Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay has unveiled the results of an almost AU$3 million refurbishment of its rooms and common areas.

The beachfront property in Port Stephens now features retiled indoor and outdoor pools, a refreshed reception area and 56 upgraded studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

“We used the resort’s incredible position right on the beach and the vibrancy of the Shoal Bay community as inspiration for this refurbishment of the apartments and reception areas,” said Wyndham Destinations Asia Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Procurement, Property Development and Technical Services, David Wray.

“As part of our refresh, the apartments were repainted and we replaced most of the furniture, bedding and window furnishings and replaced the flooring with high-quality vinyl in the living areas. We conduct these refurbishments on a cycle in order to continually raise the standard of our properties, improve the experience members and guests enjoy, and show our commitment to the Port Stephens region.”

The mixed-use property is one of Club Wyndham South Pacific’s most popular resorts and provides accommodation to both members and the general public.

Following the refurbishment, the property reports an average occupancy of 92%, and is expected to hit similar levels for the next eight months.

“The last two years have been challenging for projects like this but thanks to the great work of our property development team, our project contractors and the understanding of our members and guests, we have been able to finish this work on time and budget,” Wray added.

Earlier this year, the onsite gym was upgraded with additional equipment and new furniture was introduced around the pool area, including four cabanas, 65 sun loungers, bean bags and umbrellas.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of new furniture has also been installed in 53 hotel rooms. To reduce the impact on landfill, all quality used furniture was donated to local non-profits and mattresses were taken to Soft Landing for recycling.