by Rosie Clarke
03rd April, 2018
First new resort in five years for NSW south coast
Wyndham Hotel Group has announced its first resort on the New South Wales South Coast, Ramada Resort Batemans Bay, the town’s first new resort to open in more than five years.
Slated to break ground in the third quarter of 2018 and open late next year, the 84-room resort is a $26m development from Nikias Diamond Property Developments P/L. The property is expected to employ up to 60 people during construction and approximately 35 staff once open.
Located in Batehaven, the resort is across the road from Corrigans Beach Reserve, giving many rooms sweeping ocean and parkland views.
“We are seeing increased interest from Australian developers for globally renowned brands like Ramada and others offered by Wyndham Hotel Group, which are both well supported and ideally positioned to meet the emerging needs of today’s traveller.
Batemans Bay has long been a destination favoured by Australian holidaymakers thanks to an abundance of beautiful beaches, natural beauty and tourism attractions,” said Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim president and managing director, Barry Robinson.
“The New South Wales South Coast region continues to grow in popularity among travellers and we look forward to seeing Ramada Batemans Bay guests enjoy the bespoke hospitality and comforts for which Ramada is world-renowned.”
As the closest seaside town to the Australian Capital Territory, Batemans Bay is a popular holiday destination for Canberrians. It is also a favoured holiday destination of Sydneysiders and a key stop for people driving along the coastal route between Sydney and Melbourne.
Centrally positioned, resort guests will enjoy the best experiences the region has to offer, including scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing, fishing charters, golf, indoor rock climbing and go-karting.
“We believe tourism in Batemans Bay will benefit from this development, particularly considering it will feature the globally known Ramada name,” said Dimitri Nikias, director of Nikias Diamond Property Developments P/L.
“We expect Ramada Batemans Bay will be welcomed by locals and tourists alike and we look forward to giving our guests a personalised and memorable experience of the bay,” said Peter Nair, chief executive officer of BBS Hospitality Group.