Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels in about 90 countries, continues to expand across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), with new openings and a series of new market entries.
The company has also ramped up its presence across the Middle East and Africa. Key openings included the launch of the Wyndham Garden Muscat Al Khuwayr earlier in December 2019, with the addition of Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat al Ghubra, expected in March 2020.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ expansion included a number of important markets such as Greece, Germany, Portugal, Georgia as well as the Middle East, Africa and India. The company also announced three new hotels in Dubai as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, UAE which will also see the introduction of the Super 8 by Wyndham brand in the market.
In India, the company continues to make strides in the mid-market hospitality segment, with seven openings in 2019 across important locations such as New Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur, amongst others.
In particular, the company entered new markets including Armenia, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, as well as Denmark through an exclusive agreement for its upscale Dolce by Wyndham brand with Comwell Hotels, marking a key milestone for the brand with more openings expected in the country over the next two years.
The year 2019 also marked the entry of the upper-midscale La Quinta by Wyndham brand into EMEA – the first outside of the Americas – with the opening of La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul Gunesli in Turkey. With this opening, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has surpassed 80 hotels in Turkey reinforcing its position as the largest international hotel brand in the country.
Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, EMEA said, “We are incredibly proud of our strong growth across the region in 2019 and look forward to building on this momentum in 2020 and beyond, across new and existing markets. The EMEA is one of the most diverse regions in the world. With our wide presence and significant diversity of brands entering new destinations, our expansion is key to deliver on our vision to make hotel travel possible for all, and ensure there is a Wyndham hotel to suit any traveller’s need visiting this vibrant region.”
Wyndham Garden Muscat al Khuwayr is located on Sultan Qaboos Street, and boasts of 143 modern rooms, leisure facilities with two swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas, as well as three food and beverage outlets.
Some of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ expected openings for 2020 include more Super 8 by Wyndham hotels in Mainz and Augsburg (Germany), as well as the brand’s debut in the UAE with Super 8 by Wyndham Deira Waterfront in Dubai. Other anticipated openings include Ramada by Wyndham hotels across India, Tbilisi (Georgia) as well as Budapest (Hungary).