Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has expanded across Asia-Pacific with a number of recent hotel openings in 2021, with a line-up of new hotels planned this year to further strengthen its presence in the region.
In Asia-Pacific, Wyndham successfully added 120 new hotels and signed 200 properties last year, totalling over 1,600 hotels in 20 regional markets.
“We will be debuting new brands in several strategic markets this year in a bid to capitalise on an anticipated upswing in travel in the region buoyed by strong pent-up demand as borders gradually reopen,” said Joon Aun Ooi, Wyndham’s president, Asia-Pacific, in a press release.
Wyndham expanded its footprint in Greater China with over 100 hotel openings including additions in top-tier cities such as Wyndham Garden Hangzhou Yuhang and Ramada by Wyndham brands in Guangzhou and Qingdao, and debuted the 200-room La Quinta by Wyndham Weifang South in Shandong province, a first in China.
Wyndham also opened five Wingate by Wyndham and Microtel by Wyndham hotels in Foshan, Guilin, Tianjin, Kunming and Huangshan. This accelerated expansion of Microtel by Wyndham has nearly tripled its existing portfolio size in China, with openings in popular business and leisure destinations such as Sanya, Changsha, Weihai and Fuzhou. Also scheduled to open are nine Ramada by Wyndham hotels acriss China, not including the recently-opened Ramada by Wyndham Guilin Yangshuo Resort.
Over in Thailand, Wyndham added 17 hotels to its operating portfolio, such as Ramada by Wyndham Bangkok Sukhumvit 87, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Sukhumvit 48, Wyndham Bangkok Queen Convention Centre and Wyndham Garden Bangkok Sukhumvit 42.
Scheduled to open in June 2022, Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya will be the first Wyndham hotel in Pattaya, with plans for five more new hotels in Pattaya this year.
Wyndham Grand Flamingo Cat Ba was introduced in Vietnam, adding to its existing hotel portfolio in Halong Bay, Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, with plans for new Wyndham branded properties in Phu Quoc and Hoi An.
Moving southwards, Wyndham had four openings across several brands in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, and Hervey Bay. Making its debut in Wellington, the opening of Ramada by Wyndham Wellington marked the company’s first hotel in the capital of New Zealand. Slated to open by 4Q2022, Microtel by Wyndham Wellington will be Wyndham’s second hotel in the capital city, followed by TRYP by Wyndham Wellington.
Wyndham will also have two new additions in South Australia, namely Wyndham Wallaroo Shores Resorts and TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide.
Ooi added: “Our continued momentum in hotel openings across Asia Pacific not only reflects optimism for its recovery, but also signals long-term confidence that our partners place in Wyndham’s globally established brands… we are making great progress towards our goal of reaching 2,000 hotels in Asia-Pacific by 2025.”
In 2021, Wyndham signed 655 hotels that will add over 82,000 rooms globally. It also grew its global development pipeline by five per cent from the previous year, representing 1,500 hotels and over 194,000 rooms.