November 06, 2008 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. — Wyndham Vacation Ownership expands its selection of resorts in Southern California with the opening of its newest flagship vacation ownership property, WorldMark Anaheim. Operating within the company's WorldMark by Wyndham portfolio of world–class resorts, the 241–unit, 14–story property is one of WorldMark's largest resorts and is the company's second property in Anaheim. The company acquired the premier land for development of the property in 2005 and began construction the following year. WorldMark Anaheim marks the company's 15th WorldMark by Wyndham resort in California.
"We have been eagerly anticipating the opening of WorldMark Anaheim as it demonstrates our continued efforts to add value and enhance the vacation ownership experience for our more than 250,000 WorldMark owners who can now enjoy yet another world–class resort," said Franz Hanning, president and CEO, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. "WorldMark Anaheim in an ideal location for those looking to visit Southern California's many appealing attractions and it provides a unique perspective of Disneyland® and the Anaheim area that can only be found at our resort which our owners are sure to enjoy for many years to come."
This premier resort includes a mix of beautifully appointed studio, one–, two– and three–bedroom units as well as two–, three– and four–bedroom luxurious Presidential units. Each spacious unit features an urban contemporary design and contains such comforts as a full kitchen; living and dining area; flat screen televisions; and in–unit washer and dryer. The grand Presidential units include upscale touches such as high–end, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops throughout.
The contemporary design of the property's units is carried across the resort. Bold colors and shapes are utilized throughout to evoke a dynamic Southern California experience. In addition to the colorful finishes, the resort includes over–sized sculptural and lighting elements designed to subtly provide the feel of a theme park. Artwork in the resort includes images of famous characters from the neighboring Disneyland property, appealing to all ages of visitors.
In addition to its bold design, WorldMark Anaheim provides owners with a number of amenities to enjoy during their visit. The resort features an expansive game room complete with pool tables, video games and air hockey tables as well as a large fitness center. Owners and their guests can soak up the California sun at the resort's outdoor pool and hot tub, children's pool and rooftop sundeck with additional hot tubs. As one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim, the 14–story tower's rooftop deck boasts spectacular views of the surrounding area as well as Disneyland's fireworks displays.
An urban destination in beautiful Orange County, Calif., Anaheim has a wide range of activities and attractions every family member can enjoy. Beyond the magic of the Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure® Parks, visitors to Orange County can experience the thrills at Knott's Berry Farm®, watch the Anaheim Angels baseball team, shop at nearby Anaheim GardenWalk or travel a short distance to numerous beautiful beaches.
In recent years, Wyndham Vacation Ownership has greatly expanded its presence in California, adding a number of premier resorts to its portfolio. Wyndham Vacation Ownership has 19 resort properties combined in its WorldMark by Wyndham and Wyndham Vacation Resorts portfolios. Throughout the state there are properties in sought–after destinations such as Oceanside, San Diego, Palm Springs, Big Bear, San Francisco and Windsor.
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide's (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its three primary consumer brands, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, WorldMark by Wyndham and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. As of December 31, 2007, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired approximately 145 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent more than 17,500 individual vacation ownership units and more than 800,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and is supported by more than 17,700 employees globally.