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Ultimate Vacation
The
Ultimate Vacation
EXCLUSIVELY FOR RCI®MEMBERS
DIRECTORY OF AFFILIATED RESORTS AND LISTINGS
Guide
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Malaysia
Indonesia
China
Thailand
Philippines
RCI
Vacation
®
Planning a vacation is fun, but sometimes you have questions and need
some help to plan the perfect getaway. As an RCI Subscribing Member,
you have an easy solution: Call an RCI Vacation Guide. Vacation Guides
are highly trained travel professionals in RCI offices around the world.
They can help with planning your vacation and finding the right vacation
experience for you and your family, assist you in the exchange process, or
provide other member benefits.
To help RCI Vacation Guides better assist you:
• Please let them know about any changes to your address,
phone number or email address.
• Be sure to fill out your planning worksheet before you call.
TOLL-FREE HOTLINES
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Brunei
800 065 (enter 2# 2#, dial 6412 2436)
China
4008 111 688 (local rates)
Hong Kong
800 964 847
Indonesia
001 803 65 7311
Korea
007 9865 17123
Malaysia
1 800 18 1121
Philippines
1 800 1651 0639
Taiwan
0080 1 65 1333
Thailand
001 800 65 6060
Vietnam
120 65122
Guides
Address:
37 Jalan Pemimpin
#05-01 Block A
Union Industrial Building
Singapore 577177
+65 6223 4333
Fax number: +65 6223 4334
For 24-hour service, visit
RCI.com
Weeks
RCI
RCI Weeks
®
®
Your vacation ownership gives you access to a world full
of vacation opportunities.
If you’ve decided to explore other vacation options instead
of returning to your home resort, here’s how to use your week
and your RCI ® Subscribing Member benefits to enjoy other
great vacation experiences.
STEP 1:
Deposit your week
As soon as you know you want to
try a new destination for your next
vacation, deposit your week. You can
deposit your week up to two years
in advance of its start date or as late
as 14 days before the start date.
Depositing your week as soon as
possible generally gives you more
options and more time to plan.
Depositing early helps increase your
vacation options. Even if you’re not sure
exactly what you’d like to do or where
you might like to go, deposit your week.
Your travel window could give you up
to three years to take your vacation.
STEP 2:
Search for our vacation
Explore your options
With your week deposited, now
consider the vacation experience you
want. We’ve provided you with a
Vacation Planning Worksheet to help
you consider all the possibilities.
Let RCI.com do the work for you
When you know the type of vacation
you want, an RCI Vacation Guide or
the new enhanced search features on
RCI.com can help you find an available
resort that will offer you the vacation
experience you’d like to enjoy. Sometimes
a match for your request is available
immediately. If not, start a convenient,
personalized search for the vacation
you want. Your request will be compared
against newly deposited weeks as they
enter the exchange system every day.
Once you initiate a search, your work is
done. There’s no need for you to check
on the status of your request; we contact
you as soon as a match is found.
Depositing a FIXED week
If you own a vacation week that is for the
same unit and week each year, it’s called a
fixed week. To deposit your fixed week, log
on to RCI.com and follow the directions, or
call +65 6223 4333 to speak with an RCI
Vacation Guide.
Depositing a FLOATING week
If you own a vacation week that changes from
year to year, it’s called a floating week. Start
by calling your resort’s reservation center and
ask for your vacation week assignment. Then,
once you’ve confirmed with your resort, you
can deposit your floating week with RCI. Call
an RCI Vacation Guide at +65 6223 4333,
or request that your resort deposit your week
on your behalf.
Maintenance fees
Remember, maintenance fees must be paid to
your home resort before you can deposit
your week.
STEP 3:
Confirm your exchange, then
enjoy your vacation
Once the system has found a vacation to
match your search, you’ll exchange your
deposited week either online or with a
Vacation Guide to close your search and
complete the transaction. You’ll receive
an email confirmation from us, verifying
the resort and your check-in date.
