PARSIPPANY, N.J. (July 31, 2014) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added 70 new properties to its affiliate network during the first and second quarters of 2014. The newly affiliated properties include resorts in Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and North America.
“We are excited to welcome these 70 new properties to the RCI® portfolio of affiliated resorts and to offer our members even more fantastic vacation options,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “We’re also proud to work with some of the most respected names in the hospitality business and to promote the vacation ownership industry worldwide.”
One of the latest additions is Astoria Boracay in the Philippines. This coveted island retreat is located on a stretch of beautiful white sand beach on Boracay Island, frequently cited as one of the world’s best islands for vacationing. Astoria Boracay is just minutes from the island’s shopping center, delicious restaurants and popular bars. Offering white sand beaches, watersport activities and close proximity to a championship golf course, the resort is a fantastic destination for many travelers.
Another new affiliate, Island Residence Club at Golden Sands Resort in Malta, joined RCI in the first quarter. Comprising a collection of more than 180 residences in the prime setting of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, guests at the resort enjoy luxurious appointments, Mediterranean styling and unparalleled views of either the coastline or the unspoiled beauty of Malta’s largest nature and history park. With nine on-site bars and restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa and leisure center, a private beach, 90-meter lagoon swimming pools and close proximity to transport links, it could be a traveler’s dream destination.
The Registry Collection® program, RCI’s luxury exchange program, added a fantastic new property, The Residence at Gwel an Mor. The Residence is a new development of eco-friendly lodges at the award-winning Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort, situated on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Located in Cornwall, England, the development’s contemporary two- and three-bedroom lodge ‘retreats’ are designed with luxurious styling and offer spacious, open-plan accommodation. The resort’s onsite wildlife center, Feadon Farm, offers guests amazing wildlife activities, such as meeting reindeer and birds of prey, and even hand feeding its rescued foxes. The resort’s Terrace Restaurant combines ocean views and a relaxing ambience with delicious Spanish- and French-influenced dishes.
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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 the RCI Weeks® program, the traditional 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 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.
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