A new look for Holiday Club Puerto Calma

Guests at Holiday Club Puerto Calma in Puerto Rico on the southern coast of Gran Canaria will notice a difference when they visit the resort this month.

A comprehensive refurbishment programme began in April and was completed four weeks ago. All 109 apartments have been re-designed and fitted out to the highest standards with fully-equipped kitchens, air-conditioning and an exterior “chill-out area”, with a special sundeck area by the pool.

The plan was for the project to be split into two phases but management opted to carry out the work all in one go so that members and their guests could enjoy the new-look resort as soon as possible, and the hard work has clearly paid off. And with another balmy Gran Canaria winter just months away, the refurbishment schedule was well timed.

Calvin Lucock, MD of Holiday Club Canarias said: “After listening to numerous requests from our members and doing an in-depth study of the resort, we immediately put together this ambitious plan. The results are incredible and even surpass our expectations.”

Following the acquisition of the Club Puerto Calma Group of Resorts just over a year ago, as well as signing a Joint Venture with the Lopesan Group for development of luxury villas in Meloneras, Gran Canaria recently, Holiday Club also announced the acquisition of the Hydros Spa & Wellness boutique hotel in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol earlier this summer.

Holiday Club Resorts Oy is one of Europe’s largest vacation ownership brands. Membership is based on a flexible points system which allows owners to save points or borrow points for future holidays. Members who are not able to use their holiday week and do not want to save it can either ask Holiday Club’s rental agency to let it out or they can rent it out themselves.

Points Members can exchange their week through RCI into any of more than 4,000 holiday destinations in one-hundred different countries all over the world. They can also buy more points or even enjoy extra holidays through Holiday Club Resorts Oy’s Superbonus offer and Quick Departures. Superbonus offers are long discount vacations to the location of the season and Quick Departures are last minute offers available to members.

For a full list of resorts in Europe please see: www.holidayclubresorts.com/resorts or to view RCI’s international resorts available for exchanges, visit www.RCI.com

About Holiday Club Resorts Oy

Founded in 1986 as Holiday Club Finland Oy, the company changed its name to Holiday Club Resorts Oy in April 2006. By 2011 its turnover was 93 million euros, with 588 staff.

Its portfolio combines quality resorts and spa hotels in both northern and southern Europe, from Finland to Gran Canaria. Currently, Holiday Club Resorts Oy owns 1500 holiday homes in 32 destinations in all: 24 in Finland, 5 in Gran Canary, one in Calahonda, Spain, as well as Holiday Club Åre and Ekerum Golf & Resorts (Öland) in Sweden.

Holiday Club Resorts Oy owns seven spa hotels in Finland and last October Holiday Club Saimaa, the largest holiday resort in Scandinavia, opened its doors.

The well established vacation ownership company offers its members added peace of mind, thanks to backing from two well-known private and state investors.

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company is Finland’s largest private pension providers and has 27 billion euros in investment assets www.varma.fi.

Finnish Industry Investment Ltd is a state-owned capital investment company which, together with private investors, invests in growing businesses directly and through capital investment funds, with emphasis on all fields of business. The company’s investments total approximately 470 million euros. www.teollisuussijoitus.fi

To watch videos of the Holiday Club Resorts Oy portfolio of resorts and for a taste of the company’s vacation ownership lifestyle, please visit: http://www.holidayclub.fi/holidayclubtv

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