Wyndham acquires and rebrands Airlie Beach resort

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has boosted its presence in Queensland with the acquisition of a majority freehold interest in a 105-room Airlie Beach resort on the Whitsunday Coast.

Barry Robinson, president and managing director of international operations at Wyndham Vacation Clubs, said the property will be rebranded Club Wyndham Airlie Beach Whitsundays and will be available for almost 60,000 Club Wyndham timeshare owners.

Boasting a magnificent location overlooking the Whitsunday Passage, Club Wyndham Airlie Beach features an open-air restaurant and bar, infinity pool and spa, gym, conference facilities, and undercover parking.

As part of the acquisition, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific will also own and operate the onsite food and beverage and conferencing facilities.

“A gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a vibrant tropical destination popular with travellers from all over the world, and is somewhere our timeshare owners have been asking us to enter for some time,” Robinson said.

“We are excited to secure this deal, as we are committed to growing our presence in regional Australia, and this acquisition is in line with that strategic intent.

“We look forward to sharing this beautiful location with our Club Wyndham timeshare owners and guests, who will love the stunning scenery, excellent facilities, and personalised and memorable experiences that will be offered at Club Wyndham Airlie Beach.”

The addition of Club Wyndham Airlie Beach takes the Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific managed resort portfolio to 70 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Hawaii, Europe, and Japan.