- Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, the world's largest hotel company
based on number of
and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (
), today announced its expansion in India with the signing of
under its Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® and Ramada® brands: a
luxurious, 154-room Wyndham Grand® property in Agra, and two
new-construction Ramada properties in Alleppey and Ghaziabad.
Set to strengthen the company's presence in India, these
properties add to Wyndham Hotel Group's 14
already in operation and the 15 properties that are currently
under development in the country.
The signings also increase the company's portfolio of
in the Asia Pacific region, which currently consists of 425
properties and over 61,700 rooms under the Wyndham Hotels and
Resorts, Ramada, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Microtel
Inns & Suites® and Dream® brands.
"With rapidly increasing tourism and business industries, India
holds an abundance of growth opportunities for hotel companies,"
said Ken Greene, Wyndham Hotel Group's president and managing
director of Asia Pacific. "We are delighted to announce the
signing of these three new properties, especially in such
renowned areas like Agra. We remain committed to developing
with distinctive designs and offerings while strengthening our
global presence in sought after destinations."
Joining the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand's distinguished
Wyndham Grand® Collection is the 154-room Wyndham Grand Agra,
scheduled to open by the end of 2011. The hotel, owned by Shekhar
Resorts Limited, which is exploring additional hotel
opportunities in India's Northern area, is lavishly designed,
offering a true feel for the area's luxurious architecture.
The Wyndham Grand Agra features 42 suites, an exclusive health
club, outdoor swimming pool, five restaurants and cocktail bar,
as well as an array of deluxe amenities, including unique artwork
throughout the hotel. Spread over 18 acres of landscaped gardens,
the hotel is a mere five minutes from one of the Seven Wonders of
the World, the Taj Mahal.
Mr. Shekhar Sharma, majority shareholder of Shekhar Resorts
Limited, added, "We are extremely excited to partner with Wyndham
Hotel Group to bring this luxury hotel to Agra. We are confident
that the partnership will add value to both our businesses and
establish new benchmarks in hospitality, providing a unique
travel experience for all of our guests."
Adding to the Ramada brand's presence in the region, the 112-room
Ramada Alleppey, including 24 suites, will be nestled along the
serene Punnamada River in Alleppey. The hotel is the only of its
kind to feature river views from every guest room as well as
access to the hotel via waterway. Additional features include a
rooftop pool, spa and nearby water sports. The hotel, owned by
Mr. Reji Cheriyan, is due to open in March 2012.
The 100-room Ramada Ghaziabad, B.S. Road, including 20 suites, is
situated just a short distance from India's bustling capital of
Delhi. Often considered one of the most dynamic cities in the
world, Delhi offers Ramada guests an ideal position from which to
explore the vibrant country. Hotel amenities include outdoor
swimming pool and fine-dining. Owned by development company
Global Enterprises, the hotel is due to open in March 2016.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of
), is the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,220
and 612,900 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham
Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by
Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®,
Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham™, Howard Johnson®,
Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a
license agreement to
the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide
management services globally.
are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham
and international Ramada and Days Inn
, which are managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel
Group or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is
based in Parsippany; N.J. Additional information is available at
www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel
franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
This article appears in: