Wyndham expands franchise opportunities in South Korea

wyndham hotel group logoWyndham expands franchise opportunities in South Korea

Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its newest Ramada hotel, further expanding the brand’s franchise opportunities and growing global footprint on the South Korean island of Jeju.

The 273-room Ramada Encore Jeju Seongsan owned and operated by Sean PMC Seongsan—joins the company’s portfolio of more than 100 hotels across South East Asia and the Pacific Rim and highlights ongoing strategies to introduce Ramada and its other global franchise hotel brands to emerging tourist markets.

Currently, 20 hotels are open and operating across South Korea including seven hotels in Jeju Island. Further boosting its presence, the hospitality giant has 10 hotels in the pipeline which are expected to open across the country within the next two years.

“Jeju Island is the most in-demand tourist destination in South Korea with an incredible 13 million tourist arrivals in 2015,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.

“The island’s ongoing initiatives to become a business and technology hub greatly appeal to Wyndham Hotel Group as we expand our global portfolio. In choosing Ramada, our development partner is not only providing quality accommodations but also creating new job opportunities as they maximise their investments and contribute to the country’s economy,” he added.

The Ramada Encore hotel brand features unique amenities such as the glass-panelled bathroom pod, stylish wooden floors and vibrant spaces which create a sophisticated stay that appeals to both business and leisure travellers.

Facilities at Ramada Encore Jeju Seongsan include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness and business centres, a cafeteria which serves international dishes daily and a banquet hall catering for up to 150 people.

The hotel is situated five minutes from Seongsan Ilchulbong, a fascinating volcanic crater listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, and its magnificent landscape can be viewed from the guestrooms. Other scenic landmarks nearby include the Seongsan Port and Gwangchigi Beach which boasts clear blue waters, unique black sands and canola flowers.

The newly opened hotel participates in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary hotel loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure and a flat, free night redemption rate.

About Ramada Encore 

Ramada Encore offers modern and ergonomically designed accommodations that feature stylish wooden floors in all guest rooms, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and vibrant social spaces. For more information, visit www.ramada-encore.com.

About Wyndham Hotel Group 

Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 683,300 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 46 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world.

Source = Wyndham Hotel Group
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