Wyndham Hotel Group has announced that its portfolio of hotels in Germany has grown to more than 100 following the recent openings of eight hotels across the country in association with leading hotel management company Grand City Hotels.
The group’s presence in Germany now extends to 103 hotels and almost 14,000 rooms under the Wyndham Grand (two properties), Wyndham (seven properties), Wyndham Garden (14 properties), TRYP by Wyndham (28 properties), Ramada (43 properties), and Days Inn (nine properties) brand flags.
Fifty of Wyndham Hotel Group’s properties in Germany opened in 2013 alone, elevating the country to the fourth largest of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 68 markets worldwide, following the U.S. (over 5,700 properties), China (over 650 properties) and Canada (approximately 500 properties).
Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “To virtually double the number of our hotels in the space of one year in an established market like Germany is unprecedented.
“We are thrilled to be working with strong partners like Grand City Hotels to expand our offering and enable us to better serve the diverse travel needs of this market. Whether it’s a large scale business conference, a great value city break or a week-long retreat in the country, Wyndham Hotel Group can offer the perfect solution.”
The latest additions in Germany have included a Wyndham Grand hotel looking onto the Alps in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Reichenhall, along with centrally located hotels in key cities such as Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne and Duisburg.
In addition to growing its portfolio in Germany, Wyndham Hotel Group’s strategic partnership with Grand City Hotels, which was first announced in February 2013, also resulted in several other key developments in Europe, including the opening of the first Wyndham Grand hotel in Austria and the introduction of the TRYP by Wyndham brand to Belgium and the Netherlands. Wyndham Hotel Group also opened a new office in Berlin, with new roles created to bolster existing infrastructure in the areas of operations, revenue management and marketing.
Guests staying at any of the newly opened hotels who are members of Wyndham Rewards, Wyndham Hotel Group’s free-to-join guest loyalty programme, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,440 hotels. It is part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, parent company of RCI.