First Days Inn Hotel in Saudi Arabia Officially Opens in Riyadh
First hotel of the multi-unit, 10-property deal between Wyndham and Riyada
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (May 6, 2013) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the first Days Inn® hotel in Saudi Arabia, the 56-room Days Hotel Olaya in Riyadh.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the iconic Days Inn brand to Saudi Arabia,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer. “Designed to cater to the growing demand for affordable but high quality accommodation in the Kingdom, we see the introduction of Days Inn as the natural next step, having successfully established our midscale Ramada® brand with Riyada International Hotels and Resorts over the last eight years.”
Nestled in downtown Riyadh, between the iconic Faisaliah and Kingdom Towers, the hotel is spread across six floors and features standard rooms and suites, as well as meeting facilities and a restaurant.
“The opening of our first Days Inn hotel in Saudi Arabia further strengthens the long-standing partnership between Riyada and Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Muhammad Al-Amir, founder and managing director of Riyada International Hotels and Resorts and master franchisee for Ramada® hotels in the Kingdom. “Both companies are well positioned to expand the brand across the country over the coming years, to the benefit of both business and leisure travellers.”
Days Inn is a leading global brand in the economy segment and one of the largest Wyndham Hotel Group brands, with over 1,820 hotels and 147,000 rooms worldwide. Under its The Best Value Under the Sun® positioning, Days Inn hotels offer value conscious consumers free high speed internet as well as the opportunity to earn free stays, airline miles or gift cards through Wyndham Rewards®, the Wyndham Hotel Group guest loyalty programme. In tune with the needs of the local market, all Days Inn hotels across the Kingdom will also feature extra-large family rooms.
Existing Days Inn hotels in the Middle East include two hotels in Jordan and one in Bahrain.
“We are fully committed to growing our presence in the Gulf, and the opportunity within Saudi Arabia in particular is considerable,” Danziger added. “Through the established presence of Ramada, the introduction of Days Inn and the planned launch of both Super 8® and our namesake upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand, we will soon have the diversity in the market to offer a solution to virtually every kind of traveller.”
About Days Inn
The Days Inn hotel brand, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of over 1,820 hotels worldwide. Within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, typical amenities include comfortable beds, powerful showers, in-room tea and coffee facilities and complimentary internet. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.daysinn.com. Days Inn hotels are either independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Days Inns Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), or managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Days Inn hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. Points can be earned and redeemed for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and over 631,800 rooms in 66 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, TRYP by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has licence agreements to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham and TRYP by Wyndham hotels as well as certain international Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels, which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J., United States. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com or email development.EMEA@wyn.com.