisbane and nestled between the pristine waters of Caloundra and Pumicestone Passage, Ramada Resort Golden Beach boasts one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments with private balconies and striking views over Pumicestone Passage. Guests have access to a variety of facilities, which include among others a heated pool and spa, children’s playground, tennis court, games room, gym, restaurant and bar.
All Ramada resorts in Australia participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards program.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Ramada Worldwide® is a global chain of nearly 840 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. Ramada celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014.
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 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, 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.