Posted on January 08, 2011

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced its continued expansion in the Middle East with the opening of the Ramada Encore Doha, the region’s first Ramada Encore hotel.

Situated in the Al-Asmakh area of Doha, less than three miles from Doha International Airport, the hotel is the second Wyndham Hotel Group property to open in Qatar’s capital and the first Ramada Encore hotel in the world to be managed by the company.

“As the economic centre of Qatar, Doha continues to be a rapidly developing city that serves as home to a growing number of companies as well as a rising number of international travelers,” said Michael Poynter, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. “The addition of this newest hotel not only helps solidify our presence in this important market but will serve as a shining example of the quality found within the Ramada Encore name.”

Owned by the Regency Group, the Ramada Encore Doha is located on Ahmad Bin Mohamad Bin Thani Road and offers 111 contemporary guestrooms with free wired Internet access and all the latest amenities. All guestrooms feature queen or twin beds, a spacious work desk, LCD television with satellite channels, IDD phones, voice mail, mini fridge, tea/coffee maker and an electronic safe. Rooms on non-smoking floors and interconnecting rooms are also available upon request.

For dining options, the hotel features The Hub, a signature offering of all Ramada Encore properties that includes an international breakfast buffet and a diverse à la carte lunch and dinner menu. A coffee bar in the lobby serves a mix of hot and cold soft beverages and for those wishing to dine in the comfort of their rooms, 24-hour room service is available.

Business travelers will appreciate access to a 24-hour business center with print, copy and fax services as well as two meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio and video technologies. Other amenities include a temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool, a gymnasium and separate male and female saunas. Airport transportation and on-site parking are also available.

Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a global chain of nearly 900 midscale and upscale hotels. Reservations and information are available by calling (888) 298-2054 or by visiting www.ramada.com.

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, encompasses approximately 7,150 hotels and approximately 605,700 rooms under the hotel brands: Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns & Suites®, Hawthorn Suites® by Wyndham, TRYP® by Wyndham, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. In addition, the company has a license agreement to franchise the Planet Hollywood Hotels brand.

All hotels are independently owned and operated excluding certain Wyndham and international Ramada hotels which are managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com

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