Wyndham Hotel Group today announced its entrance into New Zealand with the opening of two Ramada hotels in the country’s North Island. The properties include the beachfront Ramada Suites Paihia (pictured above) – formerly Edgewater Palms Apartments – and the Ramada Suites Nautilus Orewa, just north of Auckland, which was previously called the Nautilus Orewa Beach. Both properties are owned by Marsden Asset Management Ltd.
“New Zealand continues to be an important and viable market that offers great opportunity for Wyndham Hotel Group and its brands,” said Barry Robinson, Managing Director for Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific. “I’m delighted to add these two outstanding properties into our growing portfolio. They are a testament to our commitment to growth in the South Pacific and our confidence in New Zealand as a leading tourism destination.”
Ramada Suites Paihia is a 34-suite complex with views across the beaches of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Built in January 2006, the complex features a series of one- and two-bedroom suites surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens, along with a pool and spa.
Located 30 minutes’ drive from Auckland, the Ramada Suites Nautilus Orewa is a 12-storey development with 152 rooms, including a mix of deluxe studios, and one- and two-bedroom suites with ocean views. The hotel is designed to cater for the MICE market with a range of meeting spaces.
“It is with great excitement that we’re aligning these properties with Wyndham Hotel Group and the Ramada name,” said Michael Osborne, principal of Marsden Asset Management Ltd. “We look forward to a successful relationship and the continued growth of the Ramada brand in New Zealand.”
Wyndham Hotel Group currently operates a portfolio of nine hotels in Australasia, with hotels in Australia, Guam, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.