ORANGE LAKE RESORTS CELEBRATES GIVING BACK TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
ORLANDO, FLA. (December 23, 2015) - Orange Lake Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership industry, celebrates bringing holiday cheer to children and families nationwide through the company's annual holiday toy drive supporting children and family charities in its resort communities around the country.
On Thursday, December 17, CEO Don Harrill presented a $10,000 check and more than 3,000 toys to Johnny Magic, the celebrity DJ and founder of the XL 106.7 BabyDJ children's charity at the company's Orlando holiday gala. The charity said more than 1,000 children in Central Florida had presents to open this year due to the toy donation. Nationwide, employees collected over 4,000 toys and $23,000 dollars in employee and corporate donations for local children's charities.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND OPENS SCOTTSDALE RESORT
ORLANDO, FLA. (December 17, 2015) - Together with Orange Lake Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces the addition of a 16th location to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® portfolio. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort is located in north Scottsdale, Ariz., near the upscale lifestyle centers Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, among the most popular entertainment and retail destinations in the greater Phoenix region.
Don Harrill, CEO of Orange Lake Resorts said: "The launch of our new Scottsdale Resort caps a tremendous year for our company and this rapidly growing vacation ownership brand. This resort is our first in Arizona, joining our Las Vegas property, as we continue to expand our resort network in the west. Scottsdale is quickly becoming a vacation destination of choice for traveling families and couples. Its world-class golf and spas, expansive outdoor recreational options, plus growing art and nightlife districts make the city a great fit for our portfolio. We're excited to bring this beautiful resort and appealing vacation experiences to our owners and guests."
CHRISTEL HOUSE INTERNATIONAL ELECTS ORANGE LAKE RESORTS CEO, DON HARRILL, TO BOARD
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 2, 2015) - Christel House International (CHI) is pleased to welcome Don Harrill, Chief Executive Officer of Orange Lake Resorts, to its Board of Directors.
Harrill brings more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry to Christel House. This includes positions at industry-leading timeshare organizations Trendwest Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations Company. Since becoming CEO of Orange Lake Resorts in 2005 and launching the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand in 2008, he has led the company to a consecutive 10 years of record growth.
ORANGE LAKE RESORTS ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND EXPANSION TO NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS BY YEAR END
ORLANDO, FLA. (October 27, 2015) - Orange Lake Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership industry, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, revealed plans to brand a third resort from Orange Lake Resorts' Silverleaf Resorts portfolio with the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® flag. The 96-unit Apple Mountain Resort in Clarkesville, Ga., is scheduled to be rebranded in late December, marking the company's entry into the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. It will join a new Holiday Inn Club Vacations resort opening in Scottsdale, Ariz., adding a total of 995 villas to the portfolio by the end of 2015.
ORANGE LAKE RESORTS UNVEILS PLANS TO EXPAND HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND INTO TWO NEW MARKETS
ORLANDO, FLA. (September 23, 2015) - Orange Lake Resorts, a leader in the vacation ownership industry and IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announced today that they will brand two resorts with the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® flag by mid-November 2015. The 332-unit Fox River Resort in the Chicago market and 334-unit Oak N' Spruce Resort in western Massachusetts are part of the 13-property Silverleaf Resorts portfolio. The Dallas-based vacation ownership company was acquired by parent company, Orange Lake Holdings LLP, in May 2015.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND EXPANDS ITS SIGNATURE COLLECTION AT MYRTLE BEACH AREA RESORT
ORLANDO, FLA. (June 18, 2015) - Together with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's leading hotel companies, Orange Lake Resorts announces the beginning of construction on a six-story addition of 27 upscale villas in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area as part of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Myrtle Beach-South Beach Resort.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHARITY BENEFITS FROM ANNUAL HOSPITALITY, VACATION OWNERSHIP INDUSTRY GOLF TOURNAMENT
ORLANDO, FLA. (June 10, 2015) - Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Orange Lake Resort continued its 13-year tradition as host of an annual golf tournament benefiting the international children's charity Christel House. More than 150 golfers took part in the RCI Christel House Open June 8 at The Legends at Orange Lake Resort®, a championship 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.
SEVEN HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® RESORTS EARN TOP HONORS FROM WORLD'S LARGEST TRAVEL SITE
ORLANDO, FLA. (May 20, 2015) – Seven Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Resorts have been awarded 2015 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site. Two of the resorts also received the travel site's 2015 Hall of Fame Award. The awards celebrate hospitality excellence and are awarded annually to resorts that consistently achieve outstanding travel reviews on the site.
ORANGE LAKE RESORTS ACQUIRES RESORT NETWORK
Purchases Silverleaf Resorts, Inc.
