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Around the Industry AWARDS/PEOPLE The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, nestled at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, showcases dramatic views of the surrounding Rocky Mountain landscape through each of the unit’s expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious 34 two-bedroom villas also feature natural stone fireplaces, large closets, a balcony, a full kitchen, and table seating for six. Other Westin brand signature products and services found in all villas include the Heavenly Bed®, Heavenly Bath®, marble bathrooms, individual climate control, flat screen televisions, and Internet access. HONORS/AWARDS Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Honored with Five Puerto Plata Hotel Industry Awards for 2008 In July, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC), located in Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, was presented with five prestigious Puerto Plata hotel industry awards during the 7th Annual “From Hotels in Hotels” Award Ceremony, held at the Ocean World Park Marina & Casino, with 400 hotel industry guests and regional tourism officials in attendance. The program is hosted annually be Leonardo Medrano, producer of the Puerto Plata television program, “From Hotels in Hotels,” to honor professionals and institutions in the tourism sector who are a commendable example in the country and especially in Puerto Plata. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club received two top awards of the evening: (1) “Gold of the North Coast” for diversity and quality of its resort, as well as ongoing transformation in new projects in Puerto Plata, and (2) “Hotel Investment of the Year for 2008.” Three LHVC employees were honored for outstanding dedication and professionalism, including Hotel Manager Jannett Zacarías, Human Resources Director Mirian Sánchez, and Food & Beverage Director Rosario López. the Resort & Entertainment and Planning & Analysis categories, as well as the Frederic B. Stresau Award for top honors. The FLASLA Design Awards Program encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the profession. The awards EDSA won are as follows: • Frederic B. Stresau Award and Award of Excellence—Rosewood Laguna Kai Resort at Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico, an extraordinarily diverse, preserved ecological environment. EDSA’s overall design was influenced by the surrounding emerald jungle, velvet lagoons, towering palms, and turquoise Caribbean waters. • Award of Excellence—Madinat Jumeirah, a resort in Dubai, UAE, which celebrates the history and culture of Dubai by using a concept of “Old Dubai,” set in a modernday oasis and sophisticated context. • Award of Honor—Port Ghalib Lagoon, a traditional Egyptian seaside village with a walkable social environment and high quality resort atmosphere in a pristine natural setting located along the Red Sea. • Award of Merit—Marriott’s Ocean Watch Villas at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, for its amenity area which exemplifies unity between the built and natural environment and preserved mature trees and a tertiary dune. • Award of Merit—Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL, for the Living Master Plan, which advocated a cohesive pedestrian campus, established specific sites for facilities, maintained large open space areas, and recommended land acquisitions that contributed to smart growth. Planning and design awards play a major role in gaining recognition and maintaining a highly regarded status within landscape architecture and related industries. The latest awards add to the firm’s portfolio of 220-plus awards. in the United States. The timeshare resale and rental advertising and marketing company ranked 21 nationally among the top 100 real estate companies on the list and 1599 out of the top 5000 companies to make the list across all industries. Recognized worldwide, the Inc. 5000 List (Inc. Magazine) provides credible, thirdparty rankings of the top privately held U.S. companies, both overall and as categorized by geographic area and by industry. Sell My Timeshare NOW ranked 51 among the fastest growing Top 100 Businesses in the BostonCambridge-Quincy, MA-NH metro area and ranked 13 on the list of fastest growing companies in all categories in the state of New Hampshire. Endless Vacation Rentals® Receives Award for Its Yourfatchance.Com Vacation Contest Endless Vacation Rentals (EVR), one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), has received the 2009 Search Engine Watch Award for Best Social Media Marketing Campaign for its YourFatChance. com vacation contest. A project of Search Engine Watch, the award aims to recognize excellence, as well as inspire innovation and encourage new ideas in search engine marketing. The Search Engine Watch Awards honor outstanding search marketers and vendors as judged by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from Search Engine Watch’s expert columnists, the Search Engine Strategies Advisory Board, and other search marketing professionals. EVR was named the recipient at the Search Engine Strategies 2009 Conference and Expo in San Jose, California. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Welcomes Group RCI Top Executives for Top Producer Award Presentation In July, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) in Dominican Republic welcomed a delegation of Group RCI executives, who presented LHVC with the company’s Top Producer Award for outstanding sales performance. The award is given to resorts reporting a higher number of new enrollments per region, with LHVC being among the Top 5 in the region. RCI presented this prestigious award during its recent visit that included Greg EDSA Honored with Six Florida Chapter ASLA Awards Planning and landscape architecture firm, EDSA, is pleased to announce six awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) in Sell My Timeshare NOW Makes Prestigious Inc., 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year Sell My Timeshare NOW has again made the prestigious Inc. 5000 List, which recognizes the fastest growing privately held companies Developments • October 2009

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