Bangalore, India (August 9, 2010) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has announced its affiliation with The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, another addition to RCI’s portfolio of exceptional destinations for its members.
The elegant property of The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, has been crafted with a blend of contemporary style and aesthetics to provide premium accommodations for leisure travelers. Lavasa is India’s first planned hill city, spread over seven hills spanning 25,000 acres with 60 kilometers of picturesque lakefront. This cosmopolitan settlement is a three-hour drive from Mumbai and an hour’s drive from Pune.
“We at RCI believe in offering exclusivity, variety and sheer delight to our members.” said Radhika Shastry, managing director, RCI India. “We ensure memorable holiday experiences in some of the world’s most exotic locations. Given that Lavasa is evolving as a premium tourist destination with world-class facilities to match, we are pleased to welcome The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, to our network.”
Added Jimmy P. Shaw, managing director, The Waterfront Shaw, “We are delighted to be affiliated with RCI and excited to bring to our owners the opportunities that RCI offers. Their diverse selection of resorts the world over delivers high-quality vacations to their members. Being associated with RCI is important to us and we are confident that RCI will support us in increasing the visibility and occupancy of our full-serviced apartment resort.”
The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa, offers a choice of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, with beautiful waterfront views overlooking Dasve Promenade, nestled between Lake Warasgaon and the charming mountain ranges of Lavasa. Each apartment has been styled and fully furnished to offer guests both modernity and comfort. The amenities include air-conditioned bedrooms with attached baths and private balconies, a living room furnished with a dining table and sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a refrigerator, an induction cooker, a tea/coffee maker and supplies, crockery, an electronic safe, laundry services and more. Additionally, The Waterfront Shaw has free in-room entertainment with movie rentals and video games on demand. The resort also caters to pet-loving clientele with its unique pet-friendly facilities.
To provide its guests with ample recreation facilities, the resort has partnered with the nearby Dasvino Country Club where guests can explore a variety of sporting options such as swimming, tennis and squash, as well as visit the spa and fitness centre. Travelers can also visit the scenic nature trail, play video games in the arcade and participate in their choice of water sports at the Lakeshore facilities. Adventurous travelers can also go rock climbing and rappelling at XThrill outdoor facilities. The resort offers bicycles to guests who want to better explore the scenic area.
Food-loving customers will be pleased with the wide range of dining choices offered. Visitors can choose from: The All American Diner for hearty American fare; Granma’s Homemade, for baked goods; Chor Bizarre for North Indian fine dining; Past Times for English pub-style dining; Oriental Octopus for Pan Asian cuisine; Pizavalla for Pizza, Tabakh for Lebanese cuisine; and Chipstix for South African vegetarian food.
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® and Landal GreenParks®, Endless Vacation Rentals® , 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.
About Bona Sera Hotels Limited
Bona Sera Hotels Limited, which owns and manages The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa is a joint venture between ShawMan Software Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading Hospitality software and solutions provider and Lavasa Corporation Ltd.
ShawMan and the Shaw family also have diverse but related business interests in the Casino Software & hardware Solutions and Hospitality & Retail Consulting space.
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