ORLANDO, FLA. (May 20, 2015) – Orange Lake Resorts today announced that its parent company, Orange Lake Holdings, has acquired Silverleaf Resorts, Inc., from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Silverleaf Resorts is a growing vacation ownership company that operates 13 vacation properties across six states in the eastern half of the U.S., serving approximately 120,000 members.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® PARTNERS WITH PLANT WITH PURPOSE
Donates Funds to Plant a Tree for Each Employee in Haiti for Earth Month
ORLANDO, FLA. (April 30, 2015) - In honor of Earth Month, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® is partnering with the charitable organization Plant With Purpose to plant one tree for each team member – 3,000 total – in Haiti.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® SUPPORTS EASTER SEALS FLORIDA®
Donation of $20,000 made to support Camp Challenge
ORLANDO, FLA. (April 7, 2015) - Building on a relationship that has spanned more than a decade, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® donated $20,000 recently to Easter Seals to support Camp Challenge.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® SUPPORTS GIVE KIDS THE WORLD®
Donation of $100,000 made during preview of new Towne Hall at the Village
ORLANDO, FLA. (April 2, 2015) – Holiday Inn Club Vacations® donated $100,000 to Give Kids The World® Village in Kissimmee during a recent preview tour of the new 53,000-square-foot Towne Hall currently under construction.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® WILLIAMSBURG RESORT OPENS "TOWN CENTER" ACTIVITIES COMPLEX
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (March 27, 2015) — Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Williamsburg Resort recently celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new, purpose-built amenities center with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND EXPANDS AT GATLINBURG AREA RESORT
Construction of New Amenities Underway at Smoky
ORLANDO, FLA. (March 11, 2015) – Orange Lake Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the beginning of multiple construction projects at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn. These projects are part of a substantial expansion of the existing resort and significantly increase the Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands' presence in the downtown Gatlinburg area.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® RESORT HOSTED ON-SITE EVENT FOR RACE FANS
LAS VEGAS (March 10, 2015) – HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® at Desert Club Resort held a one-night event for race fans who attended the March 6-8 race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
ELEVEN HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® RESORTS AWARDED RCI GOLD CROWN RESORT® PROPERTY DESIGNATIONS BASED ON GUEST FEEDBACK
ORLANDO, FL (Jan. 6, 2015) — Holiday Inn Club Vacations® today announced all 11 eligible resort destinations have earned the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort® designation by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® MYRTLE BEACH AREA RESORT RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY BY A LEADING GLOBAL ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANY
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (Oct. 16, 2014) — Holiday Inn Club Vacations® South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach has been awarded the 2014 Best in Stay Award from Orbitz, a leading global online travel site. The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is awarded annually for up to five resorts in the 75 most popular destinations worldwide that consistently achieve outstanding travel review scores on the site.
ORANGE LAKE RESORTS HONORED AMONG TOP EMPLOYERS
ORLANDO, FLA. (Aug. 7, 2014) — Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, was honored this week as one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families by the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
GOLFADVISOR RANKS THE LEGENDS COURSE AMONG TOPS IN POWER RANKING
ORLANDO, FLA. (July 24, 2014) — The Legends at Orange Lake Resort®, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course and driving range located in the heart of the spacious resort in Orlando, has earned a Top 10 ranking by GolfAdvisor, an online resource for golf enthusiasts.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL AMONG THE LARGEST FOR GIVE KIDS THE WORLD®
ORLANDO, FLA. (July 18, 2014) — Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort raised among the highest proceeds benefitting thousands of sick children who annually visit the Give Kids The World Village. During the resort's first mobile Ice Cream for Breakfast fundraiser, hundreds of employees and guests were served ice cream by larger-than-life mascots – bunny Mayor Clayton from the Village and Swampy the gator from the resort.
NINE HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® RESORTS EARN TOP HONORS FROM WORLD'S LARGEST TRAVEL SITE
ORLANDO, FLA. (June 19, 2014) — Nine Holiday Inn Club Vacations® resorts have been awarded 2014 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. The awards celebrate hospitality excellence and are awarded annually to resorts that consistently achieve outstanding travel reviews on the site.
ORANGE LAKE RESORT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS UK TRAVEL AWARD
ORLANDO, FLA. (June 19, 2014) — Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, has been selected as an annual Gold Award winner by UK-based Thomson holidays.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHARITY BENEFITS FROM ANNUAL HOSPITALITY, VACATION OWNERSHIP INDUSTRY GOLF TOURNAMENT
ORLANDO, FLA. (June 12, 2014) — Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Orange Lake Resort continued its 12-year tradition as host of an annual golf tournament benefiting international children's charity, Christel House. More than 150 golfers took part in the RCI Christel House Open June 9 at the resort's 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed Legends golf course. In total, $140,000 – $15,000 more than last year – was raised to support Christel House and its mission of helping children around the world break the cycle of poverty.
ORANGE LAKE RESORTS HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING GROWTH
ORLANDO, FLA. (May 13, 2014) — Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, with impressive double-digits of growth in several key areas, received the highest honor in the Tourism-Hospitality category during the ninth annual SMART Awards presented by the Orlando Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth(ACG Orlando).
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND LAUNCHES CAPE CANAVERAL BEACH RESORT
ORLANDO, FLA. (May 1, 2014) — Together with Orange Lake Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the addition of a 12th location to the portfolio of Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand resorts today. Located a short distance from Cocoa Beach, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort will be the brand's fifth resort in Florida, joining the flagship 1,450-acre property, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando. The addition of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Cape Canaveral Beach Resort follows a recent announcement that the brand has added another resort, in Williamsburg, Va., to its ever-expanding portfolio.
JELLY BEANS, BUNNIES AND A $20,000 CHECK
ORLANDO, FLA. (April 22, 2014) — While presenting a check for $20,000 to Easter Seals Florida to support the organization's many programs is a worthy effort in itself, adding a little sweetening and fun to the day also seemed in order. April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day, and the folks at Orange Lake Resorts (home to Holiday Inn Club Vacations®) hopped on the opportunity to bring a little cheer to the people served by the Easter Seals Adult Day Health Care program. Donna Chun, director of Orange Lake Resorts' corporate social responsibility efforts, rounded up a herd of snuggly bunnies and lambs to present jelly beans to adults with disabilities or cognitive disorders.
HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS® BRAND UNVEILS FIRST PROPERTY IN VIRGINA WITH WILLIAMSBURG RESORT
ORLANDO, FLA. (April 1, 2014) — Together with Orange Lake Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces today its Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand has added an 11th location to its portfolio of vacation resorts, a 130-unit resort located near historic Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Guests can now enjoy local attractions in Williamsburg including art museums, tours, golf, shopping and dining.