Wyndham partners with PHI Hotel Group to open 40 Canada hotels

Wyndham Hotel Group inked multiunit agreements with PHI Hotel Group to develop 25 Wingate by Wyndham hotels in Canada over the next 25 years, and a further 15 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in the country over the next 15 years.

The planned developments will multiply Wyndham's current footprint in Canada by five times, and will also serve as Hawthorn's entry into the country. PHI Hotel Group has already began development on three Wingate hotels for 2016, and has another eight hotels in its existing portfolio currently under construction.

The hotels, most of which are new construction, will open as soon as 2017 and reside in Canadian travel markets such as Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Halifax.

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"These agreements demonstrate our steadfast commitment to continued growth in Canada," said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group's chief development officer. "We're targeting Canada's leading cities - where travelers really want to be - with two incredible brands that guests embrace for their convenience, quality and experience."

"Wingate and Hawthorn stand out for us and for our guests, offering thoughtful, consistent experiences under a trusted name," said Sukhi Rai, president of PHI Hotel Group. "This collaboration is a natural fit, bringing Wyndham Hotel Group's powerful scale and industry-leading technology efforts to life through two brands that travelers adore. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship together."

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