Vacation owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham can tick another destination off their wish list with the recent opening of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s first mixed-use property in Melbourne, situated right in the heart of the city’s CBD.
The company invested more than AUD$42 million into the development including the acquisition of 86 apartments, which our more than 49,000 vacation owners and hotel guests will be able to enjoy.
The property designed by Bruce Henderson Architects consists of 531 rooms and features a contemporary architectural design across two adjacent buildings, a 23-storey tower on William Street and a 21- storey building on Little Bourke Street.
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne was the company’s second mixed-use property opened in 2014, following Ramada Resort Shoal Bay in February. With their rapid expansion plans across key markets in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham is on the lookout for further management and franchise opportunities.
Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group
South East Asia and Pacific Rim sees the Melbourne development as an exciting step not only for the company but also for vacation owners and guests. The property offers WorldMark South Pacific Club owners a much sought-after destination and even more flexible holiday options.
“A hotel located in the heart of Melbourne has been in high demand from WorldMark South Pacific Club owners, and after more than two years of seeing the development Wyndham Continues Rapid Expansion with Flagship Melbourne Property Perspective Magazine January/February 2015 39 come to life, I am extremely proud of the end result,” Mr Robinson said.
“This exceptional hotel with its stylish design throughout, spacious apartments and state-of-the-art facilities is sure to exceed all expectations.”
“In recent years we have seen a growing demand for more capital city destinations for our vacation owners to choose from, and being situated in the heart of one of Australia’s most culturally vibrant cities the hotel perfectly reflects a cosmopolitan city experience, Mr Robinson added.”
The property was developed by Hengyi Australia, an affiliate of the China-based award-winning residential and commercial developer Shandong HYI (Group) Co. Ltd.
Level one of the building houses a fully equipped gymnasium along with a library where guests can relax, meet with clients or friends and take in a view of the streets below, out on the feature balcony.
Moving upstairs, visitors can retreat to the rooftop precinct which features a heated lap pool and BBQ area that guests can utilize as they take in the city’s skyline views. The hotel also offers meeting room facilities, laundry amenities, concierge and 24-hour reception service.
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne offers a variety of room types that feature a modern interior design with classic and
neutral tones complementing the rest of the building’s artistic design. When walking into the hotel foyer, guests are greeted with a striking and elegant feel from the building’s lustrous wall finishes, grained timber floors, dramatic sculptural lighting and striking colours on framed walkways throughout.
Accommodation options include studio, one and two-bedroom standard and deluxe apartments, as well as three-bedroom
presidential suites which have added luxuries including a built-in fireplace, wine fridge, coffee machine and outdoor lounge and dining areas. Each apartment or suite features a fully-equipped kitchen with stone bench tops, balconies with outdoor setting, air conditioning, an iPod docking station and a Lifestyle Panel television with
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne’s ultimate positioning in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD means guests have easy access to all the city has to offer, including an abundance of restaurants and bars, as well as Melbourne’s iconic laneway cafés
and shopping destinations that the city is celebrated for. Also located nearby are Federation Square, the Crown Casino, Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground for those who feel like some sporting action. Visitors can further indulge in Melbourne’s contemporary character and culture with close access to renowned theatres showcasing
world-acclaimed productions and take in the public street art that is splashed throughout the city’s streets.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific boasts more than 49,000 vacation owners in its WorldMark South Pacific Club who have access to 26 vacation ownership resorts across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. With their eyes on more mixed-use hotels and resorts, Mr Robinson said the company is looking to continue to expand its portfolio.
“As a result of our continual focus on expanding our presence in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and now also Asia, our staff numbers at our Gold Coast Corporate Office are expected to grow to support expansion plans.”
With more choice for WorldMark South Pacific Club owners, a boost to the local economy and the creation of new job
opportunities, Wyndham Hotel Melbourne has already proved to be a win for Wyndham.
For more information visit www.wyndhammelbourne.com.au