American hotel group, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, is planning to grow its number of hotels in Greece by 15 over the next three years.
The announcement comes courtesy of the group’s President for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa, Dimitris Manikis. Speaking at the 1st International Business and Hospitality Conference in Athens, he stated that the group wished to increase their portfolio in the Mediterranean country to at least 25 hotels.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts already operates 10 hotels in Greece under such brands as Dolce, Wyndham, Wyndham Grand, TRYP, Ramada and Ramada Plaza. The move comes as part of the group’s plans to further expand their activities in the wider Mediterranean area. A new office will also be opened in Athens to direct operations in Greece, Cyprus, the Balkans and CIS countries.
The new acquisitions will not be focused entirely in the traditional tourist hotspots of Greece, but will also boost Wyndham’s presence in lesser-known destinations. This decision is intended to aid in further promoting the Greek tourism market by reassuring travellers considering visiting a less well-known spot in the country and by bringing additional benefits such as education, technology and jobs to the regions concerned.
There is a huge momentum for many other destinations in Greece with promising futures. […] We have made Greece the centre of our activities in the north-eastern Mediterranean region.
Dimitris Manikis, President for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts