CLARK FREEPORT -- Wyndham Destinations on Friday, October 18, celebrated the opening of a modern, purpose-built regional office in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, to support its expanding Philippines-based team and its growth across Asia Pacific.
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) is the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, boasting more than 220 vacation ownership resorts and 4,300 vacation exchange properties in over 110 countries. The company is based in Orlando, Florida, and has two business lines: Wyndham Vacation Clubs and RCI Exchanges.
The P150-million office building can accommodate up to 800 staff with morning and evening schedules. It features expansive working areas, seven meeting pods, four training rooms, a café-style canteen, and a games room.
“Today’s opening is an exciting milestone for our business as it gives this important regional support team a brand new, permanent home,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs.
“Our Philippines team has an important function, serving our four other corporate offices across Asia Pacific, along with 20 preview centres across the region and our ever-expanding management portfolio. It also recently began supporting the global headquarters in the U.S.A. With Wyndham Destinations’ evolving customer base around the world, our Clark office will continue to support the company’s growing global footprint,” he added.
More than 50 people gathered for the opening celebration, including Singapore-based Robinson, Australia-based Liam Crawley, chief financial officer, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific, along with representatives from the global headquarters office.
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific began in Clark in 2016 with five employees and, in just three years, has grown its local workforce to more than 300 team members.
Under local entity, Wyndham Services Asia Pacific (Philippines) Inc., it employs staff in a broad range of fields, including accounts payable, finance, corporate marketing, customer experience, human resources, information technology, and more.
“Clark is the perfect location for this regional office, because of the talented and multilingual professionals, thriving business landscape, minimal congestion and well-connected public transport system it offers,” Robinson said.
The new Wyndham Destinations building also boasts numerous green features and policies such as LED lighting, eco-friendly furniture, waste segregation and recycling programs.
These initiatives further support the company’s other numerous sustainability initiatives, such as eliminating the use of both balloons and single-use straws, in an effort to reduce consumption of single-use plastic through its WYNDGreen program.
“Wyndham Destinations is excited to bring this major investment to the Philippines and to increase our commitment to the city of Clark. We are grateful for our talented and dedicated team and are excited to deliver a modern and inspirational working environment, which is conducive to creativity, collaboration and professional development,” said Robinson.
The opening celebration included a ribbon cutting, cultural dancing and a blessing of the building by Reverend Father Deogracias Galang.
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation.
As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers.
The company’s global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with more than 220 resorts which offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange.
Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime.
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