LAS VEGAS, NV (May 20, 2014) — Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII) (“Diamond”), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, announced that a Colorado couple was selected as a monthly winner in one of the largest vacation giveaways ever. Ward and Cathy Greenwall, residents of Brighton, Colorado, were selected as the company’s second Vacations of a Lifetime™ sweepstakes winners. As a result, the Greenwalls have their choice to stay at one of more than 300 resorts, located in 33 countries around the world.
“Cathy and I were both shocked to learn that we were winners of this incredible vacation giveaway,” said Ward Greenwall. “We love traveling, especially now that we’re retired, but aren’t able to escape as often as we’d like. We are thrilled to have won, and are looking forward to a great vacation.”
Ward and Cathy, both retired, are planning to vacation at The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort. Diamond branded and affiliated properties are well-known for their golf courses, as over 40 resorts feature a course either nearby or on site.
“This is amazing and a wonderful treat from Diamond Resorts,” said Cathy Greenwall. “As a second generation owner with Diamond Resorts we know the quality of their properties all over the country, traveling with Diamond is a family tradition. This time around, we’re really looking forward to hitting the links. I’m an avid golfer and participate in a weekly golf league.”
Dale Atkins, PhD, Diamond Resorts Life Balance Advisor, points out that vacations are important to create balance in our lives, and yet we often put them off. “Research has shown that even when receiving a free vacation, winners still find it difficult to carve out the necessary time from their busy schedule to take advantage of a great vacation and recharge their batteries. Going on vacation is so important to supporting our health and well-being, and it is great to see the Greenwalls are going to do just that having won the monthly drawing.”
In what could be the largest vacation giveaway ever, Diamond’s Vacations of a Lifetime™ sweepstakes will award prizes totaling up to $1.8 million. Dozens of entrants like Ward and Cathy will win one-week resort stays during the sweepstakes, and seven grand prize winners will each have the opportunity to win four weeks of vacation every year for 20 years at any Diamond Resorts property. The Greenwalls were chosen in the company’s second monthly prize drawing.
Hopeful vacationers can enter from now through July 22, 2014 either via diamondresorts.com or by participating in a Diamond Discovery Tour where they will learn more about Vacations of a Lifetime™ at one of the Diamond Resorts International® properties. No purchase is required to enter the sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (except those residing in NJ, PR, US Virgin Island and other US territories, possessions and military installations), U.K. and Canada who are of legal age of majority. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsored by Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Inc., 10600 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89148. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
Additional details about the contest, prizes and the Official Rules are available on the Diamond Resorts International® website and on all of Diamond Resorts International® social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About Diamond Resorts International®
Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, provides guests with choices and flexibility as they design their dream vacation, whether they’re traveling an hour away or around the world. Our hassle-free, relaxing vacations give guests a truly memorable experience every time, for a lifetime.
Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations of a Lifetime™ through 93 managed resorts, 210 affiliated properties and four cruise itineraries. To learn more, visit DiamondResorts.com.