Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Celebrates Milestone Year

World’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals company honors decades of success achieved by its renowned brands

Wyndham Vacation Rentals - The world's largest network of serviced vacation rentalsWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of five of its vacation rental brands this year, including the 30th anniversaries of James Villa Holidays and Chez Nous, the 50th anniversary of Canvas Holidays, the 60th anniversary of Landal GreenParks®, and the 70th anniversary of Hoseasons.

“Each of these storied brands has contributed greatly to the vitality of today’s vacation rental industry both here in the U.S. and overseas,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. “When we think about their incredibly rich heritages, the decades of guest service that our associates who support them provide, and the dedication from our repeat guests who have helped them grow and prosper in an ever-changing travel landscape—it truly is an impressive testament. We’re tremendously proud to celebrate the success of each of these brands and the important roles they play in the Wyndham Vacation Rentals family.”

James Villa Holidays – Established in 1984, James Villa Holidays is the leading villa tour operator in the UK, offering luxurious, handpicked accommodations in over 50 destinations across the Mediterranean and beyond, as well as in popular U.S. travel spot, Orlando, Fla. From traditional farmhouses to modern resort villas, James Villa Holidays offers a range of luxury accommodations for both summer and winter holidays.

Chez Nous – Also founded in 1984, Chez Nous provides holiday accommodations throughout France, from its rugged coastlines and medieval villages to its snow-capped mountains and cosmopolitan areas. Guests can choose from holiday cottages, gites, villas, farmhouses and chateaux to enjoy an authentic French holiday experience.

Canvas Holidays – The first company to offer package camping holidays in 1964, Canvas Holidays provides spacious and comfortable accommodations at some of the finest campsites in Europe, complete with free amenities and activities for the entire family. With more than 90 sites to choose from, guests can enjoy a number of unique vacation rental options from super Maxi Tents and mobile homes to luxury lodges.

Landal GreenParks – Since 1954, Landal GreenParks has specialized in providing quality accommodations set amidst Europe’s beautiful natural surroundings. With more than 70 parks throughout the Netherlands and Europe, Landal is Europe’s biggest and greenest provider of holiday parks, offering a range of leased tents, caravans, campsites and bungalows.

Hoseasons – Beginning with one small boatyard in 1944, Hoseasons has become the leader of self-catering vacations in the UK. With nearly 25,000 places to stay in coastal, city, countryside, and water-bound settings throughout Britain and Europe, Hoseasons gives guests a wide selection of vacation rental experiences, from holiday parks and lodges, to cottages and boats.

“Through our diverse collection of more than 25 vacation rental brands, guests can truly customize their own vacation experience,” added Ballotti. “From beachfront homes and slopeside condos to country cottages and luxurious villas, we offer options all around the world to give our guests the authentic vacation experiences they’re looking for.”

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals® in Some of North America’s Favorite Ski Destinations

World’s largest professionally managed vacation rental company offers properties in some of USA TODAY and 10Best’s top ski destinations

Wyndham 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 offers vacation rental properties in three of the top U.S. ski destinations, as chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best for Best Ski Destination. From ski-in/ski-out condominiums and luxury townhomes to private mountain residences, Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers authentic ski and snowboard accommodations to meet the needs of couples, families and groups alike.

“The readers of USA Today and 10Best chose some of the country’s best spots for skiing and snowboarding,” said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “But what really enhances the overall mountain experience is quality vacation rental accommodations, which is what we offer our guests. Whether looking for a private home in Breckenridge or ski-in/ski-out lodging in Aspen, there’s still time to book one of our deals this season and enjoy the comforts of home with convenient access to the slopes and downtown areas of these well-known spots.”

Friday, February 21, 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Borders Lodge Managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Completes $1.6 Million Renovation

Beaver Creek property completes interior renovation in time for 2013/2014 ski season

Wyndham 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 The Borders Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo. has completed a $1.6 million interior renovation funded by its Homeowners’ Association.  Beginning in the fall of this year, The Borders Lodge has undertaken renovations of its interior common areas to enhance the overall guest experience and has recently re-opened with updates for the 2013/2014 ski season.   

“We’re excited to give guests a fresh and exciting ski experience this season with the Borders’ new refined mountain design,” said Bill Anderson, vice president of operations, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Western U.S.  “With sophisticated design elements and upgraded common areas, guests can enjoy the amenities of a warm and welcoming mountain lodge with all the convenience and privacy of a vacation rental property.”

Complementing the Borders’ elegant condominiums and sweeping mountain views, the new design features red birch woodwork, custom granite selections, wool carpeting, and slate tiling – all lending to the look and feel of a sophisticated mountain lodge.  New furnishings and décor added in the lobby and meeting room further enhance the renovated common areas, and a completely redone front desk gives owners and guests a grand welcome upon arrival.

