Wyndham International, Inc. (AMEX:WBR) has announced the ground-breaking of a $10-million expansion and renovation at the 1,052-room Wyndham Orlando Resort, located on the city`s famed International Drive. Slated for completion in summer 2004, the expansion will add 42,000 square-feet of meeting space, bringing the total amount of function space to 77,000 square-feet and reaffirming the resort`s status as one of the top meeting destinations in central Florida.
“The expanded meeting space will allow us to accommodate a greater number of groups who often need variety and flexibility for simultaneous or different themed events,” said Tim Corder, director of sales for the Wyndham Orlando Resort. “In addition, the resort continues to offer Wyndham`s award-winning service and amenities, including wi-fi technology and high-speed Internet access - a huge incentive to meeting planners.”
The new facilities will include an 18,500-square-foot ballroom capable of accommodating groups of up to 2,000 guests as well as feature a state-of-the-art lighting system.
The Wyndham Orlando Resort`s guestrooms and suites will also experience a transformation with new carpeting and interior design featuring warm tropical colors. In addition, the resort will boast new landscaping, a new grand entrance onto the resort grounds, resurfaced walkways and new walkway railings. As part of the landscaping project, an area will be developed to accommodate up to 24,000 square-feet of tenting for outdoor special events.
The Wyndham Orlando Resort evokes the understated elegance of Old Florida. Set within 42 acres of lush tropical landscaping and located just minutes from the Orange County Convention Center as well as legendary theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida(R) and Sea World(R) Adventure Park, the resort features three outdoor pools, health club facilities, an onsite business center and three onsite restaurants.
For details on the meeting space expansion or to book a meeting at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, contact the Wyndham Orlando Sales Department at (407) 351-2420. For reservations contact the hotel direct at (800) 421-8001.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an innovative, upscale hotel brand with properties located in the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Owned, managed and franchised by Wyndham International, Inc., Wyndham`s brand philosophy centers on listening to the individual needs of business and leisure travelers, and responding with personalized services. With a history of program firsts, Wyndham has developed Wyndham ByRequest(R), a unique guest recognition program that tailors each guest`s stay according to their preferences, and the award-winning Women On Their Way(R) program, which caters to the needs of women business travelers. For reservations, call a travel planner, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts at 800-Wyndham or visit Wyndham on the Internet at www.wyndham.com.