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Quays Hotels Limited and Wyndham Hotel Group to Develop New 200-room
Ramada Encore Newcastle/Gateshead, in Gateshead Quays, United Kingdom

LONDON 03-07-2011 —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 the development of a new Ramada Encore® hotel in Gateshead in a construction deal worth over £17 million with Quays Hotels Limited.

Expected to open in 2012, the 200-room Ramada Encore Newcastle/Gateshead will be located in Gateshead Quays in close proximity to the Millennium Bridge, which links the north and south banks of the Tyne within Newcastle city centre. Also nearby will be The Sage, the largest conference and events venue in the North East.

Highlights of the new hotel will include The Hub, a signature offering of all Ramada Encore properties that incorporates a restaurant, lounge area and bar, while other features will include a gym, meeting facilities and Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel will be managed by Wyndham Hotel Group, making it the company’s first managed Ramada Encore in the UK.

“Expanding our managed hotel portfolio is an integral part of Wyndham Hotel Group’s overall growth strategy and this newest property will serve as an outstanding addition,” said Michael Poynter, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. “Newcastle is a key region for business and leisure and we very much look forward to being able to welcome guests in the spring of next year.”

Ramada Encore, a tier of the Ramada brand, was launched in 2000 for business and leisure travellers looking for a great value, midscale hotel. Offering modern and ergonomically designed accommodation, guests at Ramada Encore are able to enjoy signature features including stylish wooden floors in all guest rooms, innovative bathroom pods featuring walk-in power showers and The Hub – an area in which to eat, drink, work or simply relax.

About Ramada Worldwide and Wyndham Hotel Group
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 0808 1000 783 or by visiting  For information regarding development opportunities in EMEA, please contact

Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,210 hotels and 612,700 rooms in 65 countries 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®, Dream® and Night® brands and provide management services globally.

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

Virginia Webb
Director, Four Communications
+44 (0)870 626 9009

Lisa Taylor
Account Manager, Four Communications
+44 (0)870 626 9046


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