Wyndham Hotel opens in Iraq

Mon, Jul 8, 2013

by Thomas Steinmetz

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its entry into Iraq with the opening of the Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street in Kurdistan.

Rui Barros, Wyndham Hotel Group's senior vice president of EMEA said, "Wyndham Hotel Group constantly evaluates opportunities to enter new markets and bring our renowned brands and best-in-class service to new destinations. We look forward to offering business and leisure travelers in the market a new hotel experience."

The opening of the Wyndham hotel comes at a time that the northern Kurdistan region is increasing in popularity as a tourism location. Erbil was named the Arab Council of Tourism's 2014 tourism capital, according to Time magazine.

"We have an ambition to be an international, worldwide destination by 2015," Mawlawi Jabar Wahab, head of Kurdistan's general board of tourism told Time magazine. "We never thought our ambitions could be so big."

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