January 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // Suzhou, China – Wyndham Hotel Group has expanded its footprint of more than 1,000 hotels in China thanks to the debut of the country’s first Wyndham Garden® property, opening recently in Suzhou.
Wyndham Garden SuzhouConveniently situated in the heart of“the Venice of the East,” known for its scenic canals and bridges, the 289-room Wyndham Garden Suzhou is adjacent to bustling Guanqian Street and four garden areas popular with tourists. It is just 30 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed rail and a short drive from a number of world-class cultural heritage sites including Tiger Hill, The Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lion Grove and Hanshan Temple.
Wyndham Garden® becomes the seventh brand within the Wyndham Hotel Group family to operate in China, joining Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn® and Super 8®. The introduction of Wyndham Garden to the country comes on the heels of the brand’s expansion elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, having celebrated the opening of its first hotel in Guam earlier last month.
“The number of visitors and tourism revenues in Suzhou are steadily climbing year over year, creating a ripe market for hotel development in one of China’s major economic centers,” said Leo Liu, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for Greater China. “With the launch of Wyndham Garden, we’re able to address the needs of visitors looking for upscale accommodations, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Wyndham Hotel Group’s greatest strength lies in the variety of brands we can offer travelers around the world, and we’ll continue to focus on expanding in high-demand destinations throughout China.”
The hotel’s interior design combines contemporary decor with classical Ming-style furniture, which come together in the tranquil lobby and the property’s 289 guest rooms. Services and amenities include Chinese- and Western-style restaurants and bars, multi-function halls, conference rooms and extensive leisure facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, a snooker area, four chess rooms, and a library.
Wyndham Garden hotels, part of the global Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, are located primarily in business, airport and leisure locations in North America, Latin America and Europe. Properties offer casual dining, flexible meeting space that can accommodate a wide range of functions, and inviting lobbies and lounges.
The newly opened hotel participates 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.cn.
In September of last year, the Wyndham Hotel Group became the first global hospitality company to reach the 1,000 hotel mark in Greater China. A key region of focus for more than a decade, the landmark achievement came after years of accelerated growth and the strategic roll-out of six of the company’s hotel brands in more than 260 cities and 30 provinces.
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.
SOURCE Wyndham Hotel Group