As part of the continued global expansion of its Ramada brand in China, Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of the 156-room Ramada Nanjing along with the signing of seven additional Ramada properties across the provinces of Jiangsu, Hubei, Shandong and Sichuan.
Opening through the end of 2017, the combined eight properties – several of which fall under the brand’s growing Ramada Encore tier – will increase the size of the Ramada portfolio in China by more than 10 percent. Currently the brand has over 60 hotels in China and more than 840 hotels across 50 countries worldwide, with a global development pipeline of 183 hotels.
“Ramada is a well-known, global brand that is highly regarded in the minds of travelers and it’s because of these traits that the brand continues to see strong interest from the hotel development community,” said Leo Liu, president and managing director of Wyndham Hotel Group, Greater China. “With these newest properties, we’re strengthening the brand’s footprint in China and expanding its reach into what we believe to be key second-tier and third-tier cities.”
Developed by China Eastern Airline Jiangsu Co. Ltd., one of largest airline operators in China, the Ramada Nanjing in Jiangsu is the newest upscale business hotel to open near Nanjing Lokou International Airport. The 156-room hotel offers a free breakfast buffet, 24 hour shuttle service, on-site business center, fitness center and a variety of multi-function meeting space. Two on-site restaurants, a coffee-shop and room service are also available.
Added Liu, “Nanjing is well-known for being a national center of education as well as tourism and the addition of this newest hotel helps to further diversify our already strong presence in city, where we’ll now have representation by three of Wyndham Hotel Group’s most prominent brands: Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8.”
Complementing the opening of the Ramada Nanjing, a second hotel, the 245-room Ramada Plaza Chibi in Hubei, is also expected to open later this year. The property will be conveniently located near the city’s new government offices and adjacent railway station. Among its amenities, the hotel will offer a swimming pool and fitness center, on-site business center, ball room and meeting facilities. Three on-site restaurants will also be available.
The six remaining properties are scheduled to open by 2017. They include the 150-room Ramada Encore Emeishan, the 200-room Ramada Encore Shanghai Hongqiao, the 200-room Ramada Dongying, the 243-room Ramada Guangzhou Conghua, the 300-room Ramada Suzhou and the 200-room Ramada Jining.