Kettering, Northampton, U.K. (October 30, 2012) — Enotel has signed an affiliation agreement with RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange. Enotel, one of Portugal’s leading hotel brands, has recently joined the timeshare mixed-use market with its Madeira-based resort, Enotel Lido Resort Conference & Spa.
The Enotel Lido opened in April 2012 and is the first of its kind in Madeira – offering guests a five-star all-inclusive holiday club product under its Enotel Plus brand. The Enotel’s Lido joins its sister holiday ownership properties, Enotel Lido in Madeira and Enotel Porto Galinhas in Brazil in RCI’s exchange network of more than 4,000 resorts.
Just five minutes from the center of Madeira’s capital, Funchal, Enotel Lido enjoys dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Its bright, spacious rooms and suites boast large terraces and ocean views. Gourmet meals can be enjoyed in the hotel’s excellent restaurants and bars.
Its facilities include the Thalassothys Spa with Turkish bath, sauna and gym, sports activities, a sports bar, children’s clubs, a varied entertainment program and numerous swimming pools.
Dimitris Manikis, vice president, Business Development, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Enotel Lido – the first and only five-star resort on the island offering an all-inclusive holiday – into the RCI family.
“The introduction of a product that is going to attract a younger generation of timeshare buyers is crucial to the future growth of the shared-vacation ownership market, and Enotel Plus, an all-inclusive package at a luxury resort, will appeal to this demographic,” Manikis continued.
“We are very happy with what has been achieved with RCI and our excellent relationship has been strengthened with the introduction of holiday-ownership exchange at Enotel Lido in Madeira,” said Rogerio Santos, project director at Enotel. “Our commitment comes from our passion to innovate and to satisfy our clients, with a continued focus on better service and customer satisfaction.”
The affiliation of Enotel Lido brings the number of RCI-affiliated resorts on the island to 16, with a total of 55 RCI-affiliated resorts in mainland Portugal.
Enotel was launched in 1998 by Madeiran entrepreneur Estevão Neves. The company now has four properties in Madeira – Enotel Lido in Funchal, Enotel Baia at Ponta do Sol, Enotel Quinta do Sol and Enotel Golf at Santo de Serra; as well as a hotel in Brazil – Enotel Porto Galinhas, near Recife. Enotel Vacation Club, was launched at the resort in Brazil in 2008 and Enotel Lido is the first of the Madeiran resorts to feature the all-inclusive timeshare product. Enotel Lido Resort Conference & Spa, the parent hotel, is a 30-minute drive from Madeira International Airport and five minutes from the centre of Funchal.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with more than 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 3.7 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.