WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS BEGINS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REFURBISHMENT OF CLUB WYNDHAM DUNSBOROUGH
DUNSBOROUGH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA (2 AUGUST, 2022) – Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has begun an extensive project to refurbish all 82 apartments at Club Wyndham Dunsborough, located beachfront at Geographe Bay.
The property renewal, which is likely to reach approximately $5 million, will occur in stages until its conclusion in December and will boost the South West economy by utilising an estimated 35 local tradespeople and contractors, guided by the region’s branch of Programmed Property Services.
“After a couple of years’ worth of disruptions to our property development calendar, this has become one of our most extensive refurbishments. We are excited to finally begin this project, which will make Club Wyndham Dunsborough one of the crown jewels of our managed portfolio,” said Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Procurement, Property Development and Technical Services, David Wray.
“A project of this scale will have a significant economic impact by utilising local businesses and featuring local materials, then by helping to fill the resort and encouraging our club owners to come back time and again to support local businesses in the beautiful Margaret River region,” he added.
Club Wyndham Dunsborough is part of Club Wyndham South Pacific, the region’s leading vacation ownership club with 52 locations across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and Europe. Club apartments are updated according to a refurbishment schedule so they continue to look modern and fresh.
Research has shown that club members, having paid for their accommodation through vacation credits, tend to spend greater amounts in the local economy – more than $3,500 per trip. Factoring in the spend of guests in the local community, staff wages and contractor hire, the resort is estimated to have an economic impact of about $17 million per year.
The resort is popular with Club Wyndham South Pacific members, with an average of above 80 per cent until January and over 60 per cent all through until next April. The refurbishment is expected to generate additional interest and, potentially, further improve those figures.
As part of the project, all bathrooms and powder rooms in the apartments will be renewed, while kitchen benchtops will be replaced and cabinets refaced. Luxury vinyl flooring will be laid in the living areas, and new bedroom carpets will be 100 per cent wool.
Many apartments will be stocked with new furniture, sofa beds and soft furnishings like curtains. A bright new design scheme will inspire the selection of new furniture and soft furnishings, and the apartments will all be repainted accordingly.
“This project will freshen up the resort apartments and aims to bring the brightness and beauty of this part of the world inside for guests. The new look is inspired by the resort’s picture-perfect location on Geographe Bay and the Margaret River region’s famous sunshine,” said Mr Wray.
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s sustainability credentials have been lauded by the hospitality industry and they are reflected in this refurbishment. The project features 100 per cent recyclable flooring and long-lasting finishes. The good quality used furniture from this project will be donated to local non-profit organisations and charities.
All rooms at the resort are utilised by Club Wyndham South Pacific’s close to 60,000 members and can be accessed by the general public occasionally when members chose to exchange their vacation credits for accommodation elsewhere.
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ABOUT CLUB WYNDHAM
Club Wyndham® is the flagship vacation ownership brand in the Wyndham Destinations portfolio, the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company. From the busy streets of Sydney to the calming shores of Fiji, Club Wyndham South Pacific owners have access to 52 resorts to unlock new cities, new experiences and new destinations. Club Wyndham South Pacific lets travellers spark their sense of adventure with a range of accommodation options from studios to self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments with large kitchens and open living spaces, right through to four-bedroom presidential suites. Wander across town, across the country or across the ocean – no matter what’s on your travel bucket list, Club Wyndham South Pacific offers the chance to live it.
ABOUT WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS ASIA PACIFIC
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is the largest timeshare development operation outside of North America. The company markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to vacation owners in Club Wyndham South Pacific. The Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific team also provides support for affiliate Wyndham Destinations International Ltd, responsible for the development of Club Wyndham Asia and Innovative Holiday Club by Club Wyndham.