Wyndham Signs Agreement To Manage Phase II Expansion At Existing Wyndham Luxury Resort

Wyndham International, Inc. (NYSE:WYN) has signed an agreement with See Forever Ventures, LLC to manage an additional 35 ultra-luxury cabins and condos to be built at The Cabins & Penthouses at The Peaks - A Wyndham Luxury Resort in Telluride, Colo.
Construction of the cabins and condos will begin Spring 2002 and will be complete within 18 months. The opening of Phase II will further reinforce Wyndham`s industry-leading mountain resort presence, allowing the brand to offer the widest range of upscale to ultra-luxury accommodations and services in the Telluride market.

“Telluride is moving to a seven-day-a-week stay destination market,” said Fred J. Kleisner, chairman and chief executive officer for Wyndham. “Along with our partners, Wyndham has created one of the most comprehensive hotel products in Colorado: upscale to ultra-luxury accommodations, an award-winning Golden Door(R) Spa, ski-in/ski-out access, fine dining and access to championship golf. Wyndham guests never have to leave the property to enjoy a complete Colorado resort experience.”

Wyndham`s Telluride presence currently includes the 23-unit Cabins & Penthouses at The Peaks, the 174-room Wyndham Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa and the 128-room Wyndham Mountain Lodge.

Constructed from log and stone and located adjacent to the Wyndham Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, The Cabins & Penthouses currently offers 11 Cabins with multi-level floor plans housing three- to six-bedrooms. Plush interiors belie the cabins` rustic exteriors with vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, custom furniture and top-of-the-line appliances, including cable television, stereo sound systems, kitchen equipment and steam showers. There are also 12 Penthouse condominiums, situated on the upper floors of the Wyndham Peaks Resort, feature one- to four-bedrooms and a spacious living room and kitchen.

Phase II construction will include 35 new luxury cabins and condos (100 rooms) ranging in size from 1,500 sq. ft. - 5,000 sq. ft., that will be situated in a log cabin village setting offering sweeping views of the San Juan Mountain Range. A new 4,000 sq. ft. restaurant/bar/lounge with observation deck will also be constructed overlooking a breathtaking mountain ridge. New luxury units will include in-room butler and ski service; heated underground parking; a state-of-the-art communications system; heated walkways; designer kitchens that include high-end, sub-zero refrigerators; luxurious bathrooms with a Jacuzzi and steam room; and granite and flagstone accents throughout the guest units.


“When we developed Phase I of The Cabins a few years ago, it was to fill the need we saw for luxury accommodations in the Telluride market that could provide all the comforts of home with the services of the five-star resort,” said John Abrams, managing member of Abrams Development Company SFV, a joint venture company with See Forever, LLC. “As more and more people began to seek long-term, ultra-luxury accommodations in Telluride, the decision to develop Phase II at The Cabins was clear. The new units will provide more space, offer spectacular views, and be built in a log cabin village atmosphere complete with a new Main Lodge.”

The property`s elegant interiors will be distinctively furnished, ensuring guests all the comforts and conveniences of home and provide ample space for families and groups, and generous mountain views, not to mention a supremely romantic setting for couples.

During their stay at the Cabins, guests are entitled to all the amenities and services offered at the Wyndham Peaks, including full signing privileges at the resort`s restaurants and Golden Door Spa. Additional perks include twice-daily maid service and room service, and complimentary Gondola service, which transports guests to the ski area and historic Telluride.

Ranked as one of North America`s top five ski resorts by a recent Conde Nast Traveler survey, the Wyndham Peaks offers ski in/ski out access to the Telluride ski area, considered to be among the best ski mountains in the U.S. Other winter activities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing, sleigh riding and snowboarding are also available to guests of the Cabins and Penthouses at The Peaks. In addition to championship golf, horseback riding, gold mine treks, mountain biking, fly-fishing, hot air ballooning, jeep tours and ghost town expeditions are available in warmer weather.

Wyndham Luxury Resorts are prestige properties that offer discerning travelers exceptional accommodations in dramatic, natural settings, coupled with highly attentive service and the finest in golf and spa amenities. The Luxury collection includes The Boulders Resort and The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Arizona; Carmel Valley Ranch and the Golden Door in California; The Cabins & Penthouses at The Peaks in Colorado; the Grand Bay Hotel Isla Navidad near Manzanillo, Mexico; Las Casitas Village in Puerto Rico; the Kelley House and Harbor View in Martha`s Vineyard; and the Great Eastern - A Wyndham Luxury Hotel in London.

Wyndham Luxury Resorts are owned and managed by Dallas-based Wyndham International, Inc. For reservations, call your travel planner or Wyndham Luxury Resorts at 800-WYNDHAM.