RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, and Palace Vacation Club, one of Asia’s most innovative brands in the vacation ownership industry, today announced a new multi-year affiliation. The agreement makes RCI the exclusive third-party exchange provider for Palace Vacation Club and allows subscribing members access to a broad array of exciting vacation opportunities.
“We are delighted that one of Malaysia’s most famous and storied vacation clubs has selected RCI as its global exchange provider,” said Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO, Group RCI, parent company of RCI. “We look forward to welcoming Palace Vacation Club members to RCI and to providing this new affiliate with the most innovative sales and marketing programs available in the industry today.”
This new affiliation adds two beautiful vacation destinations, Country Villas and Palace of the Golden Horses, to the global vacation destinations offered to RCI members worldwide. RCI’s relationship with this award-winning developer spurred from an earlier affiliation of Palace Vacation Club’s fractional product with The Registry Collection® exchange program.
“Choosing to work with RCI was an easy decision,” said Ricky Yip, CEO, Country Heights Lifestyle Berhad. “RCI is the world’s largest timeshare and vacation exchange company, and gaining access to their 3.8 million leisure-bound members will be exceptionally valuable for our resorts. RCI’s depth of management, technological resources and global marketing infrastructure aligns well with Palace Vacation Club’s strategic growth plan. This relationship will provide our member families with the best and most diverse vacation experiences possible beyond our signature Palace Vacation Club resorts.”
Country Heights has been making waves in the property development and investment industries through the introduction of new concepts and innovations since 1984. Its award-winning developments reflect its commitment to its corporate philosophy, “Ever Searching for Better Living.”
Country Villas is Malaysia’s first Mediterranean-style waterfront homes located 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This resort offers a great vacation option for those who prefer an ultimate living experience in a country living home amidst lush greenery and natural landscape.
Palace of the Golden Horses, tagged as Asia’s Most Extraordinary Hotel, is located just 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city center and 35 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This 5-star luxury hotel offers 480 rooms and suites which yield a harmonious blend of Moorish architecture and Malaysian culture. Palace of the Golden Horses offers an ideal setting for those who want to experience the wonderfully rich and diverse heritage of Malaysia. Because of its luxury accommodations, this prestigious hotel has won several awards such as: Best New City Hotel in Asia Pacific’98’, 25th International Award for Tourist, Hotel & Catering Industry 2000 and Best MICE Facility and Service Hotel 2007 & 2008 by Travel Weekly China. This hotel has also played host to more than 100 world leaders and celebrities.
Group RCI, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies, (NYSE: WYN) is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals, with exclusive access for specified periods to more than 73,000 vacation properties in approximately 100 countries. The company is comprised of vacation exchange, including RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers and The Registry Collection program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program; vacation rentals, including Endless Vacation RentalsSM , Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, and other renowned vacation rental brands, through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas; and NorthCourse® Leisure Real Estate Solutions, an international leader in providing a full spectrum of advisory, research, and asset management services. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange. For additional information visit www.grouprci.com or the media center of www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
About Country Heights Lifestyle Berhad
Country Heights Lifestyle Berhad is a property conglomerate that primarily focuses on investment holdings with total assets stand at RM 1.5 billion. Our business activities include: Residential Development, Retail Investment, Hotel and Resort Management, Preventive Health Services, Golf Course Development and Management, Education, Time Share and Construction.
The groups’ largest development is the Mines Resort City, Malaysia, the world’s largest open-tin cast mining lake which was once a deserted wasteland. The development is founded on the philosophy to return some green-ness to our mother nature after years of heavy mining activities. Today, most of Country Height’s award-winning projects are developed around this majestic lake, adding value to the land and nation.