SINGAPORE, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange (NYSE: WYN), recently welcomed two new affiliate resorts in China to its exchange network - Blue Bay International Resort and Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Resort. With these additions, RCI's portfolio in China now boasts over 60 properties. This agreement allows 3.8 million RCI members to access vacation exchanges in China.
"We believe that timeshare is currently the new preferred way of consumer leisure travel and are confident that our partnership with RCI will boost Hooray Island's presence in the international market. We know that RCI is the right partner for our brand given its 40 years in the business," said Mr. Luo, CEO of Hooray Island Resorts World.
"Vacation ownership continues to lead in the hospitality and leisure industry with steady growth, and China continues to be one of our core markets," said Jonathan Mills, managing director of RCI Asia Pacific. "I am delighted to announce these new affiliations, underscoring RCI's focus on developing this market."
The new affiliated properties include:
1. Blue Bay International Resort
Located in the Gulei Economic Development Zone in the south coast of Zhangzhou, Fujian, Blue Bay International Resort features scenic beaches, lush forests and tranquil lakes. In addition to its beautiful natural surroundings, the resort also boasts an 18-hole championship golf course with premium golf club amenities, five-star hotel accommodation and MICE facilities, an RV campsite, a world-class water theme park and a yacht club. With the completion of the Coastal Chase Road targeted to end by 2018, Blue Bay International Resort will be a 50-min drive away from Xiamen.
2. Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Resort
Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Resort is a well-designed boutique resort hotel located in Wuyishan, the southeastern part of China, a popular destination for domestic travelers. Comprising 25 units scheduled to open end 2017, each unit is equipped with en-suite hot spring tubs, in-room sauna and spa facilities. The resort boasts two on-site restaurants, 108 natural hot springs and a swimming pool. The resort is a 50-minute drive from The Wuyi Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site rated for its cultural, scenic, and biodiversity values. All resort rooms are decorated with environmentally-friendly material, reflecting the natural theme of the resort, and giving the space a sense of place.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,300 affiliated resorts in nearly 110 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 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI's luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program, 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 Destination Network and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
About Blue Bay International Resort
Located in Zhangzhou, Fujian, Blue Bay International Hotel boasts 310 well-appointed rooms throughout its expansive property. Conveniently located, Blue Bay International Resort is a 50-min drive away from Xiamen and the perfect respite for travellers looking to escape away from the city with nature walks and mountain explorations. Enjoy a luxury, 5-star experience surrounded by lush greenery and stunning mountain views.
About Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Resort
Fujian Wuyi Spring Resort is a hot spring property in northern Fujian province and operated by the Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Group. It is located between Wuyi Mountains and Taining World Heritage Site. The Wuyi Mountains is one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas of southeastern China. Wuyishan Nature Reserve is well known for its abundance of deep canyons, dense forests, waterfalls, animals (many of them endangered), flora and fauna. It's an idyllic destination for any nature lover. The mountains have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for cultural, scenic, and biodiversity values since 1999. With over 108 hot springs in the area for travelers to choose from, the resort has 25 rooms with each unit boasting a private hot spring tub. All rooms are decorated with environmentally-friendly material, reflecting the natural theme of the resort.
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