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Wyndham Vacation Rentals

January 02, 2013 09:18 ET

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Continues Global Expansion; Acquires Three Vacation Rental Management Businesses

World's Largest Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals Company Increases U.S. Beach Inventory and Expands U.K. Cottage Portfolio With Additions to Its Global Rental Network

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Jan 2, 2013) - Wyndham Vacation Rentals, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that it has completed three tuck-in acquisitions as part of its ongoing global expansion efforts.

In the United States, Wyndham Vacation Rentals acquired the vacation rental assets of Oceana Resorts, a leading provider with more than 25 years experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C., a market which attracts over 14 million visitors annually. Oceana Resorts offers over 1,000 upscale condominium units across eight ocean-front resorts. In addition, through its acquisition of the vacation rental business of Kaiser Realty, which provides more than 450 condo and beach home accommodations in coastal Alabama, Wyndham Vacation Rentals adds Kaiser Realty's 30 years of history and increases its rental offerings along the sugar-white beaches and emerald-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

In the United Kingdom, Wyndham Vacation Rentals acquired Cumbrian Cottages, a leader for many years with over 2,500 vacation homes in the most sought after destinations throughout Cumbria and The Lake District, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Wales and Scotland. With this acquisition, Wyndham Vacation Rentals increases its position as the UK's leading supplier of self-catering holiday accommodations.

"The acquisition of Oceana, Kaiser and Cumbrian Cottages significantly enhances the leisure accommodations we offer in popular vacation destinations," said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. "Cumbrian Cottages expands our presence in key European vacation markets while Oceana Resorts and Kaiser Realty help expand the selection of properties we offer our guests in popular U.S. beach communities like Myrtle Beach and Gulf Shores. These three brands will join our global network of rental brands which offer hand-picked, regularly inspected and professionally managed accommodations backed by Wyndham Worldwide."

With these most recent tuck-in acquisitions, Wyndham Vacation Rentals now includes more than 100,000 properties in over 500 unique destinations. All three businesses and their rental inventory will join the Wyndham Vacation Rentals portfolio, which features more than 25 established brands across the world, including ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks and Novasol. 

"We look forward to offering the Oceana, Kaiser and Cumbrian Cottages owners increased distribution channels, new purchasing benefits and innovative owner loyalty programs such as our new Wyndham Home Exchange network, while providing their guests with our signature 'Count On Me!' service and industry-leading customer support. And most importantly, we're thrilled today to welcome hundreds of new Oceana, Kaiser and Cumbrian Cottages associates to the Wyndham Worldwide family as we look forward to developing and growing their careers at one of the largest and most admired hospitality companies in the world," added Ballotti.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). Backed by one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks(R), Novasol(R), ResortQuest(R) by Wyndham Vacation Rentals(R) and The Resort Company(R) by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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