Wyndham Vacation Ownership Opens First Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico

WorldMark Santa Fe becomes company's third resort in the state

November 13, 2008 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Fla. — Wyndham Vacation Ownership is now welcoming guests to WorldMark Santa Fe, the company's newest resort property in the Southwest. Operating within the company's WorldMark, The Club portfolio, the 32–unit, boutique–style resort offers owners a quiet retreat in the center of the city. WorldMark Santa Fe marks the company's third property in New Mexico, complementing WorldMark Taos and WorldMark Red River in Taos and Red River respectively.

"WorldMark Santa Fe is a newly designed style for our company, as it is an intimate boutique property with an authentic Southwestern ambiance that is different from any other resort in our network," Dave Herrick, senior vice president, Hospitality Division, WorldMark by Wyndham. "Santa Fe itself is a distinctive destination and through the characteristics of the resort, which include adobe structures, Kiva fireplaces and log ceilings, the property, both inside and out, remains true to the city's unique style."

The property, acquired in November 2007, opens following an extensive eight–month renovation to transform the former Casa Pueblo Inn into a modern vacation ownership property yet it retains the charm of the original structures.

WorldMark Santa Fe's distinct design offers owners an intimate setting to retire to after exploring picturesque Santa Fe. Featuring upscale furnishings, stained concrete floors, pine cabinetry and multi–colored granite throughout the property, WorldMark Santa Fe truly embodies the feel and energy of the American Southwest. The property's 32 hotel, studio and one–bedroom well–appointed units include a variety of layouts, each with a pueblo–inspired design that reflects the colors and vibrancy of the surrounding desert. In keeping with the Southwestern feel, most units include a Kiva fireplace, which is native to the area as well as partial kitchens.

The property is located in the heart of Santa Fe, a popular destination rich with culture, tradition, beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures. WorldMark Santa Fe is conveniently located within walking distance of the city's center as well as a number of unique art galleries and shops. Visitors can take in Santa Fe's numerous historical sites including San Miguel Mission – the oldest active church in the United States, the local Indian pueblos and the nearby foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The city and surrounding area also lend themselves to a number of year–round, outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, golf, whitewater rafting, skiing and snowshoeing. Santa Fe's charm, mixed with its many activities and attractions, make it a truly desirable destination for many travelers.

About Wyndham Vacation Ownership

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.

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