Focusing on the experience first,
rather than a specific destination or
resort, will afford you many more
options. Use this Directory to gather
information on all RCI affiliated
resorts and possible destinations. Go
online at RCI.com and find additional
details, pictures and member reviews
of resorts you’re interested in.
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RCI Weeks
®
Tips from the
RCI Vacation
Guides
Every RCI Vacation Guide will tell you it’s important to plan
early, be flexible and request a comparable exchange.
Plan early
Make sure to deposit your week and request an exchange as early
as possible. Starting early helps increase your vacation options.
Be flexible
First, think broadly about the vacation experience you’d like to
enjoy. The more options you’re open to, the more likely you are to
find a great vacation more quickly. Remember that RCI Subscribing
Members from around the world are continually depositing their
vacation weeks into the RCI exchange system, while other RCI
Subscribing Members from around the world are exploring their
vacation options and requesting an exchange. The more choices
you can consider, the more likely you’ll find a match.
Request a comparable exchange
Exchanging may be easier when you request something
comparable to the vacation week you already own. So if you
deposit a two-bedroom, it’s advisable to request a two-bedroom
unit (or even a smaller one). If you deposit a one-bedroom unit,
request a one-bedroom or studio unit, and so forth. Our goal
is to provide all members with exchange vacations that are
comparable to the weeks they own and deposit into the system.
For example, a member who owns a week in May 2011 has these planning and travel windows:
14 DAYS
2009
2010
MAY 2011 WEEK OWNED
2011
2012
2013
2014
2-YEAR – 14 DAYS DEPOSIT WINDOW
1-YEAR BEFORE
2-YEARS AFTER
3-YEAR TRAVEL WINDOW
6 MONTH
DEPOSIT
EXTENSION
DEPOSIT WINDOW
TRAVEL WINDOW
The RCI Weeks exchange system allows all members
to deposit and exchange a week two years in advance
of the start date of the week you own.
The RCI ® Weeks exchange system allows all members to travel
up to one year before the start of the week they own, or as
long as two years after that week, creating a three-year travel
window. If you extend your deposit for a small fee, you also
extend your travel window up to one additional year.
®
You must deposit your week no later than 14 days
before the start of your week to be eligible for an exchange vacation.
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6 MONTH
DEPOSIT
EXTENSION
For that week in May 2011, you can travel up to one year
before, starting May 2010 or travel as long as two years
after, through May 2013. If you extend your deposit, you
can travel up to three years after, through May 2014.
Once you find the experience you want to have, call an
RCI Vacation Guide at +65 6223 4333 or visit RCI.com.
RCI Weeks
®
Managing Your
Weeks Account
1
Keep your RCI® Subscribing
Membership and resort
maintenance fees current
and paid through your
future travel dates.
2 Deposit your vacation week
as early as you can and as
soon as you know you don’t
intend to return to your
home resort.
3 Decide
what vacation
experience you’d like to
have, and then be open to
a variety of resorts or
destinations when you
make your request.
Use the Vacation Planning
Worksheet to help you organize.
4 Request your exchange as
soon as you decide where
you’d like to go.
If your desired vacation is not immediately available,
open an Ongoing Search.
We’ve asked our Vacation
Guides to share some of
their advice with you
RCI.com is an awesome tool for members,
especially those who are looking for
more specific information on resorts.
If you want to travel during peak demand
times­—holidays and any time kids are
out of school—you need to plan well in
advance. The most successful members
start planning way in advance or are
able to take advantage of last-minute
opportunities.
RCI Vacation Guide since 2004
– Bill
RCI Vacation Guide since 2004
I see people working backwards. They’ll
start their search very narrow and when
offered a comparable alternative, they’ll
turn it down thinking they’ll hold out for
their first choice, and if it doesn’t become
available, then they’ll take the alternative
offer. I explain that it’s very likely this
resort won’t be available then, but
people don’t seem to realize that until
it’s too late.
– Jeannie
RCI Vacation Guide since 2003
–A
ndrew
Think about alternative destinations that
can provide you with the same type of
vacation experience you’re looking for.
