Holiday Inn Club Vacations® today announced that it has added the seventh location to its portfolio of vacation resorts, a 36-unit resort located on the Rio waterway in the “City Center” activities district of Marco Island, Fla. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort joins the flagship location, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, Fla., and five other Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts. Travelers can book vacation villas at all seven resorts at www.holidayinn.com, just as they would any Holiday Inn® hotel room.
The addition of Sunset Cove Resort follows the recent announcement that the brand will add another resort in Las Vegas to its portfolio in 2012, which will be the first Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort in the western U.S.
“As part of our alliance with IHG, we said we’d grow Holiday Inn Club Vacations in places where our Holiday Inn Club Members have said that they want to vacation,” said Don Harrill, president and CEO of Orange Lake Resorts, the timeshare developer that manages Holiday Inn Club Vacations properties. “Our Members have asked for another drive-to destination in Florida, and Sunset Cove Resort delivers just that, with a unique and upscale experience for all owners and guests who visit.”
Like all Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts, this location at Sunset Cove Resort offers more space, more amenities and more things to do, including three-bedroom residences ranging from 1,667 square feet to 1,900 square feet, with views of either the Gulf of Mexico or Smokehouse Bay. The resort offers a host of amenities for guests including a pool with sundeck, a bar and promenade area, boat dock and fitness center. The property is currently a part of Resort Condominium International’s (RCI) distinguished Registry Collection® program.
“At Holiday Inn Club Vacations, we offer great resorts where families can create their own vacation experiences,” said Del Ross, vice president, U.S. Sales and Marketing, IHG. “We offer our guests the flexibility to vacation when, where and how they want to, all under the comfort and security of a well-known and trusted brand like Holiday Inn.”
Orange Lake Resorts plans to bring all Sunset Cove units into its upscale “Signature Collection” product line. All units will undergo a total of $1.7 million in upgrades, including renovations planned by the resort’s condo association, as well as enhancements to interiors like granite countertops in the kitchen and bath areas with glass tile backsplashes, ceramic tile in the living and dining areas, detailed wood ceiling moulding, stainless appliances and luxurious furniture appointments with rich textural fabrics. The pool deck area will also be enhanced with upgraded lounge chairs and poolside furnishings accompanying the Signature Collection color palette.
In-room amenity upgrades will include flat-screen televisions in bedrooms, as well as in the kitchen area, and bedding and bath appointments standard to the Signature Collection brand, featuring bath crystals and a Signature Collection-monogrammed bathrobe.
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