Wyndham, Riyada Launch Days Inn in Saudi Arabia
Thursday November 15th, 2012 - 10:03AM H
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—Wyndham Hotel Group signed an exclusive 10-hotel development agreement for the Days Inn brand in Saudi Arabia with Riyada International Hotels and Resorts, currently the master franchisee for Ramada hotels in the Kingdom.
“We have worked in partnership with Wyndham Hotel Group for the last seven years to successfully build the Ramada brand within the Kingdom. To now work together to launch Days Inn, another leading global brand, represents a significant milestone for us,” said Muhammad Al-Amir, founder and managing director of Riyada International Hotels and Resorts.
Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group’s SVP/managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, noted the brand has "exceptional growth potential in this market."
To meet the needs of the local market, all Days Inn hotels across the Kingdom will feature extra-large family rooms.
Days Inn hotels in the Middle East include two hotels in Jordan and one in Bahrain. The agreement with Riyada International Hotels and Resorts marks a step change in the brand’s expansion in the region, according to the company.
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