Grand Residences affiliation with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What does this affiliation mean for my ownership/membership?
As Grand Residences owners and members you will continue to enjoy your vacation time in your home away from home as you have always done. Your membership benefits and use rights remain the same.
Q2. Will the quality of the Grand Residences resort experience change?
No, it will not. We will continue to offer you the luxury vacation experience and hospitality that you love and that has made Grand Residences the top resort in Puerto Morelos and one of the Best of the Best in Mexico.
Q3. Will the category of Grand Residences change?
The category of Grand Residences will not change, we will continue to offer the highest standards in quality, service and hospitality and the attention to detail to make every vacation unforgettable.
Q4. How will this affiliation benefit me?
As Grand Residences owners and members, you will be able to join the award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program, rated the world’s best. You will earn points when you rent additional stays at Grand Residences and can use them to book stays at Wyndham properties.
Q5. Does this affiliation affect my exchange rights through The Registry Collection?
This strategic alliance does not affect the reciprocal use privileges you already have with The Registry Collection® for international vacation exchanges. You will still be able to book stays at the luxury properties listed on the Registry Collection website.
Q6. Will Grand Residences remain independently owned and operated?
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is not acquiring Grand Residences, this is an affiliation agreement. Grand Residences is still independently owned and operated, with the same Board of Directors and executive and operations management team.
Q7. How will your decision to end the Grand Residences affiliation with The Leading Hotels of the World affect me?
It will not affect the luxury vacation experience you enjoy at Grand Residences. We will keep the high quality and service standards that have become the hallmarks of our award-winning luxury hospitality. Through our affiliation with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Grand Residences will be the flagship property of its new luxury hospitality collection Registry Collection Hotels.
Q8. How will this affiliation affect Grand Residences employees?
Grand Residences employees will learn from the experience and best practices of an international brand. They will also have opportunities for best-in-class training and professional development.
Q9. What changes will I begin to see at the resort?
You will begin to see the Registry Collection Hotels and Wyndham Rewards logos on signage in different areas of the resort and on our website, promotional material, and social media posts.
Occupancy levels will also begin to rise at the resort as travelers book stays through the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts global booking engine and marketing channels.
Q10. Why did you decide to sign an affiliation agreement?
We decided that an alliance with an international brand was important for the future growth of Grand Residences. Affiliation with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will give the resort greater visibility and diversify our market opportunities. It will help boost occupancy levels, introduce new prospects to our timeshare programs and expand the Grand Residences community of owners and members. Furthermore, it will give the necessary assurances to our financial lenders that are currently considering providing the financial resources to build phases 3 and 4 and the additional public and service areas to complete Grand Residences.
Q11. Why did you choose Wyndham Hotels & Resorts?
We studied 19 of the world’s leading hotel luxury brands and selected Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to be our alliance partner. The world’s largest hotel company in number of properties, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has a portfolio of 21 iconic brands and over 8,900 hotels in nearly 95 countries spanning the globe. Expansion continues with more than 187,000 rooms in the pipeline, and with Registry Collection Hotels it is set to redefine the luxury hospitality experience.
With Grand Residences as its flagship property, Registry Collection Hotels is an exclusive collection of diverse independent hotels all over the world that share a commitment to luxury, and to offering unparalleled service, exceptional dining, and unforgettable experiences.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is committed to operating sustainably and has developed the Wyndham Green Program, a five-level certification program that helps reduce the environmental footprint of its hotels.
Wyndham has a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization and was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in 2019 and 2020. Social responsibility, ethics, integrity, a philosophy of exceptional service and of always putting guests and employees first are values that we share.
Q.12 What is the difference between The Registry Collection and Registry Collection Hotels?
As Grand Residences owners and members, you have reciprocal use privileges for your exchange needs through The Registry Collection, the world’s largest luxury exchange program with approximately 200 affiliated properties around the globe. For nearly two decades, The Registry Collection has offered travelers incredible vacation experiences in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
Registry Collection Hotels is Wyndham Hotels & Resorts latest brand –its 21st– and a new offering in the luxury hotel sector. It builds on the growing recognition of the Registry name, while expanding into new markets around the globe.
The Registry Collection and Registry Collection Hotels are two separate but complementary brands.