PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), welcomed more than 70 new properties to its affiliate exchange network during the first half of 2016. The new affiliations include resorts in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, India, Latin America and North America.
"Through these additions we continue to expand the choices we offer our 3.8 million members through our global exchange network," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "We offer timeshare owners more properties to choose from than any other exchange company, bringing members a world of high quality travel options."
RCI recently welcomed The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located along the coast in Lucea, Jamaica. This tropical resort features modern design and first-rate facilities that enhance the island's natural surroundings. With 13 bars, activity programs at the pool and beach and first-class sports facilities and water sports, guests have plenty of choices for how to spend their vacation time. The impressive accommodations include 390 junior suites, 78 suites and 48 villa suites with ocean views. In the romantic adults-only bungalows, guests can access a private pool and beach area, alluding to a remote island getaway.
RCI® subscribing members also now have the option to visit the Cameron Club Lodges, which is situated beside the serene Loch Lomond in Alexandria, Scotland. Upon entering the estate, guests are welcomed on both sides of the entrance with golf courses and stunning water features. The resort also houses the relaxing and rejuvenating Loch Lomond Spa, which has been voted Scotland's best hotel spa three years in a row. With accommodations ranging from two-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom luxury lodges, the resort can be great for either a couple's retreat or a family vacation.
Other new RCI affiliated resorts include the Nickelodeon™ Resort Punta Cana by Karisma in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Hotel Ambient Azumino in Azumino-shi, Nagano, Japan; and Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States.
The Registry Collection® program, RCI's luxury exchange program, added the Club Residencial Viñedo San Miguel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Scheduled to open in late 2017 within the 60-acre San Miguel Vineyard, this incredible residence includes a private pool, terrace and roof garden. Guests at the eight-person luxurious home may also take advantage of the property's winery and hotel amenities like the restaurants, spa, tennis court and lake.
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.