GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (May 16, 2014) – RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, announced the addition of four affiliated Ramada resorts, part of the WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. These resorts are available for exchange exclusively through RCI.
The new affiliated resorts include the Ramada Resort Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland; Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast; Ramada Resort Phillip Island in Victoria and Ramada Resort Shoal Bay in Port Stephens, New South Wales.
“We are excited to offer these four great properties for exchange,” said Andrew Heslehurst, RCI Pacific Director. “Ramada is a well known global hospitality brand and we are proud to welcome its resorts to our portfolio. This affiliation is a testament to our commitment to widen the choice of holiday experiences we offer our members in the Pacific region.”
These additions add to RCI's growing portfolio of exchange options in the Pacific region, which are nearing 150 properties available to RCI exchange members. The properties come from well-known and renowned brands in the hospitality industry, including the WorldMark South Pacific Club, which now has 112 properties affiliated with RCI including these four new Ramada properties.
Ramada Resort Port Douglas, with its sprawling grounds, offers guests beautiful rainforest gardens and a luxurious lagoon style swimming pool. Guests can relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail or walk along the nearby picture perfect Four Mile Beach. The resort is an ideal base for those wanting to experience the Great Barrier Reef via luxury yachts, high tech catamarans or through the comfort of a glass bottom boat.
With a beachfront location, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach offers superb Sunshine Coast accommodation with spectacular 180-degree views of the coastline. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at the bar followed by delicious meal at the poolside restaurant. The property has a 60 metre lagoon style pool, a resort shop, a restaurant and a multitude of attractions nearby.
Ramada Resort Phillip Island is surrounded by several acres of bush land and provides a natural and intimate setting for its guests. Relax by the pool or recharge indoors at the health centre and spa. There are seven kilometres of walking and cycling tracks around the resort, in addition to two tennis courts and a children’s playground. The resort has an onsite restaurant as well as a wood-fired pizzeria and barbecue areas.
The Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is the ultimate beachfront resort perfect for family holidays, beach getaways and special events. The resort lies at the entrance to Port Stephens, overlooking the white sands and the magnificent volcanic Tomaree Headlands. The resort features four restaurants, five bars, the iconic Country Club Hotel, a conference centre and an outdoor heated pool.
“The rapid expansion of Wyndham Hotel Group brands across the South Pacific, such as Ramada, has presented us with great opportunities to also grow our vacation club portfolio. We are proud to offer our WorldMark South Pacific Club owners RCI membership options for exchange holidays all over the globe,” saidCEO and managing director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Barry Robinson.
About RCI 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 the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, 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 approximately 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 centre,rciaffiliates.comor The RCI Blog. RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.