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Chicago Grand Riverfront

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Recently checked for a stay in Chicago and see Wyndham has sold the building and no additional reservations. Any word of a new downtown location?
 

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Nothing announced.
 

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Recently checked for a stay in Chicago and see Wyndham has sold the building and no additional reservations. Any word of a new downtown location?

Wyndham didn’t sell the building. They never owned it. They had a lease with the owners. The owners sold to another company who choose to kick Wyndham out.
 

Deb from NC

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Oh no! We went to this resort last year and really enjoyed our time there...we were hoping to go back soon.....
 

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I have been trying to book there for the past year and they never told me why I wasnt seeing inventory. Makes sense now, I wonder if owner care has any idea.
 

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Here's the thread that contains all of the links regarding what happened with Wyndham Grand Chicago:


Long story short, HPT owns the building - and decided to exit their entire relationship with Wyndham - which impacted 22 Wyndham branded hotels all told. The only timeshare location that was impacted was the Wyndham Grand Chicago - it converted over to Royal Sonesta effective 11/1/2019. I do believe certain reservations that were already made were honored - however as of last October - net new reservations were no longer possible. Owner Care is aware - the only reason the system still has Wyndham Chicago accessible is because of existing reservations - if they were to remove it from the system - existing reservations would disappear along with it. This topic came up at the annual owner's meeting as well - and while Wyndham tried to re-negotiate the long term lease contract (a 30+ year long term lease with Wyndham was terminated effective 10/31/2019), the building owner demanded a 30 day termination clause - including cancelation of all existing reservations - and would not back down. Given Wyndham has a 10-13 month reservation window - the COO indicated he could not in good faith accept the termination clause as existing owner reservations would be lost - which would have significantly negatively impacted existing Wyndham timeshare owners. Therefore they had to walk away from the location.

 

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That is a bummer. We used that property semi regularly. Hopefully they find something else in Chicago as it is a great place to visit.
 

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We had our last bittersweet stay this past month over valentine's weekend. The new owners still honored our reservation made months in advance in a presidential unit. We've loved the resort and the location since the year opened as a Wyndham. We knew one of the bellmen from our former stays. That bellman has now been there through 3 different hotel names!

Bob
 
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