March 31, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced that the exclusive 400-unit Reunion Resort and Club, located in the luxury 2,300-acre Reunion golf community in Orlando, Fla., has joined the brand's prestigious Wyndham Grand Collection and will be known as Reunion Resort and Club Wyndham Grand Resort.
Just six miles from Walt Disney World Resort®, the Reunion Resort and Club Wyndham Grand Resort features more than 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space; onsite audio-visual capabilities; fine dining; rooftop restaurant, lounge and pool, grand lobby with bar; retail shops; wireless or wired Internet service throughout; and concierge service.
In addition, resort guests enjoy access to three signature golf courses; Seven Eagles™ Pool Pavilion with an infinity pool overlooking one of the golf courses; a five-acre water park with a winding lazy river, two-story water slide and children's interactive play area; full-service boutique spa; award-winning tennis complex; biking and walking trails; children's recreational program; and fitness center.
"This spectacular resort significantly expands the Wyndham brand's presence in the critically important Orlando market," said Jeff Wagoner, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. "With its luxurious amenities and broad spectrum of services and activities, we fully expect that our leisure, corporate and group clients will find Reunion Resort and Club Wyndham Grand Resort to be the perfect central Florida destination."
The three golf courses, designed by legendary golfers Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, offer a wide variety of golf experiences. The 6,916-yard, par 72 Arnold Palmer Signature design boasts elevation changes of up to 50 feet, creating a unique variety of risk-reward shots. The Jack Nicklaus Signature design offers a smooth and flowing Parkland-style layout with long horizon lines as well as elevated tee boxes and greens. The 7,257-yard, par 72 Tom Watson Signature design is highlighted by wide, rolling fairways.
The ANNIKA Academy™ at Reunion Resort and Club, founded by professional golfer Annika Sorenstam, features the personal coaches of one of the world's leading female golfers, including Henri Reis, Sorenstam's personal swing coach, and Kai Fusser, her personal trainer. The academy, a designated Callaway Performance Center, offers a holistic approach to golf and helps golfers take their game to the next level.
Reunion Resort and Club Wyndham Grand Resort has been recognized for its green initiatives by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Program and honored by Golf Magazine with a Silver Medal Award for 2008-2010.
"The Wyndham designation will provide additional exposure to a wide audience of potential guests through the brand's distribution system," said Bob Morse, managing principal and chief operating officer of Noble Investment Group, which operates the resort.
Guests can take advantage of the brand's guest recognition program when they join Wyndham ByRequest® which offers complimentary benefits including high-speed Internet access and choice of favorite welcome snack and beverage. Members also earn Wyndham Rewards® points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of carriers. More information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
The Wyndham Grand Collection, an ensemble of distinctive hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand, represents one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations around the world with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offer upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham hotels are either franchised or managed by the company or managed through a joint-venture partner.