Wyndham Hotel Group is set to expand its presence in South Korea by more than 200 percent over the next three years thanks to the signings of 12 new property franchise agreements so far in 2015, including agreements for three Howard Johnson® hotels, marking the brand’s entry into South Korea.
This year’s signings build upon another 14 franchise agreements in South Korea executed by Wyndham Hotel Group in 2014, bringing the company’s pipeline in the country to more than 7,550 rooms within 26 new-construction hotels under the Ramada®, Days Inn® and Howard Johnson brand flags. Currently, Wyndham Hotel Group has 13 properties and more than 2,800 rooms open and operating in the country.
The new properties, consisting of 17 Ramadas, six Days Inns and three Howard Johnsons, are expected to open by 2018. They will be located across South Korea, including Seoul, Pyeongtaek and Jeju Island, a stunning volcanic island and one of the country’s tourist hotspots. The first of these new locations, Ramada Encore Jeju Seogwipo, opened on June 30, 2015.
Wyndham Hotel Group introduced its Days Inn brand to the country in 2014 with the opening of the 64-room Days Inn Seoul Myeong-dong, located the heart of South Korea’s capital city.