RCI Expands its Network of Affiliated Resorts in India to More Than 100 Properties
Bangalore (May 29, 2012) –
Ananta Spa & Resorts, The Aranyawas Resort and The Summer Plaza Resort join the world’s largest exchange network
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, today announced three new resort affiliations located in the popular tourist destinations of Rajasthan and Panchgani in India. With these additions, RCI expands its Indian portfolio to more than 100 affiliated properties.
Achieving this milestone is of even greater significance as RCI celebrates its twentieth year of operation in India this year. In 1992, RCI established a small office, manned by a staff of five with a common vision of bringing memorable holiday experiences to Indian families. In that first year, RCI signed three affiliations in India. Today, the office has grown and now successfully manages relationships with developers who together bring RCI members a choice of more than 100 affiliated vacation properties in India.
“We are delighted to welcome these three charming resorts into the RCI network,” said Radhika Shastry, managing director, RCI India. “These are truly reflective of our commitment to providing members with the types of vacation experiences they want by adding affiliated resorts in highly-desirable destinations in India. Ananta Spa & Resorts, The Aranyawas Resort and The Summer Plaza Resort are unique holiday options infused with the rich local culture of each region and we look forward to RCI members enjoying stays in these resorts.”
Ananta Spa & Resorts is a sprawling nine-acre spa resort located amidst the historical landscape of Pushkar in Rajasthan. RCI members have shown enthusiasm for spa holidays, and this resort was added as an ideal holiday destination to relax, refresh and relish luxury. Ananta Spa & Resorts expertly combines a beautiful ambience with incomparable hospitality. The resort has luxurious accommodations that blend nature’s delights with a modern look conceived in minimalist vision.
Each villa has a spacious living room on the ground floor that opens onto lush manicured greens with an attached open-to-sky bathroom surrounded by waterfalls. The resort features a spacious health club with an outdoor pool, spa, steam room, gym, massage rooms and beauty treatment rooms, as well as a lounge bar and an all-day dining restaurant. Camel and desert safaris, camp fires and colorful folk dancers capture the essence of Rajasthan.
The Aranyawas Resort is located in Ranakpur, Rajasthan, home to the renowned Jain marble temple. This resort, set in the wilderness of the Aravali mountain range, offers an intimate guest experience with the highest level of service. The cottages and rooms have magnificent views of the valley and river. The interiors, while painted in rustic colors, are modern and include walk-in dressing rooms. The Aranyawas Resort is the perfect place to discover the magical region of Rajasthan.
The Summer Plaza Resort is located in Maharashtra amongst the enchanting Panchgani hills, providing RCI members in western India with a wonderful drive-to holiday destination. It spans five acres of luscious green fauna and is located adjacent to the Saputara Lake, inviting guests to relish a unique form of luxury. The resort offers limitless entertainment options with its temperature controlled swimming pool, movie theatre, hi-tech gym, discotheque, jacuzzi and spa. Outdoor sporting activities such as boating, parasailing and other water sport options are also available.
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Today, through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. 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.