Wyndham Hotels & Resorts' Ramada brand will make its South Australia debut with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Playford. Construction on the A$90 million (US$62.6 million) project is set to begin in October this year, with a scheduled opening in the first quarter of 2021.
Once completed, Ramada by Wyndham Playford will feature 205 rooms and facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, restaurant, sports bar, as well as meeting and conference spaces. Furthermore, the hotel will be within walking distance to the Civic Centre and Shedley Theatre, Prince George Plaza, Grenville Hub and Playford Arena.
Playford is tipped to become the CBD of Adelaide's north, with the population expected to expand from 96,000 to 135,000 by 2036. The hotel's launch will coincide with a significant expansion of Playford's infrastructure, including the A$885 million Northern Connector Expressway and a A$40 million ice sport and recreation centre.
"Playford is emerging as the gateway city to the northern areas of South Australia. The hotel will also play a role in the city's ongoing expansion," said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.