Grand Pacific Resorts, a timeshare management company, commemorated Housekeeping Appreciation Week with their 7th Annual Housekeeping Olympics in September 2017. The event celebrates Grand Pacific Resorts “heart of the house” by gathering housekeeping teams across their Southern California Resorts for fun, friendly competitions that associates look forward to year after year.
In light of the recent tragedies affecting the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (HVS CHICOS) has made a donation to the Rotary Foundation of the Caribbean in support of relief and recovery efforts for islands impacted by the recent storms. Additionally, representing a nation unaffected by the current natural disasters, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has matched the HVS CHICOS donation to assist its brothers and sisters in the region. Given its Atlantic location, Bermuda is more than 1,000 miles out of the path of the recent storms and is fortunately safe and welcoming visitors.
Orlando, Florida, October 4, 2017 – (INTUITION) – Resort Travel & Xchange, the Asheville, N.C. based timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company, was honored with the distinguished Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) Cornerstone Award at VO-Con 2017 held in Whistler, B.C. at the Four Seasons Resort on September 14.
Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council—an invitation-only community for senior-level business development executives. His extensive experience in business development, strategy and operations will help enrich the discourse of the council, helping progress its mission of connecting and educating business leaders worldwide.
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz has established a new donor-advised fund, a charitable giving vehicle, which will be funded from the shares and proceeds he will receive from exercising Vail Resorts share appreciation rights (SARs) that are approaching their 10-year expiration date. This charitable fund, with assets that are expected to total approximately $58 million, will make grants over a long-term period, based on the recommendations of Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam. The grants will align with the couple's charitable giving priorities and will include significant contributions to non-profit, social service organizations that provide support to the mountain resort communities where Vail Resorts operates. Katz and Amsterdam will work with local mountain resort community leaders and Vail Resorts employees to identify and address critical local challenges that these communities are facing.