RIO GRANDE, PUERTO RICO (June 2014) – Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, part of Wyndham Hotel Group's upscale Wyndham Grand Collection, has embarked on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar renovation that will capture the essence of Puerto Rico and enhance the resort's offerings, including improved meeting spaces, revamped guestrooms and updated public spaces.
The newly refurbished resort exudes traditional Puerto Rican architecture and features thoughtful indigenous touches. From common spaces featuring carpet reminiscent of San Juan's blue cobblestone streets to the invigorating guestroom color palette inspired by El Yunque's National Rain Forest, the redesign welcomes groups with a warm, sophisticated redesign.
Areas enhanced during the project include:
48,000 square feet of renewed, flexible meeting and function space many of which feature stunning ocean views and outdoor patio access
400 airy guestrooms and suites, refurbished with décor inspired by the Caribbean Sea, the Coqui, Flor de Maga and the colorful local architecture
Ten refreshed dining facilities featuring expert chefs and new menus that cater to the most discerning palates
Improvements to all public and recreational areas inspired by Puerto Rico's rich cultural heritage
"We are constantly seeking new ways to elevate our groups' experiences," said Danny Williams, general manager of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. "That's why we are focusing our efforts on where meetings and events attendees spend most of their time. We believe this transformation will enhance the resort experiences that groups have come to expect and will now provide the ideal incentive destination not just in Puerto Rico, but in all of the Caribbean."
Essential elements of the resort remain available to guests, including the property's Greg Norman river golf course, Tom and George Fazio's oceanfront golf course, two beachfront swimming pools and a bevy of water sports and other recreational activities.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa will continue to provide an exceptional Caribbean getaway from booking to check-out having recently garnered seven top awards from industry peers for the resort's guest services and meetings accommodations including the following:
4 Green Key Meetings for environmental management and corporate social responsibility
2014 Gold Key and Gold Tee Awards from Meetings & Conventions
Smart Meeting's 2013 Platinum Choice Award
Fourth year standing Green Hotel Award in 2013
- 2013 Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings
"As evidenced by its award-winning reputation, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa has always provided a welcoming, relaxing environment that keeps groups coming back," said Jeff Wagoner, president of Wyndham Hotel Group Management, which operates the property. "This multi-million dollar project gives us the opportunity to raise the bar even higher – to bring to life our company's steadfast commitment to providing groups with the utmost in accommodations and service."
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is a member of the prestigious Wyndham Grand® ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand. These properties represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodations, attentive service and relaxed surroundings.
Guests staying at the resort who are members of Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group, can earn valuable points during their stay. Points may be redeemed for a wide variety of reward options including free hotel stays, air travel, gift cards for leading retailers and restaurants and more. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
For more information on Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, call (800) 474 6627, visit www.wyndhamriomar.com, or connect on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/WyndhamRioMar and www.twitter.com/RioMarWyndham.
About Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa:
Nestled on 500 acres along a mile-long stretch of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rain Forest and the Mameyes River, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa encourages groups to revel in paradise year round. Awarded a 4 Green Key Meetings for environmental management and corporate social responsibility, the lush resort features a 48,000 sq. ft. ocean front conference center, a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class, 18-hole golf courses; a 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; 10 restaurants and lounges; international tennis center; water sports center and two beach-front pools.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting www.wyndham.com.