Wyndham takes aim at Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Yerevan
The Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Yerevan opened in Armenia earlier this year. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

After opening its first hotels in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia this year, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is planning to open 15 new hotels in central Europe over the next two years. 

This expansion will significantly boost Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ footprint in the region to 35 open hotels and more than 5,700 rooms by 2021 across a number of key markets including Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Georgia

Wyndham will open seven new hotels with more than 1,300 rooms in Georgia, expanding on the company's current presence in Tbilisi and Batumi with new properties in Kutaisi and the mountain ski resort of Goderdzi. 

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Since entering Georgia in 2016 with a single property, Wyndham has opened Wyndham Grand and Ramada Encore by Wyndham hotels in the capital city of Tbilisi. Overall, the company plans to reach 10 hotels in the next two years across a range of brands and segments, including Wyndham Garden and Tryp by Wyndham as well as Super 8 by Wyndham. The company will open Georgia's first Ramada by Wyndham in Tbilisi next year and will add the Ramada by Wyndham Kutaisi in 2021.

Russia

Growth plans for Russia will expand the Ramada brand with a new hotel in Kislovodsk next year, joining the existing six Ramada by Wyndham hotels across the country. In addition, Wyndham will launch the Ramada Encore by Wyndham brand in the market with a new-construction 214-room hotel in Yekaterinburg next year and an additional opening in St. Petersburg by 2025.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

The company will open two hotels in Kazakhstan—one in the resort village of Burabay and the other in the city of Shymkent in 2020. 

The new-build Wyndham Garden Tashkent International Airport is slated to open adjacent to Uzbekistan's main international airport in 2021, and another property is planned for the historic city of Bukhara.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has more than 9,200 hotels and 20 brands across more than 80 countries worldwide.

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