Coming on the heels of last year’s deal to franchise Planet Hollywood hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group has followed with a similar arrangement with Chatwal Hotels & Resorts for exclusive rights to franchise and manage its Dream and Night boutique hotel brands globally.
The two brands help fill out Wyndham’s diverse offerings of brands with Night, an “affordably chic” limited- or full-service option with innovative designs and services, and the Dream brand that will be positioned as a full-service lifestyle brand for gateway cities and resort destinations.
“The addition of the Dream and Night brands will complement Wyndham Hotel Group’s diverse brand portfolio, which focuses on meeting guest needs with a hotel product for every kind of traveler,” said Eric Danziger, Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO. “These design-driven, destination-within-a-destination brands are favored by travelers who crave an avant-garde yet cosmopolitan experience.”
Wyndham now also comes closer to filling the need of every developer and franchisee, with offerings like Super 8 and Days Inn in the economy segment to brands like Wingate and Ramada in the middle and then the broad Wyndham brand and now Dream at the top in the upscale and above segments.
New York-based Chatwal Hotels & Resorts currently owns and manages 10 hotels, including the 216-room Dream New York in midtown Manhattan, the 72-room Night Hotel in Manhattan, the 195-room Dream Hotel Bangkok and the 151-room Dream Cochin in India. The 108-room Art-Deco inspired Dream South Beach (Miami) is under construction and scheduled to open early this year, while a Dream hotel in New York’s Meatpacking District is planned for later this year.