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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors | September 2009 

Sol Meliá Vacation Club Captures RCI Developer Innovation Award
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September 12, 2009

Pictured from left to right for the award presentation at SMVC at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora are: Ovidio Zapico, RCI Spain; Fernando Navarro, SMVC at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora; Ignacio Diaz, General Manager of Gran Melia Palacio de Isora; Denis Ebrill, Executive Vice President of Sol Melia Vacation Club; and Dimitris Manikis, RCI VP Business Development
Sol Meliá Vacation Club (SMVC), an international vacation membership club with locations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Europe, has received the 2008 Developer Innovation Award for the new Sol Meliá Vacation Club at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, by Group RCI, a worldwide leader in vacation exchanges with more than 3.5 million members globally.

RCI’s Annual Awards for Developer Achievement include the Developer Innovation category, recognizing resorts with new vacation ownership projects that are eco-friendly, family friendly, have unique features, and provide high level of service, starting with point of arrival.

“The Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora is one of the finest quality resorts in the Canary Islands and is a great new location for us,” said Denis Ebrill, Executive Vice President of Sol Meliá Vacation Club. “We are proud to receive this award and RCI’s recognition of our unique product offering.” SMVC at Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora features 200 one and two-bedroom oceanfront suites with lavish amenities such as plasma TVs, fully-equipped kitchenettes, upscale wood and granite accents. Resort features include five restaurants, six bars, room service, wine cellar, golf simulator, two tennis courts, world-class Yhi Spa, four adult swimming pools, two children’s pools, including one of the largest swimming pools in Europe.

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. Each Sol Meliá Vacation Club vacation experience is different from the other, aligned with local culture and customized to fit Members’ leisure lifestyle needs.

Orlando, Florida based Sol Meliá Vacation Club is part of Spain-based Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, a 50-year-old international hospitality company with over 350 hotels in 30 countries on five continents. Sol Meliá Vacation Club Members have more vacation lifestyle options through global luxury accommodations in a variety of unique resort and urban destinations around the world, as well as flexibility to choose length of stay, season and size of unit. 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; and the Canary Islands, Spain, in Europe. For more information, call 866-379-5950, or visit

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