Diamond Resorts International® Announces Winners of Great Escape Sweepstakes

Sep 16, 2013, 13:15 ET from Diamond Resorts International

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII "Diamond Resorts") a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry, today announced the winners of their "Great Escape" Sweepstakes.

The latest Diamond Resort's sweepstakes stirred up a lot of excitement. The grand prize, a $25,000 valued, all-expense paid, 14-day trip for two to any of over 300 Diamond Resorts locations around the world was won by David C. of Corona, California. David was randomly chosen out of 52,000 entries.

David originally thought he'd like to vacation in the Caribbean, but winning the sweepstakes expanded his thinking. "I am so excited to be selected as the winner! Diamond Resorts has always given me great vacation experiences, but now I can really take my family somewhere amazing. Thanks Diamond!" said David. "We want to go somewhere tropical, but with some night-life; we love to do local activities and sight-see, but also would love to get some spa treatments – I guess now we can do it all!"

Diamond Resorts also awarded a special $1,000 prize to the person who "shared" the most social media postings about the sweepstakes. The winner was Ron M. of Dayton, Ohio, a familiar figure in the winner's circle; Ron has won cash, computers, cars and cruises over the years and been profiled on television many times. He knows his way around a sweepstakes, and through his efforts he helped spread the word about Diamond Resorts and this incredible opportunity.

There were also 250 lucky winners of a complimentary 3 day/2 night vacation getaway, providing the winners a first-hand experience of the Diamond Vacations for a Lifetime™ experience.

"We congratulate David, Ron and all the winners," said David Palmer, President and CEO, Diamond Resorts International®. "We look forward to making all their vacation dreams come true. Nothing makes us happier at Diamond than helping our members' and owners' vacation dreams turn into amazing memories – for a lifetime."

The Great Escape Sweepstakes was just one of many ways that Diamond Resorts International® brings attention to its wonderful and memorable Vacations for a Lifetime experience.

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 300 vacation destinations located in 33 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa provides guests with choices and flexibility as they design their dream vacation, whether they're traveling an hour away or around the world. Our hassle-free, relaxing vacations give guests a truly memorable experience every time, for a lifetime.

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with access to 92 managed resorts, 210 affiliated properties and four cruise itineraries through THE Club® at Diamond Resorts International®. To learn more, visit DiamondResorts.com.

Contact:  Stevi Wara, Vice President  702.823.7069  media@diamondresorts.com

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