PARSIPPANY, NJ — Wyndham Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Canalta Hotels to develop 20 Ramada properties during the next 15 years, expanding the brand’s Canadian footprint by about 25 per cent, it was announced on May 24.
The agreement expands Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing successful relationship with Canalta, which has already resulted in 39 hotels throughout Western Canada in the last 12 years. The 20 anticipated new hotels will be located throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
“We have been working with the team at Canalta for more than a decade and together we’ve made Ramada a familiar place to stay for travelers in Western Canada,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s chief development officer.
Wyndham Hotel Group has a pipeline of 46 hotels with more than 4,000 rooms in Canada for 2016 and beyond, gearing up to surpass 550 hotels in the country. Currently, 11 of the company’s 16 hotel brands have a presence in Canada, including Ramada, Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Super 8, Travelodge, Wingate by Wyndham and Wyndham Garden.
Worldwide, Ramada has more than 800 mid- and upper-midscale full-service hotels spanning 63 countries. Many properties feature amenities such as an on-site restaurant, lounge or complimentary continental breakfast, as well as meeting rooms, business services, fitness facilities and WiFi.
“Ramada is one of the most recognized hotel brands in the world, and thanks to our continued success in Western Canada, we know travelers will welcome the familiar pops-of-red in their favorite cities as we expand eastward,” said Cam Christianson, president of Canalta.
Cultivating strong relationships with major developers and individual entrepreneurs is key to Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth strategy. With a diverse portfolio of brands in markets all over the world, the company actively seeks developers looking for growth partnership opportunities.