Wyndham Vacation Rentals Continues Expansion with Rental Management Company Acquisition in Whistler, Canada

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 6, 2015) – Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced that it has acquired ResortQuest Whistler. The acquisition marks the company’s first foray into Canada and adds nearly 600 condominium units to its growing portfolio of vacation rental properties.

 

“We are delighted to enter the market in Canada and to welcome ResortQuest Whistler to the Wyndham Vacation Rentals family,” said Mary Lynn Clark, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “Whistler joins the already impressive list of world-class ski destinations where we offer travellers the comfort and convenience of a vacation rental along with the peace-of-mind that comes with booking your trip with a trusted hospitality company.”

 

ResortQuest Whistler is the largest vacation rentals manager in the Resort Municipality of Whistler. The company manages a collection of fully-furnished properties that offer amenities like full kitchens, fireplaces and spacious living areas. Its accommodations place guests at the center of the outdoor action from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to mountain biking, hiking and golfing the rest of the year.

 

Located in the Canadian province of British Columbia about 80 miles north of Vancouver, Whistler is one of North America’s most popular ski resorts. Set in the Coast Mountains, the resort village community typically attracts more than 2 million people each year, the majority during the ski and snowboard season.

 

“We are excited to be joining the larger Wyndham Vacation Rentals family,” said Paul Sanderson on behalf of the selling partners. “We view this as a very positive opportunity for our homeowners, guests, associates and for Whistler itself.”

 

In addition to Whistler, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides accommodations in many other locations that regularly rank among the top ski destinations according to media outlets like SKI Magazine and Conde’ Nast Traveler. Colorado destinations include Beaver Creek, Vail, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Aspen. Other ski offerings are available in Utah’s Park City and Deer Valley, as well as in Sun Valley, Idaho.

 

“ResortQuest Whistler is a terrific complement to our already compelling North American ski portfolio,” added Bill Anderson, vice president of Operations, West region, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “And together we share a commitment to delivering the best customer service and vacation experiences to our guests and homeowners.”

 

The Wyndham Vacation Rentals portfolio includes more than 105,000 rental properties across 33 countries. Each year, Wyndham Vacation Rentals annually accounts for more than 10 million room nights booked.

 

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

 

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to over 105,000 vacation rental properties in more than 550 unique destinations worldwide. Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. More than 25 regional rental brands fall under the Wyndham Vacation Rentals umbrella including Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol, and ResortQuest ®. Through this collection, Wyndham delivers distinct vacation experiences ranging from beachfront condos, private homes and villas to private residence clubs and yachts. Many properties offer kitchens, washers and dryers, and other home-like conveniences along with maid service, spas, fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

 

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Wyndham Exchange & Rentals
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