Barrasford and Bird Worldwide has
selected Wyndham Worldwide as franchise partner for its first
mixed-use development in Europe.
Offering a combination of hotel accommodations,
as well as residences, the Wyndham Halcyon Retreat Golf and Spa
Resort in Limousin, central France, is the first of its kind in
the region to leverage the joint power of the hotel and vacation
exchange businesses at Wyndham Worldwide.
The agreement includes the construction of
the 225-room resort hotel to be franchised through Wyndham Hotel
Group and the ability for purchasers of the residences to
travel to destinations around the world through The Registry
Collection, a luxury holiday program from RCI, the global leader
in vacation exchange.
“Only Wyndham could provide us with
this perfect alliance of both hotel and leisure residence exchange
through its Wyndham Hotel Group and The Registry Collection
businesses,” said Robin Barrasford, managing director, Barrasford
and Bird. “This deal gives our residential leisure properties a
truly unique advantage while delivering exceptional experiences
and value to both our luxury residence purchasers and hotel
guests. As property developers, we also benefit greatly from the
international reach in terms of distribution and marketing that
working with this global hospitality leader gives us.”
Through RCI, owners who purchase a residence at the
Wyndham Halcyon Retreat will be provided a membership into The Registry Collection which will allow them to swap time at their individual
property for a chance to travel to hundreds of other high-end
resorts within the network.
Dimitris Manikis, vice
president, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “Together
with Wyndham Hotel Group, we can offer a seamless mixed-use
business model that is unique in the lifestyle options it provides
buyers of a resort’s residential leisure properties. This model
presents a stronger offering to buyers, giving them far more value
from their purchase than they would get from a stand-alone second
Due to open in early
2017, the Wyndham Halcyon Retreat Golf and Spa Resort is set in
220 acres within the historic Château de la Cazine in the Limousin region of France.
The property is less than
an hour’s drive from Limoges international airport.
16th century turreted chateaux form the striking centrepiece of
the resort, housing a luxury hotel and world-class spa centre. In addition, the resort boasts extensive leisure facilities,
including a children’s adventure zone, equestrian centre, two
fishing lakes and an 18-hole golf course.
Guests can choose from a
wide range of fine dining options, including a Michelin-starred
restaurant and a sommelier’s wine and cocktail bar. The resort’s
‘Le Village’ area has a boulangerie, delicatessen, boutiques and
more, putting an authentic French community at the heart of the
guest experience on resort.
The Wyndham resort adds to
Wyndham Hotel Group’s existing portfolio of properties in France
across Chantilly, Frégate and Paris under the Dolce and Tryp by
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