Five resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and the Pacific Coast join the world’s largest vacation exchange network.
PARSIPPANY, NJ (March 25, 2010) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and Fiesta Hotel Group, one of the leading hotel chains in Spain, have announced a new affiliation agreement that welcomes five properties from the Grand Palladium Travel Club to RCI’s global network.
As part of this new affiliation, Grand Palladium Travel Club members will be able to exchange into RCI’s network of more than 4,000 affiliated resorts, and RCI’s 3.8 million subscribing members will be able to enjoy unique vacation experiences at Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa; Grand Palladium Colonial Resort and Spa; Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort and Spa; Grand Palladium Riviera Resort and Spa; and Grand Palladium White Sand Resort and Spa, all located in the Riviera Maya near Cancun.
Each of the new properties is located amid lush and unspoiled grounds in Mexico, offering guests access to private beaches and world-class services and amenities including specialty restaurants, bars, swimming pools and exclusive spas with gyms, saunas and jacuzzis among other health and beauty services.
Through its TORE consulting and advisory services, RCI assisted Fiesta Hotel Group in the design and development of the Palladium Travel Club which will operate 12 resorts around the world by the end of 2010.
In addition to the resorts in Mexico, RCI members as well as Palladium Travel Club members will have access to hotels in Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Palladium Travel Club and RCI Members will also have access to resorts in Ibiza, Spain, and very soon, the Grand Palladium Imbassa? Resort & Spa in Bah?a, Brazil, will join the network of the Palladium Travel Club.
“We are very pleased to welcome a globally renowned and recognized firm like Fiesta Hotel Group to RCI’s global network,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president, RCI Latin America. “This relationship between Fiesta Hotel Group and RCI is very positive for the industry as a whole, and will greatly benefit the owners of the Palladium Travel Club as well as RCI members, who will be able to enjoy the quality vacation options this hotel chain offers.”
“Due to its undisputed leadership in the global vacation exchange industry, we are very happy to affiliate with RCI in this endeavor,” said Abel Matutes Prats, CEO of Fiesta Hotel Group. “RCI’s unsurpassed leadership in innovation is also a value added for affiliates who are looking for improved business and for members and owners who are looking for an exciting and new vacation experience.”
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with exclusive access for specified periods to more than 65,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals is comprised of vacation exchange, including RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry Collection program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program; vacation rentals, including Endless Vacation Rentals, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, and other renowned vacation rental brands, through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas; and NorthCourse Leisure Real Estate Solutions, a research and consultancy firm providing advisory services to the global leisure real estate industry. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange.
About Fiesta Hotel Group
Fiesta Hotel Group is a Spanish hotel chain based in Ibiza, Spain. It currently comprises five brands, including The Royal Suites, Fiesta Hotels, Palladium Resorts, Fresh Hotels, and Ayre Hotels. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the chain counts with 45 hotels in Spain, Sicily, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Brazil. For more information visit www.fiestahotelgroup.com