Wyndham Destinations set for further growth with planned new resort in Moab, Utah, and expansion in Scottsdale, Arizona
Company to expand WorldMark by Wyndham vacation club footprint in the heart of Utah’s national parks corridor
ORLANDO, Fla. – (Feb. 20, 2019) – Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and vacation exchange company, today announced the proposed development of a new timeshare resort in Moab, Utah, working with developer Gardiner Properties. Wyndham Destinations also announced it has started construction of new suites at its existing resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Both properties are a part of the WorldMark® by Wyndham® brand, a portfolio of properties with more than 90 resorts in a variety of destinations from sea to ski, coast to coast that focuses on giving families more time together to make memories.
Upon planned completion of the proposed resort in late 2020, the new Moab property is expected to feature more than 150 well-appointed condo-style units including one-, two- and three-bedroom suites for WorldMark by Wyndham owners and guests visiting the beautiful destination of Moab, Utah, gateway to two of America’s most stunning national parks. The resort will also feature WorldMark Presidential suites, featuring larger two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites with enhanced amenities.
Moab is the only Utah destination where visitors can experience two of The Mighty 5® National Parks -- Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park -- from one convenient location. Moab’s proximity to amazing red rock landscapes, set along the pristine waters of the Colorado River, has made it one of the most popular outdoor recreation destinations in the southwest. Because of its proximity to the national parks, Moab is one of the most-requested new destinations of WorldMark owners.
Located near the heart of the popular southeast Utah tourist destination, the proposed new resort will feature spacious suites that give families more time to spend together and include full amenities like separate bedrooms, living and dining areas for relaxation, fully equipped kitchens so families can have breakfast together before they hit the trails and a washer/dryer in unit to clean up after a day in the parks. The resort will also offer balconies for taking in the incredible desert landscapes, and amenities including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and activities for vacationing families. As part of the overall project, a sales gallery is also being constructed at the resort, which is projected to open in late 2020.
The new resort will be the largest development project in Moab history and will be designed to complement the natural features of the region. The main entrance will include a glass entry allowing guests to enjoy the breathtaking beauty surrounding the resort.
According to Michael D. Brown, president and CEO of Wyndham Destinations, “Our owners love the proximity of WorldMark by Wyndham resorts to national parks throughout the country, so families can explore these incredible landmarks while spending more time together. Moab, Utah, is a spectacular destination for outdoor activities and we can’t wait to offer this new destination to our nearly 900,000 owners. We are confident that our ongoing collaboration with Gardiner Properties will further strengthen our presence in this thriving region.”
Gardiner Properties, LLC, will be developing the project, and upon completion of construction, Wyndham Destinations will purchase units at the resort and manage the sales and marketing of vacation ownership, resort operations, and timeshare homeowners’ association management. Gardiner Properties and Wyndham Destinations previously worked together on the Club Wyndham Park City vacation ownership resort in Park City, Utah.
John Gardiner, president of Gardiner Properties commented, “We are pleased to engage with Wyndham Destinations on our second project to bring another first-class timeshare resort to their portfolio. This project is further testament to the successful relationship made possible through this unique collaboration.”
This will be the company’s sixth vacation club resort in Utah. Wyndham Destinations also operates Wyndham Park City in Park City, WorldMark Bear Lake in Garden City, WorldMark Midway in Midway, WorldMark St. George in St. George, and WorldMark Wolf Creek in Eden.
New golf course suites in Scottsdale, Arizona
The WorldMark by Wyndham vacation club is planning to add 40 suites to the WorldMark Scottsdale resort that overlooks the par 70, 18-hole championship Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course. The building will feature a new WorldMark suite design, which provides the generous space and modern amenities WorldMark owners have come to love. The new suites are expected to be available for WorldMark owners by late 2019.
As a part of the expansion, the company is planning to offer additional Presidential suites, which feature larger one-, two-, and four-bedroom suites for families to enjoy even larger rooms and enhanced amenities for their Arizona adventures.
With stunning views of Camelback Mountain, the rugged Sonoran Desert and meticulously manicured golf fairways as a backdrop, WorldMark Scottsdale is the perfect place to start a golf vacation, with more than a dozen courses nearby. While the tranquil desert oasis may seem far away from the frenzy of the city, this resort is just a short drive from Old Town Scottsdale, the deluxe shops at Scottsdale Fashion Square and the Talking Stick Casino. Guests are close to museums and art galleries, the Desert Botanical Garden, and the resort can be a base for a day trip to popular destinations like Sedona, Flagstaff, or the Grand Canyon.
About Worldmark by Wyndham
WorldMark by Wyndham offers a flexible vacation portfolio, with over 90 resorts in a variety of destinations from sea to ski, coast to coast. Whether they enjoy a little excitement or prefer to lounge on the beach, families know that WorldMark promises more time to be together and more time for new traditions and new discoveries at a resort that feels like home. WorldMark suites provide all the amenities families need — including fully equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, separate bedrooms, and a washer/dryer — in sought-after locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit worldmarkbywyndham.com.
About Wyndham Destinations
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with more than 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands Club Wyndham®,WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 9,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com. Connect with us on Twitter:@WynDestinations; Facebook: @WyndhamDestinations; Instagram: @WyndhamDestinations; YouTube:@WyndhamDestinations; and LinkedIn: @WyndhamDestinations.
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