Getaways and cruises are other great
ways to enjoy the vacation experience
you want. New members should plan
on it taking a couple of years to learn
how to make all the RCI benefits work
for them.
– Desiree
RCI Vacation Guide since 2004
Members often overlook all the other
benefits of their RCI membership. There’s
so much more in addition to the exchange
opportunities“Getaways, rentals and more”.
– Tara
RCI Vacation Guide since 2004
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Planning Your
Vacation Experience
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU CALL OR GO ONLINE
Your vacation experience: Check the experiences that are most important for your vacation.
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FAMILY
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NATURE / HISTORY SIGHTS
LAKE / WATER SPORTS
SKIING
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Travel dates
Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Preferred week
Start ___ /___ /___
through
End ___ /___ /___
_______ Days
Alternative week one
Start ___ /___ /___
through
End ___ /___ /___
_______ Days
Alternative week two
Start ___ /___ /___
through
End ___ /___ /___
_______ Days
Destination
Preferred
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Alternative one
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Alternative two
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Resort
Preferred
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Alternative one
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Alternative two
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Unit size
Number of people traveling
_______ Adults
_______ Children
Type of unit
Studio
1 BR
Number of bathrooms
1 Bathroom
2 Bathrooms
Pets
Yes
No
2 BR
Larger than 2 BR
On a scale of 1–5, assign a rating on the line to the left of each planning factor (1 = most important, least flexible; 5 = least important,
most flexible). The factor you gave a “1” to is what you should organize your planning around.
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See the next page to complete your planning.
UNIT AND RESORT AMENITIES
Circle the amenities that you must have.
Place a
beside the amenities you would prefer to have.
Unit Amenities
AIR CONDITIONING
DISHWASHER
FIREPLACE
KITCHEN
MICROWAVE
PET
FRIENDLY
WASHER/DRYER
WHEELCHAIR
ACCESS
RESORT Amenities
ALL-INCLUSIVE
AUTO RENTAL
BEACH
BOATING
CASINO
CHILD CARE
CHILDREN’S POOL
CONFERENCE
FACILITIES
CROSS-COUNTRY
SKIING
DOWNHILL
SKIING
ELEVATOR
EXERCISE
EQUIPMENT
Family
FISHING
GAME
ROOM
GOLF
GROCERY
STORE
HAIRDRESSER
HEALTH CLUB
HORSEBACK
RIDING
HOUSEKEEPING
LAKE
LAUNDRY
LIVE
ENTERTAINMENT
MEDICAL
FACILITIES
Nature/
History
PLAYGROUND
RACQUETBALL
RESTAURANT
SAUNA
SCUBA DIVING
SHOPPING AREA
SKI SCHOOL
SNACK BAR
SPA
SQUASH
SWIMMING POOL
TELEPHONE
TENNIS
WATERSKIING
WHIRLPOOL
WINDSURFING
INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED BEFORE YOU CALL
RCI® Subscribing Member #
________________________
Have you deposited your week(s)?
Have you paid your RCI membership fee through the date of your desired travel?
Have you paid your resort maintenance fees through the date of your desired travel?
Credit Card
Visa
MasterCard
American Express
Discover
yes
yes
yes
Other
Name
First _________________________________ Last _________________________________
Number
_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________
Expiration Date
___ /___ /___ Call +65
no
no
no
Security Code _____
6223 4333 or your country’s toll-free number to speak
with an RCI Vacation Guide to plan your next vacation.
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RCI Weeks
®
RCI.com
The RCI® Directory of Affiliated Resorts has been more closely aligned to the
features on RCI.com to help you use both more effectively to plan your vacations.
You’ll find that the geographical regions in the Directory and online now match,
and the travel information provided at the beginning of each region of the Resort
Listings sections has been organized by vacation experiences—one of the many
ways you can search online for your vacations.
