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The history of Orange Lake Resorts begins 30 years before its actual founding, in the early 1950s. The working-class family man Kemmons Wilson was traveling with his wife and five young children on vacation...

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HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND PROVIDES $20,000 TO EASTERSEALS FLORIDA FOR ITS CAMP CHALLENGE
TEAM MEMBERS RAISE NEARLY $14,000 MORE FOR CAMP’S NEEDS

ORLANDO, FLA. (July 14, 2017) - Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, recently donated $20,000 to Easterseals Florida and its Camp Challenge in Sorrento, Florida. In addition, Orange Lake Resorts employees raised nearly $14,000 for Camp Challenge. The funds will be used to purchase much needed supplies and maintenance equipment for the facility including, an industrial lawn mower, a bucket attachment for the camp tractor, 12 shower wheelchairs, two pool wheelchairs and 21 mattresses.

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TOM NELSON PROMOTED TO CEO OF ORANGE LAKE RESORTS
DON HARRILL TRANSITIONING TO ROLE OF VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

ORLANDO, FLA. (July 10, 2017) - Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, today announced that Thomas R. Nelson, current President and Chief Operating Officer will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1. Nelson will hold the title President and CEO and will succeed Don L. Harrill, who will transition from his current role as CEO to take on a new role as Vice Chairman of the Board of Orange Lake Resorts by year’s end.

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NINE HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS RESORTS RECEIVE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS FROM TRIPADVISOR

ORLANDO, FLA. (July 7, 2017) - Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, is proud to announce that nine of their resorts recently earned the prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor® and its members. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

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HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS RESORTS ANNOUNCES RESORT LEADERSHIP PROMOTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ORLANDO, FLA. (June 27, 2017) - Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, is proud to announce exiting leadership promotions and additions at five of its Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts.

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HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® RAISES $250,000 AT ANNUAL RCI® CHRISTEL HOUSE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

ORLANDO, FLA. (June 21, 2017) - Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, recently hosted its 15th RCI® Christel House Open® at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. For the second consecutive year, $250,000 was raised for Christel House International, a charitable organization focused on transforming the lives of impoverished children around the world. More than 150 golfers representing 57 business partners participated June 12 at The Legends at Orange Lake Resort®, a championship, 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature-designed golf course. Since its inception, the Orange Lake Resort tournament has raised more than $2 million for the charity’s cause, making it the largest and most successful Christel House fundraising golf event.

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