Parsippany, N.J., March 15, 2010 — RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, today announced they have renewed their long-standing affiliation with Hilton Grand Vacations, a premier vacation ownership company.
“For 17 years Hilton Grand Vacations has been a fantastic industry partner offering quality vacation destinations to our 3.8 million members,” said Geoff Ballotti, CEO, RCI. “This renewal of our affiliation allows us to continue our great working relationship and offer both RCI® Members and Hilton Grand Vacations Club Members the vacation experiences they desire.”
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations has 50 RCI affiliated resorts in their portfolio of developed and managed properties and more than 150,000 Club Members. As the vacation ownership division of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates spectacular properties in some of the world’s most celebrated destinations. The company also manages and operates club membership programs tailored to provide vacation exchange, leisure travel and reservation services.
“Through the years, Hilton Grand Vacations and RCI have collaborated to enhance our respective membership programs with unique advantages,” said Kim Robert Kreiger, Senior Vice President – Club and Resorts, Hilton Grand Vacations. “When we dream big, RCI always steps up to help us bring our owners’ vacation experiences to the next level. As a result, our travel advantages remain unique, flexible and ever-evolving. Our successful legacy of affiliation with RCI is defined by years of trust and a shared commitment to bring dynamic ideas to life. We look forward to the innovations ahead.”
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange and Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with exclusive access for specified periods to more than 65,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Exchange and Rentals is comprised of vacation exchange, including RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry CollectionÒ program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program; vacation rentals, including Endless Vacation RentalsÒ, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, and other renowned vacation rental brands, through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas; and NorthCourse® Leisure Real Estate Solutions, a research and consultancy firm providing advisory services to the global leisure real estate industry. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange.
About Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC is a division of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select premier destinations. The company also operates two innovative club membership programs, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club® providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 150,000 Club Members.