April 13, 2015 09:35 ET

Iberostar Group Chooses RCI as Its Vacation Exchange Provider

Leading Global Exchange Network Adds Nine Resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, announced a new affiliation agreement with Iberostar Group, a leading provider of upscale accommodations in destinations including Spain, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Iberostar Group brings nine all-inclusive properties to RCI's exchange networks through Iberostar The Club: five in Mexico and four in the Dominican Republic. Through this affiliation with RCI, Iberostar The Club members can now enjoy access to the exchange company's global portfolio of nearly 4,500 affiliate resorts in more than 100 countries.

"Iberostar and RCI have such similar commitments to quality, value and progress, with the ultimate goal of providing our members with memorable lifestyle experiences as they discover the best destinations in the world," said Raul Ojeda, vice president, Iberostar The Club. "That is why partnering with RCI and having access to all of the resources that come with such an affiliation was an easy and practical decision for us. We are very excited by the current and future prospects this relationship brings."

Iberostar The Club resorts in the Dominican Republic are as welcoming as they are wide-ranging, and offer adventure, global cuisine, entertainment, relaxation and pampering. Guests at Iberostar Dominicana can scuba and snorkel before heading off to the resort's spa. Meanwhile, leisure travelers may enjoy taking a stroll through the tropical gardens of Iberostar Bávaro or dipping in the pool with a dazzling coastal view.

Mexico's Iberostar The Club additions include stunning properties with luxurious amenities designed for vacation bliss. With gorgeous natural surroundings, Iberostar Paraíso Lindo gives guests nearby access to some of the Riviera Maya's best attractions. Beach sunsets are steps away at Iberostar Paraíso Beach, and world-class dinners and unforgettable scuba excursions are common affairs at Iberostar Paraíso Del Mar.

"The addition of Iberostar The Club adds even more impressive vacation options to our ever-expanding portfolio in Mexico and the Caribbean," said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. "This is just the latest example of our commitment to continuously provide choice, quality and flexibility to the owners at our affiliated resorts."

Two of the nine Iberostar The Club resorts are exclusive to The Registry Collection, RCI's luxury exchange program. These additions include Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro in the Dominican Republic and Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. With its personalized services, gorgeous Greco-Roman inspired architecture and meticulous attention to detail, it's no wonder The Grand Hotel Bávaro is an Orbitz 2014 Best in Stay Destination Award winner. The hotel's four á la carte restaurants, five bars, three pools, complete fitness center and 18-hole golf course are part of the all-inclusive experience.

The Grand Hotel Paraíso is one of TripAdvisor's 2014 Traveler's Choice Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the world. With a Neo-Renaissance style, interior gardens and three unique pools, the resort can be viewed as a slice of paradise. Boasting a spa facility of nearly 10,000 square feet that offers various treatments, including Turkish and Roman baths and massages by the sea, the resort is a place where guests can truly indulge and unwind after an exciting day of sports, shopping or casino activities.

About RCI
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,500 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®, 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 Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or RCI can also be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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