Refurbishment and deep cleaning programs have been fast-tracked at Wyndham Destinations in the Asia Pacific during the COVID-19 crisis, the company says, with upgrades underway at many of its 54 timeshare and holiday properties.
The company is preparing to implement a phased reopening of its hotels and resorts beginning from next month, with new spaces and facilities ready to welcome guests once again.
A planned doubling of accommodations at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Flynns Beach at Port Macquarie was originally due to finish at the end of 2020 but is now on track to be complete by the end of September. The resort will open 53 new villas ranging in size from 1-4 bedrooms along with a new café, gym, games area, children’s swimming pool, car parking and new common areas.
At Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island in Victoria, new deluxe and grand villas are almost ready, along with newly refurbished kitchens and bathrooms in villas acquired last year by Club Wyndham South Pacific for its timeshare owners.
A renovated reception area at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dinner Plain in Mt Hotham will also be ready in time for the main part of the winter ski season. The resort will also offer new seating outside the front entrance along with a new fire pit and pathways with underfloor heating.
Finally, a new chicken coop and hobby farm including sheep and alpacas is under construction at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach in an effort to improve family-friendly activities.
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific Vice President of Operations, Warren Cullum, said it was pleasing that the company’s existing refurb and construction were able to continue, with workers adhering to social distancing and work being able to be shared across a larger workforce.
“While this work has been going on, our operations team has also enhanced our hygiene procedures to ensure our resorts provide the highest standard of cleanliness for our guests, timeshare owners and team members,” he added.
“Among our new practices will be the use of virus-killing products providing guests with access to hand sanitiser, redesigning common areas to enable social distancing and tighter protocols in housekeeping.”