RCI.COM GIVES YOU 24-HOUR ACCESS TO ALL THINGS RCI®. AFTER
YOU’VE LOGGED IN, YOU CAN:
find and book available
exchange vacation
opportunities
manage your
account and view
account details
deposit your week(s)
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search and book Extra
VacationsSM Getaways, Last
CallSM Vacations and RCI
Cruise Vacations
RCI.com
Access to RCI.com, and all it has to offer, is easy. If you’re not already registered, simply log on to RCI.com,
click the Register Now button, and you’ll be prompted through the sign-up process.
How to Register
1. To register at RCI.com, log on, click Register Now and select
Weeks Member
2. Enter your Member ID number,* Name and Contact Information
including your Email Address and then submit
3. You’ll receive an email with your new PIN number and instructions
on how to complete your registration
*Find your RCI® Subscribing Membership ID number on an RCI
Affiliated Resort Confirmation sheet or on your copy of Endless
Vacation ® magazine above your name on the address label.
Once you’re on RCI.com,
you’ll discover exciting
improvements, more information and enhanced content!
Resort listings feature more photographs, more detailed information
about the resort and helpful local travel information including
Google Maps. You’ll also find resort ratings by RCI members like
you to help better plan your vacation. And you’re invited to share
your opinion about resorts you visit.
You can manage your account, search for your next great
vacation, get travel resources, find the answers to frequently asked
questions and review your Subscribing Member benefits.
More exciting changes ahead at RCI.com
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT.
Many of the improvements on RCI.com are the
result of member suggestions. Share your opinion
at [email protected] Please include your name
and RCI Subscribing Membership ID number*
with your comments.
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Our Revolutionary
“Vacation Find Engine”
1
See All the Possibilities
Click the “Exchange Your Week” tab
and launch the find engine. The first
screen that appears lists your deposited
weeks available to exchange for a vacation
and indicates the total number of units
available for each deposited week. The
travel window for each deposit is also
displayed. Additional details about each
deposit are readily available.
Here’s what you’ll find:
Immediate access to the full range of
all available vacations, along with
tools that allow you to customize your
search by selecting nearby activities,
resort amenities and more.
Log on to RCI.com/newsearch and follow
these simple steps to find yourself on the
beach, the slopes or anywhere in between
in almost no time.
Your priorities determine your search.
If you know the place—say, San Diego—
you’ll see every week that’s currently
available for the next two years. Need
to travel during a certain week? See
everywhere you can go that week in
March when your kids are on spring
break. Or if you want to enjoy a special
type of vacation, you can find every
destination that offers beaches, spas,
skiing, entertainment or other experiences.
And not only can you, for example,
confirm your vacation in September
for a week of golf in Arizona at
Wyndham Sedona Resort (#5797),
but you can also learn that Phoenix
Sky Harbor International Airport is
closest and get driving directions
from there to the resort. One more
click and you can find restaurants
around your chosen resort.
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You’ll immediately see your deposited weeks and the total number of units available for each deposited week.
RCI.com
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Personalize Your Search
Select a deposit and instantly all available exchange options will appear. Choose to see your
options as a list or plotted on a map. You can refine your list using a menu of 15 filters, including
region, check-in month, resort amenities and vacation type. Or search using key words or travel dates.
The number of available units for each category is always displayed so you can easily see the breadth
of choice. And because the system visually tracks the search path, you can change the deposited week
you are searching against without restarting your search. Or, search by region using RCI.com’s
interactive maps. As you go, you can toggle between the list and map formats with just one click and
without interrupting your search.
Refine your search using 15 filters, including region, check-in month, resort amenities and
vacation type.
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Get on Your Vacation—Fast
Once you’ve found your vacation, book it
online. If you can’t immediately find the
exact vacation you’re looking for, you can initiate
an ongoing search. When a vacation that meets
your desires becomes available, RCI ® will hold it
on your behalf for a minimum of 24 hours. It just
doesn’t get any easier.
Get more resort details, information about
local attractions and Google Maps without
leaving RCI.com.
