RCI Announces Winners of the Thirteenth Annual RCI Green Awards Program


Leading external exchange company, RCI, is celebrating 50 years in the industry and recently celebrated Earth Day by announcing the winners of the annual RCI® Green Awards program.

RCI Green Awards are given out annually to RCI-affiliated resorts that are leaders in environmentally sustainable operation practices. Third-party eco-certification expert GreenCircle Certified, LLC verifies the nominated resorts and chooses winners in the Platinum, Gold, and Silver categories. The rankings are based on advances in energy and water conservation, waste management, community outreach, and environmental management.

The program is typically only open to US-based RCI affiliates, the 2023 program expanded to include the worldwide RCI affiliates. This doubled the number of winners from three to six, with one US and one international winner per category. Additionally, the audition scope was increased which doubled the number of finalists for consideration.

“The RCI Green Awards shines a light on the champions of sustainability in our industry,” said Paul Mulcahy, managing director for RCI North America. “We hope all resorts within the RCI affiliate network will be inspired by our winners’ commendable efforts to protect their local environments, while continuing to provide vacation experiences of the utmost quality for owners and guests.”

The RCI Green Platinum Award (International) was awarded to Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The resort’s environment strategy is led by a Green Team that meets quarterly. The resort has implemented advancements like energy-efficient lighting, water-efficient appliances in all guest rooms, and accessible recycling bins available across the property. Plus, the resort has a Gold Label certification from Earth Check and has been a part of The United National Global Compact since 2017.

The RCI Green Platinum Award (US) was awarded to Florida’s Legacy Vacation Resorts Orlando/Kissimmee. This property has implemented bamboo key cards, installed rain barrels for water collection, and replaced bottled water with boxed water in its market store. The resort is also part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program, a program that recognizes hotels and resorts that are committed to conserving and protecting Florida’s natural resources.

Additional winners include:

Gold RCI Green Awards

  • Club Mahindra Ashtamudi Resort in Kollam, Kerala, India
  • Club Wyndham Skyline Tower in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Silver RCI Green Awards

  • Ultimate Leisure Club in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and the Dominican Republic
  • Club Wyndham Sedona in Sedona, Arizona

Learn more about RCI by visiting the company’s website.