Wyndham Hotel Group announces 16 hotels in India and Indonesia

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Wyndham Hotel Group announces 16 hotels in India and Indonesia

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with over 7,170 hotels and a part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, signed deals for 16 hotels throughout India and Indonesia and announced the launch of the extended stay Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham® brand in India. 

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is now the second largest region for Wyndham Hotel Group, with over 540 hotels currently open and operating. From June 2005 to June 2012, Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio in the region grew rapidly from 57 hotels to 541 hotels. The region has seen more than 110 properties open over the past 12 months and the Company plans to continue its aggressive APAC expansion.

Of the 16 hotels announced today, 12 will be opened in India under the Days Inn®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Howard Johnson® and Ramada® brands and four will be opened in Indonesia under the Howard Johnson and Ramada brands.

The hotels due to open in India are the following:
-  Days Jodhpur Chopasni
-  Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Amritsar GT Road
-  Howard Johnson Bhubaneshwar Bomikhal
-  Howard Johnson Hyderabad Banjara Hills
-  Howard Johnson Tirupati Settipalli
-  Howard Johnson Lucknow Gomti Nagar
-  Howard Johnson Mumbai Andheri
-  Howard Johnson Shirdi Nimgaon
-  Ramada Jamshedpur Bistupur
-  Ramada Encore Kolkata New Town
-  Ramada Trivandrum Palayam
-  Ramada Chennai Egmore

These properties will add to Wyndham Hotel Group’s 16 hotels already in operation and the 15 properties currently under development in the country. In addition to these 12 deals, a new Ramada resort in Udaipur opened recently with its first 72 rooms. The additional 48 rooms are to be completed by December 2014.


In Indonesia, Wyndham Hotel Group will add the following hotels:
-  Howard Johnson Bali Benoa
-  Howard Johnson Surabaya East
-  Howard Johnson Makassar Central
-  Ramada Bali Lake Buyan

These properties will join the Hotel Group’s three existing hotels in Indonesia.

Deals were struck in India with Unique Mercantile India Private Limited to open the six Howard Johnson hotels, the same group with which Wyndham Hotel Group signed a non-exclusive development agreement earlier this year to launch the Howard Johnson brand in India; with DJB Infrastructures & Developers India Private Limited to bring the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand to the country; with Hotel Holidyas Deesert to open the Days Inn property; and with Mr. Sanjiv Kapila, Ansari Estate Private Limited, Fancy Leisure Private Limited; and Muralya Hotels and Resorts Private Limited to open the four Ramada hotels.

In Indonesia, Wyndham Hotel Group signed agreements with PT Benoa Citra Abadi and PT Tiara Abadi Nirmala for the new Howard Johnson properties and PT Buyan Nadi to open the Ramada Bali Lake Buyan.

The Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham brand is a chain of extended stay hotels that feature spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, high-speed wireless Internet access, guest laundry, on-site business services, free hot breakfast buffet daily and evening social hours. Guests can save more when they stay longer with extended stay rates.

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Marriott Rewards - Couple sues Marriott for blood-stained bed sheets

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By ANDREW WOLFE, Telegraph Staff
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Published: Saturday, May. 22, 2004

NASHUA - A Merrimack couple claims they climbed into bed at the Marriott Hotel and discovered their bed sheets were clammy with blood.

Robert and Sally Riggi, of 37 Gail Road, sued Marriott International last month in Hillsborough County Superior Court, seeking compensation for emotional distress.

The hotel chain’s lawyer, James Campbell of Boston, declined to comment on the case.
I am a flight attendant--and so, I stay in hotels a lot. I can tell you that they wash the sheets and pillow cases, but they do not wash the comforters. I am not sure if they ever get cleaned.
- Joey Best Resort Asia's reader contribution

The Riggis dressed for the party in the room, but didn’t get back to their room until about 12:30 a.m. the next morning, their lawsuit states. Robert Riggi climbed into bed first, and commented to his wife that the sheets felt wet, their suit states.

Sally Riggi replied that the bed was probably just cold, and got into bed herself. They left the television on.

Robert Riggi got out of bed about three hours later to use the bathroom, the lawsuit states. When he came back, he noticed a dark spot on the sheets, the suit states. He turned on the light and found a bloodstain on the bottom sheet, and blood smears on the top sheet.

“Mr. Riggi went downstairs with the sheets in tow, outraged,” Cronin said. “They really were appalled.”

Cronin wasn’t able to estimate the volume of blood in the bed, but the stain “was significant . . . bigger than a dinner plate,” he said.

The Riggis’ suit doesn’t say how the hotel manager responded to their complaints.

No one called city police to report the incident, police records indicate, Sgt. Brooke Lemoine said.

The sheets were saved, and subsequent tests confirmed the blood was human, Cronin said.
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Entire family contracts STD from a Shanghai hotel

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Entire family contracts STD from a Shanghai hotel

A family's trip to Shanghai turned into an ordeal after they became infected with genital warts following a stay in a luxury hotel, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.STD from Hotel

The man identified as Lee had brought his wife, their three-year-old son, sister and parents for a family trip in early June.

He had checked them into an expensive suite with a clean bathtub.

But three weeks after the trip, Lee's son started feeling itchy in the groin area and was covered in warts.

The rest of the family also developed similar symptoms around their genital areas and went for treatment at the hospital, where they were diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV).

A dermatologist said the Lee family had likely contracted the virus at the hotel through the bathtub and the bed sheet, which might have had traces of the bodily fluids of an infected person.

The virus can take from three weeks to eight months to develop and is hard to get rid of with general detergents or chemical steriliser.

What Are Genital Warts?

Genital warts are a very common sexually transmissible infection (STI) caused by some types of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Genital warts are most common in people aged 18-28 years. There are more than 200 types of HPV that can infect human skin. About 40 of these infect the skin of the genital area, e.g. the penis, vagina, or anus.

I had a very bad experience at the hotel I was staying in last night. Everything was fine when I checked in. The desk clerk was professionally nice, and the general area of the lobby was clean and kept. Even walking into the room, it seemed fine. The dresser tops were clean, carpet was vacuumed and there were fresh towels (seemingly) in the restroom. But when I was prepared for bed, I climbed into the sheets. After a few minutes of shuffling to find a comfortable spot, I felt something hard sticking the sheets together. It was dried semen. I freaked out, and immediately complained to the manager. I was given a fresh room where the manager checked the sheets herself, and a full refund, but still, it was completely disgusting!
- Kristy, Best Resort Asia's reader's contribution

These infections can be visible or sub-clinical:
• visible warts: warts which are easy to see
• sub-clinical infection: you cannot see warts on your skin, but the HPV could be found inside the skin cell using special tests that look for HPV DNA.

Although rare, you can technically contract scabies, pubic lice and to a lesser extent HPV from hotel bed sheets. Always asked for sheets to be changed if you suspect that the sheets are less than clean. There are hotels which changes their sheets once a week and not between guests.

While an overwhelming number of hotel beds are changed between guests, there’s always a chance your sheets will be recycled



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