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Wyndham Orlando Resort in Florida Launches Multi-million Dollar
Renovation and Expansion

Owner, I Shops, Initiated Plan as Part of
International Drive Revitalization

ORLANDO (Aug. 16, 2012) – Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, Wyndham Orlando Resort and owner I Shops LLC today announced plans to break ground late August, on an extensive multi-million dollar re-imagination, further establishing its landmark location on the world-renowned International Drive and bringing an unprecedented resort concept to Orlando.

As part of the revitalization of International Drive, ownership has initiated dynamic enhancements at Wyndham Orlando Resort taking place throughout the remainder of 2012, with anticipated completion in May 2013. Guests will see a complete refurbishment and upgrade to all 613 guest rooms and suites which will showcase modern resort-chic décor; a dramatic sense of arrival with a meandering pathway leading to a grand porte-cochére; and an expansive, newly constructed lobby and conference center.

The new building will contain modern glass features and fixtures, overlooking an expanded immaculately manicured Grand Lawn providing the resort maximum versatility for outdoor events; ultra-contemporary lobby bar and technology lounge; expanded conference center, creating 60,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space equipped with state-of-the-art technology; improved facility connectivity with rerouted roads and sidewalks; and a host of new dining and shopping options through the creation of the adjoining I-Shops.

“This revitalization will enhance the Wyndham Orlando Resort experience for leisure as well as corporate business guests, offering versatility and convenience for those visiting Orlando for work or play,” says Paul Kanavos, principal owner of Wyndham Orlando Resort and the I-Drive Live project. “Upon the completion of the surrounding retail project, guests will enjoy shopping, 10 new restaurants and entertainment venues just steps away. Our ‘best in town’ location makes us convenient to all Orlando has to offer, perfect for those individuals traveling to nearby Orange County Convention Center, groups looking to host conferences in our newly expanded conference center, or families heading to nearby theme parks and attractions.”

The developments are expected to help bring International Drive back to its place as the epicenter of excitement and entertainment. Project details:
  • The addition of an estimated 25,000 sq. ft. of new, highly flexible function space, for a total of 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space;
  • State-of-the-art communications, Master Antenna Television system (MATV) and internet systems throughout resort;
  • Complete floor-to-ceiling remodel of all guest rooms and suites with resort-chic décor package;
  • An enhanced arrival experience, showcasing an expansive new-build, modern lobby;
  • Redesigned roads and walkways to improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian connectivity;
  • And the addition of surrounding I-Shops restaurants and retail shops to the resort grounds, creating more diverse dining and shopping experiences
For more information on upcoming enhancements at Wyndham Orlando Resort, visit, or call (407) 351-2420.

About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, China and the Caribbean. All Wyndham® hotels are either franchised by the company or managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc., one of its affiliates or through a joint-venture partner. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by calling (800) WYNDHAM – (800) 996-3426 – or visiting

About Wyndham Rewards
All Wyndham Hotels and Resorts guests who are Wyndham Rewards® members can earn Wyndham Rewards points, which can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options. In lieu of points, Wyndham Rewards members may elect to earn airline or rail miles with a variety of participating companies. More information is available at

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