Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotels with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continues to growth its trajectory across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) with a series of recent hotel launches last year and a strong line-up of openings for 2021.
In 2020, a year when the travel industry was massively affected by COVID-19, Wyndham achieved 38 new hotel signings in the region, in addition to launching multi-faceted initiatives to support and empower hotel partners across EMEA to help re-build demand in response to changes and on-going travel restrictions.
A few of Wyndham’s noteworthy 2020 openings included the European development of Ramada by Wyndham in Madrid, Valencia, Leeds and Budapest and continued momentum in India and Pakistan. The expansion of La Quinta by Wyndham in Turkey, the debut of the Super 8 by Wyndham brand in the UAE, the opening of its first hotel in Nepal under the Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand and expanded in India with the addition of Wyndham Ahmedabad Shela are among the few other highlights in 2020.
Solid growth continued in 2021, as Wyndham announced the debut of the La Quinta brand in Dubai, and saw further momentum in Turkey with the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Izmir Aliaga. The brand also expanding its Dolce brand with a new flagship hotel in Copenhagen.
“We are extremely proud of these achievements, initiatives and the incredible resilience shown by our hotel partners in the region. In the toughest period our industry has ever experienced, it is more important than ever to put our partners, guests and teams at the heart of everything we do. Our ability to continue to grow is a testament to the strength of the value proposition of the Wyndham brands for hotel partners as they prepare to rebuild demand, and we are looking forward to our continued and long-term success together,” said Dimitris Manikis, President EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
Expected openings in 2021 are:
– Wyndham Nicosia in the main square Nicosia, Cyprus expected around the end of 2021.
– 7 new properties including the debut of the Days Inn by Wyndham brand with two openings in Istanbul in 2021. Wyndham is already the largest international hotel group in Turkey with over 80 hotels.
– In the Middle East, the opening of the first Days Inn by Wyndham in the charming Deira district in Dubai UAE, as well as the opening of a new Wyndham Grand hotel in Doha, Qatar.
– In Europe, the launch of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotels in central Brussel. More upcoming Trademark openings in Budapest and Dusseldorf later this year as well as the expansion of the Ramada by Wyndham brand in Romania, with two additional openings in Targu Jiu and Slatina.
– Ramada by Wyndham Gangtok Deorali Hotel & Casino in April and Ramada Varanasi Katesar later this year.
– Additional openings of Wyndham Garden Burabay (Kazakhstan), Ramada Encore by Wyndham Tashkent (Uzbekistan). A Ramada by Wyndham will also open in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.