Located 40 feet from the Elkhorn lift and within walking distance of Beaver Creek Village, The Borders Lodge offers ski-in/ski-out accommodations that range from deluxe studio units to four-bedroom condominiums.  The Borders Lodge offers a variety of services and amenities including access to Beaver Creek Resort’s complimentary shuttle service, daily front desk with concierge services, daily housekeeping, and private underground parking, along with an onsite pool, hot tubs, private ski lockers, fitness center and group meeting room. 

To experience the Borders’ new design and Beaver Creek’s incredible mountain conditions with nearly 16 feet of snow so far this season, book a Beaver Creek ski deal now.  Spring Break deals are available, including up to 25% off stays through March 22, 2014, and up to 33% off stays of 3 nights or more from March 23, 2014 through April 20, 2014.  For complete details and promo codes, please visit the Beaver Creek Vacation Deals page at WyndhamVacationRentals.com.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, James Villa Holidays by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® and The Resort Company® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lion Square Lodge Managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Completes $53 Million Renovation

Vail property completes final phase of renovation for 2013/2014 ski season

Lion Square Lodge at the Gondola, Vail, ColoradoWyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced that Lion Square Lodge at the Gondola in Vail, Colo. has completed a $53 million property renovation funded by its Homeowners’ Association. Beginning in 2008, the Lodge has undertaken major renovations at each of its three buildings to enhance the overall guest experience with significant interior and exterior upgrades. The final phase of the project, the Lodge’s East Building in the Lionshead ski yard, re-opened in December for the 2013/2014 ski season.


“We’re incredibly proud to share Lion Square Lodge’s new design with guests this season,” said Bill Anderson, vice president of operations, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Western U.S. “With an extensive exterior project designed to tie the three buildings together, major interior upgrades, a brand new on-site restaurant, and an ambitious solar panel project, the renovated and modern style gives guests the chance to enjoy luxurious rental accommodations when they hit the slopes.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Discover Your Snow Personality with the Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Snow Days Sweepstakes Now on Facebook

“Like” Wyndham Vacation Rentals to take the Snow Personality Test

Snow Days Sweepstakes - Like us on Facebook to Enter!To celebrate the winter season, Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), is giving its Facebook fans the opportunity to discover their snow egos with its newly launched Snow Days Sweepstakes along with a chance to win a vacation rental package valued at up to $4,000 USD.

As part of the Sweepstakes, participants can learn more about their winter personas by taking Wyndham Vacation Rentals’ Snow Personality Test online. Their responses to the short, multiple choice quiz will reveal one of seven unique personalities, such as “Ski Fanatic” or “Lodge Lover,” which they can share on Facebook with family and friends (U.S. residents only). Each profile will also offer three vacation destinations best suited for the participant’s personality type along with a variety of snowy activities they’re likely to enjoy.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bring the Whole Family! Visit the “Best” Family Ski Destinations with Wyndham Vacation Rentals®

World’s largest professionally managed vacation rental company offers properties in five of Fodor’s top-ranked U.S. ski destinations for families

Wyndham 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 offers vacation rental accommodations in five of the top U.S. ski destinations for families, as reported in Fodor’s recent “10 Best US Ski Resorts for Families” list. From ski-in/ski-out condominiums and luxury townhomes to private mountain residences, Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers authentic ski accommodations to meet the different lifestyles and budgets of traveling families.

“Fodor’s list recognizes a great group of ski destinations that cater specifically to families and that feature slopes and off-the-mountain fun everyone can enjoy,” said Bob Milne, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “As a skier myself, I know how important it is when traveling with family to find both a destination and accommodations to please the whole group. Our trusted vacation rental properties offer the best of both worlds, giving families the space and privacy they need with the added hotel-like services and amenities they want when they hit the slopes together.”

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Participates as a Sponsor of the 2014 Hangout Music Festival

Offers lodging packages and 3-day passes for guests during this nationally recognized music festival in Gulf Shores, Ala.

2014 Hangout Music FestivalWyndham 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 Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® will be an official accommodations sponsor of the 2014 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. from May 16 through May 18, 2014.

Returning for its fifth year, the Hangout Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind, boutique music and arts event spanning three days with eclectic musical line-ups and unique arts displays. Drawing upwards of 30,000 visitors, the event brings the most popular names in music to the white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Creating an unmatched spectator experience, the festival boasts attractions such as shaded sneak aways with hammocks, relaxing seating along the beach, VIP built-in pools, and concierge services, all to complement the top-tier musical acts. Multiple stages are located throughout the festival grounds to showcase local, national and international acts during the three-day musical line-up.

As a proud sponsor of the 2014 Hangout Music Festival, Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals will offer guests festival lodging packages, conveniently providing a single location for accommodations check-in and secure ticket pick-up. Available tickets to the event include 3-Day General Admission, VIP, and Super VIP festival passes. This special offer is available on guest stays, including a minimum of one night, between Friday, May 16 and Sunday, May 18, 2014.