RCI Welcomes Five New Affiliated Resorts to Its Portfolio in Asia
SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced five new resort affiliations in Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia. The signing of these agreements expands RCI’s Asian portfolio to more than 160 affiliated properties.
“These five new resorts not only show a growing interest for timeshare travel throughout Asia but evidence that we’re offering an innovative and appealing timeshare exchange product,” said Adrian Lee, managing director, RCI Asia Pacific. “Adding new resorts in Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia reaffirms our commitment to offering great vacations in highly-desirable destinations in Asia and throughout the world. We’re happy to have them on board.”
The Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences is superbly located in the heart of Hua Hin, Thailand’s royal beach resort. The luxurious beachfront resort offers a colorful blend of authentic and contemporary Moroccan features with an enchanting private garden and a lagoon beautifully decorated in Marrakesh design, with facilities such as an infinity-edge swimming pool, children’s pool, fitness room and more.
Hua Hin is an ideal getaway from Bangkok. The tranquil fishing village was turned into the royal resort and consequently became popular among Siam’s nobility and upper class. Today, visitors to Hua Hin will still sense this special atmosphere and old-world charm. Besides sun-filled days on the mile-long beach there are leisure activities for the whole family to enjoy from water sports to golf.
Eastgate Village Resort is set against a backdrop of protected rainforest and situated inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a former U.S. Naval Base in the Philippines. Visitors staying in the spacious three-bedroom units have access to the recreational facilities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor basketball court, indoor badminton court and a meeting room for conferences and appointments.
There are many activities in Subic Bay, where visitors can explore an underwater shipwreck, enjoy a ride on an Australian thoroughbred, learn survival basics from local Bushmen while camping in the forest, take a driving lesson on a grand prix racetrack, spend a morning playing the 18-hole golf course, or try a variety of water sports including yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, sail boarding, jet skiing and fishing.
City Suites, a member of the Crown Holidays.Net network of hotels, offers guests luxurious accommodations in the city with full access to five-star facilities and stellar personal service. Located in Cebu City, it is in close proximity to business districts, shopping malls and entertainment hubs.
Often called the “Queen City of the South” and the Seat of Christianity in the Philippines, Cebu is the country’s oldest city. Cebuanos are extremely proud of their cultural and historical heritage, a legacy which has endured through the centuries from the time Ferdinand Magellan first planted his cross on Cebu’s shore. Cebu has become the country’s favorite tourist destination with 167 islets and islands lined with idyllic white-sand beaches and pristine clear waters. The city also has its share of great shopping and entertainment hot spots.
Birch Plaza Apartmentsis strategically situated in the heart of Georgetown in close proximity to shopping malls, public facilities and the Food Gallery at Penang Times Square, as well as Penang’s Hawker Delight and various food outlets in the area. Facilities and amenities include swimming pools, playground, jogging track, barbeque pits, gymnasium, game room, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, foot reflexology path, landscaped garden and a multipurpose hall.
Penang offers interesting sites such as: Penang Hill, which is 830 meters above sea level with a bird’s eye view of Penang Island; Batu Ferringhi, which began with humble origins as a fishing village and now boasts several world-class resorts, seafood restaurants and night bazaar; Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia with a seven-storey pagoda and shrines filled with statues and 10 thousand images of Buddha; and The Floating Mosque, which was built after the tragic 2004 tsunami and is a true architectural masterpiece — pristine whitewash paint on its exteriors is coupled with grey on its beams while its domed roof features maroon and yellow-designed tiles.
Damai Beach Resort is sprawled over 90 acres of prime seafront land framed by the lush tropical forest of the legendary and mythical Mount Santubong on one side, and the vastness of the South China Sea on the other. This idyllic resort offers fun and relaxing activities that promise hours of enjoyment, and the colorful Sarawak Cultural Village is just minutes away. Facilities and amenities at the resort include a business center, concierge service, swimming pools, restaurants and bars, a convenience store, a “Kid’s Village” play area and “Land & Sea” sports facilities.
Sarawak’s places of interests include Mount Santubong; Santubong Village; Buntal Village; Sarawak Cultural Village,Sarawak’s award-winning “living museum,” which is the official home of the annual world-renowned
Rainforest World Music Festival; Penan Nature Trail; Damai Golf and Country Club, a n 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course; and Satang Island , Sarawak’s very own turtle conservatory.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 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 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. 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 .