Wyndham Hotel Group launches Summer Savings

Wyndham Hotel Group launches an ongoing Summer Savings promotion at its properties worldwide.

The offer entails a 20 per cent off BAR (best available rate) on room tariff, as displayed on the hotels’ websites. Members of Wyndham Rewards can additionally earn 1,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards points for a minimum of a two-day stay.

Wyndham Rewards is the hospitality group’s loyalty programme that offers members a “points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate of 15,000 points.” Every dollar spent earns members 10 points.

The Summer Savings promotion is valid for bookings made before September 4, for stays consumed between Sunday and Thursday, for all room types, until September 10.

In a recent press release by the hospitality group, the regional VP of Eurasia, Wyndham Hotel Group Deepika Arora said: “At Wyndham Hotel Group we want to serve travellers better by ensuring that wherever they go and however they choose to travel, we have a hotel that meets their needs. Our 18 iconic brands, ranging from luxury to economy, offer travellers the breadth of options they are seeking on their summer holidays, whether they are planning to travel within India or abroad.”

Netra Venkateshwaran

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Wyndham Hotel Group launches an ongoing Summer Savings promotion at its properties worldwide.

The offer entails a 20 per cent off BAR (best available rate) on room tariff, as displayed on the hotels’ websites. Members of Wyndham Rewards can additionally earn 1,000 bonus Wyndham Rewards points for a minimum of a two-day stay.

Wyndham Rewards is the hospitality group’s loyalty programme that offers members a “points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate of 15,000 points.” Every dollar spent earns members 10 points.

The Summer Savings promotion is valid for bookings made before September 4, for stays consumed between Sunday and Thursday, for all room types, until September 10.

In a recent press release by the hospitality group, the regional VP of Eurasia, Wyndham Hotel Group Deepika Arora said: “At Wyndham Hotel Group we want to serve travellers better by ensuring that wherever they go and however they choose to travel, we have a hotel that meets their needs. Our 18 iconic brands, ranging from luxury to economy, offer travellers the breadth of options they are seeking on their summer holidays, whether they are planning to travel within India or abroad.”

Netra Venkateshwaran

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Wyndham to launch two lifestyle brands in China

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Wyndham Hotels is set to launch two lifestyle brands in China this year.

Tryp by Wyndham, is a city-centric brand that “celebrates the spirit of the urban traveller by offering an insider’s look at a city’s uniqueness”.

The first property will launch in Xian in September.

Tryp is going to be a social media, social community kind of hotel. So for example, an open pantry idea will form the lobby. We’ll get people who live in the city, not just travellers, coming to that lobby for coffee or snacks and to meet new friends”, said Leo Liu, president of Greater China, Wyndham Hotel Group.

Meanwhile, the midscale Wingate by Wyndham is another lifestyle-focused brand that will be introduced to the China market.

It will debut in Sanya this summer and appeal to those seeking a work-life balance, with the ability to stay connected and flexible.

The introduction of these two brands is a direct response to the changing demographics and attitudes of guests.

“For the past 30 years in China, hoteliers were the ones dictating to the consumer. But now, the future is in the hands of the younger generation – X, Y and Z. People born in the 90s have a totally different approach and they are our upcoming hotel guests. Typically they want to control things themselves, I call them the “coach generation”; they ask us to coach them, but not tell them what they should do.

“Generation Z – those born after 2000, they’re approach is definitely different. The “leave me alone” generation – they don’t want us hoteliers to tell them where they should stay, what they should do. And the way they are communicating is through modern channels such as the iPad, so we have to think what is the lifestyle product we’ll offer to this generation.”

Technology will focus highly in both brands, catering to these young digital natives. The brands will also utilise a range of cross-model partnerships to introduce differentiating elements. For example, Wyndham is working on a partnership with a company that has the rights to The Simpsons iconography, to introduce a fun, social element and demonstrate their distinctive approach.

Further details about the new brands and upcoming hotels will be revealed at the Wyndham Leadership Summit in Qingdao this June.

With more than 1,200 properties already in China, Wyndham is one of the biggest international hospitality players in the country, with plans to operate 2,000 properties by 2019.

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Wyndham Hotel Group adds three new properties to its portfolio in India

Wyndham Hotel Group, headquartered in the USA, has announced the launch of three new hotels under the Ramada and Ramada Encore brands to its India portfolio. These properties have opened in Rajasthan — Ramada Resort Kumbhalgarh, Punjab — Ramada Encore Jalandhar, and Uttar Pradesh — Ramada Lucknow. 

“India is an integral part of Wyndham Hotel Group’s global growth strategy. The addition of these three hotels will broaden our footprint not only in the country but also in the region. Having enabled greater visibility of the Ramada brand to India’s growing foreign and domestic travellers, we hope to drive additional brand familiarity and increased loyalty this year,” says Deepika Arora, the regional vice president — Eurasia at Wyndham Hotel Group.

With the new additions, Wyndham Hotel Group now has 28 properties in India.

Ramada Resort Kumbhalgarh is nestled within the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan and is within proximity to the Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 84-room property has five restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a gift shop, and 745 sqm of banquet space.

Ramada Encore Jalandhar is a 64-key property that is situated in the central business and shopping district of the city, is within an hour’s drive from Amritsar International Airport, and minutes away from the Jalandhar railway station. Other facilities within the hotel include, an all day restaurant, a bar, and a health club with a gym, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Ramada Lucknow is at a distance of 14km from the Lucknow airport, in the Unnao business district. The 107-room hotel (currently 53 rooms and suites are in operation) has an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar along, a spa, a swimming pool, and a gym.

