Corinthia expands with Wyndham

CHI Management, the management arm of Malta-based hotelier Corinthia, has signed a deal with US investor Wyndham Hotel Group that will turn it into a multi-brand group. The deal will see 15 of Corinthia’s properties rebranded as Wyndham or Ramada Plaza hotels and will open up management opportunities for CHI at new Wyndham properties in Europe. Geoff Andrews, group sales and marketing director of Corinthia said: "As Wyndham and Ramada Plaza grow in Europe we will have a chance to manage these properties. We are providing management expertise they do not have in Europe." A further seven five-star Corinthia properties will form the core of a new grouping of luxury properties, called the Wyndham Grand Collection. Andrews said this sector would continue to target meetings and incentives, which currently accounts for around 40 per cent of their business.

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