Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (US) Enters Denmark
29 Aug 2019 - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 hotels in more than 80 countries - and Comwell Hotels - an award-winning hotel chain in Denmark - today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to open multiple hotels under the Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham brand in Denmark. The collaboration, which marks Wyndham's first entry in the country, will initially include two openings in Copenhagen and Aarhus.
One of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' 20 iconic hotel brands, Dolce by Wyndham is designed to inspire and delight guests by turning experiences into extraordinary moments. Dolce by Wyndham hotels around the world offer state-of-the-art meeting spaces with advanced technology, curated cuisine and inspiring activities, all in breath-taking surroundings from France, to Greece, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the U.S. and now in Denmark.
Comwell Copenhagen Portside, Dolce by Wyndham is expected to open in 2021. The new-built hotel will be located in Trælastholmen, in the vibrant district of Nordhavn. Situated right next to the harbour with easy access to many recreational areas, the hotel will feature captivating architecture inspired by Copenhagen's historical warehouses. It will boast 484 rooms, 17 conference rooms and modern facilities including a restaurant, bar and two green atriums. The hotel will be the first and largest in Comwell's collection in Copenhagen.
Comwell Aarhus, Dolce by Wyndham is centrally located in Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, close to the harbour, surrounded by cosy cafes and restaurants. The hotel is currently open and will be re-flagged. It offers 240 rooms, a versatile conference space, a restaurant and a bar. The hotel offers guests wonderful views of Aarhus, and features stylish and urban décor, furnished by the Danish design company HAY.
Peter Schelde, Group CEO of Comwell Hotels, said: "We are delighted to have found in Wyndham Hotels & Resorts a like-minded partner which shares our values and aspiration, and are looking forward to opening our first and largest new built hotel in Copenhagen together. The demand for quality accommodation and conference and meeting space is continuing to grow in Denmark, and working with one of the largest hotel companies in the world will enable us to further cement our position in the market and attract more international guests."
Dimitris Manikis, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts EMEA, added: "With charming architecture and design, an imaginative culinary scene and a welcoming population, it is no surprise that Denmark is increasingly attracting more international visitors. The country has positioned itself as a growing hub for conferences and business events and we are thrilled to enter this attractive market with Comwell Hotels. Their solid expertise in the meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions segment, and reputation for managing hotels to an exceptional standard makes them a strong match for our Dolce by Wyndham brand and a perfect partner to launch the brand in Scandinavia."
Dolce by Wyndham hotels in Denmark and around the world participate in Wyndham Rewards, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' award-winning loyalty programme, offering over 77 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, club resorts and vacation rental properties globally.
The collaboration with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will have no impact on Comwell Hotels' ownership.
About Comwell Hotels
Comwell Hotels is a Danish hotel chain established in 1969 and mainly owned by Nic Christiansen Invest. Comwell Hotels has a total of 14 hotels in Denmark, two in Sweden and has a partnership with BC Hospitality Group - with the conference centre Comwell Conference Center Copenhagen, as well as a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Comwell Hotels has 1,000 permanent employees and in 2018 had a turnover of DKK 890.9 million. In Denmark, Comwell Hotels is renowned for their extensive work within sustainability, and have been awarded the Organic Cuisine Label in bronze in all their Danish hotels, which was rewarded with the Organic Prize of the Year in 2017, and in 2019 with Denmark's most sustainable hotel chain in Denmark. Comwell introduced the meeting concept in Denmark in 1969, then called Scanticon, and in 1992 Comwell opened its first spa hotel in Denmark.