With the announcement of new deals across its hotel and timeshare exchange portfolios, Wyndham Worldwide has continued expanding its presence throughout the Indian subcontinent. With ten new hotel properties joining Wyndham Hotel Group and three new vacation ownership resorts joining the RCI vacation exchange network, Wyndham is meeting the diverse needs of India’s owners and guests.
Stephen Holmes, chairman, Wyndham Worldwide said, “With a renewed focus on travel and a growing middle class, India is becoming one of the fastest growing travel markets in the world. Our global portfolio encompasses virtually every type of travel accommodation – from hotels to timeshare to vacation rentals and more – making Wyndham Worldwide uniquely positioned to deliver great results for our hospitality partners and great travel experiences for guests.”
As the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,700 hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group currently operates 25 hotels in the region with another 28 in the pipeline representing more than 3,300 rooms.
Wyndham Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel franchisors in India. The company has experienced nearly 200 per cent growth in India over the past five years.
The announcement of ten new deal signings includes two conversions under the company’s iconic Howard Johnson and Ramada Plaza brands with the Unique Mercantile Group and also signifies expansion for the first time beyond India under the Ramada and Days Inn brands with Intraco based out of Bangladesh.
Offering its 3.8 million members the ability to exchange their timeshare interval within its network of more than 4,500 affiliated resorts in over 100 countries, RCI is the world’s largest timeshare exchange business. The company has experienced approximately 40 per cent growth in India since the beginning of 2012 and is affiliated with more than 130 properties representing approximately 80 per cent of all vacation ownership resorts in India.
RCI continues to grow as the market and segment leader in the country offering vacation options in 60 unique destinations with resorts providing a range of experiences from traditional beach holiday to cultural, historical and wildlife retreats whereby catering to ever changing consumer patterns.