NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3RD HOME, the premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club® announced a unique affiliation that will allow both brands to expand the luxury travel options available to their respective members.
3RD HOME members will now be able to exchange time in their homes to visit
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club's six luxury destinations across the United States and the Caribbean including: Aspen Highlands, CO, Jupiter, FL, Lake Tahoe, CA, San Francisco, CA, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vail, CO. Similarly, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Members will now gain access to the over 1,850 properties in 70 countries that are part of the 3RD HOME portfolio.
Wade Shealy, Founder and CEO of 3RD HOME comments: "Our commitment to partnering with the very best has never been more evident than it is today. The Ritz-Carlton® brand is synonymous with luxury. By providing access to The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club properties, we will significantly enhance the 3RD HOME member experience. We are looking forward to hearing our members' stories of spectacular stays as well as welcoming The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Members to join 3RD HOME." Lee Cunningham, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club comments: "We are thrilled to be collaborating with 3RD HOME, adding this exceptional portfolio of homes and destinations for our Members to enjoy."
The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club joins an already expansive collection of global residences and award-winning 3RD HOME affiliates including Auberge Resorts and Trump International Hotel & Tower®, NYC.
Founded in 2010 by luxury real estate industry veteran Wade Shealy to fill an expressed need of second homeowners, 3RD HOME affords members a safe and trustworthy way to expand the use of their second homes and travel the world without the
expense of renting.
3RD HOME currently features over 1,850 properties in 70 countries with an average value of $2.3 million (USD) per home and a portfolio value of over $4.5 billion.
For more information, please visit www.3rdhome.com
About 3RD HOME: 3RD HOME is a pioneering private club for the owners of luxury second homes. 3RD HOME enables second home owners to travel the world and stay in premier properties without the expense of renting. Unlike traditional home exchanges, 3RD HOME does not require a direct or simultaneous exchange with another member. By making available weeks of time in their own second home for other members' use, members earn 3RD HOME Keys that can be used as currency to immediately reserve a stay at other 3RD HOME properties. Prospective members are pre-screened for home quality and members provide unbiased comprehensive ratings and feedback on their host and guest experiences in order to ensure the highest quality of both members and their residences. 3RD HOME facilitates a reliable and safe exchange process through a seamless internet platform, providing sophisticated travelers with unmatched experiences. To learn more, visit www.3RDHOME.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club: Offering membership options for luxury travel for Members and their families around the world with the legendary services of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club offers an inspirational vacation lifestyle tailored to each Member's needs and expectations. For information, please visit www.ritzcarltondestinationclub.com. The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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