|By Marketwired .||
|February 11, 2014 11:22 AM EST||
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), added 175 new properties to its global exchange network in 2013, representing more than a 16 percent increase over the previous year. The newly affiliated properties include resorts in North America, South America, Europe, India and Asia.
"We are proud of both the number and quality of properties added to the RCI® exchange network in 2013, and our approximately 3.7 million members will be happy to find that their choices have expanded now to nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts across the globe," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "We are thrilled to be affiliated with some of the most well-respected brands in the hospitality sector as we work together to propel the vacation ownership industry forward."
Added in the fourth quarter, Villandry Reserve brings yet another vacation option in Brazil to RCI subscribing members. The luxury suites feature terraces overlooking the Bosque Encantado Valley, providing visitors with a serene escape into nature. The property boasts a spa, a bar and lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a heated pool, a wet sauna, a home theater and a bowling alley.
Several impressive properties were also added from existing affiliation agreements. These include: a new resort through Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas; 12 properties by Club Mahindra in India; and three new itineraries from TradeWinds Cruise Club in St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands and Guadeloupe.
Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba was added to The Registry Collection program, the world's largest luxury exchange program. Bordering the beautiful white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, this to-be-developed resort offers visitors a unique blend of sophisticated luxury and serene nature. Fairmont Heritage Place, Mayakoba provides a complete resort experience from beach and spas to dining and world-class golf set on nearly 1,600 acres of tropical jungle.
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 RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, 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 more than 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.
About The Registry Collection program
The Registry Collection program is the world's largest luxury exchange program, with more than 200 affiliated properties available through The Registry Collection program that are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program provides members with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world's premier destinations, as well as personal concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection program is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or theregistrycollection.com. You can also find The Registry Collection on Facebook.