The groundbreaking Ramada by Wyndham Playford event was attended by Matt Holmes, Business Development Manager – Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; Barry Robinson, President and CEO of International Operations, Wyndham Destinations; Duncan Mars, senior director of operations, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific; with the mayor of the town of Playford, Glenn Docherty, who officiated for the inauguration.
Construction has begun on the 205-room Ramada by Wyndham Playford in North Adelaide – a sign of confidence in the long-term future of the tourism and accommodation industry.
Construction of the hotel is expected to cost around $ 70 million and will include a collection of well-appointed rooms and facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and sports bar, as well as conference and entertainment spaces. ‘events. Once completed, guests staying at the hotel will be within walking distance of the Civic Center and Shedley Theater, Prince George Plaza, Grenville Hub and Playford Arena, while Barossa Valley is only a short walk away. a short drive away.
“The hotel is a much anticipated addition to our Civic City, close to the iconic Shedley Theater, our premier Fremont Park, and the Vicinity Centers retail experience. It offers greater, high-quality accommodation options in North Adelaide and brings with it much-needed jobs and investments to our city, ”Councilor Docherty said.
This groundbreaking event was attended by Matt Holmes, Business Development Manager – South East Asia and Pacific Rim at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; Barry Robinson, President and CEO of International Operations, Wyndham Destinations; Duncan Mars, senior director of operations, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific; with the mayor of the town of Playford, Glenn Docherty, who officiated for the inauguration.
As the first Ramada by Wyndham property for South Australia, this hotel showcases the continued expansion of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts throughout Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. With more than 800 hotels worldwide, the Ramada by Wyndham brand is one of the world’s best-known hotel brands, offering a range of globally diverse properties for travelers seeking full-service stays and quick stopovers. .
The hotel will operate as a Ramada® under a licensing agreement between Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Destinations, which in turn will manage the Ramada Playford through its Australian hotel management subsidiary, Resorts Management by Wyndham. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2022, with the official opening slated for before Christmas of the same year.
“This is a significant addition to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio of more than 1,500 hotels in Asia Pacific, strengthening our presence as one of the region’s leading hotel groups. The hotel’s launch will coincide with a significant expansion of Playford’s infrastructure, including the AU $ 885 million Northern Connector Expressway and Ramada Playford will play an important role in the emergence of Playford as a gateway city. entry to the northern regions of South Australia, ”said Matt Holmes Business Development Manager, South East Asia & Pacific Rim at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.
“We are delighted to begin construction on what will become an important hub for Playford and South Australia when completed. The hotel will provide quality accommodation, serving one of the country’s main defense centers – the RAAF super base in Edinburgh – as well as the city’s many businesses and government agencies. Located just 15 minutes from the Barossa Valley, it also provides easy access to one of the area’s top attractions, ”said Andrew Russell Price, Business Owner, Playford City Hotel Pty Ltd.
“This is a landmark moment for Ramada Playford, a long-awaited project that will provide this growing city with top-notch accommodation and a globally recognized hotel brand. It is an expression of confidence in the future of the city and the resilience of the state’s hotel sector, which overcame the disruptions of COVID-19 to recently record festive numbers on par with those of 2019, ”said Barry Robinson, President and CEO. International operations, Wyndham destinations.
“This is the 52nd property in the portfolio of hotels and resorts managed by Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific across the Asia Pacific region and we look forward to delivering our personalized service and exceptional experiences to visitors to the region. “, he added.
Award-winning architect Carlo Pennino of MPH Architects designed the plans for this sleek and contemporary hotel. The Playford City Hotel Pty Ltd has appointed South Australian construction company Mossop Builders for the construction. Advisory and asset management services are provided by Hotellerie.
Ramada by Wyndham Playford, along with all Wyndham hotels and resorts in Australia, will participate in Wyndham Rewards, the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, the program’s more than 86 million members earn 1,000 guaranteed points with every qualifying stay and can redeem points for a wide range of rewards, including free nights, gift cards, merchandise and more.