Visit RCI.com/newsearch to learn more.
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Extra Vacations
Great Deals on
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Getaways
Getaways are perfect when you’ve already exchanged your week or where an
exchange vacation is not available at a destination where you want to go.
Getaways are an added benefit to give you more ways to vacation.
Getaways include available accommodations
at condos, cottages and villas around the
world. From Mexico’s Pacific coast to the
hills of Tuscany, vacation rentals give you
access to top destinations around the
world. Vacation rentals are also an
outstanding alternative to hotels when you
need to travel on business, attend a family
event or get away for a few days.
Imagine how much more enjoyable a
business trip could be if you stayed in
spacious accommodations with access to
all the amenities you’ve come to expect on
®
your vacations at RCI affiliated resorts. Or
how much more relaxing that trip to visit
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family would be with more space, a kitchen
and a living area.
Getaways can be affordable even if you
can only stay a few days. So take off for a
long weekend.
And you can even book at the last minute if
you just can’t fight the urge to get away. A
vacation is possible, even when you don’t
have time to plan far in advance.
RCI Subscribing Membership benefits give
you convenient access to a variety of
vacation opportunities.
RCI Weeks
®
Consider the Advantages
FLEXIBILITY.
Extra VacationsSM Getaways offer you greater
flexibility in booking a vacation. You can
choose the ideal accommodations to meet
your vacationing needs, from a one-bedroom
resort condo that sleeps four in Orlando to a
six-bedroom villa that houses 12 in Tuscany.
You’ll find accommodations for a full week’s
vacation, a long weekend and last-minute
opportunities. And there’s no limit to how
many rentals you can book, as
accommodations are routinely available.
AMENITIES.
Most accommodations include the comforts
you’ve come to expect at a typical resort, such
as a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer,
living room, dining area, balcony or terrace
and other amenities. Many properties also
include a private or communal pool, hot tub
and on-site fitness center. Many resorts are
conveniently located near shopping, attractions
and activities.
VALUE.
For the cost of a long weekend at a typical hotel,
Getaways offer accommodations for a whole
week. Plus, there is no extra charge for additional
guests (up to the selected accommodation’s
maximum occupancy), making for a significant
per-person cost savings. You’ll also find special
values on weekend getaways and for your
last-minute plans.
Go to RCI.com, or call an
RCI Vacation Guide.
Search online at RCI.com
Online search functions make
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finding the Extra Vacations
Getaway you want easy and fast:
What experience are you
looking for?
See everywhere you can enjoy it.
When do you want to go?
See every resort that’s available
at that time.
Where would you like to go?
See every week that destination
is available.
What’s your budget?
See all the vacations that match it.
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RCI Weeks
®
RCI
®
Cruise
Vacation
As an RCI® Weeks Subscribing Member, you have access to exciting
cruises and two convenient ways to book your vacation.
Exchange
YOUR WEEK towards a cruise vacation
You can exchange your qualified vacation week towards the purchase of a cruise
vacation. By exchanging your qualified week towards a cruise vacation, you can
save up to USD $1,200 or more per cabin.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Extend your RCI member-only special rates to friends and family when you
vacation together. With just one qualifying vacation week exchange and a single
exchange fee, you can purchase up to three additional cabins for friends and
family at the RCI member-only special rate—a total savings of up to USD $4,800
based on a savings rate of up to USD $1,200 per cabin.
Purchase
a cruise vacation With cash
You can purchase a cruise vacation at special RCI member-only special rates. With
our Best Rate Guarantee, you can be sure you’re getting the best price available for
that cruise. Buying a cruise with cash does not require you to exchange a qualified
vacation week or to redeem an RCI Cruise Vacation Voucher.
Best Rate Guarantee
RCI offers Members a Best Rate Guarantee on cruise purchases. If you can find an
identical cruise itinerary, ship, sailing date and cabin category for less within 24
hours of booking, we will match the lower price.
