October 13, 2011 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J.– Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced its continued growth in Florida with the addition of the 319-room Wyndham Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach to the upscale hotel brand’s resort collection. The bay front, full-service hotel is the fourth Florida property to raise the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® flag in the last 12 months.
Perched on St. Andrews Bay and surrounded by 1,100 acres of wildlife preserve, the Wyndham Bay Point Resort is just 25 minutes from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and close to the area’s top attractions, shopping and activities.
Wyndham Bay Point Resort, located at 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, becomes the tenth Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property in the state.
“The addition of an established Florida resort to our expanding portfolio of resort locations is an exciting moment for our brand,” said John Green, brand senior vice president of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. “Travelers visiting Panama City Beach now have the opportunity to experience Wyndham’s first-rate service and upscale style in a relaxing resort setting. We are proud to welcome Wyndham Bay Point Resort to the family and provide another sought-after vacation and meeting spot for our guests.”
Each of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites overlook St. Andrews Bay or the resort’s manicured grounds and are well appointed with pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions, spacious work areas and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms feature marble surfaces, massaging showerheads and True Blue® Spa Bath & Body Works® amenities.
Wyndham Bay Point Resort’s 319 guest accommodations include 60 one- and two-bedroom golf villas that offer separate living rooms and bedrooms, wet bar, microwave, sleeper sofa and furnished balconies or patios.
Guests visiting Wyndham Bay Point Resort can take advantage of the upscale resort’s abundance of services, amenities and activities. Hotel offerings include complimentary, high-speed Internet access throughout the property’s public spaces; 24-hour business center; two on-site fitness centers; and five swimming pools, including the Reflections pool with two zero-entry points and private, relaxing cabanas.
The resort provides a variety of choices for those seeking activities during their stay, including jogging and biking trails, on-site water sports and rentals at Bay Point Water Sports, five clay tennis courts and complimentary boat shuttles to and from the uninhabited Shell Island, courtesy of The Bay Point Lady, the hotel’s private boat. The Kids’ Club offers activities for the youngest of guests ages 5-12, while adults can relax at the 12,000-square-foot, full-service Serenity Spa and enjoy a full range of treatments, including massages, manicures and facials.
At Wyndham Bay Point Resort, golfers can tee off at two of the area’s best-known golf courses. The Meadows Course and the award-winning Nicklaus Design Course, the only Nicklaus Design golf course in northwest Florida, offer 36 holes of championship golf, extensive practice areas and driving ranges.
Three on-site restaurants and four bars provide guests with easy access to a range of dining experiences throughout the day. Kingfish Restaurant and Sushi Bar, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializes in fresh seafood and sushi dishes with views of the bay. At Lime’s Bayside Bar & Grill, an open-air beach bar on the resort’s private dock, guests and locals alike gather for refreshing cocktails, casual cuisine and live entertainment. Club 19, located at the Nicklaus Design golf course, offers pub-style fare daily for breakfast and lunch.
Wyndham Bay Point Resort’s 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space provides ample room and flexibility for corporate events, weddings and social gatherings of varying size. Spaces range from the St. Andrews Ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 guests, to meeting rooms for 10 attendees, to the resort’s Grand Lagoon Deck for events with up to 350. On-site audio-visual services and event staff are available to meet varying event needs.
Owned by Flautt Cornerstone Bay Point, LLC, the resort formerly operated under the Marriott brand for over 25 years.
The upscale resort’s Gulf Coast location in Panama City Beach provides a private vacation experience and close proximity to sought-after local attractions, including Zoo World, St. Andrews State Park and one million square feet of shopping and entertainment at Pier Park.
All guests who are Wyndham Rewards® members can 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.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com.