Wyndham Grand Enters Poland with Hotel in the Heart of Krakow

The opening of Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town offers guests a historical escape in one of Europe’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities

LONDON (29 August 2023) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,100 hotels in more than 95 countries, today announced the opening of the 60-room Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town, the first Wyndham Grand in Poland. The hotel – which will be operated by Dobry Hotel Group, a leading hotel management company in Poland with decades of experience – is housed in a stunning, historic townhouse right in the heart of Krakow Old Town, close to many iconic landmarks like the Cloth Hall, Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, and other popular attractions.

Wyndham Grand is an upper-upscale ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. The opening of Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town adds another desirable destination to the brand’s roster, including Manama, Istanbul, Athens and many others – and in Poland, adds Wyndham’s eighth hotel across cities including Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw and Krakow.

Dimitris Manikis, President Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said: “Our distinctive Wyndham Grand brand represents best-in class hospitality, and the opening of Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town is a welcomed addition to our presence in Poland, while also marking an important step in our expansion plans for the country. Dobry Hotel Group is one of the top hospitality operators in the country who shares our vision for growth, making them the ideal partner to bring the Wyndham Grand brand to Poland.”

Daniel Łukaszewicz, Managing Director of Dobry Hotel Group, commented: “We are thrilled to open the first Wyndham Grand in Poland with the support of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor. Situated in the former royal capital, guests staying at the Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town can enjoy the spectacular Renaissance architecture and medieval city centre. We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers from around the world for unforgettable stays and experiences.”

Located only 13 kilometres from Krakow Airport and just one kilometre from Krakow Main Station, Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town offers guests an exceptional juxtaposition between a historic cultural backdrop and modern getaway experience with contemporary comforts and high-end amenities. After a day exploring the Gothic architecture and charming cobblestone streets, guests can indulge in the hotel’s relaxing wellness zone that features a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre, and spa with a sauna, hot tub, and even a salt cave. Guests can also enjoy dining at two fantastic on-site restaurants serving exquisite Italian and international cuisine, and for those staying for business, the hotel also features a well-equipped executive centre and two versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Wyndham hotels in Poland participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s most generous hotel rewards programme with thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. For more information about Wyndham Grand Krakow Old Town visit https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-grand/krakow-poland/wyndham-grand-krakow-old-town/overview. For additional details on franchising opportunities, visit www.whrdevelopmentemea.com.

About Wyndham Grand
Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life. With locations in some of the world’s most sought-after vacation destinations – including Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg and Orlando – Wyndham Grand hotels transform ordinary moments into unforgettable experiences. Approachable by design, this upper-upscale hotel brand helps travellers make every moment count. Learn more at www.wyndhamgrand.com.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 852,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveller, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 24 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty programme offers over 103 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit wyndhamhotels.com/en-uk.

About Dobry Hotel Group
Dobry Hotel Group has been operating in Poland for nearly 20 years. It is an expert in the management of hotel and catering facilities. Its portfolio currently includes 20 hotels in attractive tourist and business regions and cities in Poland, such as Jastarnia, Mikolajki, Poznan, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Krakow and Zakopane. The Group’s hotels are winners of prestigious awards and industry distinctions. Dobry Hotel Group employs more than a thousand people.

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