Wyndham Kingsgate, part of the CLUB WYNDHAM® Plus portfolio of resorts and located in Williamsburg, Virginia, recently celebrated a milestone 25th anniversary. Wyndham Kingsgate and the Williamsburg community have played a significant role in the history of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) — the largest timeshare company in the world. Since 1991, the resort has provided travelers with memorable vacation experiences, and today remains a favorite vacation destination among owners and guests.
“We are honored to celebrate the legacy of Wyndham Kingsgate with our resort and HOA colleagues as well as community partners who have all contributed to the continued success of this property,” said Mark Johnson, chief hospitality officer at WVO. “Wyndham Kingsgate (formerly Fairfield Williamsburg at Kingsgate) is one of our earliest resorts, and over the course of 25 years has played an important part of our Wyndham story. Today, owners and guests continue to enjoy its abundance of amenities, exceptional customer service, and its décor and atmosphere that embody the region’s colonial spirit.”
Franz Hanning, who now serves as president and chief executive officer at WVO, has a legacy of leadership in Williamsburg. In 1991, Hanning was promoted to general manager of the Fairfield Williamsburg sales and marketing offices located directly across from Kingsgate, and under his direction, Kingsgate broke annual company sales records. In addition, Kingsgate is where WVO launched its first points-based product, which transformed the timeshare industry and propelled WVO to become one of the world’s leading vacation companies.
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 seven primary consumer brands, CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, CLUB WYNDHAM® ASIA, WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham, Shell Vacations Club, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham and WYNDHAM CLUB BRASILSM. As of December 31, 2015, we have developed or acquired 213 vacation ownership resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and the South Pacific that represent more than 24,000 individual vacation ownership units and nearly 900,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. Wyndham Vacation Ownership is headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and is supported by approximately 17,700 associates globally.