Wyndham Hotel Group bolsters presence in North Asia

10 Aug 2015

Wyndham Hotel has announced the opening of the Ramada Nanjing along with the signing of seven properties in Jiangsu, Hubei, Shandong, and Sichuan, as part of the hospitality giant's plans to expand the Ramada brand in China.

Ramada Nanjing is an upscale business hotel in close proximity to Nanjing Lukou International Airport. The hotel has an onsite business centre with multi-function meeting spaces and a fitness centre, and offers a free breakfast buffet and 24-hour shuttle service. The development is a partnership with China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu. 

“Nanjing is well known for being a national centre of education as well as tourism, and the addition of this newest hotel helps to further diversify our already strong presence in the city, where we’ll now have representation by three of Wyndham Hotel Group’s most prominent brands: Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8” said Leo Liu, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group, Greater China. 

The eight new properties are expected to all be open by the end 2017, increasing the Ramada portfolio of over 60 hotels in China by more than 10 per cent.

Ramada Nanjing  

In South Korea, combining this year’s 12 new franchise agreements with the 14 from last year, 26 new properties are expected to open by 2018. The new properties comprise 17 Ramadas, six Days Inns and three Howard Johnsons, and will be located across the country in centres including Seoul, Pyeongtaek and Jeju Island.

The first of the new properties to open was Ramada Encore Jeju Seogwipo, in June this year.

“With its increasing popularity among tourists, natural beauty, trend-setting technological marvels and upcoming world events like the 2018 Winter Olympics – there are great opportunities for economy and midscale hotel development throughout the country – South Korea plays a key role in our growth in the region,” commented Barry Robinson, president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group.

Ramada Encore Jeju Seogwipo

The expansions in China and South Korea follow Wyndham Hotel Group’s recently announced growth in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim that included new properties in Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and Vanuatu.

Wyndham Hotel Group has 15 brands and approximately 7,700 hotels in 71 countries.

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Joyce Lau

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