Wyndham to open over-water villa resort in Palau
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a luxurious new resort with over-water villas in the pristine western Pacific island paradise of Palau.
Wyndham Palau is being developed by the Sea Sky International Development Group, a subsidiary of Global International Development Group. The resort is located in the unspoiled region of Aimeliik, which is home to spectacular natural landscapes, ancient villages and crystal clear seas teeming with colourful marine life.
Once complete, the 593-key resort will offer a choice of beautifully-appointed accommodations, including 132 hotel guestrooms and more than 400 villas, with some perched on stilts over the warm, shallow seas. These exotic rooms will be accompanied by other luxury villas nestled in the hillside and on the edge of the mangroves.
Wyndham Palau welcomes guests with a VIP lounge and offers an Executive Lounge – a private sanctuary featuring an array of additional amenities – for VIPs and Wyndham Rewards members. Guests can access two free-form pools surrounded by a large sun deck and shady cabanas, a children’s pool, a kid’s club and a serene wellness centre.
The resort also includes a purpose-built conference centre with a wide variety of options for event planners, including a ballroom seating up to 140 guests and four meeting rooms for up to 60 people.
A collection of distinct F&B outlets will include a chic lobby lounge, beach bar and terrace, and pool bar. The resort’s all-day dining pool restaurant will serve Asian and international cuisine throughout the day, with indoor and alfresco seating, while a specialty Chinese restaurant will create exquisite epicurean experiences, including the option of private dining rooms.
Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said: “With its tropical climate, rich history and pristine landscapes, Palau is a compelling proposition for international travellers.
“Wyndham Palau will break new ground in this beautiful country, becoming the first upscale international resort in the Aimeliik region.”
“International visitor arrivals to Palau have jumped 50 per cent since 2010, and the country remains an intriguing and appealing destination for many Asian travellers. 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.”