Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of an agreement to open a second franchised Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® property in Turkey, the Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina.

Michael Poynter, Wyndham Hotel Group’s senior vice president and managing director of EMEA, and Mr. Celal Yuksel, Chairman of the Board, Reisler Deri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Siketi, celebrate the signing of Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina, the second Wyndham branded hotel set to debut in Turkey in autumn 2012.

The hotel, owned by Reisler Deri Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited Siketi, is due to open in autumn 2012.

The signing of the Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina adds to Wyndham Hotel Group’s steady growth in the country, following last month’s announcement that Turkey’s first Wyndham® hotel, the Wyndham Petek Istanbul, is set to debut in 2012.  Wyndham Hotel Group currently has seven hotels open and operating in the country under the globally renowned Ramada® brand.

“Turkey plays an important role in our plans to expand Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio in Europe and the Middle East and continue providing travellers with first-rate accommodations around the world,” said Eric Danziger, president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotel Group. “The opportunities in Istanbul make for an exciting time to introduce a second Wyndham hotel here. With its incredible location and five-star offerings, the addition of Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina further demonstrates our commitment to work with respected partners to bring high-calibre products to key, vibrant markets.”

With stunning views of the Marmara Sea, this five-star property will be located directly across from the exclusive Kalamis Marina on the Asian side of Istanbul.  The hotel will feature 211 rooms over five floors, one presidential suite and eight meeting rooms.  A large spa and fitness centre will offer 12 treatment rooms, one indoor pool and one rooftop pool. Dining options will include three restaurants: one offering all-day dining and two speciality restaurants.  A lobby bar and room service will also be available.