Wyndham Hotel Group is expanding in the Middle
East with the signing of agreements for the Wyndham Riyadh hotel
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Ramada Encore Doha hotel in Doha,
Qatar, both firsts in the Middle East for the company.
Earlier this month, Wyndham Hotel Group also signed an agreement for the
development of the five-star, 700-room Ramada Plaza Makkah hotel,
the brand’s third property in the Holy City, and it opened the
Ramada Downtown Burj Dubai hotel which overlooks the Burj
Boulevard within the Burj Residences neighborhood.
Middle East plays a significant role in Wyndham Hotel Group’s
global growth strategy,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. “The
signing of these three agreements as well as the opening of the
Ramada Downtown Burj Dubai hotel are a testament to the strength,
value and relevance of our brands both in the Middle East and
around the world.”
The 210-room, 15-story upscale Wyndham
hotel will be developed by Rayada Investment Company in Riyadh and
will be part of the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District.
It is expected to open during the third quarter of 2011.
The Wyndham Riyadh-King Abdullah Financial District property will
feature the first Blue Harmony Spa and Fitness Experience in the
Middle East as well as 11 meeting rooms, four restaurants, four
lounges, an outdoor pool, beauty salon and business center.
The project will be constructed to energy-saving and
environmental standards specified by the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, more commonly
known as LEED.
The 110-room Doha hotel, which will be
Wyndham Hotel Group’s first Ramada Encore hotel in the region, is
expected to open in the second quarter of 2010. The contemporary,
value-conscious property will be located on Ahmad Bin Mohamad Bin
Thani Road in the Al-Asmakh area in Doha and is the company’s
first managed Ramada Encore hotel.
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