KETTERING, NORTHANTS (March 19, 2014) — RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced the signing of a new Master Affiliation Agreement (MAA) with Domina Vacanze SpA.
The multi-year MAA ensures that the 10 Domina Home brand hotels and resorts already affiliated to RCI, as well as all future Domina properties being entered into timeshare, will be part of the RCI holiday exchange network.
Family-owned Domina Vacanze SpA has become one of Italy’s most trusted and respected hotel brands during its 25 years in business. In that time, Domina has developed its offering to meet the many and changing needs of the holidaying consumer. Today it boasts five business and leisure four- and five-star hotels, 14 luxury resort properties under its Domina Home brand, and a growing membership in its Domina Holiday Club.
Nicola Cighetti, Domina general manager, said: “We pride ourselves on delivering the ambience, elegance and dedicated hospitality services of a world-class hotel to our guests, fused with the warmth and comforts of home, while delivering real value.
“We have worked with RCI for 25 years and we share many business philosophies, which is why we have committed to the new MAA. Importantly for both RCI and Domina, we know that however large our organisations become, family values and personalisation of service will always be our core business drivers. Prioritising quality and choice are key to our success. I believe RCI’s experience, expertise and service innovation will help our group to identify new development and growth opportunities.
“Like RCI, we have a strong and loyal customer and member base to thank for our continued success in the hospitality business. That loyalty and trust has to be earned, and we will never rest, believing we have done enough. There will always be more and better from Domina Vacanze.”
“We whole-heartedly congratulate the Domina family and team on their 25th anniversary this year, and are thrilled to have signed the new MAA with a brand renowned for the strength of its service excellence, quality and the diversity of its holiday product,” said Sean Lowe, managing director, RCI Europe, Middle East, Africa & India. “Those qualities will undoubtedly turn Domina into an iconic hospitality brand in the international marketplace.
“We are proud to have enjoyed a long association with Domina, having affiliated Domina Home Parco dello Stelvio in 1989. We are delighted to be invited to help the company expand its product offering and its presence in international markets in the future. With the widest range of accommodation, destinations and services of any exchange holiday provider, we are confident that we can support Domina in its future growth and look forward to bringing both our member groups an enhanced value membership, both in the present and as their affiliation numbers rise.”
The Domina Holiday Club enables members to not only enjoy stays in Domina hotels, but to discover new destinations the world over using the RCI exchange holiday network. As many as 10 Domina hotels are currently affiliated to RCI in Italy’s most prestigious holiday locations, including Venice, Positano and Portofino, as well as in Sharm el Sheikh where the Domina Coral Bay Resort & Casino brings a taste of Italy to the Red Sea resort.
A rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Domina real estate backed by a notarial deed at preferential prices is offered by the company’s Formula Multisuite programme. Owners of a Domina hotel suite can use their suites for as many or as few weeks as they choose, and they can also experience other Domina destinations using the Suite Exchange System.
Domina Hotels affiliated to RCI: Domina Home Parco dello Stelvio – Cogolo di Pejo; Domina Home Alaska – Cortina; Domina Home Miramonti – Corvara; Domina Home Les Jumeaux – Courmayeur; Domina Home Kyrie – Tremiti Islands; Domina Home Piccolo – Portofino; Domina Home Palumbalza – Porto Rotondo; Domina Home Royal – Positano; Domina Home Giudecca – Venice; Domina Coral Bay Resort & Casino – Sharm el Sheikh.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts in more than 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 approximately 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection®, is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. 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 Domina Vacanze SpA.
Domina Vacanze SpA was founded in 1989 by the Domina family and remains today, a family-run company group. The Domina product is designed to guarantee co-owners unforgettable holidays, constantly expand their options and horizons and always offer the best. The company offers second home ownerships without the worries, risk and hassle that traditionally comes with that luxury, plus a range of first-class hotel accommodation. Domina hotels are characterised by their four-star facilities, are located in prestigious national and international destinations, and found in naturally beautiful settings by the sea, in the mountains or in cities rich in history and culture. The common thread uniting these diverse destinations are the elegant suites and the first-class hospitality and efficiency of its guest and client services.
For over twenty years Domina Vacanze has been the brand in which countless Italians continue to place their wholehearted trust.
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