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club, boutique shop, and an amphitheater
with live shows.
"We believe that offering our owners the
ability to exchange their vacation time and
stay at hundreds of resorts within Interval's
global network adds value to our product,"
said Francesco Bo, Villa Ridente Club's
managing director. "Through our affiliation,
they'll also enjoy year-round travel and
leisure benefits and services."
Outdoor enthusiasts can go sailing, scuba
diving and snorkeling, biking or mountain
biking, and take boat tours to the Aeolian
Islands or tours of Sicily.
Sicily is the largest island in the
Mediterranean Sea. It is home to Mount
Etna and the city of Selinunte. In addition,
guests can visit the fourth century Romana
di Patti and the underwater caverns at Del
Bue Beach.

RESORT DEVELOPMENT
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach Resort Announced
for Queensland's Whitsunday Coast
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has
boosted its presence in Queensland with the
acquisition of a majority freehold interest
in a 105-room Airlie Beach resort on the
Whitsunday Coast.
Barry Robinson, president and
managing director, international operations, at Wyndham Vacation Clubs,
said the property will be rebranded Club
Wyndham Airlie Beach Whitsundays and
will be available for almost 60,000 Club
Wyndham timeshare owners. As part of
the acquisition, Wyndham Destinations
Asia Pacific also will own and operate
the on-site food and beverage and
conferencing facilities.
Boasting a magnificent location
overlooking the Whitsunday Passage,
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach features an
open-air restaurant and bar, infinity pool
and spa, gym, conference facilities, and
undercover parking. 
The deal was brokered by CBRE Hotels
agents Wayne Bunz and Hayley Manvell.
Bunz, national director of CBRE Hotels,
commented, "Wyndham's timing of

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the purchase of this iconic asset in the
Whitsundays is excellent, with the region's
accommodation market witnessing a strong
resurgence off the back of a growth in rate
and occupancy, and with over $200 million
committed for new and improved infrastructure across the Whitsunday region,
which will certainly cater to the region's
next growth boom."
Robinson said he is excited to have
secured the property on the beautiful
Whitsunday Coast. "A gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach
is a vibrant tropical destination popular
with travelers from all over the world and is
somewhere our timeshare owners have been
asking us to enter for some time," he said. 
"We are excited to secure this deal as
we are committed to growing our presence
in regional Australia, and this acquisition
is in line with that strategic intent. We
look forward to sharing this beautiful
location with our Club Wyndham timeshare owners and guests, who will love
the stunning scenery, excellent facilities, and personalized and memorable
experiences that will be offered at Club
Wyndham Airlie Beach."

The addition of Club Wyndham Airlie
Beach takes the Wyndham Destinations
Asia Pacific managed resort portfolio to 70
properties across Australia, New Zealand,
Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Hawaii, Europe,
and Japan.
Hilton Grand Vacations Opens Ocean Enclave
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (HGV)
celebrated the grand opening of its third
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, property,
Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations
Club. The property is also the third Myrtle
Beach-based HGV resort developed by
Strand Capital Group.
"Ocean Enclave is a best-in-class,
unique resort that offers owners and
guests magnificent views of the beautiful
Grand Strand coastline as well as standout
amenities for the ultimate vacation,"
said Mark Wang, president and CEO
of HGV. "Our owners and guests expect
the highest quality properties and
service. This stunning beachfront resort
showcases our commitment to creating
unforgettable vacation experiences
through guest-focused service in a
highly desirable destination."

Hilton Grand Vacations' Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is the company's third property now open in Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina, and also the third developed by Strand Capital Group.



Developments - February 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Developments - February 2020

UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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Developments - February 2020 - UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
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Developments - February 2020 - FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
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Developments - February 2020 - AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
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Developments - February 2020 - FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
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Developments - February 2020 - MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
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Developments - February 2020 - TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
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Developments - February 2020 - VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
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Developments - February 2020 - KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
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Developments - February 2020 - PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
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Developments - February 2020 - CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
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Developments - February 2020 - BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
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Developments - February 2020 - ‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Developments - February 2020 - 39
Developments - February 2020 - ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
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Developments - February 2020 - HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
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Developments - February 2020 - AROUND THE INDUSTRY
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Developments - February 2020 - MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
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Developments - February 2020 - LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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