First Days Inn Hotel in Saudi Arabia Officially Opens in Riyadh
First hotel of the multi-unit, 10-property deal between Wyndham and Riyada
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the first Days Inn® hotel in Saudi Arabia, the 56-room Days Hotel Olaya in Riyadh. The hotel is the first of 10 Days Inn hotels planned in the country as part of an exclusive development agreement announced late last year with Riyada International Hotels and Resorts.
Nestled in downtown Riyadh, between the iconic Faisaliah and Kingdom Towers, the hotel is spread across six floors and features standard rooms and suites, as well as meeting facilities and a restaurant.
"The opening of our first Days Inn hotel in Saudi Arabia further strengthens the long-standing partnership between Riyada and Wyndham Hotel Group," said Muhammad Al-Amir, founder and managing director of Riyada International Hotels and Resorts and master franchisee for Ramada® hotels in the Kingdom. "Both companies are well positioned to expand the brand across the country over the coming years, to the benefit of both business and leisure travellers."
Days Inn is a leading global brand in the economy segment and one of the largest Wyndham Hotel Group brands, with over 1,820 hotels and 147,000 rooms worldwide. Under its The Best Value Under the Sun® positioning, Days Inn hotels offer value conscious consumers free high speed internet as well as the opportunity to earn free stays, airline miles or gift cards through Wyndham Rewards®, the Wyndham Hotel Group guest loyalty programme. In tune with the needs of the local market, all Days Inn hotels across the Kingdom will also feature extra-large family rooms.
Existing Days Inn hotels in the Middle East include two hotels in Jordan and one in Bahrain.
"We are fully committed to growing our presence in the Gulf, and the opportunity within Saudi Arabia in particular is considerable," Danziger added. "Through the established presence of Ramada, the introduction of Days Inn and the planned launch of both Super 8® and our namesake upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand, we will soon have the diversity in the market to offer a solution to virtually every kind of traveller."
About Days Inn
The Days Inn hotel brand, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of over 1,820 hotels worldwide. Within Europe, the Middle East and Africa, typical amenities include comfortable beds, powerful showers, in-room tea and coffee facilities and complimentary internet. Reservations and information are available by visiting www.daysinn.com. Days Inn hotels are either independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Days Inns Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), or managed by one of the affiliates of Wyndham Hotel Group.
Days Inn hotels participate in Wyndham Rewards, the guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is the world's largest lodging loyalty program as measured by number of participating hotels. Points can be earned and redeemed for stays at nearly 7,000 hotels throughout more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world's largest hotel franchising company, with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 810,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company's award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers approximately 61 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at tens of thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.