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The Chosun Tourist Hotel in the Suanbo Hot Springs
Resort Area of Chungju,
South Korea Will be Refurbished and Branded the Ramada Suanbo Hotel
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Jan. 14, 2008) – Wyndham Hotel Group today announced that the Chosun Tourist Hotel, situated in the Suanbo Hot Springs resort area of Chungju, South Korea, will join the Ramada brand following a property wide renovation and expansion. The hotel, currently independent, will be renamed the Ramada Suanbo Hotel and refurbished to Ramada brand standards, according to Stephen Young, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president, international development, for eastern Asia and Indo China.
The work will include building two additional floors to add 33 rooms to the 66-room hotel. Construction will begin in the spring and is projected to be completed by the third quarter. The renovated facility will include three restaurants, two bars, five meeting rooms, a fitness center, sauna and solarium.
“We have six Ramada brand hotels in operation in Korea and three additional Ramada Hotels signed and targeted to open within the next two years,” Young said.
Young recently participated in a signing ceremony with Gak-Soon IM, chairman of the Ramada Suanbo Hotel, and key Suanbo government officials and local dignitaries.
Suanbo Hot Springs in Chungcheongbukdo province is part of a tourist area that includes Mount Songnisan, Mount Woraksan, Lake Chungjuho, the Sajo Ski Resort and Cheongpung Cultural Property Complex.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), encompasses nearly 6,500 hotels and 541,000 hotel rooms on six continents. All hotels either are independently owned franchises or managed by a Wyndham Hotel Group subsidiary.
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