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Signature Destinations Club™ Names Jay Harbison
as Vice President of Hospitality and
Membership Operations


SEATTLE- June 26, 2005- Signature Destinations Club LLC the first and only regionally focused residence club, announced today the appointment of Jay Harbison as vice president of hospitality and membership operations. 

Harbison brings more than 15 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry to his new position where he is tasked with developing the infrastructure, systems and personnel to provide club members with the “Signature Experience” of hassle-free and exceptional residential travel services. 

Harbison was formerly the vice president of hospitality with Abercrombie & Kent Destination Clubs. There he helped grow the company from less than 100 members to more than 800 in two and a half years. Prior to that, he managed hospitality and travel operations in Cabo San Lucas, Seattle, Thailand and for the prestigious American Club in Hong Kong. Harbison earned a master’s degree in hospitality management from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from the University of Florida.

“Coming from the company that pioneered the residence club industry, I am excited about the opportunity to harness the knowledge and experience gained through trial and error with the original residence club model and apply it to Signature Destinations’ innovative regional model,” said Harbison. “I look forward to setting Signature Destinations as the standard by which the upscale segment of the residence club industry is measured.”

“Jay’s career has been geared around travel and leisure, both in upscale club and resort settings. As Signature Destinations offers the best of both worlds, he makes a perfect addition to the team,” said Chad Stevens, founder and CEO of Signature Destinations. 

About Signature Destinations Club:
Founded in August 2004, Seattle-based Signature Destinations Club™ LLC is the first regionally focused, luxury residence club. The company is a unique, private club that offers a membership-based program providing convenient access to an ever expanding portfolio of residences in many of the nation’s most desirable destinations, without the hassles or expenses of vacation-home ownership.


Katie Wilkinson, k Public Relations

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