New hotels in Ethiopia set to create nearly 500 jobs in the country
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the signing of three new hotels in Ethiopia following last year’s opening of its first Ramada in the country, the Ramada Addis Ababa, as part of a strategic decision to expand its management services in the African market. Construction of the four-star TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road is due to begin later this year, co-located with the five-star Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road, which is already under development. Initial work on the four-star Wyndham Garden Langano has also begun at its stunning lakefront location 180km south of Addis. The properties are owned by Santa Maria Real Estate & Hotels Plc of Addis Ababa.
With the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s recent announcement of its target to triple the number of annual foreign visitors in the country to more than 2.5 million by 2020, the demand for quality and internationally branded upscale accommodation is high. The signing of these three new hotels by Wyndham Hotel Group will contribute towards the Ministry’s ultimate goal of making Ethiopia one of Africa’s top five tourist destinations by 2020.
Dan Ruff, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director for EMEA, commented: “East Africa is a key market for us with its extensive and ongoing infrastructure improvements resulting in the steady growth of international tourism to the area. This triple signing marks a commitment to Ethiopia’s thriving hospitality industry, not only bringing high-end accommodation and facilities to travellers, but also, significantly, creating approximately 500 local jobs. The new Bole Road properties are ideally situated for corporate travellers visiting the important commercial hub of Addis Ababa, and the beautiful Wyndham Garden Langano offers visitors a taste of luxury in a breathtaking lakefront location.”
TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road
Conveniently located at Addis Ababa’s busiest address, just 1.3km from the international travel hub, Bole International Airport, the TRYP by Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road is a milestone for the hotel group, marking the first hotel to open on the continent under this well-known brand. The new-build will boast 120 rooms, including 12 suites. Its excellent leisure facilities will incorporate a rooftop fitness area, sauna and spa, along with a comprehensive food and beverage offering comprising an all-day restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge to offer guests a variety of environments to relax and dine in. The hotel will open its doors at the end of 2020.
Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road
Situated adjacent to the new TRYP by Wyndham, the Wyndham Addis Ababa Bole Road will offer its guests an unrivalled level of luxury in the convenience of its central location. This new signing also marks the first Wyndham to open in Africa and is set to bring the brand’s global quality and reputation to Addis Ababa’s visitors. Extensive meeting facilities combined with the very best in leisure amenities will offer the perfect package to all types of travellers. The hotel’s 161 rooms, including nine suites, are expected to attract visitors from all over the globe. Guests can relax in their choice of two restaurants and two lounges or in the hotel’s juice bar and café for more informal settings. The hotel is expected to start welcoming guests at the end of next year.
Wyndham Garden Langano
Located on the shores of the spectacular Lake Langano, south of Addis Ababa, the Wyndham Garden Langano is set to become the first hotel from an internationally recognised brand to offer guests true peace and tranquility in this beautiful setting. Its 112 rooms include 12 suites and 24 deluxe rooms, bringing guests a variety of options to suit their budget. Guests can enjoy not only the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, spa, and tennis court, but can also take advantage of water-sports facilities on Lake Langano. The hotel also boasts an impressive food and beverage offering including two restaurants, a cocktail bar and lounge. The Wyndham Garden Langano is set to open at the end of 2018.
Owner Abel Sahlemariam Woldegiorgis added, “This triple signing with Wyndham Hotel Group marks a milestone for us in bringing three new properties to Ethiopia’s visitors and travellers. We’re confident that visitor numbers to both Addis and the country as a whole are on the rise, and with that increase will come a higher demand for the quality branded accommodation we’ll be offering.”
All Wyndham Hotel Group’s properties in the region participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate in 72 countries across the world – the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, guests should visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Grand®, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 45 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
About TRYP by Wyndham
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, TRYP by Wyndham® represents 120 hotels and 17,000 rooms across Europe and the Americas. The brand caters to business and leisure travelers in cosmopolitan cities including Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and New York City, U.S. The brand celebrates openly displaying passion for the cities in which its hotels are located. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.tryphotels.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. All TRYP by Wyndham hotels are either franchised by TRYP Hotels Worldwide, Inc. (THW), or its affiliate, or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. THW is a subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC and parent company Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at approximately 200 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliate. Certain Wyndham hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing encompassing nearly 8,000 properties and approximately 679,100 rooms in 73 countries. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.