Wyndham plans new hotel in Dubai
Dubai, September 2, 2013
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel companies with approximately 7,410 hotels, has signed a management agreement with Omega I, a subsidiary of British-owned developer The First Group, to set up its first TRYP by Wyndham hotel in the Middle East.
The four-star TRYP by Wyndham Dubai will be located in the heart of the Al Barsha South business district, within easy reach of attractions including Mall of the Emirates and The Palm Jumeirah, said a statement from Wyndham.
The property is currently planned to be the select-service brand’s largest in the world upon opening in Dubai, anticipated for late 2016, it stated.
The announcement, which will see the 672-room TRYP by Wyndham Dubai developed in the city’s Tecom district, comes just months after the two companies revealed plans to introduce the first upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property to the UAE in the exclusive Dubai Marina in the next three years.
Through the addition of TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, the group offers travellers an even greater choice of hotel experiences and price points in the Middle East with over 30 hotels across multiple brands currently open and operating, said a senior official.
"These range from the luxurious, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, to the stylish and comfortable Ramada hotels in locations including Dubai, Beirut, Manama, Muscat and Jeddah, as well as comfortable economy options under the Howard Johnson and Days Inn brands, including the recently opened Days Hotel Olaya in Riyadh," said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior VP and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa..
"In addition, the company recently announced plans to introduce the iconic Super 8 economy brand to Saudi Arabia," he stated.
“With such a diverse portfolio of brands, Wyndham Hotel Group offers a unique breadth of choice and the benefits of Wyndham Rewards, the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme by number of participating hotels,” remarked Barros.
“We are thrilled to deliver these hotels through strong partnerships with companies such as The First Group, which share our ambition and passion for creating great guest experiences for business and leisure travellers around the world.”
Hotel facilities will include expansive meeting space, a spa and gymnasium and a wide variety of food and beverage outlets including all-day dining and speciality restaurants, as well as a coffee shop, lounge area and bar.
With construction already underway, the hotel is expected to create some 500 jobs in the city and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group (UK) Limited, or one of its affiliates, adding to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing portfolio of managed hotels around the world.
Commenting on the launch, The First Group’s co-founder and joint-chairman, Danny Lubert said. “Thanks to Wyndham’s extensive global reach, we know this collaboration will have a positive impact on the success of our hotel properties, in turn, spelling higher demand and occupancy levels and great returns for our investors.”
Gary Shepherd, co-founder and joint-chairman of The First Group, agreed.
“We are really excited about what the future holds for The First Group and Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Shepherd. “We have no doubt that as our own portfolio expands, our relationship with Wyndham Hotel Group will continue to grow,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service