Wyndham Hotel Group is adding six hotels with about 500 rooms to its portfolio over the next three years, which the company says will help take pressure off the tourism sector.
Following the recent opening of Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park in partnership with New Zealand owned development and construction company Safari Group, six new franchised Wyndham group hotels are scheduled to open between 2016 and 2019 across the country.
Two in partnership with Safari are Ramada Suites Albany on Auckland's North Shore and another property in East Auckland. Another three properties being developed in partnership with Safari Group are in the pipeline and due to be announced soon by Wyndham and Safari Group.
The sixth new hotel will be in Auckland in partnership with another developer.
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In the last two years, Wyndham Hotel Group has opened four Ramada hotels in Rotorua, Auckland, Taipa and Christchurch.
At the beginning of this year Wyndham had 300 rooms.
In May, a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise report showed hotel supply was not expected to keep pace with demand over the next 10 years, with forecast demand for Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown set to see a shortfall of up to 4526 hotel rooms by 2025.
Wyndham's global portfolio consists of nearly 8000 properties and 679,100 rooms in 73 countries.