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Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central will be situated on Vivian Street, within walking distance to the city’s key attractions.

Wellington, New Zealand – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and leading provider of hotel management services with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, continues to expand its portfolio in Australasia, announcing the region’s first Microtel by Wyndham hotel to be opened in Wellington, New Zealand during the second quarter of the year.

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central will be situated on Vivian Street, within walking distance to the city’s key attractions. The hotel’s location is perfect for business travellers who can expect the easy convenience of being set in the heart of the city’s central business district. With every detail considered at every touchpoint, the hotel will ensure an efficient and productive stay. 

Microtel Wellington will leverage Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ global partnership with Oracle Hospitality, through the installation and use of Opera Cloud as its Property Management System. Opera Cloud affords a direct two-way interface with Wyndham’s Central Reservation System. Through this, the hotel plans to enable key technology enhancements including the use of an interactive lobby and the ability to offer contactless arrival experiences through mobile check-in and keyless entry. For casual breakfast, lunch, or a drink, the hotel’s café, and bar will provide a funky backdrop while guests enjoy their morning coffee and pastry, lunchtime snack, or cocktail, with a video wall to keep guests entertained.

Guests who are visiting for leisure are just a stone’s throw away from a plethora of casual and fine-dining restaurants, showcasing local produce in the city’s renowned cultural centre – Cuba Street. Afterwards, one can explore the iconic street’s contemporary and street art galleries, vintage stores, and the famous Bucket Fountain in the warmer months. 

Travellers can also discover the foreshore area of Lambton Quay, where visitors can spoil themselves with high street shopping and an array of dining options. From here, one can visit the nearby Wellington Museum for a taste of local culture and history or watch a live sporting match at the Wellington Sports Stadium. 

As a cultural tribute to Wellington, the 81 stylishly appointed, modern rooms will feature dark, neutral tones complete with statement pieces such as unique Banksy art prints and bold colours throughout to create a vibrant street art influence in each room.

The hotel will be a proud supporter of Wyndham Green’s sustainability initiatives, with a recycling program for in-room amenities and the environmentally friendly Thankyou toiletries range, which is known for its naturally derived ingredients. 

Brilliantly Efficient Stays at Microtel By Wyndham 

Designed to provide travellers with modern conveniences, Microtel by Wyndham is an award-winning midscale brand with more than 340 hotels located across the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, and the Philippines. The brand recently announced its rapid expansion in China, with 20 new hotels expected to open by the end of 2022.

Microtel by Wyndham offers modern design and exceptional comfort, focusing on both form and function, that perfectly caters to the needs of business and leisure travellers. The hotels are brilliantly designed and meticulously planned to offer effortless and efficient stays, all while enjoying the warm and friendly service from Microtel by Wyndham’s attentive staff. 

The new hotel adds to the company’s growing portfolio in the Asia Pacific, with more than 1500 hotels making Wyndham Hotels & Resorts one of the largest international hotel chains in the region. With the expansion in Australasia, Wyndham Hotels and Resort remains on track towards achieving its goal of “2000 hotels by 2025”.

Joon Aun Ooi, President, Asia Pacific, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts said: “As borders gradually open up, we are pleased to introduce our Microtel by Wyndham brand into the Australasian market to tap into the pent-up travel demand and cater to corporate and leisure travellers looking for a simple and seamless travel experience, without sacrificing important creature comforts and exceptional customer service,”  “Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central will join our growing portfolio of 16 hotels in New Zealand, with many more in the pipeline over the coming years,” Joon Aun added.

“Looking ahead, we will have three unique brands located in the city of Wellington to cater to all types of travellers looking for an economy, midscale, or lifestyle accommodation options while taking advantage of the city’s major corporate and leisure hubs.”

The new hotel will be developed in partnership with New Zealand-based developer Stonewood Group and operated by Marsden Group, which has enjoyed a long-term partnership with Wyndham Hotel Asia Pacific Co Pty Ltd. Marsden Group currently operates 8 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties under several of the company’s district brands in New Zealand.

“We look forward to working with one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing developers, Stonewood Group on the development of Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central, as well as our long-standing management partner Marsden Group, who continue to help us deliver a diverse range of properties across the country,” said Matt Holmes, Vice President of Development, South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Marsden Group Director Michael Osborne said, “We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with a global leader in hospitality. We have partnered with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to create stylish and affordable accommodation in New Zealand’s key travel destinations for many years and look forward to providing even more options for all types of travellers.”

“Our ongoing partnership with Wyndham remains strong and we hope to roll out the Microtel by Wyndham brand in other regions of New Zealand in the coming years,” he added.

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central will be New Zealand’s 16th hotel under Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific’s distinct brands—Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham, La Quinta by Wyndham, and Microtel by Wyndham —with locations in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, and Wanaka. 

Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central will mark the company’s second hotel for New Zealand’s capital, following the recent opening of Ramada Suites by Wyndham Taranaki Street Wellington in June 2021. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ expansion in Wellington will soon continue with the launch of another new brand to the city with TRYP® by Wyndham Tory Street Wellington currently under construction and set to open in the next 12 months.

All Wyndham Hotels & Resorts properties in New Zealand participate in Wyndham Rewards, the world’s most generous hotel rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts, and vacation rentals worldwide.

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