Interval Adds Residence Waterfront to its Network of Vacation Exchange Resorts

Interval Adds Residence Waterfront to its Network of Vacation Exchange Resorts

Residence Waterfront joins Interval International network of vacation exchange resorts.
Residence Waterfront joins Interval network of vacation exchange resorts.

The upscale condo-hotel, Residence Waterfront, located in Alagoas, Brazil, has now become another vacation exchange option for members of Interval International. A very special property from its inception, Residence Waterfront is situated overlooking the ocean near Maceió.

To make the vacation experience even more amazing is the fact that this purpose-built property includes a white sand, private beach for guests. Phase I on Residence waterfront offers 20 one- or two-bedroom units and six penthouse units, that feature covered roof terraces and dramatic views of Ipioca Beach.

“Maceió is such a sweet spot on the coast of Brazil that we have already begun expanding Residence Waterfront. The 20 one-bedroom apartments in the second phase will sit just behind the current building, still only 65 feet (20 meters) from the white sand,” said Gian Piero Berneri, managing director of Havengrid do Brasil Ltda., developers of the resort. “Our partnership with Interval International is an important aspect of our vision for Waterfront and we look forward to welcoming its members who visit on exchanges.”

Marcos Agostini, the Interval International senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America, adds,“Waterfront is the brainchild of several Italian real estate and tourism professionals, who are extending their successful operations into shared ownership. We are delighted to add this impressive resort to our worldwide network.”

… No doubt Interval International timeshare exchange members are delighted the beautiful beachfront property is part of the Interval network of vacation exchange, too.

The Alderwood Group to Manage Colorado Condominium Project

The Alderwood Group to Manage Colorado Condominium Project

The Alderwood Group has issued an announcement that it has been selected to manage a Steamboat Springs, Colorado condominium project. The Alderwood Group was selected to manage the Colorado condominium project, known as The Moraine Cornerstone Townhomes, by the condo Homeowners Association (HOA). The company assumed management control late in 2012.

You can read the full text of this media release as issued by The Alderwood Group as it appears below. You can learn more about other Colorado condominium and Colorado timeshare projects by following the links included here.

Alderwood Group to manage Steamboat Springs resort project

The Alderwood Group –known for its partnership approach to resort property management – announced the Moraine Cornerstone Townhome Association selected them to manage their condominium project, The Moraine Cornerstone Townhomes, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The property consists of 56 individually-owned three- and four-bedroom townhomes located within half-a-mile of the gondola stop at the base of the mountain.

“After considerable review, we determined The Alderwood Group can provide the quality of management and services to our owners that best suits our needs,” says the homeowners’ association (HOA) Board President John Platt. “After a lengthy due diligence period, we became convinced that this company upholds a sound standard of ethics and will provide consistent, accurate and transparent financial reporting.”

“Cheryl, Chuck and other employees have been so cooperative and professional since we hired Alderwood,” adds HOA Treasurer Steve Bennington. “Alderwood immediately took control of our management on December 1.  As treasurer, I am impressed with their comprehensive financial reporting and transparency.  Alderwood’s employees are completely loyal to the interests of our HOA which is different from most management companies in Steamboat Springs.”

“We are gratified to have been selected by the Moraine Cornerstone Townhomes’ HOA to manage this beautiful resort development,” says Alderwood President/CEO Thomas A. Johnson, CHA. “We take a great deal of pride in our ability to work closely with our clients to truly exceed their expectations. Our team is delighted to be here and we are looking forward to providing them with the highest level of service.”

About The Moraine Cornerstone Townhomes

Moments away from the slopes of world-famous Steamboat Springs, a.k.a. Ski Town, USA, The Moraine Cornerstone Townhomes are individually-owned units available for rentals or to use as year-round residences. There are 56 homes consisting of three or four bedrooms and are located within easy access to the slopes on a free ski shuttle. The property’s many amenities include outdoor hot tubs on the premises, a swimming pool for summer use, gas fireplaces, free WiFi, washers and dryers in each home and attached, heated garages.

