Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group, both part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, have announced the purchase of a combination of hotel rooms, holiday apartments and penthouse suites together with the management rights at Crowne Plaza Torquay.
Known as Wyndham Resort Torquay effective October 7, the beachfront property is located at 100 The Esplanade, Torquay, near Melbourne, Victoria and was developed by Massey Pty Ltd as OnShore Torquay and formerly carried the Crowne Plaza flag.
“The Asia Pacific region continues to be a key area of focus for our company’s development,” said Barry Robinson, Managing Director Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and also managing director for Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific.
“We are pleased to introduce the Wyndham brand to Torquay further strengthening our presence in the Victoria region.”
Wyndham Hotel Group was launched in the South Pacific region in 2010 with the acquisition of Wyndham Surfers Paradise, the hotel division’s first mixed use property in collaboration with Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.
The company’s expansion also includes the recent purchase and management rights of Ramada Resort Port Douglas and franchise agreements for two Ramada properties in New Zealand.
Wyndham Resort Torquay will be a mixed-use property featuring 149 rooms, a combination of hotel rooms and one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartments.
In addition to management of the resort, Wyndham has contracted to acquire a selection of hotel rooms and apartments to be transferred into WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, for use by its 44,000 Vacation Owners of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s Vacation Ownership club.
“Wyndham Resort Torquay is a significant addition to our portfolio as we continue to expand into Australia and the South Pacific region through franchising and management agreements,” Robinson said.