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RCI and Sol Meliá Vacation Club Agree to a
Multi-Year Renewal of Global Affiliation

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (April 18, 2011) RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and one of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of brands, and Sol Meliá Vacation Club, one of the most respected and successful brands in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, announced today a multi-year renewal of their affiliation relationship.

With 14 core resorts located in beautiful, highly demanded coastal destinations throughout the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Panama, Sol Meliá Vacation Club offers top-quality vacation experiences in luxurious full-service resorts.  The Sol Meliá Vacation Club properties feature spas, golf courses, water activities and a host of restaurant choices to offer diverse and exciting experiences.

“It was an easy and logical decision to renew our affiliation with RCI,” said Denis Ebrill, executive vice president of Sol Meliá Vacation Club. “RCI is the world’s largest vacation exchange company and we are very excited to continue bringing our Club members the wide variety of vacation experiences that RCI offers around the world. In addition to RCI’s quality member services, the exciting marketing advantages and technological resources that RCI offers us are invaluable.”

“We are very excited to continue our terrific relationship with Sol Meliá Vacation Club and include their beautiful and amazing properties in our network of more than 4,000 affiliated resorts across the world,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI.  “We look forward to continuing to work together to offer both RCI members and Sol Meliá Vacation Club members unique vacation experiences in some of the world’s top vacation destinations.”

About Sol Meliá Vacation Club
Sol Meliá Vacation Club is an internationally-branded membership club focusing on leisure lifestyle experiences that include exotic destinations, designer-appointed luxury suites, exclusive services and unforgettable amenities.  Featured Sol Meliá Vacation Club locations include Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico; Puerto Rico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the Caribbean; Panama in Central America; the Canary Islands and Costa del Sol, Spain, in Europe.  The Orlando, Florida based company is part of Spain-based Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, a 50-year-old international hospitality company with more than 300 hotels in 26 countries on four continents.  For more Sol Meliá Vacation Club information, go to

About RCI
RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest serviced vacation rentals business, providing access to approximately 97,000 vacation properties in nearly 100 countries. The vacation exchange business includes RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and provider of travel services to businesses and consumers, and The Registry Collection® program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program. The vacation rentals business includes Hoseasons, cottages4you, Novasol®, Cuendet®, Landal GreenParks®, ResortQuest®, James Villa Holidays and other renowned vacation rental brands through which vacationers can rent a variety of property types, from city apartments to villas. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies with leading brands in lodging franchising, vacation ownership, vacation rentals and vacation exchange. For additional information visit our media center media center.


Steve Alessandrini
Director, Public Relations
Wyndham Exchange & Rentals
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