November 09, 2011 09:07 ET

RCI Welcomes Somerpointe Resorts Into Its Global Vacation Exchange Network

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, announced an affiliation agreement with Somerpointe Resorts, which includes 12 properties in Las Vegas, Hawaii and Orlando, during the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Fall Conference today.

Somerpointe Resorts is the successor developer of Tahiti Village Vacation Club, Tahiti Vacation Club and the Club de Soleil Vacation Club in Las Vegas, Nevada; The Gardens at West Maui Vacation Club, Hono Koa Vacation Club, Kahana Beach Vacation Club, Kahana Villa Vacation Club, Maui Banyan Vacation Club, Maui Beach Vacation Club and the Sands of Kahana Vacation Club on Maui; Kona Islander Vacation Club on the Big Island of Hawaii; and the Villas at Regal Palms near Orlando, Florida.

Tahiti Village Vacation Club, located on the Las Vegas strip, is the jewel in the portfolio of Somerpointe Resorts. Built on 20 acres, Tahiti Village Vacation Club encompasses almost 900 one bedroom suites surrounding a lushly landscaped courtyard featuring a beach entry pool, hot tub and a lazy river. The resort offers two fully equipped fitness centers, an on-site spa, two full service dining options, limited gaming and complimentary transportation to shopping and entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip.

"I am excited to announce the launch of Somerpointe Resorts which will bring new energy and vacation options to the over 100,000 owners of the resorts originally developed by our family in Las Vegas and the Hawaiian Islands," said Todd Spector, president of Somerpointe Resorts. "The partnership with RCI builds upon their constant innovation and our mission to provide new flexible-use products that will enhance the owners exchange experience."

"We are very pleased to welcome Somerpointe Resorts into the RCI network," said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. "This impressive portfolio of quality resorts in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the United States is a tremendous addition to the collection of vacation options we can offer our RCI members as part of the world's largest global exchange network."

About Somerpointe Resorts

Somerpointe Resorts is the successor developer to 12 resorts in Las Vegas, Hawaii and Orlando including Tahiti Village, its flagship. Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Somerpointe Resorts specializes in the sales and hospitality management of its owners and guests servicing over 100,000 families who are owners at one or more of its affiliated properties.

About RCI

RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry's first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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