Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has continued to further expand its hotel portfolio across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia, and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings, a series of brand launches, and new market entries over the past year.
The strong growth in EMEA follows the appointment of Dimitris Manikis as president and managing director for the region in April 2018, when he joined the company to spearhead strategic development and the performance of Wyndham’s brands and hotel portfolio in EMEA. Other key corporate milestones in 2018 included the launch of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as an independent hotel company, the decision to endorse all brands in the portfolio with the powerful ‘by Wyndham’ hallmark, as well as the acquisition of the La Quinta brand, further strengthening the company’s position in the mid-scale segment.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ expansion included a number of important markets, such as Greece, Germany, Portugal, Austria, the Netherlands, Georgia and Russia, as well as the Middle East, Africa, and India. In particular, the company continued to broaden its footprint in Turkey, with 13 new openings including Ankara, Rize, Isparta, Kayseri, and Diyarbakir amongst more destinations.
Dimitris Manikis, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, EMEA, said: “We are incredibly proud of the impressive growth we have delivered across the EMEA region in the last year. This expansion is a fundamental step in our quest to make hotel travel possible for all, and ensures that wherever adventure leads, there will be one of our hotel brands nearby to welcome travellers of all types. With our robust development pipeline and solid performance over the past year, we see tremendous potential to further expand our footprint in both new and existing markets across EMEA.”
Some of the latest Wyndham Hotels & Resorts openings in the region include:
- Wyndham Grand Kayseri (Turkey) – the fifth Wyndham Grand in Turkey and the first in Kayseri, a city with a strong commercial draw for business travellers and a popular ski destination, the hotel boasts 205 guest rooms and large meeting space in addition to a strong F&B proposition and a high-end fitness and spa.
- Ramada Encore Tbilisi (Georgia) – the first Ramada Encore by Wyndham hotel in Georgia and the second Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in the country, the hotel is conveniently located in the city centre with easy access to Tbilisi International Airport. It features 152 bright and stylish guest rooms, a well-equipped meeting space and fitness centre. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts plans to add four more hotels in Georgia over the next three years.
- Wyndham Garden Dammam (Saudi Arabia) – the first Wyndham Garden in the country, the hotel is located in the heart of Dammam city and offers a variety of hotel rooms, suites and apartments, as well as fully-equipped female and male health clubs, a restaurant, café and executive lounge.
- Ramada Kasauli (India) – a newly built contemporary hotel with easy access to the town centre, features 60 comfortable rooms, all-day and roof-top restaurants and a modern conference centre suitable for business events or wedding receptions. Its breath-taking valley views, an on-site spa and an outdoor swimming pool create the perfect escape in northern India.