SINGAPORE (February 09, 2017) - RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE:WYN), recently welcomed Kembali Vacation Club in Gili Air, Indonesia to its vacation exchange network, bringing a new destination option to its global exchange members. There are two resort properties under Kembali Vacation Club: Grand Sunset will be affiliated with RCI, while Grand Gili will be part of The Registry Collection® program.
“We are very excited to be in partnership with Kembali Vacation Club and have these two beautiful properties join the RCI and The Registry Collection network of affiliated resorts, representing the first property in the Gili Islands for both programs,” said Jonathan Mills, managing director, RCI Asia Pacific. “Gili Air is the closest of the three Gili Islands to Lombok and has arguably the best white-sand beaches among the three with no motorized vehicles on the entire island. It’s a tropical paradise at its finest, but yet has sufficient cafes and restaurants by the beach to provide a dash of nightlife. Members looking for a quiet, off-the-beaten-track getaway will love this new holiday destination.”
Grand Sunset is situated in Gili Air, a small island on the northwestern shores of Lombok, Indonesia and about a 90-minute boat ride away from Bali Island. Grand Sunset is an oceanfront resort hotel that boasts majestic views of the Bali Sea as well as Mount Agung, Bali’s largest volcano.
All rooms have beautifully designed open-air bathrooms, queen-size beds with 500 thread count sheets and free wifi. In addition, Grand Sunset has its own on-site dive centre that offers scuba diving, free diving and snorkeling activities. The village, where the main strip of restaurants is located, is just five minutes away.
Grand Gili is situated on the southwest corner of Gili Air, a scenic spot that boasts beautiful sunsets, a white sand beach and turquoise water, and is conveniently located 500 meters away from Gili Air harbour. When completed in September 2017, the condo-hotel will include 13 villas, three of which feature private pools. Each villa will have a semi-outdoor bathroom with a retractable roof, allowing for bubble baths under the stars. The villas are designed by award-winning architects of ‘Ibuku,’ whose unique eco-luxury designs feature modern luxury built with eco-friendly, traditional building materials such as bamboo. The resort also utilizes solar power, grey water systems and organic gardens.
“There is something about Gili Air and its charm that will captivate you and make it hard to leave,” said Amigo Bugeaud, sales director, Kembali Vacation Club. Our affiliation with RCI and The Registry Collection gives members from all over the world the opportunity to experience this tropical splendor with us. We hope to bring a new eco-friendly edge to vacation ownership.”
For more information, visit RCI.com or TheRegistryCollection.com.
About RCIRCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with approximately 4,300 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through the RCI Weeks® program, the week-for-week exchange system, and the RCI Points® program, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.8 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI’s luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection® program,is the world’s largest program of its kind with approximately 200 affiliated properties either accessible for exchange or under development on six continents. RCI is part of Wyndham Destination Network and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or rciaffiliates.com. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
About The Registry Collection® program
The Registry Collection® program is the world’s largest luxury exchange program, with approximately 200 affiliated properties that are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program provides members with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world’s premier destinations, as well as travel concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection program is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or TheRegistryCollection.com. You can also find The Registry Collection on Facebook and Instagram.
About Gili Development and Rentals
Gili Developments and Rentals is a rapidly expanding resort development company focusing on development projects in up and coming travel destinations that lack luxury amenities in the mid-tier market. Often such emerging tourism markets will have 5-star luxury hotels and a large selection of lower tier hotels and hostels. There is a gap in meeting the demands of young professional travellers looking to travel comfortably while on a budget. Gili Developments therefore focuses on building 3-4 star properties to provide affordable accommodation to travellers who are looking to travel in style while exploring popular remote destinations.
Catherine ReynoldsCatherine.Reynolds@rci.com(973) 753-4662