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Occidental Vacation Club Receives RCI Gold Crown Ratings

November 29, 2012 (SANTO DOMINGO, DR) –Occidental Vacation Club, a division of Occidental Hotels and Resorts (Madrid), has been awarded the coveted RCI Gold Crown rating for 10 of its resorts.  The term Gold Crown resort is reserved for the highest standard vacation / timeshare resorts within the Resort Condominiums International (RCI) exchange network. In most cases the RCI Gold Crown Resorts provide the owner the highest trading power within the RCI exchange network. In addition to other ranking qualities, the final Gold Crown designation is achieved only through actual Guest Comments with point ratings that must be higher than 4.4 out of 5.

RCI is a global provider of leisure travel services to businesses and consumers, and the global leader in vacation exchange. Today, RCI has approximately 3.8 million members worldwide, who enjoy dream vacations at RCI's more than 4000 affiliated resorts.

Those resorts designated by RCI for this highest designation are: Occidental Grand Flamenco Punta Cana, Occidental Allegro Playacar, Occidental Allegro Cozumel, Occidental Grand Cozumel, Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Occidental Grand Aruba, Occidental Grand Papagayo, Occidental First Club Allegro Playacar, and Occidental First Club Allegro Cozumel.

According to Luis Namnum, President of Occidental Vacation Club, “receiving this award is a great honor.  We are proud to be affiliated with RCI and glad to welcome the thousands of members who exchange their time to visit our resorts in paradise.  The Gold Crown standard comes with hard work and a team of hospitality professionals who are dedicated to making sure our guests have wonderful vacations.  The warm service at our resorts also played a significant role in our recent Trip Advisor Certificates awarded to six of our properties.
“Not only are we located in spectacular tropical areas with plenty of sun and fun, we also work hard to make every aspect of our all-inclusive vacations enjoyable for visitors from around the world,” he said.

The club has resorts located in Aruba, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, and Mexico.  There are more than 23,000 members at 11 Occidental Vacation Clubs.  The all-inclusive clubs  feature  limitless meals and snacks, á la carte dining in specialty restaurants including unlimited alcoholic beverages;  sports (including tennis on a lighted court, water polo, aqua aerobics, and kayaking where available), use of the fitness center and more. Daily entertainment and a supervised Kids Club (ages 4 – 12) are also part of the package, as well as nightly shows and live entertainment and all taxes and gratuities.

Although the resort is part of a Vacation Club which offers exclusive features and amenities to its members, it is open to the public for all-inclusive vacations. For information on rates and specials, as well as vacation club membership, go to: .   US and Canadian callers may call 1-888-538-8048.  For more international numbers email Follow on Twitter @OccidentalVC   Or check out the online blog at

Stefan Bolta

Georgi Bohrod

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