WYNDHAM Hotel Group is strengthening its presence in China by entering into franchise agreements with four different Chinese developers to construct new hotels under its Ramada brand.
“As China remains an important market for us, we (will) continue to look for growth opportunities in new cities and provinces,” said Frank Trampert, managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in Asia-Pacific.
All four properties will open in 2013, adding to the group’s 46 Ramada hotels currently operating in China.
Set in Xingfu Town, Dujiangyan in Chengdu city, the 293-room Ramada Plaza Chengdu West is part of a large-scale commercial complex, and will feature a fitness centre, eight meeting rooms and three restaurants.
The 289-room Ramada Huizhou South, located near Dayawan Petrochemicals Industrial Park and about an hour’s drive from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, will offer an outdoor pool, sauna, a ballroom and six meeting rooms totalling 2,000m2.
The 179-room Ramada Kunming North will be situated in a 428-hectare real estate development area, which includes a horse racing club, two 18-hole golf courses, a conference centre, luxurious residences, entertainment facilities and a natural wetland park. The hotel’s business amenities include a grand ballroom, five meeting rooms and six boardrooms with over 1,000m2 space.
Ramada Hotel Pingtan, located in Pingtan’s Experimental Zone and 65km from Fuzhou Changle International Airport, will offer 150 rooms and four meeting rooms totalling 500m2.