R Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group have announced an agreement to open Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, the first property under the Wyndham Garden brand in the UAE.
Scheduled to open by the fourth quarter of 2017, the AED200 million (USD54.5 million) 17-story, four-star hotel will feature 179 guest rooms, including 138 standard rooms and 41 suites.
The hotel’s facilities include an executive lounge, two restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa, female and male health clubs and a kids’ play area.
Sumair Tariq, R Hotels’ managing director, commented: “The group is fully on track of its development and expansion plan, with the opening of our seventh property.
“The country’s hospitality sector continues to grow and our group set sights on capitalising on these developments and increasing our portfolio. The franchise deal cements our long-standing partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group and R Hotels is honoured to pioneer and set the standards for the Wyndham Garden brand in the UAE.”
Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche marks the fifth collaboration between R Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group in the United Arab Emirates, and the third in Ajman.
R Hotels owns two Wyndham-branded hotels in the emirate: Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman.
Ignace Bauwens, regional vice president Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group said: “Ajman has one of the most vibrant and thriving business and leisure tourism economies in the UAE, with visitor numbers continuously growing at a rapid pace.
“R Hotels is an incredibly important and strategic partner for Wyndham Hotel Group in the Middle East. Through our collaboration, we have been able to grow our brands across Ajman, offering visitors even more flexibility and choice in selecting the perfect accommodation to meet their needs.”
Iftikhar Hamdani, cluster general manager of the two Ramada hotels in Ajman, is spearheading the pre-opening of the Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche.
He commented: “This hotel is geared to accommodate the influx of guests as Ajman continues to attract more bookings, both from tourists and UAE residents, year after year.
“With the additional room inventory under our group, we will boost our position as the leading hotels in the Emirates in terms of occupancy. We are already working on partnerships in various markets, including North and East Europe, to market our new hotel.”