Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, with offices around the globe including London and Hong Kong, the Wyndham Hotel Group employs more than 4,000 associates worldwide.
From the award-winning upscale offerings of its namesake Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand, to the distinctly comfortable and familiar properties of its iconic Days Inn®, Super 8® and Howard Johnson® brands, the company prides itself on providing guests and franchisees with exceptional customer service, great value and the most lodging choices around the world.
The company operates 5,864 properties in the US – its largest market; 472 in Canada, 32 in Mexico; 56 in South America, 15 in Central America and the Caribbean; 314 in Europe; 5 in Africa; 33 in the Middle East; 416 in Asia and 9 in the Pacific – a total of 612,926 rooms. Within EMEA, the brand operates 352 hotels under 6 brands across 37 countries: three Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts in the UK, Netherlands and Qatar; 80 Tryp by Wyndham™ hotels, primarily in Spain; 1 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® hotel in Nigeria; 203 Ramada® hotels across the region, primarily in the UK and Germany; 62 Days Inn® hotels, primarily in the UK and 3 Howard Johnson® hotels in the UAE and Romania.
Martin Armitstead, SVP Development EMEA at Wyndham Hotel Group, said: “The vast majority of our hotels in EMEA are franchised, with three managed properties in the portfolio: the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbour, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha and Ramada Encore Doha. “In March 2011 we announced the addition of the first Wyndham Grand property in the Middle East – the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha. This is a 246-room hotel centrally located in the Qatari capital’s Al Sadd area, 15km from Doha International Airport.
“As well as fantastic F&B options and state-of-the-art health club, the hotel has an extensive business centre and large events space for up to 900 people, making it ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.
“In the UK, and at the other end of the Wyndham spectrum, the 154-bed Days Inn Liverpool City Centre opened in March and is testament to the pride we take in all our properties, from budget through to five star.”
Armitstead said the Wyndham Grand brand is the company’s flagship, forming part of its signature Wyndham Grand Collection of hotels that embody the best of Wyndham, with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.
He added: “We continue to grow our core regional brands of Wyndham, Ramada (including Ramada Encore), and Days Inn. In addition we are introducing our budget offering, Super 8®, to the region, having recently announced the launch of the development of a cluster of these in Poland.”
Last year the company acquired the rights to four new brands – Planet Hollywood; Tryp from Sol Melia, which currently covers 94 properties and is set to grow; and two boutique offerings, Dream® and Night®.
Since signing the deal with Planet Hollywood, the brand has announced plans to manage three new-construction Planet Hollywood Hotels® in Central America, the Middle East and Asia.
For the full article, please see the October 2011 issue.