Wyndham Hotel Group opens the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

(The two-tower resort is owned by Florida philanthropist Dr. Kiran Patel and managed by Wyndham Hotel Group.)

Wyndham Hotel Group opened its latest resort hotel in Florida with the 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach.

The two-tower resort is owned by Florida philanthropist Kiran Patel and managed by Wyndham Hotel Group, and is located Pier 60 and the white sands of Clearwater Beach. It offers direct Gulf Coast views, dining, contemporary décor and more than 22,000 square feet of event space – including the Dunes Ballroom, the largest in Pinellas County – for meetings and events.

“The Clearwater Beach area is one of the country’s top spots for vacationers and convention travelers, and record-breaking spikes in visitors year after year have fueled demand for high-end, quality accommodations,” Mark Kukulski, head of Wyndham Hotel Group’s management company, said in a statement.

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is the brand’s 14th location in the U.S. – and the third in Florida, joining established resorts in Orlando and Jupiter – as it continues widening its footprint in destinations such as Athens, Phuket, Shanghai, Istanbul, Chicago and Frankfurt. Wyndham Hotel Group also recently unveiled plans for new Wyndham Grand hotels in Barbados, Nevis, Uruguay and Paraguay.

The resort, located within 30 minutes of the area’s two international airports, offers 12 meeting rooms – including the nearly 11,000-square-foot Dunes Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 800 people – complete with terraces, outdoor function space, free Wi-Fi and technology such as programmable chandeliers that can change colors and light patterns at the touch of a button.

Each contemporary guestroom at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach faces the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway, and includes water-inspired décor and floor-to-ceiling windows, with most offering balconies. The hotel’s bunk rooms are designed for family vacations with bunk beds for kids and separate king beds for adults, while two bi-level presidential suites offer the utmost in waterfront luxury with three bedrooms, separate dining and living areas and private terraces.

Guests can dine and imbibe at DocK’s, the pool bar and grill; eSKPades, the barista and lobby bar; or Ocean Hai, the resort’s signature dining experience and the only Asian Fusion restaurant in Clearwater Beach. Additional services and amenities include an open-air lobby, a pool overlooking the beach, the full-service Spa Pallavi and a 24-hour fitness center.

The resort also encompasses more than 100 two- and three-bedroom vacation-ownership units through Wyndham Hotel Group’s sister company Wyndham Vacation Ownership and its Club Wyndham brand.

The addition of Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach boosts the company’s expanding collection of managed properties, which recently grew to more than 100 hotels and resorts globally with the acquisition of Fën Hotels, a leading management company in Latin America with 23 hotels and three soon-to-open locations across Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay and the U.S.