Wyndham plans expansion in India

Ramada Darjeeling Gandhi Road (Ramada Darjeeling Gandhi Road)

Wyndham Hotel Group is looking to grow its footprint in India and neighboring countries. The company opened 11 new hotels in the region last year, and signed 15 new deals for the future. Two-thirds of the new hotel openings were in India.

As part of the new signings, Wyndham Hotel Group also signed a non-exclusive development agreement with Ahmedabad-based Nebula Infraspace LLP, to develop at least 20 hotels with 1,600 rooms over a period of 10 years across India under the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham extended-stay brand. The first Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel will open in Dwarka.

“India’s hospitality industry, especially the mid-market segment, is thriving from strong growth in domestic travel, an increase in foreign tourists, as well as a booming airline industry supported by government-led initiatives,” Deepika Arora, Wyndham Hotel Group’s regional VP for Eurasia, said in a statement.  

Wyndham Hotel Group’s newest hotels in India include:

Howard Johnson Kolkata (West Bengal): This 90-room hotel in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is the second under the Howard Johnson brand in India. The first Howard Johnson hotel opened in Bengaluru in 2014. The third Howard Johnson hotel in India will open in Lonavala this year.

Ramada Darjeeling Gandhi Road (West Bengal): Also in West Bengal, this 62-room hotel marks Wyndham Hotel Group’s entry into hill stations. This will shortly be followed by the opening of Ramada Kasauli this year.

Ramada Dehradun Chakrata Road (Uttarakhand): This 52-room hotel caters to business as well as leisure travelers with five onsite restaurants, a spa and elegant banquet space.

Ramada Plaza Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Located in the middle of Chennai's business district, the 135-guestroom hotel provides easy access to the international airport, the Chennai Trade Centre and the Information Technology Park.

Days Suites Bengaluru Whitefield (Karnataka): Located in the city’s principal IT hub, the 90-room hotel is the fifth hotel under the Days brand in India.

Ramada Ajmer (Rajasthan): Located in the city of Ajmer, the 71-room hotel is the latest addition to Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio in India.