Perspective Magazine Awards 2012: Congratulations, Winners!

While the big freeze cast an icy spell over most of Europe last week, international delegates from all sectors of the shared ownership industries were attending Perspective Magazine’s 2nd Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX 2012) at the beachfront Ritz Carlton Cancun resort in Cancun, Mexico.

177 timeshare and fractional industry professionals representing 91 companies were there and one of the conference’s highlights was the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner, where 42 winners were announced from nearly 150 nominations covering a wide range of categories such as Best Timeshare Resort, Best Fractional Unit and Entrepreneur of the Year.

The full list of winners can be viewed here:

The Resort Development Organisation ( was among the many supporters of the event and GNEX returns next February. The 2013 conference will take place at the prestigious Beverly Wilshire (part of the Four Seasons Group) in Beverly Hills, LA’s most glamorous destination, from February 4th – 6th. More info will follow on the dedicated GNEX website:

Some of the Awards highlights included:

Individual Award Winners

Best Interior Design

Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

Best Place To Work

Hilton Grand Vacations

Best Green Initiative Award

Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa and Nature Park

Best Media Award

Interval International’s Online Community

Best Technology Award

Merlin Software

Best Industry Leader

Bruce L. Thompson, CEO, Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts

Entrepreneur of the Year

John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group

Worldwide Resort Development Winners

Best Timeshare Resort

Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach Resort

Best Timeshare Unit

Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach Resort

Best Fractional Resort

Mayakoba Residences

Best Fractional Unit

Karma Kandara

Regional Resort Development Winners

Best Timeshare Resort, North America

Dawn Beach Club

Best Timeshare Resort, Europe & Middle East

Marriott’s Playa Andaluza

Best Timeshare Resort, Asia Pacific

Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach Resort

Best Timeshare Resort, South Africa

Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort

Best Timeshare Resort, Latin America

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Best Fractional Resort, North America

Hyatt Grand Aspen

Best Fractional Resort, Europe & Middle East

Heavenly Collection at Golden Sands

Best Fractional Resort, Asia Pacific

Karma Kandara

Best Fractional Resort, South Africa

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

Best Fractional Resort, Latin America

Mayakoba Residences

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