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Wyndham boosts presence on South Korea’s biggest island with two new hotels

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Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of two new hotels in Jeju province – South Korea’s largest island and a premier tourist destination – under its Ramada and Days Inn brands.

The Ramada Jeju Seogwipo and Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean join Wyndham’s portfolio of 20 hotels currently open and operating in South Korea, while bringing the company’s hotel count in Jeju to seven.

Representing a wave of new development activity in the country, the openings follow the recent signing of new agreements for 17 Ramada and six Days Inn hotels, all of which are expected to open by the end of 2018. The hotels are franchised by FIRST PNS One and IBC Partner Co., Ltd., respectively.

“Jeju Island has a booming tourism industry, which presents Wyndham Hotel Group with a great opportunity to expand its brands across the island,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.

“The island is at the forefront of new technology with the expected introduction of a smart tourism platform which merges real-time content and location services through an application straight from visitors’ smartphones. On top of this, Jeju’s natural beauty and UNESCO heritage-listed sites make it the ideal destination for us to position our brands for the modern-day traveller looking for adventures and ease of travel.”

A recent domestic travel survey conducted by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, found that Jeju Island was the most favourable travel destination among 17 cities and provinces in the country for domestic travellers. The island has also attracted the attention of international travellers with a record of 2.3 million visitors in the past two years.

The four-star Ramada Jeju Seogwipo offers 172 standard rooms including 15 suites. Facilities include a buffet restaurant, a business centre, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, fitness rooms, and a sauna and spa. Other facilities include an executive lounge, available to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel’s Lorient restaurant serves international and Korean cuisine. The hotel is close to Seri World Adventure Park, Oedolgae Rock and the Jeju World Cup Stadium, where the 2002 FIFA World Cup was held.

Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean

Situated in downtown Seogwipo, the Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean offers 281 standard rooms including nine suites. Facilities include the Haru Restaurant, which serves both international and traditional Korean dishes, a bakery and café, business centre, conference rooms, a 24-hour service convenience store, currency exchange, and free Wi-Fi.  The hotel is in close proximity to top scuba diving destinations and the Cheonjiyeon Falls. Guests can enjoy breathtaking seascape vistas as well as views of the famed Halla Mountain – the highest holy mountain in South Korea.

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