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Wyndham Vacation Ownership

September 21, 2011 15:00 ET

Wyndham Vacation Ownership Expands Travel Options With Addition of 15th Timeshare Resort in Hawaii

World's Largest Timeshare Developer Has Most Vacation Ownership Resorts in Hawaii

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and a member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), today announced it has completed renovations on its 15th resort in Hawaii - Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki.

The 140-room property was acquired by WVO in late 2007 and was previously named The Royal Garden Hotel and Spa. The property has remained operating while major interior renovations and other redevelopment as a vacation ownership resort occurred, with rentals offered through Extra Holidays by Wyndham, a subsidiary of WVO that specializes in resort condominium rentals. It is anticipated that in the fall the resort will welcome Wyndham's timeshare owners and vacation ownership interest sales will commence.

"With the addition of our 15th resort in Hawaii we are solidifying our position as the industry's largest and most successful timeshare developer in Hawaii," said Franz Hanning, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. "We are very proud to provide yet another world-class property in this highly desirable destination for our more than 800,000 owners and guests."

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki will operate within CLUB WYNDHAM® Plus, the company's points-based exchange program that allows owners the flexibility to vacation at more than 70 resorts and enjoy other vacation options and access to special travel opportunities such as cruises and guided trips.

Located along the Ala Wai waterway just blocks from Waikiki Beach, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki offers spacious accommodations in one of Hawaii's most desirable locations. The property features studio units, as well as one- and two-bedroom Presidential units. Onsite amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, two saunas, fitness center, media lounge and outdoor garden. The resort is conveniently located in close proximity to the Waikiki Beach Walk complex, one of the largest redevelopment projects in the city's history which includes shopping, fine dining and nightlife.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki joins Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk®, as the company's second resort location on the island of O'ahu and 15th overall in Hawaii. Other locations include: Wyndham Bali Hai Villas, Wyndham Ka 'Eo Kai, Wyndham Makai Club, Wyndham Makai Club Cottages, Wyndham Shearwater, Wyndham Kaua'i Beach Villas, Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff, WorldMark Kona, WorldMark Kapa'a Shore, WorldMark Kihei and WorldMark Valley Isle.

ABOUT WYNDHAM VACATION OWNERSHIP
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, a member of Wyndham Worldwide's (NYSE: WYN) family of companies, is the world's largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its three primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark by Wyndham, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific. As of December 31, 2010, Wyndham Vacation Ownership had developed or acquired more than 160 vacation ownership resorts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the South Pacific that represent approximately 20,500 individual vacation ownership units and more than 800,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by approximately 13,300 employees globally.

ABOUT EXTRA HOLIDAYS BY WYNDHAM
Extra Holidays by Wyndham specializes in offering quality vacation accommodations throughout the United States, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Extra Holidays by Wyndham is a specialized, resort condominium rental operator and a part of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, which is headquartered in Orlando, Fla. A subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide, Wyndham Vacation Ownership is the world's largest vacation ownership business, as measured by the number of vacation ownership resorts, individual vacation ownership units and owners of vacation ownership interests. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit WyndhamWorldwide.com.

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