Wyndham heads to Pacific island of Palau

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will launch a 593-key resort in the western Pacific island destination of Palau, said to give the country’s Aimeliik region its first upscale international hotel.

Commenting on the group’s Palau debut, Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, South-east Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said: “International visitor arrivals to Palau have jumped 50 per cent since 2010, and the country remains an intriguing and appealing destination for many Asian travellers. With direct air links from key source markets such as Seoul and Taipei, the prospects for Palau’s tourism industry – including the MICE sector – remain bright.”

A rendering of the resort

Developed by the Sea Sky International Development Group, the resort will offer 132 guestrooms and over 400 villas, including over-water and hillside options.

It will also feature an executive lounge, two free-form pools, a children’s pool, a kids’ club and a wellness centre. The resort also includes a purpose-built conference centre with a variety of options for event planners, including a ballroom seating up to 140 guests and four meeting rooms for up to 60 people.

For F&B, guests can choose from a lobby lounge, beach bar and terrace, pool bar, an all-day dining poolside restaurant serving Asian and international cuisine, as well as a specialty Chinese restaurant.

A rendering of the docking platform

Palau comprises more than 200 jungle-clad islands in the western Pacific Ocean, about 1,500km east of the Philippines. It is a choice destination for divers and snorkellers, with its healthy and protected reefs housing marine life including approximately 1,500 species of fish, sharks, rays, turtles and more.

Wyndham Palau will be located 20 minutes’ drive from the Palau International Airport and a short boat transfer from Koror, the country’s main commercial centre.

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