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2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ raises $585,000 for Florida Hospital for children
9 Feb

2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ raises $585,000 for Florida Hospital for children

While Woody Austin and Mark Mulder raised the trophies as the professional and celebrity victors at the recent Diamond Resorts Invitational™, the biggest winner was the tournament’s main beneficiary, Florida Hospital for Children, receiving $585,000 in contributions. The accompanying live and silent auctions have now raised more than $2.3 million for Florida Hospital for Children the past four years. Florida Hospital for Children is one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation, setting standards for innovation, quality and comprehensive care. The child-centric healing environment designed to keep kids comfortable is complemented by a staff of world-class doctors, specialists, nurses and...

Diamond Resorts International
31 Jan

Diamond Resorts International Announces Matt Avril as Chief Executive Officer

Diamond Resorts International®, has announced that Matt Avril will assume the role of chief executive officer effective January 1, 2017. In his previous role as chief executive officer of Starwood Vacation Ownership from 2015 and 2016, Avril led the day to day operation of the Company and led the SEC process for the planned public company spinoff which was valued at approximately $1.3 billion. With over 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles, principally in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, Avril held senior positions within Starwood Hotels and at Starwood Vacation Ownership including serving as President of Starwood's Global...

Every drop counts as Diamond Resorts International launches its Water Saving Campaign
21 Oct

Every drop counts as Diamond Resorts International launches its Water Saving Campaign

During the month of October, Diamond Resorts International® proudly presented its inaugural Water Saving Campaign at its European managed properties. As a part of a larger, company-wide initiative to continue becoming an environmentally conscious, sustainable organization, the Diamond Resorts Water Saving Campaign was geared toward creating awareness and educating members, owners, guests and team members about best practices for reducing water consumption both while at home and away on holiday. The campaign consisted of fun activities for the whole family including educational quizzes to test each individual’s water saving knowledge, and games that taught water saving techniques. Families were invited to...

Diamond Resorts International enters into merger agreement with Apollo Global Management
7 Jul

Diamond Resorts International enters into merger agreement with Apollo Global Management

Diamond Resorts International has announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with affiliates of certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) (NYSE: APO), pursuant to which the Apollo Funds will acquire Diamond Resorts for $30.25 per share or approximately $2.2 billion. The cash offer represents a premium of approximately 26% over Diamond Resorts’ closing share price on June 28, 2016, and a premium of approximately 58% over the closing share price on February 24, 2016, the day of Diamond Resorts’ announcement that it was exploring strategic alternatives. David...

Diamond Resorts International Announces Celebrity Golf Invitational
25 Nov

Diamond Resorts International Announces the Diamond Resorts Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament

As champions of happier and healthier living through the power of vacations, Diamond Resorts International (NYSE: DRII) presented the Diamond Resorts Invitational last summer, benefiting Florida Hospital for Children, set to take place 12 – 17 January 2016 at The Golden Bear Club in Windermere, Florida. The week-long, world-class event will feature an 84-person field in a 54-hole celebrity tournament covered live on Golf Channel, as well as headline concerts, entertainment, excursions and memorable vacation experiences for the whole family, according to a previously issued press release. Returning for its third year, the Brian Gay Invitational presented by Diamond Resorts International...

Diamond Resorts International Adds Six Resorts for $167.5 Million
31 Aug

Diamond Resorts International Adds Six Resorts for $167.5 Million

Diamond Resorts International, Inc. has announced that it has executed an agreement to purchase the vacation ownership business of Gold Key Resorts, which manages five vacation ownership resorts in Virginia Beach, VA and one in the Outer Banks, NC, for $167.5 million. “This is an exciting acquisition that provides us with a platform to expand into a new, complementary geography and owner base,” said David Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Resorts International. “We are purchasing a business with a history of a strong operating performance, and we believe that we can leverage our successful track record of growth through...

Diamond Resorts International® Helps Military Heroes Adjust To Life After Combat
7 Aug

Diamond Resorts International® Helps Military Heroes Adjust To Life After Combat

Diamond Resorts International® is supporting Give Us Time, a charity that helps military families adjust to life after combat, with a donation worth £30,000. The Balkan Jewel Resort in Bulgaria, a Club affiliated resort in the Diamond Resorts International® portfolio of worldwide destinations, became home to military personnel, mostly from the Abingdon and Gurkha regiments, and their families during the week of 20th March 2015. The event was arranged in partnership with Give Us Time, which was launched in 2012 by Dr. Liam Fox MP and aims to assist military personnel in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection with their families. Chris...

TripAdvisor Recognizes Diamond Resorts International® for Excellent Customer Service at European Resorts
7 Jul

TripAdvisor Recognizes Diamond Resorts International® for Excellent Customer Service at European Resorts

As champions of happier, healthier living through the power of vacations, Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond Resorts) receives recognition and awards from TripAdvisor, a leading travel review site, for exceeding expectations and going above and beyond to deliver exceptional vacation experiences at its European resorts in 2015. The following resorts have been recognized for continually receiving exceptional customer ratings and have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence: Alpine Club, Broome Park Golf and Country Club, Cala Blanca, Club del Carmen, Jardines del Sol, Kenmore Club, Le Club Mougins, Le Manoir des Deux Amants, Los Amigos Beach Club, Palazzo Catalani, Pine Lake...

ARDA ACE Philanthropic Award
8 Jan

ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award

Diamond Resorts International® has been honored with this year's American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. The award comes in recognition of Diamond's first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, which raised more than $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children last year.  This year's Golf Invitational, the 2nd Annual, took place on December 12-14, 2014 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, FL. "We're pleased with ARDA's recognition of last year's successful first Brian Gay Golf Invitational," said Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. "The real recognition goes to everyone who made the Invitational possible...

Brian Gay Invitational
18 Dec

Diamond Resorts International hosts 2nd annual charity golf tournament & raises $805,000 for Florida Hospital for Children

Determined to exceed last year’s donation, Diamond Resorts International® successfully achieved its goal and raised $805,000 to benefit the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children (FHFC) at the Brian Gay Invitational at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida earlier this month. In 2013 and 2014 combined, the Brian Gay Invitational presented by Diamond Resorts International® has raised more than $1.2 million to aid the Florida-based children’s medical facility in its vital, life-saving mission. With more than 400 attendees, golfers and celebrities participating in the event, the weekend included a celebrity/amateur golf tournament in which foursomes were paired...