Gammon on a roll in India
The first 12 are scheduled for 2009, 13 in 2010 and another 13 the following year.
Gammon will own and manage the hotels while Wyndham Hotel Group International will provide operational, sales and
marketing support among others. The Super 8 brand, with 49 hotels open and 67 under development, is among the largest economy chains in China.
“Wyndham Worldwide’s economy lodging brands took a major step forward in Asia this week with the signing of this agreement, which serves as a platform to grow the Super 8 and Days Inn brands across the Indian subcontinent,” said Steven A. Rudnitsky, Wyndham Hotel Group president and chief executive officer.
“From a corporate perspective, we are fulfilling our strategic plan to grow our system outside North America.”
According to HVS International, a hospitality consulting firm, India will remain as one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism markets for the next three to five years.
Demand for budget, economy and mid-market hotels in secondary and tertiary cities is expected to increase “significantly” with the development of roads and other infrastructure. Gammon was established by the late J.C. Gammon in 1919 as a civil engineering and contracting firm.
The company has constructed bridges, highways, marine structures, cooling towers, stacks, tunnels and dams throughout India and the Middle East.