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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and leading provider of hotel management services with 8,900 hotels worldwide, has continued its expansion in New Zealand with the opening of two new hotels, developed by its long-standing development partner, Safari Group.

Within New Zealand, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts operates 15 hotels under three of its distinct brands—Wyndham Garden®, Ramada® by Wyndham, and La Quinta by Wyndham—with locations in Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Albany, Rotorua, Taipa, Hamilton and Wanaka.

The opening of Ramada Suites by Wyndham Taranaki Street Wellington and Ramada by Wyndham Newmarket Auckland marks its 11th hotel developed by the Safari Group in the country.

The new properties add to the company’s growing portfolio in Asia Pacific, with more than 1,500 hotels across 20 markets and territories throughout the South East Asia and Pacific Rim and Greater China sub-regions, making Wyndham Hotels & Resorts one of the largest international hotel chains in the region.

The continued growth of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in the region provides a network of trusted and world-class accommodation options in key destinations across New Zealand including Auckland, Hamilton, Queenstown, Christchurch, and now Wellington, with Ramada Suites by Wyndham Taranaki Street Wellington, which marks the hotel group’s debut into the capital city.

The two new-construction properties offer a range of hotel, studio and self-contained accommodation options in central locations, close to shopping, dining and entertainment precincts, which are ideal for both business and leisure travellers, seeking long or short-term stays.

Tourism New Zealand’s travel statistics show that the desire for New Zealanders to spend money on domestic travel has increased, with 72 per cent of New Zealanders planning a holiday within their own country this year. This is an increase from 64 per cent in May 2020.

“With New Zealanders seeking domestic travel more than ever, our two new hotels in highly sought-after locations will help cater to the increased number of New Zealand travellers in 2021 looking to explore the best of their own backyard,” said Joon Aun Ooi, President, Asia Pacific, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

“Our ongoing partnership with Safari Group in New Zealand has allowed us to continue to offer accommodation that guests can trust, no matter where they are travelling from and giving them peace of mind in an uncertain travel environment, with the guarantee of flexibility and high-quality accommodation options.”

Robert Neil, Owner, Safari Group added, “We are very pleased to be building even further on our strong partnership with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as we continue to create properties for business and leisure travellers across New Zealand.”

“The Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands are synonymous with great value, high-quality accommodation and exceptional customer service. As the largest hotel franchising company in the world, they are well-positioned to provide the essential support from pre-opening to everyday operations, to ensure the best experience possible for guests.”

Ramada by Wyndham Newmarket Auckland will be managed by Accommodation Works Limited, a welcomed addition to the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts family as a new operator strengthening the New Zealand network of owners, operators, and partners.

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Taranaki Street Wellington will be operated by long-term management partner Marsden Group and will mark the eighth Wyndham Hotels & Resorts branded hotel in New Zealand, operated by the Group.

“We truly value and appreciate the ongoing support and loyalty from our established partner Marsden Group, and are pleased to warmly welcome Accommodation Works Limited on our first collaboration with the operator,” said Ben Schumacher, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

“We look forward to building on a successful partnership with both operators, continuing to create first-class hospitality experiences for our valued and loyal guests,” he said.

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