Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Ramada brand will make its South Australia debut with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Playford, a new property planned for Adelaide’s booming north.
Construction on the A$90 million (US$62.6 million) development is set to commence in October this year, with the hotel’s opening scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
The site is within walking distance of the Civic Centre and Shedley Theatre, Prince George Plaza, Grenville Hub and Playford Arena.
The hotel will operate as a Ramada under an agreement between Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and property owner, Playford City Hotel.
“Playford is emerging as the gateway city to the northern regional areas of South Australia and the hotel will play a role in city’s ongoing expansion,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, South-east Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
Upon opening, Ramada Playford will boast a collection of 205 rooms and facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and sports bar, along with meeting and conference spaces.
“The development will set a benchmark for the planned infrastructure to take place across the city over the next five years,” said Andrew Russell-Price, managing director, Playford City Hotel.
Playford is tipped to become the CBD of Adelaide’s north, with the population expected to expand from 96,000 to 135,000 by 2036. The hotel’s launch will coincide with a significant expansion of Playford’s infrastructure, including the A$885 million Northern Connector Expressway and a A$40 million ice sport and recreation centre.
The hotel will operate under a license agreement with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and be managed by Resort Management by Wyndham, an Australian hotel management subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific.