Date: July 2018
Location: Aimeliik, Palau, Western Pacific Ocean, 1500 km east of The Philippines.
Name: Wyndham Palau
No. of Keys: 593 – 132 rooms and 400 villas
Buyer: Sea Sky International Development Group, a subsidiary of Global International Development Group.
The resort is located in the unspoiled region of Aimeliik, which is home to spectacular natural landscapes, ancient villages and crystal-clear seas teeming with colourful marine life.
Some of the villas will be perched on stilts over the shallow seas, and will be accompanied by other luxury villas nestled in the hillside and on the edge of the mangroves.
“With its tropical climate, rich history and pristine landscapes, Palau is a compelling proposition for international travellers,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president, south-east Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“Wyndham Palau will break new ground in this beautiful country, becoming the first upscale international resort in the Aimeliik region.”
Palau comprises more than 200 lush, jungle-clad islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
While the country is small, its surrounding marine sanctuary is anything but; Palau’s government has committed to protecting about 500,000 square kilometres of ocean – an area about the size of Thailand.
This makes it a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with healthy reefs that house an abundance of marine life, including approximately 1,500 species of fish, sharks, rays, turtles and more.
“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 incredibly bright,” Ooi added.
Wyndham Palau will be located just 20 minutes’ drive from the Palau International Airport and a short boat transfer from Koror, the country’s main commercial centre.
THPT Comment: 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. Wyndham are probably the first branded hotel into Palau.
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