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Wyndham Hotel Group, headquartered in the USA, has announced the launch of three new hotels under the Ramada and Ramada Encore brands to its India portfolio. These properties have opened in Rajasthan — Ramada Resort Kumbhalgarh, Punjab — Ramada Encore Jalandhar, and Uttar Pradesh — Ramada Lucknow. 

“India is an integral part of Wyndham Hotel Group’s global growth strategy. The addition of these three hotels will broaden our footprint not only in the country but also in the region. Having enabled greater visibility of the Ramada brand to India’s growing foreign and domestic travellers, we hope to drive additional brand familiarity and increased loyalty this year,” says Deepika Arora, the regional vice president — Eurasia at Wyndham Hotel Group.

With the new additions, Wyndham Hotel Group now has 28 properties in India.

Ramada Resort Kumbhalgarh is nestled within the Aravalli hills of Rajasthan and is within proximity to the Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 84-room property has five restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a gift shop, and 745 sqm of banquet space.

Ramada Encore Jalandhar is a 64-key property that is situated in the central business and shopping district of the city, is within an hour’s drive from Amritsar International Airport, and minutes away from the Jalandhar railway station. Other facilities within the hotel include, an all day restaurant, a bar, and a health club with a gym, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Ramada Lucknow is at a distance of 14km from the Lucknow airport, in the Unnao business district. The 107-room hotel (currently 53 rooms and suites are in operation) has an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar along, a spa, a swimming pool, and a gym.

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Ramada returns to Japan with new Niigata hotel

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Wyndham Hotel Group’s mid-scale Ramada brand has returned to Japan with the opening of a new property in Niigata. Ramada had previously operated properties in Osaka and Sapporo.

The Ramada Hotel Niigata Japan opens following an extensive rebranding and renovation of the Niigata Tokyo REI hotel over the past year.

Targeting business and leisure travellers, the 300-room property offers six meeting rooms, complimentary wifi and an on-site laundromat. Meanwhile a total of five F&B outlets are available, including Japanese fusion restaurant El Dorado, headed by chef Kazhushige Yamagishi, who has previously worked at Michelin-starred French restaurants Guy Savoy and La Tour d’Argent.

The new Ramada is situated three minutes’ walk from Niigata train station and is close to sites such as the Toki Messe Convention Centre.

Speaking about the opening, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Barry Robinson, said: “Ramada’s return to Japan strengthens our foothold in Asia and furthers our global agenda to transform travel by making it more accessible to the masses.

“Modern Japanese travellers today are seeking full-serviced hotels to suit their evolving lifestyle needs and Ramada Hotel Niigata is well poised to meet their demands with its affordable prices, excellent location and quality accommodation inspired by local flavours.”

The opening of the Ramada Hotel Niigata Japan is part of a wider push in Asia by Wyndham, and follows the opening of two Ramada properties in South Korea and one in Nanjing in August.

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Wyndham targets Korea’s secondary cities with two new hotels

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Wyndham Hotel Group has opened two new properties Korean cities of Gangwon and Gunsan.

Ramada Gunsan and Ramada Gangwon Sokcho are franchise agreements with KG Development Corporation and Korea Asset Management respectively. The openings boost Wyndham’s total number of hotels in South Korea to 18, with this figure expected to grow to 40 properties by 2018.

Ramada Gunsan

Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, which is one of Korea’s most important manufacturing industrial hubs. The city is also an international trade seaport on the midwest coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Ramada Gunsan features 137 guestrooms that deliver views of the surrounding mountain or the Eunpa Lake. The hotel also offers three deluxe suites – each coming with a dedicated living area and bathroom that includes both rain shower and a bathtub.

Facilities include an all-day dining restaurant and a day spa. The hotel is also home to a grand ballroom, which can accommodate up to 120 delegates, and six smaller meeting rooms. A communal business centre is also available, and it comes with two computer terminals as well as photocopy and fax services.

Ramada Gangwon Sokcho

While it may lack key industries, the Gangwon province is expected to be a point of focus for South Korea as it gears up for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sokcho, a city within the province, is also a popular gateway to Seoraksan National Park and home to a number of hot springs and gold courses.

Ramada Gangwon Sokcho is located across the Daepo Port, which gives it good access to the Daepo fish market – home to fresh seafood produce and many local restaurants.

The 556 guestrooms are split across 20 floors, with the accommodations furnished with mini bars, flat screen televisions, and complimentary wifi. Facilities consist of an all-day dining restaurant, a spa and sauna, fitness centre, and a banquet hall for events.

For more information, visit wyndham.com

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Wyndham’s Tryp hotel brand to debut in New York

Having recently acquired the Tryp brand from Sol Melia, Wyndham has announced the debut of the Tryp by Wyndham offering in the Big Apple.

The 173-room Tryp New York City – Times Square South is currently under construction at 345 West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, and is due to be completed by the second quarter of 2011.

The Wyndham Hotel Group acquired the Tryp hotel brand from Sol Melia in June this year, with over 90 “select-service, mid-priced” hotels in cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Montevideo.

Features of the New York property will include fitness guest rooms allowing guests to work out in privacy, as well as function space accommodating up to 100 delegates, a business centre and fitness centre.

Tryp by Wyndham is set to open properties in Berlin, Medellin (Columbia), and Madrid (the 15th hotel by the brand in the Spanish capital) by the end of the year.

For more information visit wyndhamworldwide.com.

Report by Mark Caswell