Wyndham to manage 3 new Planet Hollywood hotels
Dubai, April 3, 2011
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with 7,210 hotels in its portfolio, announced plans to manage three new-construction Planet Hollywood hotels in Central America, the Middle East and Asia.
The proposed hotels will be located in Doha, Panama City and Boao, China. Each property will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, or one of its sister companies.
The announcement marks the inaugural expansion of Planet Hollywood Hotels following the signing of a licence agreement in September 2010 granting Wyndham Hotel Group exclusive rights to franchise Planet Hollywood branded hotels and provide management services globally.
“To have three properties in the development pipeline so quickly is an incredible testament to the power of the Planet Hollywood brand as well as Wyndham Hotel Group’s ability to develop hotels and grow brands globally,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer.
“We elected to work with Wyndham Hotel Group because of the company’s formidable scale and expertise as a global brand-builder, in an effort to further solidify the future of the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand,” added Robert Earl, chairman of Planet Hollywood International.
Located near Entertainment City, Qatar’s widely known theme park, the Planet Hollywood Hotel Entertainment City will feature approximately 300 guest rooms, restaurant, café, lounge, meeting facilities, fitness centre, spa and pool. Owner Regency Group Holdings expects the hotel to open in 2014.
The new hotel will expand Wyndham’s presence in Qatar’s capital city, joining the soon-to-open Wyndham Grand Regency Doha and the Ramada Encore Doha, both also owned by Regency Group Holdings, as well as the Ramada Plaza Doha.-TradeArabia News Service