Destination Club Holiday Gift Memberships, Part 2: Exclusive Resorts' Five Most Popular Resorts And Residences
Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Exclusive Resorts is the oldest and largest destination club in the world. Its members have gone on over 100,000 vacations, and on average, according to its CEO Jeff Potter, ER has maintained a 95% satisfaction rate. This year, over 150 members joined and almost as many upgraded their membership. With 3,500 members, and in a year where many clubs have not done well, ER has opened 65 new residences, since January 2009. One of ER's other notable differentiators is their large number of residences in each destination.
I have written about Exclusive Resorts in Luxist before, and the most recent article dealt with the $10,000 gift card if a potential member joins by December 15th. "We have received many calls about this," says Jeff Hartman, VP of Corporate Communications, " and many want to give these as Christmas gifts to family, friends and business associates. A great idea, especially with that extra $10,000 they can spend!!"
I recently asked Jeff Hartman and Anne Griebling, ER's Communications Manager, about the most popular member choices in destinations and residences of 2010. Here is the list, with Anne's comments.