First Ramada Encore Hotel to Open in Africa
First Ramada Encore Hotel to Open in Africa
TANGIER, Morocco (March 2, 2011) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) today announced the development of the first Ramada Encore hotel in Africa.
The 195-room Ramada Encore Tangier will be located in the new commercial district Tangier City Center, within walking distance of the beach and a few minutes from the central train station.
Expected to open in 2012, the new 195-room Ramada Encore Tangier is currently under construction and will be located in Tangier City Center, a new commercial district, just 150m from the beach and minutes away from Tangier train station. The property will feature The Hub—a signature offering of all Ramada Encore properties that incorporates a restaurant, lounge area and bar—as well as two meeting rooms, a large function room and a swimming pool.
The project is being developed by Pearl One, a fully-owned subsidiary of Taameer Real Estate Investment Company (Kuwait). The hotel will be Taameer’s second hotel in Morocco, joining the 133-room Ramada Fes.
Modern, elegant rooms at the Ramada Encore Tangier will offer business and leisure travellers alike complete comfort, tailored to their needs.
“The Moroccan economy is one of the most dynamic in North Africa, and we are delighted to be working with Taameer on the introduction of the Ramada Encore concept in this region.” said Michael Poynter, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. “This new hotel will act as a great example of the quality and value of the Ramada Encore offering, creating a stylish and affordable base for business and leisure travellers alike.”
Ramada Encore, a tier of the Ramada brand, launched in 2000 for business and leisure travellers looking for a great value, midscale hotel. Offering modern and ergonomically designed accommodation, guests at Ramada Encore are able to enjoy signature features including stylish wooden floors in all guest rooms, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and The Hub – an area in which to eat, drink, work or simply relax.
Fawaz Al Bader Chief Executive Officer of Taameer said, “We are very excited to bring Ramada Encore to Morocco, and indeed to Africa, for the first time in Tangier. The global reach and recognition of the Ramada brand is a strong endorsement of Tangier’s current expansion and future growth, and its modern styling reflects the ambitions of the city, country and the region.”
About Ramada Worldwide and Wyndham Hotel Group
Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of nearly 900 midscale and upscale hotels. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.ramadainternational.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,210 hotels and 612,700 rooms in 65 countries under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP® by Wyndham, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels®, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services internationally.
All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
For information regarding development opportunities in EMEA, please contact development.EMEA@wyn.com.
Taameer Real Estate Investment Company (Kuwait) was established in 1978, for the development and management of prime real estate in Kuwait. It has been listed on the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange (KSE: TAAMEER) since 2005, following acquisition by Al Massaleh Real Estate in 2004. Taameer currently oversees a portfolio of 7 operational projects, and another 4-6 projects under development. Operational projects include management and franchise of four Ramada properties in Beirut, Fes, Marrakech and Amman.
For more information on Taameer, visit www.altaameer.com.kw.