Wyndham Hotel Group Announces First TRYP by Wyndham in the Middle East
World’s largest TRYP by Wyndham hotel will mark company’s sixth brand in the region
DUBAI (Sep. 02, 2013) - Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,410 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced plans for the first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in the Middle East, following the signing of a management agreement with Omega I, a subsidiary of British-owned developer The First Group.
The property is currently planned to be the select-service brand’s largest in the world upon opening in Dubai, anticipated for late 2016.
The announcement, which will see the 672-room TRYP by Wyndham Dubai developed in the city’s TECOM district, comes just months after the two companies revealed plans to introduce the first upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property to the United Arab Emirates in the exclusive Dubai Marina in the next three years.
Through the addition of TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Wyndham Hotel Group offers travellers an even greater choice of hotel experiences and price points in the Middle East with over 30 hotels across multiple brands currently open and operating. These range from the luxurious, upper-upscale Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, to the stylish and comfortable Ramada® hotels in locations including Dubai, Beirut, Manama, Muscat and Jeddah, as well as comfortable economy options under the Howard Johnson® and Days Inn® brands, including the recently opened Days Hotel Olaya in Riyadh. In addition, the company recently announced plans to introduce the iconic Super 8® economy brand to Saudi Arabia.
“With such a diverse portfolio of brands, Wyndham Hotel Group offers a unique breadth of choice and the benefits of Wyndham Rewards, the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme by number of participating hotels,” said Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are thrilled to deliver these hotels through strong partnerships with companies such as The First Group, which share our ambition and passion for creating great guest experiences for business and leisure travellers around the world.”
The four-star TRYP by Wyndham Dubai will be located in the heart of the Al Barsha South business district, within easy reach of attractions including Mall of the Emirates and The Palm Jumeirah.
The brand’s differentiating “Own the City” service culture, which openly displays passion for guests and for the cosmopolitan cities in which TRYP by Wyndham properties are located, aims to help guests make the most of their travels. A concierge, on-site parking and nearby metro station will ensure guests can fully explore all that the bustling city of Dubai has to offer.
Hotel facilities will include expansive meeting space, a spa and gymnasium and a wide variety of food and beverage outlets including all-day dining and speciality restaurants, as well as a coffee shop, lounge area and bar.
With construction already underway, the hotel is expected to create some 500 jobs in the city and will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group (UK) Limited, or one of its affiliates, adding to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growing portfolio of managed hotels around the world.
“We are delighted about our expanding partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group and what it will mean for our owners,” commented The First Group’s co-founder and joint-chairman, Danny Lubert. “Thanks to Wyndham’s extensive global reach, we know this collaboration will have a positive impact on the success of our hotel properties, in turn, spelling higher demand and occupancy levels and great returns for our investors.”
Gary Shepherd, co-founder and joint-chairman of The First Group, agreed.
“We are really excited about what the future holds for The First Group and Wyndham Hotel Group,” said Shepherd. “We have no doubt that as our own portfolio expands, our relationship with Wyndham Hotel Group will continue to grow.”
Guests staying at the hotel who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty programme of TRYP by Wyndham and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, 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. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About TRYP by WyndhamTRYP by Wyndham®, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of hotel brands and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), represents over 100 hotels and more than 14,300 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand currently caters to business and leisure travellers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.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 7,410 hotels and over 635,100 rooms in 67 countries under 15 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 Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8 hotels outside of the U.S.A., which may be managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
About Wyndham Rewards
Wyndham Rewards®, the guest loyalty programme of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme as measured by number of participating hotels and offers nearly seven million active members the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide.
In addition to free stays, members may redeem their points for hundreds of reward options. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. 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.