LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Westgate Resorts has teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer free temporary housing at Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort to victims displaced by the Carpenter 1 wildfire at Mount Charleston that covered nearly 28,000 acres. Over the past few days, Westgate has welcomed nine evacuated families to stay in the fully furnished villas at its Las Vegas resort.
"Westgate Resorts is honored to assist in the relief efforts after the devastating wildfire," said David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts. "We have a longstanding commitment to give back to the community where our employees live and work."
Most of the nine families that are temporarily residing at Westgate Flamingo Bay have brought along their pets and the resort is an ideal accommodation for them since many area hotels do not accept pets or have smaller guestrooms. In addition to providing spacious one- and two-bedroom villas for these guests, Westgate is also providing the families with access to free activities at its Activities Center, welcome baskets and any essential toiletries the guests may be missing.
Each of the oversized villas at Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort features fully equipped kitchens, queen sleeper sofas, dining areas and jetted tubs. Onsite amenities at Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort, which lies just 2.5 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, include a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, barbecue facilities, shuffleboard and basketball courts, exercise facility and playground. For more information about Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort, visit www.wgflamingobay.com.
About Westgate Resorts
Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is the largest privately owned timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 27 themed destination resorts with over 10,500 luxury villas in premier locations throughout the United States, such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com.
SOURCE Westgate Resorts