Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK Strengthens Portfolio with Acquisition of Blue Chip Holidays

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United Kingdom (November 1, 2016) – Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK has expanded its growing national portfolio with the purchase of cottage and luxury lodge agency Blue Chip Holidays. The Blue Chip business offers more than 1,100 high-quality rental properties, and further extends WVR UK’s top-end self-catering portfolio, particularly across the South West. With this latest addition, the Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK portfolio now includes more than 42,000 properties.

Allan Lambert remains as Blue Chip Holidays managing director and Blue Chip Holidays will continue to operate from its base in Exeter.

“I am delighted to welcome Allan and his team to WVR UK and the Wyndham Family,” said Geoff Cowley, managing director, Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK. “Blue Chip Holidays has a great range of high-quality properties in key honeypot locations that complement our existing portfolio, so it’s a great brand to have on board. Our focus now will be on continuing to provide fantastic breaks for Blue Chip customers and great service for our owner partners.”

“The existing management team are entirely focused on growing Blue Chip Holidays into the leading, premium provider of self-catering holidays in the U.K.,” said Lambert. “Becoming part of Wyndham Worldwide will enable us to go on innovating our award-winning holiday product with all stakeholders, including our team, our guests and our home or resort owners.

“On behalf of the entire team, I'd like to thank the shareholders, who founded Blue Chip Holidays, for their vision and unfaltering support since we welcomed our first guests in 2000 and look forward to an exciting phase under our new ownership.”

Other brands in the WVR UK portfolio include English Country Cottages, Salcombe & Dartmouth Holiday Homes, Cumbrian Cottages, Welcome Cottages, as well as cottages.com, Hoseasons, and James Villa Holidays. For more information about Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK visit www.wynvr.co.uk. For more information about Blue Chip Holidays visit www.bluechipholidays.co.uk.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the UK’s leader in providing self-catering accommodation and is the home of Cottages.com, Hoseasons and James Villa Holidays. It is part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rentals providing access to more than 112,000 vacation rental properties in approximately 600 unique destinations worldwide (NYSE:WYN). For additional information visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com

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