Wyndham Rio Mar Recognized by The Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico For “Project of The Year”

Wyndham Rio Mar, the newest resort within the Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham portfolio located in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, was recently recognized by the Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico for “Project of the Year” in the tourism category. The Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization that represents leaders in housing, commercial, industrial and tourism project development.

Criteria for this award include architecture, engineering and the significance of the project for the tourism industry in Puerto Rico. Wyndham has created a completely unique, Margaritaville-themed experience for owners and guests, since opening Margaritaville Vacation Club resort in Puerto Rico last year. Wyndham Rio Mar is the second Margaritaville Vacation Club resort, in addition to the flagship property in St. Thomas, USVI.

Adolfo Gonzalez (Chairman of the Awards Committee), Jose Ortiz (VP, Strategic Development, WVO), Ricardo Alvarez (President of the Builders’ Association), Camille Passalaqua (Project Director, Sales, WVO) and Richard Wieczerzack (VP, Marketing and Sales, WVO).
Adolfo Gonzalez (Chairman of the Awards Committee), Jose Ortiz (VP, Strategic Development, WVO), Ricardo Alvarez (President of the Builders’ Association), Camille Passalaqua (Project Director, Sales, WVO) and Richard Wieczerzack (VP, Marketing and Sales, WVO).

“Wyndham Rio Mar provides owners and guests with a distinct resort experience – a custom designed Margaritaville destination with beautifully appointed accommodations and an abundance of amenities,” said Tom Anderson, chief real estate officer at Wyndham Worldwide. “We are honored that our spectacular resort has been recognized with the “Project of the Year Award” by the Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico.  The expansion of the Margaritaville brand in Puerto Rico has made a meaningful impact on the local tourism industry and economy through the sustained growth of vacation ownership on the island.”

Featuring Jimmy Buffett’s lifestyle brand inspired by his experiences, music and books that come to life in an immersive resort experience, Wyndham Rio Mar includes a Margaritaville-themed pool, hot tub and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar. Owners and guests visiting the Margaritaville Vacation Club section of the Wyndham resort also have full access to the amenities featured at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa.

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.