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Exclusive Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Announce Strategic Alliance

Iconic Vacation Brands Unite to Expand Portfolio of Luxury Residences

DENVER, CO (April 30, 2013)Exclusive Resorts® and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club®, today, announced a strategic alliance greatly expanding their portfolio of luxury residences and travel options available to their respective members.

As a strategic partner, Exclusive Resorts members will have access to The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club’s magnificent properties in Aspen, Jupiter, St. Thomas, Vail and Lake Tahoe - adding to its already robust portfolio of more than 70-destinations across the globe. In return, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club members can now enjoy access to Exclusive Resorts’ residences in sought-after destinations such as the Cayman Islands, Los Cabos, Las Vegas, Costa Rica, Whistler (British Columbia), Scottsdale, New York, the Kohola Coast and more.

“Exclusive Resorts is absolutely one of a kind which is why we are careful to only partner with the best. Our new alliance with The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club not only broadens our reach, it ensures that our members have access to some of the best vacation options available today,” says Philippe Bourguignon, CEO of Exclusive Resorts. “Both brands are trailblazers in the travel space – re-defining the traditional vacation model by creating a new category that is uniquely ours.”

Both Exclusive Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Members benefit from coordination of everything from airport pick-up and pre-arrival provisioning of the residence, to arranging a seamless vacation experience. Accommodations for both brands vary by location but residences typically range in size from two- to five‐bedrooms and are luxuriously‐appointed featuring state of the art audio/visual equipment and gourmet kitchens.

“We are truly excited to partner with such a renowned brand as Exclusive Resorts and add this exceptional new option and portfolio of destinations for our discerning members to enjoy,” noted Lee Cunningham, executive vice president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. “Our focus is to expand our members’ vacation experiences and this strategic alliance with Exclusive Resorts is a natural fit as we share a similar vision of exceptional service and offering distinctive vacation locations for our members.”

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club joins an expansive portfolio of global residences and award-winning Exclusive Resort partners including Banyan Tree, Eden Club and Residences in St. Andrews, Scotland, The Hideaways Club and most recently Elite Alliance which brought access to six new additions including Bermuda, Napa, Rosemary Beach and La Quinta, California. Through these strategic alliances, Exclusive Resorts has successfully added more than 15 destinations to its portfolio including the more distant locales of Phuket, the Seychelles, Portugal and Morocco.

One of the most differentiating pleasures of membership with The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club is the legendary service excellence for which The Ritz-Carlton is renowned. Members are paired with their very own liaison to work in partnership to manage their vacation lifestyle.  In addition to the service mentioned above, while in-residence Members enjoy the privilege of a dedicated concierge staff providing such services as arranging a complete vacation itinerary and having personal items removed from storage and placed in their residence according to the Member’s specifications.

About Exclusive Resorts
Exclusive Resorts is absolutely one of a kind. We are the best vacation option in the luxury marketplace today. Period. We are trailblazers in the travel space – re-defining the traditional vacation model by creating a new category that is uniquely ours. Exclusive Resorts provides its members six distinctive ways to discover the best the world has to offer: a Residence Collection featuring hundreds of stunning homes all around the world, members-only Exclusive Journey adventures across all seven continents, privileged access to world-class Exclusive Events, Exclusive Alliances with leading boutique resort partners, its upcoming Exclusive Immersion program in Spain, and a wide variety of unique and valuable Exclusive Privileges. Founded in 2002, the company has delivered more than 165,000 vacations for its thousands of members. For more information about Exclusive Resorts, visit, call (866) 863-2688, and follow Exclusive Resorts on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Offering membership options for luxury travel for Members and their families around the world with the legendary services of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club offers an inspirational vacation lifestyle tailored to each Member’s needs and expectations. For information, please visit The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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