Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has praised the attitude of hotel owners and investors across the South East Asia and Pacific Rim region despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the company realising strong growth in multiple countries.
The company has reiterated its success record from the first half of 2020, having signed 21 new hotels in the first half of 2020 – a growth rate of more than 30% year-on-year. This has included the expansion of the La Quinta brand in New Zealand which will debut in Auckland and Queenstown as ‘LQ by Wyndham’.
When factoring in the merger of its Greater China and South East Pacific territories into a new Asia Pacific region – headed up by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts President, Asia Pacific, Joon Aun Ooi – this growth rate has been even more significant with 59 properties joining the network.
“While we remain cautiously optimistic on the recovery process, these signings reflect Wyndham’s focus on the long-term horizon and in the APAC hospitality industry’s ability to recover and bounce back from the pandemic,” Joon Aun said.
Wyndham says it is ready to resume full operations across its hotels in many regions in line with advice from local authorities. Training regimes and “recovery playbooks” for its properties are now in place and domestic guests will be welcomed back as soon as allowed to do so, ahead of the eventual reopening of international borders.