Holiday Inn Timeshare Unveils New Orlando Timeshare Resort

The first Holiday Inn timeshare was unveiled on Monday, at the Orange Lake timeshare resort in Orlando, Florida. Through a contract with InterContinental Hotels, Orange Lake Resorts will sell timeshare for the newly created, Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

The new Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort offers 2,412 timeshare villas located near the Walt Disney World vacation complex. The resort includes a water park, four championship golf courses, seven swimming pools, an 80-acre lake for water sports, retail and pro shops, and five restaurants.

In the company’s official press release, Christian Hempell, vice president, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, was quoted as saying, “Guests know and trust Holiday Inn, and we’re excited to offer them the opportunity to experience the brand in a new way through timeshare ownership.”

The Orlando timeshare property is the first of several timeshare resorts planned by Holiday Inn Club Vacations timeshares, including Panama City, FL.; Ascutney, VT.; and Lake Geneva, WI. All are locations where Orange Lake timeshares already had vacation ownership resorts.

Holiday Inn Resorts and Holiday Inn Timeshares in the Future

With other timeshare companies in downsizing mode, it is interesting timing that InterContinental Hotels Group, the owner of the Holiday Inn brand, has chosen now to launch a new timeshare product. Maybe this is a sign of America returning to its roots. Holiday Inn was one of the first and most popular names in “Americana-style” hotel/motels, rising to popularity in the 1950’s and 60’s as American families took to the roads for vacation and travel. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, with nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide.

In 2007, the company began a $1 billion relaunch of their brand, trying to create a more contemporary image, increase the quality of their resorts, and improve consistency from one Holiday Inn resort to the next. The brand relaunch is expected to be complete by 2010.

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