ASHEVILLE, NC (May 5, 2010) — Festiva Hospitality Group, a resort and vacation ownership company based in Asheville, N.C., is proud to announce its 10 year anniversary milestone. Festiva was founded in the summer of 2000 by Don Clayton and Butch Patrick. Clayton and Patrick started with little more than a vision of a company that would provide a lifetime of quality vacations to its members as well as opportunities for growth and rewards for its employees.
Today, that vision is very much a reality as the company has grown to nearly 60,000 members and more than 1,000 employees. Festiva Hospitality Group sent an estimated 94,000 people on vacation in 2009, with an approximate 90% satisfactory rate overall based on guest surveys from Unifocus, Interval International and RCI. Festiva currently manages and operates 27 properties in some of the most sought-after vacation destinations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Caribbean.
All of Festiva’s resorts are well-appointed but each is unique and meets the needs of a variety of travelers’ tastes. With boutique properties in historic cities, family-friendly seaside resorts, ideal escapes for outdoor lovers and romantic retreats for two, Festiva’s members can choose a different vacation adventure each year or return to their favorite destination again and again. The company also boasts Festiva Sailing Vacations, which operates the Festiva Cruise Club and charters all-inclusive luxury catamaran yachts in five destinations in the Caribbean.
Throughout this year of celebration, Festiva will honor the driving forces behind the company’s success: employees and members. The year was kicked off with the redesign of Festiva’s logo and a move toward highlighting the variety of hospitality services that the company provides. In early April, Festiva launched the 2010 Vacation Photo and Story Contest with fantastic prizes for three lucky members. Festiva’s corporate headquarters will host a party for its employees in June. Several other events are planned for the summer and fall to recognize this important milestone.
An article recently published in the American Resort Development Association’s Developments Magazine outlines the history and successes of the company since it was founded.
“We’re very excited about our position entering the year 2010,” said Clayton. The past year has made us stronger in many ways. We have plans for continuous improvements and several positive changes that will benefit our members, employees and the company as a whole as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary.”
For more information about Festiva Hospitality Group visit www.festiva.travel
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