Festiva Timeshare Expansion involved Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Festiva Timeshare Expansion involved Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Yesterday, The Timeshare Authority shared with you the news that the Festiva Hospitality Group has acquired the former Celebration World Resort. (See: Festiva Hospitality Expands its Florida Timeshare Properties.) The acquisition of the resort by Festiva timeshare was facilitated with the involvement of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Tobias A. Weas, Esq., RRP, vice president of government relations and general counsel of Festiva, explains, “The acquisition and plans for improvements were made during a time of communication with the state of Florida, as Festiva executives worked closely with The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) near the beginning of the acquisition process.

“Early on we recognized that the many issues the resort owners had been and would continue to deal with would cause ongoing operational, legal and managerial challenges. Therefore, Festiva decided to reach out to the DBPR to inform them of these many challenges and to work with them to ensure the best possible long-term outcome for the resort’s owner.”

Festiva Timeshare Became Involved through CapitalSource Finance

Festiva timeshare became involved in the efforts to save the struggling Florida timeshare because of the company’s past positive interactions with CapitalSource Finance, LLC. Capital Source, a real estate and mortgage lending company specializing in commercial real estate, credits Festiva timeshare with saving the Kissimmee timeshare resort property from bankruptcy.

CapitalSource, which has worked with Festiva in the past, contacted the Ashville, North Carolina-based timeshare developer, seeking their involvement. As Brian Petronis, vice president of portfolio management for CapitalSource, says, “CapitalSource reached out to Festiva because of our confidence in Festiva’s ability to deliver on the operational and administrative improvements necessary to turn the resort around.”

Current timeshare owners at the Celebration World Resort are likely feeling more upbeat about their ownership at the declining property now that Festiva timeshare has stepped in, providing its leadership as well as new resort branding and management. Still, some Celebration World Resort owners may have lost interest in the resort, meaning timeshare buyers ready to see the resort’s future and not its past could pick up exceptional deals on Celebration World timeshares resales.

Timeshare Décor Designer Lubner Group Selected for Florida Project

Timeshare Décor Designer Lubner Group Selected for Florida Project

Dan Lubner, Lubner Group Timeshare Design Firm

(Dan Lubner, Lubner Group Design Firm)

The Lubner Group and Clive Daniel Home, respected interior, commercial timeshare decor designer, and have been selected to provide design services for Chateaumere, a residential community within the prestigious Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida.

The first phase of the multi-phase project has already been approved by the Chateaumere Board of Directors  with  completion of the work expected by the end of this year. Board Member Dick Miller explains, “After meeting with area design firms, we selected the Lubner Group and Clive Daniel Home as the firm best qualified to prepare a professional design and accompanying renderings for this project. We recognize that upgrading the quality of the lobbies and atriums in these buildings will have a positive impact on maintaining the overall value of the property.”

The Lubner Group Hotel and Timeshare Design Services

The Lubner Group is a widely known name in hotel and timeshare services, providing purchasing and design services for commercial and shared-use properties plus developers of condominiums and single-family communities in North America and abroad. The company is based in Fort Myers, Florida and has an office in Orlando. The Lubner Group provides interior design, manufacturing and purchasing-related services, including custom-designed furnishings unique to each property.

The 60-unit, Chateaumere project will include input from property residents, who will work with Clive Daniel Home designers Charlie Hansen and Rebekah Errett-Pikosky. Areas for design and décor will include the lobby, atrium, and the common areas of two luxury residential buildings. The property includes a high rise and four mid-rise buildings with world-class amenities, multiple swimming pools and tropical landscaping.

Dan Lubner, President of the Lubner Group, the parent company of the Clive Daniel Home retail furniture store in Naples, Florida, says, “After winning several national awards for our design of common spaces, we are looking forward to utilizing our extensive experience in this highly specialized arena as we assist Chateaumere.”


Bluegreen Timeshare and RCI Timeshare Exchange New Affiliation in Savannah

Bluegreen Timeshare and RCI Timeshare Exchange New Affiliation in Savannah

Historic Savannah and Your BluegreenTimeshare Vacation

The newest property at Bluegreen timeshare, The Studio Homes at Ellis Square, has been added to the RCI  timeshare exchange network. Bluegreen Vacation Ownership’s newly-constructed resort, The Studio Homes at Ellis Square, is located in charming, historic Savannah, Georgia. The resort was developed by News Place Developers LLC, who has partnered with Bluegreen timeshare through its Fee Based Services platform.

Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI, says, “The Studio Homes at Ellis Square are located in the heart of Savannah, where RCI members can get a taste of southern culture in a bustling urban location. These homes make a wonderful addition to the RCI network, along with the many other Bluegreen properties that are already a part of our portfolio.”

Kristin Burghardt, general manager for Bluegreen, says, “We’re excited to share the charm and southern hospitality of Savannah with RCI members. The successful relationship between RCI and Bluegreen has allowed so many people to experience great accommodations in exciting destinations. Adding The Studio Homes to our portfolio will give our owners and RCI members the opportunity to experience luxurious accommodations in the midst of such an intriguingly cultured and historic city.”

Another Bluegreen Timeshare Great Vacation Destination

Located at 120 W. Bryan Street, within a brief walk of the City Market, The Studio Homes at Ellis Square makes it easy and convenient for vacationers to explore the Savannah Historic District, Forsyth Park, and the City Market. Rich in historic architecture, Savannah is also known for its dining, shopping, art, theater, and entertainment.

Timeshare owners and renters at Bluegreen’s The Studio Homes At Ellis Square can choose from one- and two-bedroom timeshare villas. Décor is described as chic, and each timeshare offers high ceilings, a designer kitchen and designer bath as well as wireless internet access and other amenities. Timeshare owners and guests enjoy an onsite pizza restaurant, concierge services, and valet parking. The property’s rooftop lounge affords views of the Savannah skyline, and a fire pit and grill for barbecuing.

Las Vegas Timeshares Make the Best Deal Even Better

Las Vegas Timeshares Make the Best Deal Even Better

Last-Minute Deals on Timeshare Rentals

Last week, TripIndex 2012 reported that Las Vegas, Nevada is the most economical destination in the US for your summer vacation. But TripIndex looks at a variety of factors in making its assessment, including the costs for two to stay one night in a four-star hotel; buy one cocktail per person; enjoy a two-course dinner with a bottle of wine, and take a taxi ride of around two miles. Missing from this equation is the real vacation money saver—  Las Vegas timeshares as resales and timeshare rentals.

When you take advantage of the excellent prices on Las Vegas timeshare resales or Las Vegas timeshare rentals, you can easily find yourself enjoying four-star quality at a deeply discounted price. And you don’t have to book ahead. Las Vegas timeshares are often available for last minute trip planning.

If you are interested in the very best pricing on Las Vegas timeshares, here’s where to look:

More Ways Las Vegas Timeshare Save You Money

Consistently, Las Vegas remains one of the cheapest venues to fly in and out of for air travel. And with the convenience of the in-room kitchen that so many timeshares offer, you can enjoy those two-course meals dining out that TripIndex includes in its computation, or you can choose to dine in, spending not a penny more than you would be on meals if you stayed home.

And here’s perhaps the best math of all: whatever amount your hotel-based vacation in Las Vegas or any other city adds up to, you can always figure there is a timeshare resale or rental deal that adds up to a lower price and typically, a lot more in amenities and space.