The world’s largest hotel franchising company reaches key milestones across the region, including new hotel openings and entry to new markets.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with a global presence of approximately 9300 hotels in about 90 countries, continues to expand its hotel footprint across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings and a series of new market entries over the past year.
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. 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.
2019 also marked the entry of upper-midscale La Quinta by Wyndham brand into Europe – and 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.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts also ramped up its presenceacross the Middle East and Africa. Key openings included the launch of the Wyndham Garden® in Muscat, Oman with the addition of Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al Ghubra, expected in March 2020. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 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, Bangalore and Jaipur, amongst others.
Dimitris Manikis (pictured) president and MD, 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, and with our wide hotel presence, 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.”
Some of the latest Wyndham Hotels & Resorts openings in 2019 in EMEA include: Comwell Aarhus, Dolce by Wyndham, Denmark; La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul Gunesli; Wyndham Grand Tbilisi, Georgia; Wyndham Garden Muscat Al Khuwair, Oman; Wyndham Grand Algarve, Portugal; Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay, Greece; Dolce by Wyndham Akti Imperial Hotel & Convention Centre, Greece; Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Getafe, Spain; Super 8 by Wyndham Hamburg City, Germany; Ramada by Wyndham Bengaluru Yelahanka, India; and Ramada by Wyndham Kapurthala, India.