November 25, 2008 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Fla. — Wyndham Vacation Ownership is now welcoming guests to WorldMark New Braunfels, the company's third Texas resort. Operating within the company's WorldMark, The Club portfolio, the 44–unit resort offers owners a newly constructed retreat in the heart of the activity–filled Texas Hill Country, conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio. WorldMark New Braunfels, which was acquired from Blewett, Allen, Bingham LLC in early 2008, complements the company's existing resorts in San Antonio – Wyndham La Cascada and Wyndham Riverside Suites.
"We are proud to offer yet another world–class property for our more than 250,000 WorldMark owners," said Dave Herrick, senior vice president, Hospitality Division, WorldMark by Wyndham. "New Braunfels is an area rich with family activities and outdoor adventures. Its prime location offers our owners a wealth of options and we are confident they will find this new resort a fantastic destination that will further enhance their vacationing lifestyle with us."
Owners visiting WorldMark New Braunfels will appreciate the resort's rustic design both inside and out. Each of the resort's well–appointed two– and three–bedroom condominium–style units and three–bedroom Penthouse units features a full kitchen and living room. Beyond the in–room comforts, owners and their guests can enjoy the property's numerous club house amenities including a fitness center; outdoor pool and spa; recreation room; arcade; barbeque grill area; and business center with internet access.
New Braunfels is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Guadalupe and Comal Rivers offer opportunities for fishing, rafting and tubing. The new WorldMark New Braunfels resort is conveniently located adjacent to the Guadalupe River, near the Gruene Rapids, making for easy access to this popular rafting area. Visitors can also sail, boat, canoe, kayak and swim in nearby Canyon Lake. Beyond water activities, guests can play the area's golf courses, explore the Natural Bridge Caverns or visit the Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, rated one of the top water parks in the world by the Travel Channel. Lastly, visitors can also experience New Braunfels' German culture in addition to the city's shops, restaurants and Historic District of Gruene.
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.