Vacation exchange leader RCI has announced a new affiliation: the boutique hotel Casa de Guadalupe in Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, is the latest property to join RCI’s global resort portfolio.
Casa de Guadalupe Boutique Hotel is housed within an 18th-century historic building located in the heart of the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, the cultural capital of Chiapas. Designated a “Pueblo Magico” (Magical Village) in 2003, San Cristobal de las Casas was officially recognised as “The most magical of the Pueblos Mágicos” by President Felipe Calderon in 2010.
Earlier this year, the hotel was awarded a “Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor. The property is beautifully furnished and decorated in a unique Spanish colonial design, featuring thirteen suites arranged over two floors and decorated with handcrafts made by local artisans. Paintings, photographs and sculptures add to the hotel’s peaceful and authentic colonial ambiance.
Four types of rooms are available, each with its own distinctive feel, and all have been designed to offer tranquillity and comfort. The hotel’s amenities include a spa, restaurant, bar and lounge, Internet access and outdoor activities include cycling and horseback riding.
San Cristobal de las Casas is an ideal destination for interior design lovers – there are regular markets that sell local artwork and handcrafts, and amber, wrought iron designs, filigree jewellery and the region’s traditional brightly-painted ceramics are all popular souvenirs. An added bonus for hotel guests is the fact that Casa de Guadalupe accepts pets, so families arriving by car can bring their favourite four-legged friend on holiday, too.
Guests also have a number of sightseeing landmarks to discover which are all within easy driving distance. Nearby are the natural historic sites of Palenque (this famous archaeological site is considered one of the most important Mayan cities) and the beautiful turquoise waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha are well worth a visit. The hotel can arrange these excursions upon request.
"Our guests, in addition to having the opportunity to enjoy vacations that can take them back in time in this historic building, can now benefit from all the services that RCI has to offer," said Maru Moreno, sales director, Casa de Guadalupe Boutique Hotel.
"We know that this partnership will be of great importance for both companies, enabling us to offer added value to each of our clients. Not only will they be able to enjoy their vacation in San Cristobal de las Casas, but they will also have access to vacation ownership exchange services, thanks to RCI."
Ricardo Montaudon, president and managing director, RCI Latin America, added: "We are proud to open our portfolio to Casa de Guadalupe Boutique hotel where our members will now have an opportunity to learn a little more about our culture in a place steeped in history, while experiencing a dream vacation."
"This new partnership is the beginning of a long term project which will benefit both parties and, most importantly, each of our members."
Casa de Guadalupe is located on one of San Cristobal’s main avenues, Real de Guadalupe. Built next to the Church of Guadalupe, the property is just a few blocks from the Municipal Garden, within walking distance of the Guadalupe walkway, and only 10 minutes from the city’s Main Square and Cathedral.
For more information about the hotel, what to see in the local area and to view the photo gallery, please visit www.hotelcasadeguadalupe.com
RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with over 4,000 affiliated resorts in approximately 100 countries. RCI pioneered the concept of vacation exchange in 1974, offering members increased flexibility and versatility with their vacation ownership experience. Through RCI® Weeks, the traditional week-for-week exchange system, and RCI Points®, the industry’s first global points-based exchange system, RCI provides flexible vacation options to its 3.7 million RCI subscribing members each year. RCI is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN) and is on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. www.RCI.com