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Ramada’s Wyndham group complete Shoal Bay makeover


A fresh coat of paint, brand-new flooring, updated furniture and replaced soft furnishings shape the checklist of a $3 million refurbishment at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay, completed this week.

The four-month project saw an update to all 56 bedrooms and common areas at the popular Port Stephens’ accommodation site.

Started in May and finished in stages, the facelift was said to have been inspired by Shoal Bay’s cool, coastal vibe.

Works included the retiling of the indoor and outdoor pools, a refreshed reception area and updating 56 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including standard, Grand, Deluxe and Presidential categories.

“We used the resort’s incredible position right on the beach and the vibrancy of the Shoal Bay community as inspiration for this refurbishment of the apartments and reception areas,” said Wyndham Destination SVP Property Development David Wray.

“As part of our refresh, the apartments were repainted, and we replaced most of the furniture, bedding and window furnishings and replaced the flooring with high-quality vinyl in the living areas.

“We conduct these refurbishments on a cycle in order to continually raise the standard of our properties, improve the experience members and guests enjoy, and show our commitment to the Port Stephens region.”

Deluxe kitchen and lounge

Ramada Shoal Bay is a mixed-use property providing accommodation to both the general public and members of time share group Club Wyndham South Pacific.

Rooms at the beach-side property have an average occupancy rate of 92%.

“The last two years have been challenging for projects like this but thanks to the great work of our property development team, our project contractors and the understanding of our members and guests, we have been able to finish this work on time and budget,” Mr Wray added.

Presidential lounge

The resort is estimated to have an economic impact of about $22 million per year, with research indicating that club members spend an average of $2,300 per trip in the local economy.

This year, additional equipment was added to the onsite gym, while new furniture now adorns the resort’s pools, including four cabanas, 65 sun lounges, bean bags and umbrellas.

All quality furniture that remained at the project’s completion was donated to local non-profits, mattresses were taken to Soft Landing for recycling, reducing the impact on landfill.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay sits adjacent to the independently-owned Shoal Bay Country Club, the iconic home of Mermaids Café, The Kitchen & Patio and Greek, and Atmos.

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