Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Appoints Mary Lynn Clark President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rentals and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Mary Lynn Clark as president of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America.

As a member of the Wyndham Exchange & Rentals senior leadership team, Clark will be responsible for leading and growing the company’s North American rental businesses, which include such well-known brands as ResortQuest, Kaiser Realty and Oceana Resorts. Clark will be based in Parsippany, N.J. and report directly to the COO & CFO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, Gail Mandel.

“With more than 25 years of experience, Mary Lynn has proven to be a leader within the hospitality industry,” said Mandel. “We’re excited to welcome her to our team and know that her extensive business knowledge and strong passion for the industry will help drive our continued growth within the U.S. vacation rentals market.”

Prior to joining Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Clark held a 26-year tenure with Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Marriott International. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, global product & customer development for Marriott Vacations Worldwide, where she led the strategic direction for multiple brands within the company while overseeing global business innovations, product offerings and customer development. She has also held numerous leadership roles in the areas of strategic planning, business and product development, brand and change management, e-Commerce, sales, and marketing.

Clark holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and marketing from Duquesne University.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Explore Myrtle Beach with Ashley Castle

Get an inside look at one of the top summer travel spots in the U.S., as travel blogger Ashley Castle visits South Carolina’s famous Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. Celebrating National Vacation Rental Month at The Patricia Grand, Castle enjoyed all the benefits of a vacation rental right in the heart of the action, from extra space and privacy to a fully-equipped kitchen. She also took advantage of the resort’s added services and amenities including oceanfront dining, 24-hour front desk service, the spa, pool and lazy river. Outside her rental, she explored Myrtle Beach’s many family-friendly attractions, taking a dolphin cruise and hitting the boardwalk for carnival rides and live entertainment. Join her for the grand tour here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learn to Golf in Myrtle Beach with Ashley Castle

Are you a beginner golfer looking to hone your skills, or a seasoned player in search of the best courses? Either way, travel blogger Ashley Castle has you covered. Join Castle as she explores the game of golf during her recent stay with us at The Patricia Grand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hailed as the “Golf Capital of the World,” Myrtle Beach offers more than 100 area courses, the majority of which are open to the public, making it a great affordable golf vacation option. Watch Castle’s video to learn more about Myrtle Beach, as well as our other leading golf destinations, and join her as she gets a lesson from a PGA pro.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Book the Right Vacation Rental with Tips from Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle gives her top 5 tops for making a smart vacation rental choice
In celebration of National Vacation Rental Month, travel blogger Ashley Castle headed down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she stayed in one of our professionally managed units at The Patricia Grand.  To help fellow travelers take advantage of the benefits of a vacation rental while enjoying peace of mind, Castle outlines five great tips for making a smart vacation rental choice.

Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights
From booking a professionally managed unit to finding out if the rental has customer service support and regular cleaning service, Castle covers all the basics for a great vacation rental experience. Get her tips here before booking your own getaway.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Some of This Summer’s Top U.S. Travel Destinations and Save

Enjoy savings up to 35 percent*†off in some of TripAdvisor’s top-ranked 2014 U.S. summer travel destinations for National Vacation Rental Month

Stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals in some of TripAdvisor's top-ranked summer destinationsWyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it is now offering great savings on vacation rental properties in some of the top 2014 U.S. summer travel destinations, as ranked by TripAdvisor. When they book by July 31, 2014, travelers can save on Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ range of vacation rental accommodations in these leading destinations in celebration of July being National Vacation Rental Month.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Join Ashley Castle for a True Catch n’ Cook Experience

Join Ashley Castle for a True Catch n' Cook Experience at The Beach Club in Pensacola Beach
Ready for a homemade, coastal feast? In part three of travel blogger Ashley Castle’s video series on her stay with us in Pensacola Beach, Florida, she sets out to catch and cook her own dinner. With home-like amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms, and in-unit washers/dryers, vacation rentals can save travelers time, money and hassle. Castle took advantage of the kitchen in her vacation rental at The Beach Club in Pensacola Beach, which offers all the appliances and tools you need to cook a full meal. After a deep-sea excursion, Ashley brought her hard-earned fish back to her rental, and with the help of a professional chef, prepared a local dish. Watch her experience here:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Travel Expert Christopher Elliott Celebrates National Vacation Rental Month

Travel Expert Christopher Elliott Talks about National Vacation Rental Month
Christopher Elliott, well-known consumer advocate and writer for National Geographic Traveler, discussed National Vacation Rental Month in a recent interview with ABC News 4 Charleston. Reporting beachside from TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort in Destin, Florida, Elliott shared tips for smart traveling and gave travelers the scoop on how to save up to 35 percent off a summer vacation at for National Vacation Rental Month.

During the interview, Elliott talked about the importance of choosing a brand you can trust, highlighting the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights® offered by Wyndham Vacation Rentals as a way for travelers to enjoy peace of mind on vacation. The travel expert also talked about the convenience and cost-saving benefits of vacation rentals, from cooking your own meals to doing laundry in your unit. Watch the full interview here:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tour Pensacola Beach with Ashley Castle

Watch Ashley Castle Tour Pensacola BeachDuring her recent stay with us at The Beach Club in Pensacola Beach, Florida, travel blogger Ashley Castle set out to discover all the destination has to offer. Located along the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Beach sits on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world. Castle took to the emerald waters and white-sand beaches for some R&R and then dove into action with activities like parasailing and sport fishing. She also headed downtown to check out the area’s great shops and restaurants. Watch part two of Castle’s video series for an insider’s look at Pensacola Beach:

Check back in two weeks for Part Three: An Authentic Catch n’ Cook Experience!