Wyndham Hotel Group continues growth in the Middle East

Wyndham enters new markets and opens in several key destinations across the region

Wyndham Grand Manama.
Wyndham Grand Manama.

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with a global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 78 countries, has continued to expand its footprint across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia (EMEA) with a number of significant openings throughout 2017, bringing the total number of hotels across the region to more than 470.

Last year, Wyndham Hotel Group reached key milestones within the Middle East, including the company’s first hotel in Kuwait and nine new openings in Turkey, where Wyndham Hotel Group is now the largest hotel company. Wyndham Hotel Group’s commitment to the region was also underscored by two new brand launches in Bahrain – Wyndham Grand and the largest Wyndham Garden in the world.

“We are incredibly proud of our strong growth in 2017 across the region. With a wide footprint of hotels, significant diversity of brands, and robust pipeline in EMEA, we are ready to continue this momentum in 2018,” said Philippe Bijaoui, Chief Development Officer for Wyndham Hotel Group, EMEA.

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Ignace Bauwens, regional vice president for Middle East and Africa at Wyndham Hotel Group added, “The growth we achieved in the Middle East demonstrates our valuable contribution to elevating the experience of the everyday traveller. We have a very positive outlook for 2018, as we continue to expand our footprint and bring more choices in accommodation to the region. The diversity of our brands means that we are uniquely positioned to offer all types of travellers value, convenience and enriching experiences.”

Key openings throughout 2017 in the Middle East included:

  1. Wyndham Garden Manama (Bahrain) is the largest Wyndham Garden hotel in the world with more than 440 rooms.
  2. Wyndham Grand Manama (Bahrain) opened in Bahrain Bay’s United Tower, a 50-storey landmark which features a twisting shape and 360-degree views of the Kingdom.
  3. Ramada Encore Kuwait Downtown (Kuwait) is a hotel located in the Sharq district, Kuwait City's financial and business hub, and marks Wyndham Hotel Group’s entry to this important Middle Eastern market.
  4. Tryp by Wyndham Dubai (United Arab Emirates) has 650 rooms, making it the largest Tryp by Wyndham hotel in the world, and bringing affordable accommodation to the Barsha Heights neighbourhood.
  5. Ramada Encore Al Khobar Olaya (Saudi Arabia), the first Ramada Encore in Saudi Arabia, offers accommodation in the commercial district of Al Khobar, with 64 guest rooms, on-site fitness area and a 75 square metres of event space. It is a short drive from King Fahd International Airport, close to the Mall of Dhahran and the waterfront district of Corniche.
  6. Ramada Istanbul Alibeykoy (Turkey) is located at a short distance from the Ataturk airport. The hotel features two meeting rooms with 250 square metres of event space and able to accommodate up to 250 people.

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