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Call our experienced
and knowledgeable
Vacation Guides
+65 6223 4333
to discuss your options
and book YOUR
cruise vacation
Using the
RCI Affiliated
®
Resort Listings Pages
information to help you plan your vacation
RCI Affiliated Resort
Service Award
Designation
Awarded to RCI
affiliated resorts that
provide a superior
level of service.
Region and
Map
Location
RCI Affiliated
Resort ID
Number
and Name
1234 | Mountain Resort & Spa
Central • Map p. 123-F12
1234 Main Street
Orlando, Florida 12345
555-555-5555
International Airport: 5M
www.resortwebsite.com
Check In/Out Sat 4pm/11 am
Units Max/Priv 2BR 4/4, 2BR 6/4
Need more information?
You can find it
online at RCI.com.
Click on Resort
Directory and enter
the Resort Name
or ID Number.
Unit Icons
These black
icons indicate
the amenities
you can find
within the
resort units.
See the full list of
unit and resort
icons on page
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on the back
cover flap.
All-Inclusive
Resort Indicator
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Nearby
Amenity Icons
These beige icons
indicate the amenities
and activities you can find
nearby, often less than
three blocks from
the resort.
On-site
Amenity Icons
T hese red icons indicate
the amenities and activities
you can find on-site at
the resort.
Affiliated
Resort Facts
•R
esort address,
phone number
and website
• Nearest airport
and other local
travel info
• Check-in/Out
times
• Notes additional
information,
including unit
types, maximum
occupancy,
private occupancy
(the number of
guests a unit will
accommodate,
allowing for
two adults per
separate sleeping
area with access
to a private
bath), number of
bathrooms, and
in-unit kitchen
type. Additional
unit types may
be available at
the resort. See
RCI.com for
complete
information.
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Understanding
the
RCI
®
Affiliated
Resort Icons
a visual guide to unit and resort features
Use the icon chart
on the handy foldout
flap on the back
cover as you browse
the resort listings!
RCI AWARD
DESIGNATION
RCI affiliated resorts that
provide an exceptional vacation
experience or exemplary service
and hospitality earn award
designations for such excellence.
Unit Amenities
Air
Conditioning
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Kitchen*
Microwave
Pet-friendly
Washer/Dryer
Wheelchair
Access
*Kitchen facilities vary by resort. Confirm at RCI.com or with a Vacation Guide.
Onsite and nearby amenities
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All-Inclusive
Auto Rental
Beach
Boating
Casino
Child Care
Children’s
Pool
Conference
Facilities
Cross-Country
Skiing
Downhill
Skiing
Elevator/Lift
Exercise Equipment
Family
Fishing
Games Room
Golf
Grocery
Store
Hairdresser
Health Club
Horseback
Riding
Housekeeping
Lake
Laundry
Live
Entertainment
Medical
Facilities
Nature/
History
Playground
Racquetball
Restaurant
Sauna
Scuba
Diving
Shopping
Ski School
Snack Bar
Spa
Squash
Swimming
Pool
Telephone
Tennis
Waterskiing
Whirlpool/
Hot Tub
Windsurfing
Onsite
Nearby
(Often three blocks or less)
RCI Gold Crown Resort®
The RCI Gold Crown Resort award
designates resorts that have met
or exceeded specific standards,
based on Subscribing Member
comment card ratings, in the
areas of unit housekeeping, unit
maintenance, hospitality and
check-in/check-out procedures,
and an evaluation of affiliated
resort facilities.
RCI Silver Crown Resort®
The RCI Silver Crown Resort
award designates resorts
that have met or exceeded
specific standards, based
on Subscribing Member
comment card ratings, in the
areas of unit housekeeping,
unit maintenance, resort
maintenance, hospitality and
check-in/checkout procedures.
RCI Hospitality
The RCI Hospitality award
designates resorts that have
consistently high Subscribing
Member comment card ratings in
the areas of check-in/check-out
procedures and hospitality. (Resorts
receiving RCI Gold Crown Resort or
RCI Silver Crown Resort designation
are not eligible for this designation.)