Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the introduction of a new brand – Ramada ENCORE – to New Zealand, reflecting the hospitality giant’s intent to broaden its portfolio in the country.
The soon-to-be Ramada ENCORE Christchurch Colombo Street is being developed under a franchise agreement with Lepdon Holdings and is slated to be completed in late 2017. Once finished, it will bring Wyndham’s portfolio in New Zealand to nine hotels and resorts spanning 446 rooms.
Located in the Christchurch CBD, the $15 million development is ideally located near heritage attractions, the historic Canterbury Museum and the Arts Centre.Tourism hot spots like the Cardboard Cathedral, Re:START (the temporary shopping mall built from shipping containers), the Town Hall, funky restaurants and bars are all within walking distance.
Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim President and Managing Director, Barry Robinson, said this development signifies the company’s desire to have a diverse presence in all New Zealand’s major cities.
“Ramada ENCORE is a unique brand, different from any other lifestyle brand in New Zealand. It appeals to international and savvy domestic travellers alike through its modern features such as vibrant social spaces,contemporary bathrooms, wooden floors and bright colours. Ramada ENCORE will be the perfect fit for this trendy part of the city.”
Christchurch is the nation’s heritage heart and the gateway to the South Island. A range of unforgettable experiences are available inside a two-hour drive, including hiking, mountain bike riding, rafting, surfing, golfing, bungee jumping, skiing and whale, dolphin and seal watching.