Top News Wyndham adds luxury hotel brand to portfolio By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 June, 2021 14:02 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new luxury brand, Registry Collection Hotels, marking the 21st brand in its portfolio. The brand’s launch comes at a time when a growing number of independent luxury hotel owners are seeking out established partners to help them bounce back from the pandemic, said the company in a statement. Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is the first property to join Wyndham’s Registry Collection Hotels Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said: “As the hospitality industry continues to rebound, independent luxury hotel owners around the world have approached our development teams seeking sales, marketing and reservations support under a proven and established luxury brand. “The creation of Registry Collection Hotels was a natural fit, given Registry’s growing global recognition as the world’s largest luxury exchange programme with over 200 high-end luxury fractional resorts and the continued successful management of that programme by our partner Travel + Leisure Co. (formerly Wyndham Destinations). “Registry Collection Hotels now fill an important space at the upper end of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts portfolio, allowing us to very selectively provide support to independent hoteliers around the globe who meet the highest standards of luxury service and accommodations.” The first property to join the collection is the 144-room, all-suite Grand Residences Riviera Cancun in Mexico. Nestled on a white sand beach close to the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, the resort features Hacienda-style accommodations, Bvlgari bath products and amenities such as an oceanfront infinity pool, spa, gym, kids club and three gourmet restaurants. The resort is owned and managed by affiliates of the Royal Resorts group of companies.