SOURCE: Group RCI

March 18, 2008 18:01 ET

The Registry Collection® Program Announces First Expansion in the Pacific Region With Addition of The Cashmere Villas

PARSIPPANY, NJ and QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - The Registry Collection, the world's largest luxury exchange program, today announced the addition of The Cashmere Villas to its network of more than 100 exclusive high-end leisure properties. The Pacific Registry, the club managing The Cashmere Villas, is the first affiliate for the Pacific region -- a key milestone and reaffirmation of The Registry Collection program's growth and commitment to securing a truly worldwide network of high-end, leisure properties.

The Cashmere Villas' spectacular uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps, inspired architecture and luxurious design are a perfect fit to the exclusive portfolio of The Registry Collection. The Cashmere Villas' appeal is further enhanced by its close proximity to the vast range of activities that greater Queenstown has to offer.

The Cashmere Villas is comprised of four elegant and generously proportioned three bedroom, two bathroom Villas, with open plan lounge and kitchen areas with stylish, top of the range décor and furnishings. With a sophisticated booking priority program, ownership at The Cashmere Villas has been designed to provide abundant holiday time with equitable availability during holiday periods.

Kendall Oei, president and managing director of Group RCI, Asia Pacific, parent company of The Registry Collection program, is very excited about the new addition to the portfolio. "The Registry Collection represents superbly appointed accommodations at some of the most desirable resort destinations. The style, feel, design and location of The Cashmere Villas are in essence what The Registry Collection is all about. We are very pleased to be able to announce our first affiliate in the Pacific Region, and look forward to working with The Pacific Registry to achieve strong growth throughout the region over the next few years."

Jim Speedy, CEO of The Pacific Registry, states, "We are extremely proud to affiliate to The Registry Collection and offer The Cashmere Villas in majestic Queenstown, New Zealand to the collection. The Pacific Registry has a great relationship with The Registry Collection and we are looking forward to bringing many more spectacular holiday properties, in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, to the portfolio. We are honoured to be able to help showcase to The Registry Collection members the many wonderful sights and experiences our little corner of the world has to offer."

The Registry Collection program allows members access to an elite global network of fine holiday properties from condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, at some of the world's premier destinations, as well as providing personal concierge services that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at certain locations.

Additional information on The Registry Collection program can be found at http://www.theregistrycollection.com and for The Cashmere Villas at http://www.thepacificregistry.co.nz

About The Registry Collection®

The Registry Collection, is the world's largest luxury exchange program, providing members with access to an elite global network of the very finest vacation properties at some of the world's premier destinations, as well as personal concierge services that are available 24 hours a day at certain locations. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program facilitates exchanges among more than 100 luxury leisure accommodations around the world and redefines the vacation experience for owners and developers. The Registry Collection program is offered by Group RCI, a global leader in leisure real estate and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN). For additional information, visit the media centre at www.grouprci.com or www.Wyndhamworldwide.com.

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