Resort honored for excellence in accommodations, hospitality and RCI subscribing member experience
Overland Park, KS – December 18, 2014 — Global Connections, Inc. today announced its resort, White Oak Lodge and Resort (Gatlinburg, TN) has earned the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort® designation by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange.
A select number of RCI affiliated resorts meet RCI's requirements for recognition and have earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort award. These resorts have attained high levels of excellence in resort accommodations, hospitality and member experience ratings as measured by RCI.
"We are excited to receive the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for White Oak Lodge and Resort," commented Tom Lyons, president of Global Connections. "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's Resort Recognition Program helps ensure that our RCI affiliated properties meet our standards for quality in accommodations, hospitality and member experience," said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. "We are thrilled to recognize those who have attained this designation and continue to work to offer high-quality vacation experiences to RCI subscribing members."
About White Oak Lodge and Resort
Located on 17 acres near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, White Oak Lodge and Resort is a planned mixed-use property including 60 one- two- and three-bedroom log cabin homes and 12 two-bedroom condominiums. The resort features a tennis court, nature trails, outdoor grills, clubhouse and swimming pool with two grottos and waterfalls. For more information visit www.whiteoaklodgeandresort.com.
About Global Connections
As a leader in the travel club industry, Global Connections provides its 200,000 member base with a host of benefits and vacationing options. Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Global is the owner and developer of five resorts and further owns and leases multiple resort condominium units throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information visit www.exploreGCI.com.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with nearly 4,500 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 approximately 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI's luxury exchange program, The Registry Collection®,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 Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center, rciaffiliates.com or The RCI Blog. RCI also can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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