Wyndham Vacation Ownership Opens Resort in Poconos Mountains
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village becomes company’s first new resort in Pennsylvania
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2008) – Wyndham Vacation Ownership is now welcoming guests to the initial phase of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village, its first new development at Shawnee Village in Pennsylvania. Situated in the picturesque Pocono Mountains, the resort is operating within the company’s FairShare Plus by Wyndham portfolio of properties. Currently sixteen well-appointed units are available to guests and upon completion of the second phase in 2009, the resort will total 41 units within ten two-story buildings. The new property joins the company’s previously acquired fixed-week units located in the Shawnee Village development.
“Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village provides us with our first property built from the ground up in the Pocono Mountains,” said Gary Byrd, executive vice president, Hospitality Services, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. “Not only will our owners enjoy this new property but with the resort’s close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and numerous cities throughout the Northeast, we now have the opportunity to introduce our world-class resorts to a new audience of travelers.”
Construction of the new property began in October of 2007. Surrounded by the area’s natural beauty, the new resort features a shingle-style architecture that reflects the Pennsylvania mountain area. The property includes a mix of well-appointed, two-bedroom standard units and four-bedroom Presidential units each featuring a full kitchen, fireplace, whirlpool tub and a washer and dryer. Owners have access to a number of resort amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, game room, gift shop, playground, barbeque area, tennis courts and miniature golf course.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village is a relaxing, intimate retreat for owners following a day of exploring the area’s many outdoor activities. Owners can enjoy boating and fishing on the nearby Delaware River, hiking in the Pocono Mountains, golfing at the area’s picturesque courses and skiing the local slopes at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. For a change of pace, visitors can also explore local antique shops or experience the brilliant colors of the fall foliage.
The new property joins the company’s existing 539 units at the complex which were obtained following its 2005 acquisition of Shawnee Development, Inc. The units originally obtained in that acquisition remain fixed-week.