In addition, RCI also manages and services Macdonald’s white-label points-based program, Options Vacation Club, through the RCI Points® program.
“Working with RCI has helped us offer a more flexible and diverse vacation experience to our owners, giving them access to more than 4,000 terrific vacation resorts around the world,” said Simon Jackson, chief executive with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.
“At RCI, we take great pride in the relationships we forge with our clients and are continually looking for ways to provide even more value-added services,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “That is why it is so rewarding to play an increased role with an affiliate like Macdonald Hotels & Resorts. It speaks to the strong relationships we develop with our affiliates.”
With 40 hotels and nine resorts in England, Scotland, Wales and Spain, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest hotel chains in the UK. Approximately 23,000 customers enjoy the benefits of vacation ownership at the luxurious Macdonald resorts throughout the UK.
Macdonald’s mix of resorts offers a wide range of high-quality vacation experiences from golf and tennis outings to fishing and skiing excursions, and from relaxing beach and spa getaways to fine dining and family fun.
A variety of vacation products are available including professionally managed and serviced one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, chalets or villas.
In addition, Macdonald has developed the Vital brand for its health and fitness clubs and spas. There are currently 28 clubs in the Macdonald portfolio, with a total membership in the region of approximately 12,000.
The Group has nine golf courses over six locations and has engaged Sandy Lyle, winner of two major golf championships as golf ambassador and non executive director of Macdonald Golf.