Viva Wyndham Resorts Announces 20 Percent discount on 2006 group rates

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (March 9, 2006) Viva Wyndham Resorts is further catering to groups by offering significant savings in May, June, Sept. and Oct. of 2006. For meeting or leisure groups of 20 persons or more, Viva Wyndham Resorts is offering a 20 percent discount off of its already affordable rates at any of their properties throughout Mexico, Dominican Republic and Bahamas.

Rates start from $48 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. As an added bonus, for every 25 people booked, the group receives the 26th person free of charge.

For reservations or more information, call 1.800.WYNDHAM or visit www.vivawyndhamresorts.com


Dominican Republic
Rates start at $64 at the Dominicus Beach and $72 at the Dominicus Palace

Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Dominicus Palace (La Romana)
The surrounding countryside and a beachfront location makes sister properties Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace an ideal setting for a group getaway. From hiking and biking trails to canoeing, sailing and even windsurfing, there is plenty to do for every outdoor sports enthusiast. Guests at either resort can take advantage of the amenities at both properties, including the full-service Metamorphosis Spa offering services such as massages, wraps and hydrotherapy as well as a variety of international restaurants featuring Asian, Italian, Mexican cuisine. Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace feature meeting space up to 3, 896 sq. ft. for up to 800 people.


Viva Wyndham Tangerine (Cabarete)
Rates start at $64

Located on the northeast coast of the island, the resort is a water-sport enthusiast’s dream, offering kiteboarding, windsurfing, sailing, and excellent scuba diving. After a day of water sports, guests can experience the ultimate rejuvenation at the resort’s Kelive Spa. Viva Wyndham Tangerine features meeting space up to 3,021 sq. ft. for up to 350 people.



Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada (Puerto Plata)
Rates start at $68

Nestled along crystal clear beaches and towering palm trees, the Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada defines the Caribbean experience. The property offers a wealth of activities such as a full-service spa, golf, horseback riding on the beach, swimming with dolphins, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, biking, tennis and more. For those looking to explore the destination, the resort is minutes away from downtown Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete which all feature historic sites and quaint shops offering local hand-made art, clothing and jewelry. Viva Wyndham Playa Dorada features meeting space for up 10,763 sq. ft. for up to 1,200 people.


Viva Wyndham Samaná (Las Terrenas – Samaná Peninsula)
Rates start at $48

The 218-room Viva Wyndham Samaná resort is located on the Dominican Republic’s northeast coast in Las Terrenas on the Samaná Peninsula. Guests can experience a range of activities, including cocktail preparation classes, windsurfing or just relaxing by the pool. The area showcases a variety of excursions such the nearby town of Las Terrenas, offering local hand-made art, clothing and jewelry and restaurants as well ecotourism excursions to sites such as El Limon waterfalls.


Bahamas
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach (Grand Bahama Island)
Rates start at $132 (May and June) and $100 (Sept. and Oct.)

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach lies on a 1,200 foot stretch of golden sand beach on Grand Bahama Island, spanning an impressive 26 acres. The resort, which recently completed a $4 million refurbishment, now boasts 276 guest rooms, a lounge bar and three restaurants. While on property, guests can scuba dive or snorkel among some of the world’s best reefs, parasail, windsurf or just relax by the pool. The resort is also located just minutes from Port Lucaya marketplace for guests looking to explore the island. Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach features meeting space up to 4, 504 sq.ft. for up to 500 people.


Mexico
Viva Wyndham Azteca and Maya (Playacar)
Rates start at $102 (May and June) and $98 (Sept. and Oct.) at the Azteca

Rates start at $93 (May and June) and $89 (Sept. and Oct.) at the Maya

The Viva Wyndham Azteca and its sister property the Viva Wyndham Maya, give travelers the best of both worlds – miles of golden sand beaches and a central location close to the most popular attractions, including the Mayan ruins, freshwater Cenotes and the charming town of Playa del Carmen. Guests at each resort can experience the distinct amenities both properties offer, including the full-service Renova Spa offering services such as massages, wraps and hydrotherapy as well as a variety of international restaurants and bars. Viva Wyndham Azteca features meeting space up to 2, 475 sq. ft. for up to 150 people and Viva Wyndham Maya features meeting space up to 2,690 sq. ft. for up to 260 people.



As part of Viva Wyndham Resorts group package, guests staying at any of the Viva Wyndham Resort properties will receive excellence in customer service and personalization, including
personal greeting at the airport by Viva Wyndham staff
A welcome cocktail
private group check-in
services and expertise of a Group Coordinator for the duration of the stay
A group hospitality desk
personalized in-room welcome letters upon arrival
VIP treatment for the group leader
and nightly turn-down service




Rates listed below are per person, per night, based on double occupancy and children three to seventeen years old eat, stay for only $30 per child, per night. The rate includes all meals and snacks; unlimited drinks, cocktails and wine; welcome cocktail; taxes and gratuities; unlimited non-motorized water sports; free sports collective lessons; daily activities program; nightly entertainment and participation in the Viva Wyndham Kid’s and Junior’s Clubs.



Guests of Viva Wyndham Resorts can expect the same personalized experience they would at any Wyndham property with Wyndham ByRequest, the company’s guest recognition program. Free to join, ByRequest members can personalize their guest room by choosing from more than 300 options, including welcome snack, beverage and preferred magazine.
Viva Wyndham Resorts feature all-inclusive properties throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. Formed as a strategic alliance between Viva Resorts and Wyndham Worldwide, Viva Wyndham Resorts’ multilingual staff, tropical settings and extensive amenities ensure guests a truly customized all-inclusive experience. For reservations or more information, call 1.800.WYNDHAM or visit www.vivawyndhamresorts.com