Holiday Inn Club Vacations Exemplifies Why Owners Love Timeshare

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Exemplifies Why Owners Love Timeshare

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, when most resort chefs were busy preparing turkey and the trimmings for many diners, Chef Josh Moynihan, a Holiday Inn Club Vacations chef, was focused on only one family. Chef Moynihan served as the private chef for the Ripple family, who were celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday at the Kissimmee – Orlando timeshare resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Orange Lake Resort.

The Holiday Inn Club Vacations timeshare owners, Daniel and Susan Ripple of Midland, Michigan, along with their family and guests, enjoyed the private chef services of Chef Moynihan, who spent Thanksgiving morning in the Ripples’ villa preparing two 12-pound turkeys, along with recipes that are special holiday traditions in the Moynihan family.

Chef Moynihan explained, “I really wanted to make this a special experience for them. Even though they weren’t at home, I wanted them to experience the feel of the holiday and to be able to enjoy the smell of the turkey, gravy, and all the other great food cooking in the oven. It was also important that they could enjoy each other’s company and not have to worry so much about the work.”

The Ripples, who spend every other Thanksgiving at Orange Lake Resort, explain, “We love it here. We come three or four times a year.”

Long-time owners, the Ripples especially enjoy the Signature Collection properties at Orange Lake Resort. With generous floor plans, the Signature Collection, offers one- to four-bedroom timeshare villas, with a residential feel and plenty of luxury amenities. With coffered ceilings, deluxe furnishing, designer colors and linens, granite countertops, surround-sound home theater systems, and even special touches such as espresso machines, the Signature Collection properties would be a special treat for any vacationer. But add in the personal service and TLC provided by the Holiday Inn Club Vacations staff, and it is easy to see why so many timeshare owners love vacation ownership.

Timeshare Resorts Getting Greener and Greener

Timeshare Resorts Getting Greener and Greener

This week, the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) acknowledged the important efforts of many of its member timeshare resorts and timeshare industry brands that  make the world a little cleaner and greener. How the different timeshare resorts accomplish their goals for being environmentally friendly varies, but the willingness to step up and act responsibly does not.

Here’s a closer look at what some of the timeshare resorts and branded hospitality providers you know and love are doing.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Orange Lake Resort

Orange Lake Resort, the flagship property of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations timeshare resorts, has recently launched a massive, resort-wide recycling program. This recycling effort takes in the full scope of the resort property’s 1,450-acres and 2,478 timeshare units.

The Orange Lake Resort timeshare project is based on a test project that Holiday Inn Club Vacations piloted in one area of the resort in 2011. The project is not complicated, which probably contributes greatly to its success.

Each timeshare villa is stocked with green bags where guests can place plastic, metal, paper, or glass to be recycled. Since it was implemented, the Orange Lake Resort has already saved 208 cubic yards of landfill space per quarter. Alongside this program, the resort has implemented other efforts which have saved 258,576 kW-hours of electricity; 357,000 gallons of water; and 1,224 gallons of gasoline per quarter.

Interval International Singapore

On Tanah Merah Beach, located on Singapore’s East Coast, Interval International’s Singapore staff recently participated in the 21st International Coastal Cleanup Day. Although the temperatures were extreme, the Interval International team hung in there, gathering more than 600 pounds of discarded items, resulting in a one-mile stretch of beach being cleared.

International Coastal Cleanup Day is an annual event conducted in over 70 countries. The effort is sponsored and coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy, a US-based non-profit organization.

Many More Timeshare Resorts are Involved

The magnificent work being done by Holiday Inn Cub Vacations Orange Lake Resort and by Interval International Singapore is a small but critical part of the contribution to environmental restoration and preservation in which timeshare resorts worldwide are participating.

Later this week, The Timeshare Authority blog will look at other environmentally responsible actions that are being facilitated at other popular timeshare resorts.

Holiday Inn and Orange Lake Resort Timeshare Play Special Roles In Olympics

Holiday Inn and Orange Lake Resort Timeshare Play Special Roles In Olympics

Orange Lake Timeshare Employees at London Olympics
Shirley Bolin (l) and Cathy Duncan (r) from Orange Lake Resort timeshare participate in Olympic Torch Relay
IHG brand Holiday Inn the official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the company’s timeshare brand, Holiday Inn Club Vacations and its Orange Lake Resort timeshare are also playing a special role.
Orange Lake Resort timeshare, a Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort in Orlando, Florida, was well represented in the Olympic torch relay by Shirley Bolin, a 28-year employee of Orange Lake and Cathy Duncan, a 15-year employee of the company. Both Bolin and Duncan ran segments of the torch relay; Bolin on June 1 in Astwood Bank, Redditch England and Duncan on June 2, in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.

Not only is Holiday Inn the Official Hotel Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralymic Games,  and a supporting partner for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, but the company is  providing management services for the Athletes Villas, which is the first time a hotel has been appointed to this role.

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Orange Lake Resorts Adding New Timeshare Real Estate

Orange Lake Resorts Adding New Timeshare Real Estate

Did you know that the beaches of Orange Lake Resorts have gotten bigger?

Last month, Orange Lake Resorts timeshare, which already operates eight popular properties, officially closed on a transaction which will allow two new resorts to become part of the Orange Lake timeshare family.

In a deal with Cooper Industries, Inc., Orange Lake Resorts is adding the Tropical Breeze Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, and Galveston on the Gulf Resort in Galveston, Texas to its brand.

Tropical Breeze Resort offers 37 timeshare units, including one- and two-bedroom timeshare villas—every one with a view of the Gulf of Mexico from a private patio (first floor units) or balcony (upper floors) for enjoying ocean breezes and spectacular sunsets.

With direct beach access, an outdoor heated swimming pool, kiddie swim area, hot tub and fitness center, and other great amenities, Tropical Breeze Resort will make a wonderful addition to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations family of Florida timeshare resorts.

Galveston on the Gulf Resort is located on Galveston’s barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coastline. This 78 timeshare unit resort offers one- and two-bedroom timeshare villas, including timeshare lock-off units.

Each villa at Galveston on the Gulf Resort offers a private patio or balcony and beautiful views of the Gulf . The resort also includes direct beach access, a  outdoor, heated infinity-edge swimming pool, kiddie swim area, fitness center, hot tub and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service.