Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has expanded its presence in India, with the opening of the Wyndham Ahmedabad Shela in Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Wyndham Ahmedabad Shela is the franchise’s latest addition following the Ramada, Ramada Encore and Hawthorn Suites in Gujarat.

Accommodating 34 meeting rooms that provide 65,000ft2 of meeting space for 3,500 people, the hotel also features a spa, salon, indoor and outdoor pools, and a movie theatre.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts regional director Eurasia Nikhil Sharma said: “The Wyndham brand is recognised around the world for providing an upscale experience and our latest addition in Ahmedabad perfectly complements our strong brand portfolio in India, increasing our presence to over 4,000 hotel rooms now open and operating.

“Our teams have executed 18 new franchise agreements in India and have helped our owners break ground on the construction of 11 of these hotels, which are expected to open over the next two years, in addition to helping independent owners convert their hotels to the world’s best known brands on the industry’s leading distribution and loyalty platform.”

The hotel lies within easy reach of the shopping and business hubs of Ahmedabad for visitors wanting to explore that part of the city.

While various attractions of the city, such as Kankaria Lake, are not far from Wyndham, the property is also well linked to major transport hubs including Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, the SG Highway and Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has approximately 9,000 hotels across 90 countries on six continents.

The hotel franchising company operates a portfolio of 20 brands.