Club Wyndham has unveiled the fruits of a two-year, AUD$7.5 million renovation and refurbishment project completed at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island in regional Victoria, with highlights including a range of new guest facilities.
Works carried out include a major renovation of 137 villas along with the creation of Deluxe and Grand villas as new room categories. The resort now features studio along with two- and three-bedroom configurations, with replaced furniture donated to charities in the local area and in nearby Melbourne.
Interior designers have wielded the creative axe in reimagining the resort’s restaurant with a sleek new look and an upgraded menu. Now named ‘Flametrees’, diners can now enjoy fireside seating and a significantly enhanced menu, wine list and cocktail selection.
The resort’s General Manager, Michael Armour, said both club members and visitors will be able to enjoy refined culinary experiences, new digital services, family activities and an upgraded standard of accommodation.
“We are currently open to regional Victoria and cannot wait to welcome back more holidaymakers to our ‘new look’ Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island,” Armour said.
“We have stringent hygiene practices in place and offer spacious villa accommodation and plenty of wide-open air space, making it easy to enjoy a wonderful resort stay while also social distancing.”
In a nod to an enhanced agenda of sustainability, the resort has installed a network of signage educating guests on local flora and fauna. Staff will move about the resort on electric carts instead of petrol-powered vans.
A variety of new family-friendly activities and facilities have also been added as part of the brand’s announced boost to on-property guest entertainment. Improvements include an outdoor cinema and pedal karts which can be used on a former walking trail which has been converted into a mini Grand Prix track, appropriately located next to the main Phillip Island circuit famous for regularly playing host to MotoGP, Supercars and many other motorsports disciplines.
During school holidays, the resort will also operate a schedule of kids activities including jumping castles, trivia and bingo nights, scavenger hunts and kite flying competitions.
Additional facilities at the revamped resort include a fitness centre, three tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools, children’s playground and wading pool, sauna, indoor and outdoor spa, electric bicycle hire and games room.