Wyndham Hotels and Resorts says it remains well on track to achieve its goal of operating more than 2,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region within the next three years following another strong year of openings and signings in 2020.
The company defied the trends dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic, instead opening the doors in Asia-Pacific to 125 new hotels and boosting its pipeline by 140 more. The success saw it surpass a milestone of 1,500 hotels in 20 regional markets and territories.
The past year for Wyndham saw multiple new brands introduced across the Asia-Pacific. In New Zealand, the La Quinta brand was opened to guests in the Remarkables Park area of Queenstown. Elsewhere, Howard Johnson added Cambodia to its network map while the company’s Wyndham Grand and Dolce by Wyndham brands also opened doors for the first time in Japan and Vietnam respectively.
In 2021, the company will open more than 100 new hotels in Greater China, with the Microtel by Wyndham brand exploding across the country, with seven under one brand expected to open this year. Three more hotels under the Ramada by Wyndham and Wyndham Garden brands will begin welcoming guests in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown, while the TRYP by Wyndham brand will see the brand introduced to New Zealand for the first time.
In Australia, the Wyndham, Wyndham Garden and Wyndham Grand brands are all in the pipeline for South Australia, while TRYP by Wyndham will soon open doors in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and also in South Australia.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts President, Asia-Pacific, Joon Aun Ooi, said strong partnerships with its owners will be the key to ongoing success and continued growth.
“We are building on the momentum achieved in 2020, as industries gear towards recovery in 2021, and our robust openings and hotel deal executions will pave the way for continued growth for the company,” Joon said.
“With so many great hotel openings and signings, it is a testament to the enduring confidence that our partners have in Wyndham’s world-class brands. As we expand our scale, our reach, our distribution and our base of loyal Wyndham Rewards members, we will help create even greater benefits for everyone in our value chain.”