About Alderwood Group

Since 1998, The Alderwood Group has provided high quality financial, administrative and resort management services to resorts and is seeking to expand its client base. Alderwood designs tailored partnerships with its clients and has built a reputation offering sensible timeshare and whole ownership resort management, effective sales positioning and strategic marketing while exceeding service and industry standards. Proof of the company’s success is in their relationships with clients, owners and guests. Alderwood is proud to say they have never lost a management contract. For more information on how Alderwood can help you or your organization, visit or contact us at (909) 878-2277 or (970) 879-2333.

Timeshares Can Not Really Improve World Peace, or Can They?

Timeshares Can Not Really Improve World Peace, or Can They?

An independent study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of Marriott International was released this past week. The study surveyed over a thousand world travelers and thought leaders from Germany, Spain, Brazil, China, France, India, the United Kingdom and the US.

The results showed:

  • 77 percent felt “the more people experience other countries and cultures, the more peace will spread.”

Describing our times as a “Golden Age of Travel,” Arne Sorenson, Marriott International’s CEO-elect and current president, reflects, “Travel opens up your mind (and) your heart … This survey shows it is also a powerful form of soft diplomacy in the world today.” Adding that Marriott applauds President Obama’s announcement to reform US visa and entry systems to welcome more international visitors, Sorenson said he believes, “… opportunities to do business and travel abroad are opening up like never before.” (See: Obama in Orlando With Plans to Boost International Tourism).

Timeshares Make it Easier to Explore the World

When you own timeshare, travel planning gets easier. You’ve made the commitment that travel, vacationing, leisure and exploring the world are important in your life. You’ve picked timeshare ownership with timeshare exchange or perhaps membership in a timeshare exchange service to enhance your commitment.

Timeshare owners can explore the world knowing that they have preplanned for accommodations where they will feel safe and comfortable, which makes their international travel planning simpler. With timeshare ownership it becomes easier to focus on the trip ahead; your energy is not consumed by tracking down hotels or condo rentals. Even those who rent timeshare benefit because timeshare rentals, whether in the US or abroad, afford some of the most competitively priced vacation and travel accommodations in the world today.

As part of the vast tourism industry, timeshares provide jobs worldwide, enriching the lives of individuals and families, supporting local economies, and strengthening  local and regional tax revenues. But far beyond the contribution of timeshare to the world’s economic picture are the more important factors of enhancing and encouraging travel and exploration of cultures and countries—they make it easier for people to open their eyes and subsequently their hearts.
As Mark Penn, CEO of Penn Schoen Berland and CEO of Burson-Marsteller explains,  “International travelers advance people’s understanding of different cultures and reinforce all that we as humans have in common with each other.”

Timeshares can, in fact, make a big world seem a whole lot smaller.

RCI Timeshare Exchange Adds New Resort to Gold Crown Properties

RCI Timeshare Exchange Adds New Resort to Gold Crown Properties

White Oak Lodge and Resort, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has been recognized as a RCI Gold Crown Resort property by RCI timeshare exchange. White Oak Lodge and Resort is a part of Global Connections, Inc.

Located on 17 acres of wooded land near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, White Oak Lodge and Resort is a mixed-use property that includes 60 two- and three-bedroom log cabin homes and 12 two-bedroom condominiums. The resort includes a tennis court, nature trails, outdoor grills, clubhouse and swimming pool with two grottos and waterfalls.

Global Connections, a leader in the travel club industry, has more than 170,000 members and is the owner and developer of five resorts, with ownership of multiple resort condominium units throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Tom Lyons, president of Global Connections, says, “We are excited to receive the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for White Oak Lodge and Resort. This designation confirms not only the high quality of the resort, its design and furnishings, but the personable service offered by the staff to our guests.”

RCI Gold Crown Resorts are awarded and identified as a way to help RCI members identify timeshare resorts that adhere to the RCI standards for accommodations, hospitality and member experience. Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, adds, “We are thrilled to recognize those who have attained this designation and continue working to offer top vacation destinations to our 3.7 million members worldwide.”