Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to open Pacific Ocean island resort

Wyndham Palau, Pacific Ocean. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts(Image: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts plans to open a new resort with villas in Palau in the Pacific Ocean under its Wyndham brand.

Global International Development Group subsidiary Sea Sky International Development Group is developing the Wyndham Palau in the Aimeliik region.The hotel will be near the country's main commercial center Koror City and the Palau International Airport. The resort will have 132 guestrooms and more than 400 villas once construction is complete. 

"International visitor arrivals to Palau have jumped 50 percent since 2010, and the country remains an intriguing and appealing destination for many Asian travelers. With direct air links from key source markets such as Seoul and Taipei, the prospects for Palau's tourism industry, including the MICE sector, remain incredibly bright," Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement.

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Ooi, who is based in Singapore, is leading the development and growth of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brand across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim along with strategic objectives, including the company’s brand transformation. Ooi recently joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in June, reporting to Bob Loewen, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company. He replaced Barry Robinson, who was promoted to president and managing director of Wyndham Destinations vacation ownership and exchange division Wyndham Vacation Clubs.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will add the Wyndham Palau to its portfolio of more than 120 properties in the Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim region. Twelve of these operate under the Wyndham brand.

One of the newest additions to the portfolio is the Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta in Indonesia. The 280-room Park Lane Hotel Jakarta is being rebranded under the Wyndham brand and is set to undergo renovations before reopening in first-quarter 2019. The hotel is near Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and the city's business and entertainment districts.