HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, welcomes two new affiliated resorts to its RCI and The Registry Collection® exchange networks. The new properties from Grupo Vidanta – The Cascades and Kingdom of the Sun – are scheduled to open in 2018. They will offer unforgettable vacations in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, built around a first-of-its kind Cirque du Soleil® theme park.
"We are extremely proud to welcome these two new affiliated resorts as part of what I believe will be a historical game changer with the first Cirque du Soleil® theme park," said Ricardo Montaudon, president and executive director of RCI® Latin America. "This is a great alliance with Vidanta, one of the largest Latin American tourism resort developers. This will allow us to offer new and exciting vacation experiences for our subscribing members around the world."
The properties will be intertwined with the Cirque du Soleil® theme park, the only attraction of this kind in the world. Here, travelers can move beyond spectatorship to become characters within the park's interactive stage and experience Cirque as never before. The park will include several themed sections that feature live performances, entertaining rides with a unique cirque spin and adventuresome games and challenges.
An onsite cirque school can take the participation even further. Here, travelers will be able to learn some of the physical and entertainment skills they see in the Cirque du Soleil shows from the performers themselves, ranging from acrobatic feats* to learning how to apply other-worldly stage makeup. In doing so, travelers will get a taste of what it is like to actually be a part of a Cirque du Soleil performance.
Kingdom of the Sun, the property affiliated with The Registry Collection program, will be a golden palace providing luxury accommodations at the doorstep of the theme park and the unique cirque school. The Cascades, affiliated with RCI, will be a gorgeous spa resort that will provide immersive cirque experiences with each room overlooking the park itself.
"At Vidanta, we are glad to continue strengthening our strategic alliance with RCI as the world's largest global exchange company, with whom we've had a long history of over 40 years of growing together, by offering our mutual members the highest standards in quality and service," said Ivan Chavez, Grupo Vidanta's executive vice president. "Eleven years ago with the creation of The Registry Collection program, we were able to boost our luxury segment by affiliating our properties with the strongest luxury exchange program in the market. Our mutual goal is to enhance our guests' experiences and redefine what a vacation is all about."
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 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, YouTube and Twitter.
About The Registry Collection® program
The Registry Collection® program is the world's largest luxury exchange program, with approximately 200 affiliated properties that are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program provides members with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world's premier destinations, as well as travel concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection program is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or theregistrycollection.com. You can also find The Registry Collection on Facebook.
*RCI and The Registry Collection® program do not endorse any of the activities described or mentioned. It is the individual's responsibility to investigate the safety and suitability of any activity. RCI and The Registry Collection program expressly denies any liability for engaging any activity and for using any guide, vendor, or service provider that may be mentioned or described in this press release.