Wyndham to grow presence in UAE

The Wyndham Hotel Group said Monday it will open a new hotel in Dubai early this year in order to accommodate the region's growing travel industry.

The company's current four-star hotel in the United Arab Emirates, Tryp by Wyndham Abu Dhabi Hotel, was at 81 percent capacity during its first eight months of operations.

Tryp by Wyndham Abu Dhabi Hotel General Manager Milad Andrawus said the success of the brand there could be attributed to unique services the current hotel is offering that target specific needs of its customers, like a 24 hour executive lounge and media room with a full range of business services. It also includes 146 rooms, a rooftop lounge, swimming pool, spa, conference rooms and cafes.

Andrawus said Wyndham is investing in expanding its presence in the region based on a projected spike in tourism in the UAE this year. A new airport in Abu Dhabi, additional airline services, a cruise ship terminal at Port Zayed,and events organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre are all expected to contribute to an overall tourism renaissance.

Andrawus said the company is also eager to position itself in advance for Dubai's hosting of Expo 2020. In the meantime, the company is also eager to offer additional accommodations for its German and Chinese customers, with Chinese visitors increasing by 25 percent this year.


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