Wyndham Continues Expansion in China
OCTOBER 16, 2008. Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, today announced that it continues to grow the Ramada(R) brand in China with the addition of the 173-room Ramada Changzhou upscale hotel in Changzhou, China.
The property, being developed by Changxing Group Co. Ltd, which signed a 20-year franchise agreement with Ramada Worldwide, is scheduled to open in December this year.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the largest U.S.-based hotel franchising company in China today, based on number of hotels, with over 140 properties open and under development under the Wyndham(R), Ramada, Days Inn(R), Howard Johnson(R) and Super 8(R) brand names.
´Wyndham Hotel Group continues to build a strong and diverse global portfolio by working with solid in-market players such as the Changxing Group,´ said Tom Monahan, executive vice president of international development for Wyndham Hotel Group International. ´The addition of the Ramada Changzhou hotel is indicative of the brand´s commitment to expanding in key markets.´
The Ramada Changzhou hotel will feature a full service restaurant, bar, lobby lounge, fitness center, swimming pool, spa, business center and 325 square meters of meeting space.
Located near the 3000-year-old ancient city of Yancheng, the property is situated on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, just northwest of Shanghai. Changzhou is a part of the Jiangsu province and serves as a key center for China´s textile and food processing industries.