Resort Award. Club Melia, a leading international vacation membership club with locations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Europe has received this award for its member resorts in Cancun, Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Club Meliá is an internationally-branded membership club, with more than 27,000 members, 14 member resorts and 27 associated resorts, focusing on leisure lifestyle experiences that include exotic destinations, designer-appointed luxury suites, exceptional services and outstanding amenities. Featured Club Meliá locations include Cancun, Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; Puerto Rico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the Caribbean; Panama in Central America; and the Canary Islands, Marbella and Costa del Sol, Spain in Europe.
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in the West Indies to its global vacation exchange network. Located in Grenada and recognized by London’s Sunday Times Travel Magazine as one of the “100 Best Hotels in the World,” the property is nestled on a hillside overlooking Grand Anse Beach in the southwest section of the island, just 20 minutes from the capital of St. George’s. Mount Cinnamon was created by Peter de Savary, an international entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has been actively involved in the hospitality and leisure industry for more than three decades. The villas and suites range from one to three-bedrooms and offer scenic views of crystal-clear waters and acres of tropical gardens. All have a fresh contemporary décor, spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, flat screen TVs with surround sound, complimentary WiFi Internet access, and expansive terraces and balconies. Among the many on-site amenities and services at the property are Savvy’s Restaurant and poolside bar, outdoor pool, private beach club with cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness facility, beach side and indoor air-conditioned spa, tennis, children’s club, yoga center, and concierge desk. Guests also can take advantage of a wide range of activities and attractions available at the resort or nearby, including volleyball, tennis, scuba diving school, sailing, bill-fishing, guided hiking and plantation tours, and boat excursions.
Located in San Fernando, Trinidad, through its newly-formed Culloden Bay Vacation Club, this resort, the only purpose-built eco resort on the island, offers a unique blend of tropical forest and coastal environments for the enjoyment of a whole new segment of the travel market. With a mix of studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom villas scattered across a 62-acre nature preserve, the resort offers a mix of environmental sensibility, rustic beauty and comfort. Visitors can explore the resort’s tropical butterfly and bird gardens and nature trails, or investigate Culloden Reef, which offers world-class snorkeling and kayaking and is accessible from the resort property. Saltwater pools, a solar-heated Jacuzzi and an organic farm and garden are included in the amenities.
Bluegreen Vacation Ownership has launched Bluegreen Getaways. Developed for owners of Bluegreen timeshares and in attempting to attract new owners, the program offers two to five-night vacation packages to some of the most popular travel destinations. Focusing on US and Caribbean timeshares as well as select hotels, Bluegreen Getaways currently includes vacation packages to Arizona; Wisconsin; Williamsburg and Gordonsville, Virginia; Las Vegas, Nevada; Branson, Missouri; Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Orlando and St. Augustine, Florida; the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee; and the Boyne Resorts in Northern Michigan. Outside the US, resorts include Aruba, with new destinations planned.
Club Seychelles is now a Preferred Residences resort. Preferred Residences is a hospitality branded membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts. Located on the island of Anguilla and currently under construction, the property will feature fractional and whole-ownership residences situated on Meads Bay Beach. The Mediterranean-style project will be built in three phases, with the first slated for completion in early 2013. When finished, it will include one, two, and four-bedroom residences ranging in size from 870 to 4,900 square feet. Each will feature elegant interiors with vaulted ceilings, crown moldings, travertine floors, designer furnishings and lighting, and high-end electronics and entertainment systems. Gourmet kitchens have been designed with granite and marble countertops, Italian cabinetry, and top-of-the-line Miele and Wolf appliances. Bathrooms will have marble vanities with double sinks, Kohler tubs and fixtures, designer wall sconces, and in-mirror television.
Inspirato has announced the addition of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands to its rapidly expanding vacation portfolio. Inspirato, a destination vacation club for upscale vacationers, has additionally added ten new vacation properties in several of its existing destinations for now more than 67,000 square feet of living space. The new residences are perched on the hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea with views of St. John, home of the Virgin Islands National Park and the aquamarine waters of Sir Francis Drake Channel. In addition to Inspirato’s Tortola properties, members can start booking vacations at several new homes in the following destinations of Aspen, Beaver Creek and Telluride, Colorado; Deer Valley, Utah; Punta de Mita, Mexico; and Tuscany, Italy.
Oyster Bay Resort has been named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s “top five” in the 500 Best Hotel for Value Awards survey. Officials at this St. Maarten resort attribute the award to its $19 million in renovations, pristine location, and staff dedication to guest care. As policy, all guests receive a welcome drink, towels for poolside and the beach, beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkeling equipment, and early morning aqua zumba lessons. Activities include games, dance classes, and even a movie night under the stars. The resort also offers guests weekly cooking lessons with their executive chef and a weekly manager’s cocktail party featuring complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, along with exciting island music from a live local band. Arriving guests can also pre-order groceries and have them waiting in their own refrigerator when they arrive.
The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef resort has just celebrated its grand re-opening after a $48 million renovation. The resort has put together an “Experience the Ultimate St. Thomas for Less” package from now through August 31, 2012, where guests can mix and match special packages at discounted prices. After recently completing its renovation, this St. Thomas resort boasts all new state of-art amenities overlooking the pristine waters and sweeping vistas of one of the Caribbean’s most majestic yacht harbor.
The Registry Collection has welcomed the Park Residences at the Crane in St. Philip, Barbados. The resort is the newest addition to the Crane Residential Resort, a AAA four-diamond property perched on a cliff overlooking world-famous Crane Beach on the southeast coast of Barbados. The vast majority of the 130 garden residences feature private pools, a lush tropical garden setting with rock walls accented by waterfalls, and roof terraces that offer complete privacy. The one and two-bedroom residences offer generous living space with the quality finishes. Guests also have easy access to the resort’s dining and fitness amenities, and the Crane’s beach elevator takes them to the waters of Crane Beach, recently named one of the “Top Ten Beaches in the World.”
Lifestyle Holidays has opened its sixth resort. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club recently opened another upscale property along the north coast of the Dominican Republic in Puerto Plata. The new Royal Suites is located at the center of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort and follows the Tropical, the Crown Suites, the Crown Villas, the Residence Suites and the Presidential Suites. The Royal Suites is made up of six low-rise buildings inspired by Mediterranean architectural style fused with modern features, accented by a wide swimming pool. Each structure houses deluxe and standard single and double bedroom suites that have king-size beds in the master bedrooms, separate dining and living areas, pull-out queen-size futon beds, flatscreen TV sets, cedar closets, and fully-equipped kitchens.