Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), yesterday announced the signing of an agreement to manage the 401-room Wyndham Grand Foshan Gaoming, a new property currently under construction in Southern China that will join the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand next year under its distinguished Wyndham Grand® Collection.
The Wyndham Grand Foshan Gaoming, scheduled to open in the second half of 2012, is being constructed in the Xijiang New Town area by internationally renowned architecture group ATKINS and developed by Foshan City Gaoming Fuyi Wan Industry Development Company Limited. The hotel is uniquely designed to look like a ship’s sail silhouette and will stand at 28 stories, becoming a distinct fixture in the area.
Set to strengthen the company’s presence in China, the announcement adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s 359 hotels already in operation, including six Wyndham Hotels and Resorts properties, as well as the 63 properties that are currently under development in the market. It also further expands the company’s portfolio of hotels in Asia Pacific, which currently consists of 425 hotels and over 61,700 rooms under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada®, Howard Johnson®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Microtel Inns & Suites® and Dream® brands.
“China is one of our key strategic growth markets and it holds an abundance of opportunities,” said Ken Greene, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director of Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to have announced the signing of a property which highlights our commitment to developing luxury hotels with a distinctive design and, as we strengthen our market and global presence, we continue to support the potential for growth in this region.”
The luxury Wyndham Grand Foshan Gaoming will feature 98 suites, gym, swimming pool with poolside bar and three restaurant choices. A gateway to Asia’s regional hotspots, the hotel sits just two hours from bustling Hong Kong City and Macau and is near the shopping districts of Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
Mr. Zanwen Liang, Chairperson for Foshan City Gaoming Fuyi Wan Industry Development Company, adds, “This is a very exciting project for us and holds a real revolutionary design for the Foshan Gaoming region. The signing is the result of sheer determination and hard work. We’re proud to be part of such a growing presence in Asia.”
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