February 19, 2009 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. — The Registry Collection® Exchange Program, the world's largest luxury exchange program offered by Group RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced new affiliations with three new luxury resorts which will become part of The Registry Collection's network of more than 130 affiliates.
The new resorts include Sugar Loaf Ocean Club & Spa in Uruguay, Anabui – Private Residence Club at Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa and Country Club in Aruba, and The Charleston Club, Daniel Island in South Carolina.
"We're extremely excited to welcome these three extraordinary properties to The Registry Collection exchange program," commented Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO, Group RCI. "From golf courses designed by such notables as Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio… to world class tennis and dining facilities, each resort boasts incredible features that epitomize the vacation experiences we offer our more than 30,000 Registry Collection members through this elite global network."
The Sugar Loaf Ocean Club & Spa,located on the coastline of Uruguay, expects to offer 114 luxury chalets with breathtaking views of the ocean or the spectacular mountains that surround Piriapolis with the first phase anticipated to open in December 2009. The first affiliate in the Rio de la Plata zone, one of the most emblematic tourist destinations in South America, the affiliation is a key milestone and reaffirmation of The Registry Collection exchange program's growth and commitment to securing a truly worldwide network of high–end leisure properties.
Anabui Private Residence Club at Tierra del Sol, located on the northwest coast of Aruba, currently has seven units under construction which should be available by January of 2010. The gated community features relaxed yet elegant units that will have three luxurious bedrooms and two and a half baths. Owners will have access to a private pool, the Canchas del Sol tennis courts, fitness center, the Body & Soul Spa, and golf.
Tierra del Sol features the only 18–hole championship PGA Golf Course on the island of Aruba. The course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, overlooks the majestic Caribbean Sea, giving guests an unusual golfing experience. The course is adjacent to a pro shop, bar and grill, and four–star restaurant.
The Charleston Club, Daniel Island, situated near Charleston's historic district, consists of eight luxury penthouse residences, each with three spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms. Ownership in The Charleston Club includes access to The Daniel Island Club, the world class Family Circle Cup Tennis Center, two beautiful pool complexes, bicycles and bicycle trails, fishing equipment, a spa and well–equipped fitness center. The resort also boasts 18–hole golf courses designed by Rees Jones and Tom Fazio.
The Registry Collection program is a global network comprising over 30,000 members and more than 130 affiliates on five continents.As the world's largest luxury exchange program, the Registry Collection program provides 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. From condo hotels and high–end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program facilitates exchanges around the world and redefines the vacation experience for owners and developers. The Registry Collection program is offered by Group RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the European leader in vacation rentals and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies.