SINGAPORE, (Sept. 1, 2015) — RCI®, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), recently welcomed five new properties in Japan to its exchange network through an affiliation with developer Tokyu Corporation.
“This is a very exciting affiliation for RCI, and we are thrilled to offer our members five high-quality resorts located in some of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan,” said Jonathan Mills, Managing Director of RCI Asia Pacific. “Japan is a favorite destination with RCI members and we’re confident that these resorts will be very popular. They are great additions to the collection of top vacation destinations we offer. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Tokyu Corporation.”
Big Week Hakone Gora is located in the heart of Hakone, part of the Fuji- Hakone-Izu National Park and a famous hot spring town less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. The resort is surrounded by hot springs and beautiful gardens, creating the mood of a home away from home. The modern Japanese units come with fully-equipped kitchens and in-room amenities for couples, families and friends to maximize their vacation experience in Hakone. An on-site natural hot spring is also available to guests.
Big Week Karuizawa is situated in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, widely known as a luxury mountain resort at the bottom of Mount Asama. Big Week Karuizawa is the perfect hub to explore the town’s rich culture and stunning natural landscape, as well as to enjoy a relaxing time away from the bustling city. All 30 units come with two bedrooms and fully-equipped kitchens to comfortably accommodate families and groups.
Big Week Izukogen is located in Izu peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. The area is surrounded by mountains and the sea, offering a variety of leisure activities such as hot springs all year around. The two-bedroom units are equipped with full kitchens and spacious living rooms for larger groups.
Big Week Kyoto is situated in Kyoto, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Kyoto offers a glimpse of the rich Japanese culture and history, luring millions of tourists every year with its ancient temples and elusive geishas. The spacious two-bedroom units come with fully equipped kitchens, washing machines, dryers and other in-room amenities to provide guests with a comfortable stay.
Big Week Tateshina is located in Tateshina highland, Nagano Prefecture, overlooking the northwestern slope of the Yatsugatake Mountain. Tateshina is a popular holiday destination during summer, and a hub for winter sports during the colder months. The resort is part of Tokyu Resort Town and guests have easy access to on-site facilities such as restaurants, tennis courts, the golf course and more. Big Week Tateshina is designed to evoke a sense of spaciousness and relaxation, and all units are well-equipped with modern amenities including full kitchens.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 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 the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, 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’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, 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 or rciaffiliates.com. RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About The Tokyu Group
The Tokyu Group was established in 1922, and as of March 2014, the group comprises of 220 companies and eight other incorporated bodies, headed by the Tokyu Corporation. The cornerstone of the group’s business is urban development, underpinned by transportation services. Over the years its business portfolio has spanned across the fields of real estate, lifestyle services, hotels and resorts, business support services and many other activities deeply embedded in the daily lives of its customers. Tokyu Corporation operates the Big Week timeshare resorts in major domestic resort destinations.
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