Guangzhou, China (June 25, 2015) — Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, is pleased to share the most recent brand enhancements and developments in Guangzhou as it expands within the Chinese market. Since its debut in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club has been actively redefining the shared ownership industry in Asia, developing a brand and a product that is grounded in stability, quality, authentic experiences and an unparalleled level of hospitality.
Over the past five years, Anantara Vacation Club has grown in size and added more destinations and program enhancements which have, in turn, attracted more Chinese owners who recognize the value and quality provided by Anantara. There are currently more than 6,000 Club Owners, with 96% year on year growth of the Chinese Owner segment, due to growing brand awareness within the Chinese market. “Anantara Vacation Club continues to grow, evolve and change the face of the shared ownership industry, and we are delighted to share our ideas, progress and enhancements with the Guangzhou market” said Martin Tolan, Chief Operating Officer for Anantara Vacation Club. “In the past year alone, we’ve enhanced our family programs, launched our mobile app for Club Owners, initiated the Anantara Vacation Club Dream Vacation guest reward contest and greatly expanded our Club Owners’ vacation options with a partnership with Interval International. With every program and enhancement, we strive to exceed the expectations of each and every one of our Club Owners.”
Highlights of Anantara Vacation Club’s recent news are as follows:
Partnership with Interval International
Anantara Vacation Club Owners now have the ability to use Club Points to book stays at Interval International resorts, the vacation industry’s leading global provider of membership and leisure services. This provides Club Owners access to a diverse collection of destinations in more than 80 countries around the globe via globally recognized hospitality brands such as Accor Vacation Club, Starwood Vacation Ownership and Hyatt Vacation Club. Owners can utilize the company’s robust website for a seamless booking process.
Enhanced Family Program at Phuket, Mai Khao
Anantara Vacation Club’s first purpose-built resort at Phuket Mai Khao is garnering awards and accolades from industry leaders, Club Owners and the resort’s youngest guests. The impressive new family programs at the picturesque destination runs the gamut from cooking classes and kids Thai boxing classes to rock climbing and “dive-in” movies. All activities are run through the Jakka Kids Club, a fun and healthy environment that entertains and engages Anantara Vacation Club’s youngest guests with a variety of activities including tennis lessons, Muay Thai, scenic bike tours, origami, prince and princess mani-pedis, and much more.
Robust Digital Presence: Website and Mobile App
Anantara Vacation Club’s website (www.anantaravacationclub.com) features a new look and feel, enhanced functionality, and intuitive navigation that makes it easy for guests and club owners to explore resort information and book their holiday trips online. Each resort page lists its unique accommodations and amenities along with a gallery of stunning photography that showcase the resort, along with a page highlighting key local attractions and activities. Club Owners can also access account information and manage points.
In addition, a full-service mobile app ‘iVacation’ is available for download at iTunes for iPhone or Google Play for Android 4.2 and up. The mobile app allows Club Owners to view special offers, news and resort information, as well as make online reservations and write reviews about recent stays.
Revamped High-Tech Preview Gallery in Phuket
Anantara Vacation Club recently announced renovations to its 9,100-square-foot state-of-the-art preview gallery in Mai Khao, Phuket. With technological innovation at the core of the upgrade, the thoughtfully designed expanded space will accommodate more staff members, in an effort to meet the demand of increased preview traffic. A new guest lounge, reception area, and expanded kids club have been implemented into the space, as well as enlarged private meeting rooms that feature individual large-screen computers to showcase presentations specifically customized to each visitor.
About Anantara Vacation Club
Launched in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club is a luxury Shared Holiday Ownership concept offering Club Owners stays in destinations across Asia and beyond with a flexible points system.
Anantara Vacation Club is part of Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 126 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, Per AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor International brands. Today MHG operates in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America. Minor Hotel Group’s parent company, Minor International (MINT) is a global company focused on restaurants, hospitality and retail trading.
The Club Resort Collection at Anantara Vacation Club includes a Signature Club Resort in Phuket and luxury private villas on Koh Samui, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia; plus suites in Queenstown, New Zealand; Bangkok, Thailand; and Sanya, China. Over the next five years, the Club will add up to 10 additional resorts. In addition to the growing collection of Anantara Vacation Club Resorts, Club Points Owners enjoy an extended host of travel opportunities through the Club Escapes Programme, which provides Club Privileges access to experience luxurious properties at select Anantara Hotels & Resorts throughout Asia and the Middle East, Oaks Hotels & Resorts across Australia and New Zealand, and AVANI Hotels & Resorts in Asia. A newly established affiliation with Interval International® opens up access to over 2,900 resorts worldwide to Club Owners. Preview centres are found in Bali, Koh Samui, Phuket and Sanya.
For more information, please visit www.minorinternational.com and www.anantaravacationclub.com, or follow the company’s blog or social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Weibo.
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