Wyndham opens first hotel in Iraq
London, July 9, 2013
Wyndham Hotel Group, which runs more than 30 hotels in the Middle East, announced its entrance into Iraq with the opening of the newly-built, 71-room Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street in Kurdistan.
The hotel opened on the same day as the Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche in Beirut.
Featuring 58 guest rooms and 13 suites, ranging from 44 to 135 sq m and including all modern conveniences, the Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street is centrally located within easy reach of the city’s various cultural, historical and commercial points of interests, and is just 10 km from Sulaymaniyah International Airport.
The new hotel features a 728 sq m theatre-style ballroom catering for up to 700 people. The hotel has various dining options ranging from the Panorama A La Carte Restaurant on the top floor to the Boulevard Café and Aquarium Lobby Bar.
Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street offers extensive leisure facilities, including a spa with seven treatment rooms, a 144 sq m indoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath, saunas and a whirlpool. Additionally, the hotel offers free indoor parking with a valet service and airport transfers are available for an additional fee.
“Wyndham Hotel Group constantly evaluates opportunities to enter new markets and bring our renowned brands and best-in-class service to new destinations,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“We look forward to offering business and leisure travellers in the market a new hotel experience, not to mention all of the benefits of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme, Wyndham Rewards.”
Wyndham Hotel Group has also added 144-rooms in the Lebanese capital of Beirut through the opening of the 18-storey Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.
With a mix of 119 standard, deluxe and executive guest rooms alongside 25 suites, the hotel occupies an iconic city centre location, opposite the famous Raouche Rock and just a 15-minute drive from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.
The hotel also offers a 391 sq m ballroom and a pool and fitness club.
Dining options at the Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche include Views, an exclusive restaurant on the eighteenth floor offering international cuisine with panoramic views of the sea and mountains; El Fornayo, serving Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere; Umsiyat, offering all day dining and traditional Lebanese fare; and The Lobby Lounge.
Other facilities at the hotel include a fully equipped business centre, a boardroom and an additional six meeting rooms ranging from 12 sq m to 214 sq m in size, with a total capacity of 500 people.
Wyndham Group recently announced plans to introduce the iconic Super 8 brand to Saudi Arabia. With more than 2,300 hotels around the globe, Super 8 is not only the largest Wyndham Hotel Group brand, but also the largest economy brand in the world. – TradeArabia News Service
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