PARSIPPANY, NJ (September 22, 2011) — RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, has announced an affiliation agreement in Mexico that will add Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Garza Blanca Preserve Residences to its global network of affiliated resorts.
Located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa will join RCI’s portfolio of more than 4,000 affiliated properties in approximately 100 countries. Situated conveniently between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains, the resort has 78 luxury units with breath-taking views, private elevators, personal assistants and private chefs. Guests can wind down at the Hamara Spa, which offers standard and double cabins, a wet zone and relaxation areas. The resort also offers one of the most sophisticated culinary experiences at the on-site Blanca Blue restaurant.
Nestled in the Sierra Madre mountains just south of Puerto Vallarta, Garza Blanca Preserve Residences, scheduled to open mid-2012, will offer its guests a new and luxurious vacation experience that delivers the same high quality, exclusivity and personal attention received at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Guests will enjoy five-star concierge services and dining options that include an onsite gourmet restaurant, a specialty beach restaurant, the option of a private chef in their suites and dinners on the beach. Guests looking for activities at the resort will be pleased to find on-site whale watching, kayaking, fishing, boating, tennis, a state-of-the-art spa and a unique wine cellar.
Upon its opening, Garza Blanca Preserve Residences will join The Registry Collection program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program that provides subscribing members access to more than 180 properties on six continents. In addition, through the Signature Selections® by RCI program, RCI subscribing members at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa will also have access to properties in The Registry Collection program.
“We are pleased with this new affiliation with RCI and The Registry Collection,” said Fernando González, owner of Garza Blanca Resort and shareholder of Grupo Villa. “Through our affiliation with this exchange program, we can enrich the vacation experiences for our owners by providing them new and varied vacation opportunities.”
“It’s our pleasure to welcome Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa to the RCI network of affiliated resorts,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president and CEO, RCI Latin America. “This joint venture means a successful alliance for both parties that opens new horizons for our business, and we are sure our members will enjoy having the options of two new unique and unforgettable luxury lifestyle vacation experiences.”
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About The Registry Collection
The Registry Collection is the world’s largest luxury exchange program comprising over 33,000 members and more than 160 affiliates on six continents. More than 180 properties are available through The Registry Collection® program and are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection provides members with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world’s premier destinations, as well as personal concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or theregistrycollection.com
About Garza Blanca
Located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Garza Blanca Preserve, Resort & Spa is perched above a pristine beach, with stunning views of the destination’s famous ocean arches and the emerald jungles of the Sierra Madre. Developed in harmony with nature on an 85-acre tropical wilderness Garza Blanca offers 78 lavish rooms, suites, and penthouses, blurring the lines between indoor living and out. The architectural design is sleek and modern and the details are exquisite, down to the travertine floors, marble showers, and granite countertops. At the opening of Garza Blanca Preserve Residences in mid-2012 along with Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, Garza Blanca will have a total of 380 luxury units. Garza Blanca is committed to five star service, with a private check-in area for newcomers and concierge services to help plan exciting adventures. Just ten minutes south of Puerto Vallarta’s famous cobblestone streets and its vibrant culture, award-winning restaurants, championship golf and exciting nightlife, Garza Blanca offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, attractions and history. www.garzablancaresort.com
José Antonio Villavicencio
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