Wyndham Hotel Group is set to enter the Northern Territory with the signing of a franchise agreement for its first hotel in Darwin under the rapidly-expanding Ramada brand.
Owned and managed by Zen Quarter Management Pty Ltd., Ramada Suites Zen Quarter, Darwin, is located just a five-minute walk from the city’s central business district and offers 218 apartments with a mix of one-bedroom executive and deluxe rooms as well as two-bedroom suites, all featuring balconies.
The franchise agreement follows recent announcements from Wyndham Hotel Group for new Ramada resorts in Christchurch, Queenstown and Rotorua in New Zealand, as well as in Shoal Bay, New South Wales and Hope Harbour on the Gold Coast in Queensland, further cementing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence in the South Pacific.
“We are excited to introduce the Ramada brand to Darwin as we continue to expand Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim,” said Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.
“We are committed to providing quality accommodations in key markets, especially in destinations like Darwin that are increasing in popularity among both international and domestic visitors.”
Globally, the Ramada brand portfolio includes 840 hotels in over 50 countries, including 14 hotels open and operating throughout the South Pacific as of March 31, 2015.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Wyndham Hotel Group, who have offered us a refreshing and flexible operational and marketing platform enabling us to firmly position Zen Quarter in the Darwin/NT accommodation arena with immediate opportunities for further development and growth under the Ramada brand,” said Michael Anthony, Director of Zen Quarter Management Pty Ltd.
Ramada Suites Zen Quarter, Darwin, features a swimming pool with impressive harbour views, a gym, an onsite café, secure parking, an outdoor entertainment area, free WiFi and Foxtel. All apartments overlook the city or water, with many offering views over both.