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Press Release14 October 2014

Wyndham Hotel Group Announces 35 Howard Johnson hotels to open in India by 2020

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Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today launched its first Howard Johnson® hotel in India at the IT city of Bengaluru. The brand makes its entry into India with the Howard Johnson Bengaluru Hebbal, a 117-room mid-market, full service hotel conveniently located close to the Kempegowda International Airport and Manyata Embassy Business Park.


The opening is the first in a long-term development agreement with Unique Mercantile India Private Limited to bring 35 Howard Johnson properties to various markets in India within the next five years.

Deepika Arora, regional vice president, Indian Ocean, EMEAI for Wyndham Hotel Group said, "Howard Johnson, affectionately known as 'HoJo' to millions of travellers around the world, is one of the most popular and widely-recognised names in the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio. Known for its facilities, comfort and friendly ambiance, Howard Johnson is a hotel brand that is just right for the everyday traveller."

The rooms at Howard Johnson Bengaluru Hebbal are categorized into 81 deluxe rooms, 23 executive club rooms, five premium rooms and eight suites. All rooms will have well-appointed amenities including digital anti-theft laptop safes, personal mini bars, a tea and coffee maker, a working table with an ergonomic chair and much more. Additionally, guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool that gives a panoramic view of the city, a spa and a high-tech fitness centre. For high powered meetings and business visits, the hotel hosts a 3,500-square-foot conference and event space, which includes two meeting rooms and a business centre that is open 24 hours a day.

Rahul Rai, executive director, Unique Mercantile India Private Limited said, "We are happy to announce the launch of the first Howard Johnson, a well-known hotel chain across many countries, in Bengaluru. Designed with the cost conscious Indian customer in mind, Howard Johnson in India will provide great amenities at the most competitive prices in the industry."

The hotel offers several dining options, including all-day-dining facility Nest, which serves the best of Asian Cuisine along with western and local favourites; Marea bar; and Verve, the café lounge which offers an array of single origin coffees and organic and flavoured teas.

About Unique Mercantile India Private Limited
Unique Mercantile India Private Limited with its mass portfolio in Mediclaim health insurance, life insurance and time share, has also diversified into the real estate sector. The company recently created a new vertical for real estate which is called Swayam Life Spaces. Today, it is the largest real estate development firm in Ahmedabad with its various projects coming up in cities like Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Early this year, the company entered into an exclusive development agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group to operate 35 Howard Johnsons in India. Unique Group envisions becoming the face of the Indian Hospitality industry in the coming years and firmly believes that a customer not only deserves the best quality, but also the best in class service at an affordable price. It is determined to fulfil this need for the customer through its unique business model.

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