Margaritaville Vacation Club

Margaritaville Vacation Club Announces New Orlando Resort

Orlando will soon be home to the newest Margaritaville Vacation Club location. Margaritaville Holdings LLC and Encore Capital Management announced plans for the Orlando resort on Thursday, which will be a mixed-use property—offering hotel rooms, timeshare units, and vacation homes.

Inspired by Jimmy Buffett and his iconic lifestyle, the Margaritaville Resort provides an tropical oasis for fun and relaxation. The resort will feature a variety of unique amenities including the St. Somewhere Spa, FinCity arcade, and the Son of a Sailor fishing school, kayaking, and paddleboarding center.

Adjacent to the resort, Encore Capital Management also plans to build outlets for food and beverage. These shops and restaurants will be available to resort guests as well as locals.

CEO of Margaritaville Holdings LLC, John Cohlan, shared, “This vacation resort—offering such a variety of lodging options—will make Margaritaville available to everyone looking for a part of paradise in Orlando. Margaritaville is about escapism, relaxation, and vacation and we are excited to partner with Encore to develop such an exceptional experience.”

The resort will be located on 300 acres of US Highway 192 in western Osceola County. The property will include the resort area, as well as a lake with a beach and aquatics area. In addition, the property will include 170,000 square feet of retail space and a water park.

Encore co-founder and Managing Principal, Art Falcone, added, “We’re excited to partner with an established lifestyle brand and develop a unique resort offering in this key area of Central Florida. There is no other lifestyle brand that knows how to vacation like Margaritaville and we look forward to building this destination experience in Orlando.”

Stay tuned to The Timeshare Authority blog for more updates on the new Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

Bluegreen Vacations

Bluegreen Vacations Raises Over $133,000 at Charity Golf Tournament

Bluegreen Vacations has announced the results of their four annual charity golf tournaments. In total, the timeshare company raised over $133,000 for charities, including Christel House, JDRF, and more.

The first tournament of the year took place at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on May 16th. The event included a silent auction, a casino night, and the golf tournament. 106 golfers competed in the tournament, helping to raise $70,321.76 for charity. [Read more…]

Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Hilton Grand Vacations Named Top Company for 5th Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Hilton Grand Vacations was selected by the Orlando Sentinel as one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families in Central Florida. The prestigious list includes companies that exhibit the best employee benefits, working environments, engagement, and development. The timeshare company was honored at a luncheon today, in Orlando.

President of HGV, Mark Wang, shared, “Our Team Members are the heart of all we do, and our success as an organization is directly attributed to their talents, passion and commitment. I cannot express enough my appreciation for our amazing people and how they live our mission and values every day.” [Read more…]

Marriott Vacation Club

Marriott Vacation Club Purchases Australian Resort

The Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) has announced that they have purchased the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast in Australia. Marriott plans to renovate the iconic property and re-introduce it as a mixed-use resort. With this purchase, MVC now offers 55 resorts in the Asia Pacific region.

First, Marriott plans to convert eight floors into timeshare villas. After these renovations, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort will offer 88 vacation villas. However, guests will still have the option to book a studio unit if they wish. Each unit will offer a balcony that provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or the Nerang River and mountains. [Read more…]