Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' upper-upscale Wyndham Grand brand is slated to debut in six new destinations around the world in 2019: Westminster, Calif.; Cam Ranh, Vietnam; Mexico City; Kayseri, Turkey; Tblisi, Georgia; and Crete, Greece.
Two of the new hotels—located in Cam Ranh, Vietnam and Mexico City—will be managed by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ growing management company, adding to the more than 400 hotels operated by the company globally and expanding its upscale managed capabilities into new countries.
The new hotels will join the brand’s 39 existing properties in locations including Istanbul; Chicago; Shanghai; and Manama, Bahrain, where the first Wyndham Grand in the country, also managed by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, opened in 2017.
“Travelers are seeking out new destinations and crossing borders more than ever before; in the last two decades alone the number of international travelers around the world has more than doubled to nearly 1.3 billion,” Bob Loewen, COO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We’re strategically expanding Wyndham Grand’s presence around the world in the destinations travelers so eagerly want to explore, whether it’s the shores of Greek Isles, a unique pocket of culture in Southern California, the centuries-old historic capital of Georgia or wherever their bucket list takes them.”
In addition to the hotels planned for 2019, the brand’s pipeline comprises approximately 25 hotels including new destinations in St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Belize and a new dual-branded Wyndham Grand and Tryp by Wyndham hotel in Miami.
Slated to be part of multiuse development, Wyndham Grand in Westminster will be the brand’s first hotel in California. The hotel will have 144 guestrooms, making it the largest and only full-service hotel in Westminster.
Wyndham Grand Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Wyndham Grand Cam Ranh is situated on a 27-hole golf course designed by Australian golfer Greg Norman. The hotel has multiple restaurants and bars, swimming pools, spa and wellness facilities and a convention center.
Vietnam is an increasingly popular destination for international travelers. Named one of Travel + Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2019, Vietnam welcomed more than 14 million visitors in 2018, a 21-percent increase over last year.
Wyndham Grand Mexico City La Condesa, Mexico
The 400-room Wyndham Grand Mexico City La Condesa is the first Wyndham Grand in Mexico.
Mexico saw nearly 40 million travelers in 2017, a record number of visitors and a nearly 12-percent increase from the previous year.
Wyndham Grand Kayseri, Turkey
Opened in mid-January, Wyndham Grand Kayseri has 205 guestrooms and eight meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1,185 people.
The hotel is the fifth Wyndham Grand in Turkey and the first in Kayseri, a city with a strong commercial draw for business travelers and a popular ski destination.
Wyndham Grand Tbilisi, Georgia
Wyndham Grand Tbilisi is expected to open during the summer and will be managed by McInerney Hospitality International Georgia. The 161-guestroom hotel will be located centrally on Freedom Square.
Tourism is one of the largest economic sectors in the country, with 8 million travelers expected to visit Georgia this year. Wyndham Grand Tbilisi is the latest addition to the company’s overall footprint in Georgia, which includes the Ramada Encore Tbilisi, which opened earlier this year, as well as Wyndham Batumi. Wyndham plans to add four more hotels in Georgia over the next three years.
Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay, Greece
Wyndham will open its first upper-upscale hotel on the Greek island of Crete, the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay, adding the Mirabello Beach & Village Resort to the Wyndham Grand brand. The seaside resort and meetings destination is located minutes from Agios Nikolaos in the Elounda region of Crete.
Wyndham Grand Mirabello will have 311 guestrooms, more than 6,000 square feet of meeting space as well as five restaurants and bars.
Greece has seen the largest increase in visitor numbers of any European destination in this decade, expecting to total a record 32 million foreign travelers in 2018. The Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay expands on Wyndham’s partnership with Zeus International, a consulting, hotel-management and development-services company in Greece. The companies also are partnering to bring the first upscale Wyndham-branded hotel to Cyprus, the Wyndham Nicosia, and have an ongoing partnership to develop 20 hotels over 10 years across Greece, Cyprus, Italy and the Balkans.