PARSIPPANY, NJ (July 15, 2010) — Parnassus Resorts has announced the affiliation of its Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa and Great Parnassus Resort & Spa with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. Located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, the five-star hotels are just minutes from shopping and nightly entertainment, golf courses, water sports, archaeological sites, and hundreds of restaurants and bars.
Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa, an adults-only hotel, is surrounded by breathtaking blue lagoons and white sandy beaches, with all of its 214 rooms overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Sea. The resort features five specialty restaurants with buffet or a la carte style dining, five bars with an extensive list of exotic cocktails, a pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, water sports, a gym and tennis courts. Guests will have access to the exclusive Golden Spa with modern facilities, services and temazcal treatments.
Great Parnassus Resort & Spa, a family-oriented resort, features 500 rooms with private terraces and some with Jacuzzi tubs. The resort’s “Treasure Island Water Park” offers a playground and kids’ area, as well as a club for teens.
“The agreement we reached with RCI offers our members great options for vacation exchange, and gives RCI members the opportunity to visit our high-quality facilities in the famous Cancun tourist destination,” said Pedro Pinhal, chief operating officer of Parnassus Resorts.
Ricardo Montaudon, president of RCI Latin America, added: “This new affiliation is an achievement and a great business opportunity for RCI to provide our members with hotels like Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa and Great Parnassus Resort & Spa in Cancun, giving them access to high quality resorts in this popular location.”
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with access for specified periods to more than 80,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Exchange & 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 Hoseasons, cottages4you, Novasol®, Cuendet®, Landal GreenParks®, Endless Vacation RentalsÒ 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. For additional information visit our media center.