New Zealand’s first Wyndham Garden Hotel opens in Queenstown
The much-anticipated Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown brings Wyndham Hotel Group’s NZ portfolio to nine hotels
Wyndham Hotel Group’s renowned Wyndham Garden brand debuted today in New Zealand and the wider South Pacific region with the opening of a 75-room hotel in Remarkables Park, Queenstown.
An upper-midscale brand, Wyndham Garden cares about the details so that guests can travel at ease, making it simple to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge a little along the way. Globally, it is known for delivering an easy travel experience, reassuring service and comfortable accommodation.
“Wyndham Garden has been experiencing steady growth across South East Asia and we are excited to open our first property under the flag in New Zealand,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Ownership.
“Positioned in the booming Remarkables Park precinct, this new hotel conveniently puts guests within walking distance of both Queenstown Airport and the shuttle bus to The Remarkables ski slopes, and a short drive from Coronet Peak and The Remarkables snow fields.”
New Zealand’s tourism industry has experienced greater-than-expected growth in the past three years and Queenstown is one of the places that has been most affected, with already high occupancy rates and guest nights hitting record levels in the year to January 2018.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group’s response to the unprecedented demand, Wyndham Garden Queenstown is the hospitality giant’s second hotel in Queenstown, joining Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park, which opened in 2016.
Both Queenstown hotels are owned and operated by Marsden Asset Management and are among the company’s five Wyndham Hotel Group franchises in New Zealand, alongside properties in Auckland and Christchurch.
As the fifth completed collaboration between Wyndham Hotel Group and experienced local developer Safari Group, Wyndham Garden Queenstown follows four Ramada developments in Auckland, Albany, Christchurch and Queenstown.
“We are proud to be able to bring the globally recognised Wyndham Garden brand to New Zealand as part of our second development in Remarkables Park and we anticipate that many tourists visiting Queenstown will enjoy a relaxing experience at the hotel,” said Robert Neil, Director of Safari Group.
The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, a gym, meeting space, onsite car parking and a range of rooms and suites complete with kitchen facilities. With an emphasis on greenery, natural wooden tones and earthy colours, the hotel’s décor and landscaping create a relaxing environment synonymous with the brand.
The new hotel is overseen by management couple Gary Hyde and Karen Barr, who each have more than 16 years’ experience in hospitality.
Before leading the pre-opening team at Wyndham Garden Queenstown, the pair managed another Wyndham Hotel Group franchise property operated by Marsden Asset Management, Ramada Suites Christchurch City, for approximately two years.
“The Wyndham Garden brand has an absolute commitment to getting the finer details correct, so we have gone to great lengths to find the right people from Queenstown and the wider Otago region to ensure we can best represent this inviting brand to the market,” Ms Barr said.
“Queenstown is in need of high-quality accommodation to address an unprecedented number of tourists and we are pleased to be able to open the new Wyndham Garden Queenstown in time for a bumper winter season.”
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