Top

Industry Updates

RDO / Industry Updates
Interval International & Trapp Family Lodge celebrate 35-year relationship with multi-year renewal
23 Feb 2018

Interval International & Trapp Family Lodge celebrate 35-year relationship with multi-year renewal

Interval International has announced the renewal of its affiliation with the award-winning Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Under the agreement, Interval will deliver comprehensive programs designed to assist in engaging timeshare owners and optimizing their satisfaction. The expanded business relationship will enhance flexibility for owners with Club Interval Gold® membership. Situated on 2,500 acres, Trapp Family Lodge is a unique mountain resort featuring Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. The renowned property offers stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service, along with activities for every season. It has been owned and operated by the von Trapps, the family that inspired...

RCI adds more than 135 new resorts to its global exchange network in 2017
22 Feb 2018

RCI adds more than 135 new resorts to its global exchange network in 2017

RCI welcomed more than 135 newly affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2017. These additions span across every populated continent and feature vacation experiences with great options for nearly every kind of journey, from surf and sun to glittering modern cities. In Latin America, RCI added more than 55 resorts, many of which are in notable beach destinations. The Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located in the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, along the gorgeous Mayan Rivera. In addition to the beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea, guests can also enjoy the luxurious resort amenities...

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Dimitris Manikis to lead growth across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa
20 Feb 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group appoints Dimitris Manikis to lead growth across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Dimitris Manikis to the role of President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA). He will be based at the company's London offices.  Manikis will be responsible for the development of all of Wyndham Hotel Group's brands in the EMEA region as well as maximising the performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels. He will focus on driving the strategic objectives of Wyndham Hotel Group including quality and technology solutions as well as loyalty, sales and marketing.  A 27-year veteran of RCI, Manikis possesses a deep knowledge of the hospitality industry, an extensive network and...

Wyndham Worldwide announces agreement to sell its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity
16 Feb 2018

Wyndham Worldwide announces agreement to sell its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3 billion. In conjunction with the sale, the European vacation rental business has entered into a 20-year agreement under which it will pay a royalty fee of 1% of net revenue to Wyndham’s hotel business for the right to use the by Wyndham Vacation Rentals® endorser brand.  The European vacation rentals operations will also participate as a redemption partner in the award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty programme. Wyndham’s industry-leading European vacation rental business is the largest...

Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects shape life and culture through brilliant design
15 Feb 2018

Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects shape life and culture through brilliant design

Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects are working together to enhance existing Karma properties and create spectacular new ones. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Principals Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich have found a kindred spirit in John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group, as they share a common passion for stepping beyond the boundaries to create experiences and forms that challenge and engage across all the senses. Led by partners Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a leading architectural practice based in Los Angeles, California, bringing a critical and progressive approach to projects across scales, agendas and geographies, insisting on the cultural and social...

Diamond Resorts announces brand refresh
14 Feb 2018

Diamond Resorts announces brand refresh

Diamond Resorts™ has announced its redefined brand approach. Formerly Diamond Resorts International®, the company introduced its newly shortened name, brand promise to "Make a habit of breaking from the routine" and refreshed commitment to helping members take time to connect with the things that matter most in life. Effective immediately, the refresh features a new name, logo and website that embodies a more familiar and modern aesthetic, complete with a clear and conversational tone. The approach effectively communicates a straightforward focus on member benefits and Diamond's excitement to be a part of their journey. To build a unified brand experience, Diamond Resorts...

Interval International signs affiliation agreement with D’Monaco Private Residence Club
13 Feb 2018

Interval International signs affiliation agreement with D’Monaco Private Residence Club

Interval International has announced the affiliation of D’Monaco Private Residence Club just minutes from Branson, Missouri. The Mediterranean-style, gated property offers a prime location overlooking Table Rock Lake, one of the area’s leading attractions. “D’Monaco is surrounded by some of Branson’s most spectacular natural wonders,” said David Callaghan, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service. “Its spacious accommodations are perfect for couples and families seeking adventure, eco-tourism, or a private sanctuary for relaxation.” Ranging from 1,900 to 3,700 square feet, two- and three-bedroom accommodations offer a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, flat-screen televisions in the living room and bedrooms, and...

30 Jan 2018

Storied Residence La Ferriera, Tuscany, selects Interval International

Interval International has announced the affiliation of Residence La Ferriera, a shared ownership resort in the heart of Tuscany. Built in 1875, the property is in the village of Loro Ciufenna, which dates back to the 8th century B.C. Four rustic stone buildings have been restored to house one- and two- bedroom apartments. Units feature spacious dining and living areas with wood beamed ceilings and windowsills, Cotto floor tiles, furniture made by local craftsmen, kitchenettes, flat screen TVs, and internet access. Guests can lounge on the sun deck, swim in the outdoor pool (open from May 1 to Sept. 30), play tennis,...

24 Jan 2018

Karma Sanctum on the Green

Karma Group, Sanctum Hotels and the Godiva Leisure Group bring opulence and a touch of glam to the picturesque village of Cookham Dean, near Windsor and Maidenhead, just a 25-minute drive from Heathrow airport. Karma Sanctum on the Green features nine beautifully appointed guests rooms, Wildwood Bar + Grill – a traditional British bar and dining room, outdoor heated pool, enclosed spa, and a range of swanky luxury ‘glamping’ tents, making it the perfect destination for weekend escapes, midweek romantic getaways, or extended country sojourns. Karma Sanctum on the Green marks the second collaboration between Karma Group and Sanctum Hotels after...

Interval International teams up with Priceline 
Partner Network
2 Jan 2018

Interval International teams up with Priceline 
Partner Network

Interval International has launched an exciting hotel discount benefit specially tailored for members through its relationship with Priceline Partner Network (PPN). Exceptional deals at thousands of properties around the globe are now being offered as an enhancement to Interval’s membership programs worldwide. Only available at www.intervalworld.com, members receive discounts of up to 60 percent. Upgraded members receive some of the best hotel rates powered by PPN, with up to 65 percent off for Interval Gold® and Club Interval Gold® and up to 70 percent for Interval Platinum®. In addition to hotel discounts, Interval members can choose from a variety of benefits that...