Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) has completed its US$280,000 upgrade to the Arena Beach Lounge areas of Occidental Grand Xcaret.  The all-inclusive Riviera Maya resort is located adjacent to the spectacular, breathtaking natural wonder of the eco-archeological Xcaret Park, minutes from Cancun and renowned Playa del Carmen.

The Arena Beach Lounge for Grand Level Members and the adjoining area for First Club Members overlooks the private beach set on a secluded cove with powder-soft white sand.  The cliff side lounges have been reimagined with new amenities complete with Jacuzzis®, beach beds and lounge chairs.  Both First Club and Grand Level members share a common exclusive bar adjacent to the lounge where they may enjoy tropical cocktails, refreshing beers, wine and soft drinks.  The beach is easily accessible for these elite membership levels with stairs and a ramp for the physically challenged so members can reach it without having to circle around the road to the main beach entrance.

According to Luis Namnum, President of Occidental Vacation Club “our new Arena Beach further confirms OVC’s overall mission to provide our members with excellent holidays. We enjoy ‘surprising’ our members with the new investment, facilities and services.”

Social media response on OVC member pages was immediately positive with members exuberant about the new amenities. The Arena Beach Lounge immediately received 150 likes and 41 shares on the member-run Facebook page.  And the numerous comments were upbeat as well:

–“Heading to the lovely area now to spend the morning.”

–“Love it, here this week and next I’m taking total advantage of the new area.”

–“It is really very, very beautiful.  We congratulate you and this gives proof of something we once heard, that the OVC Team is always making efforts to give/provide their members with a better vacation experience year after year.

–“Feels good to be a Grand Level owner right about now.  Can’t wait for our next trip.”

–“Looks great!”

“It’s this kind of enthusiasm that validates the trust our members put with us to continue to evolve and provide them with special vacations,” added Sr. Namnum. “To this point, OVC membership has continued to grow and today we have more than 28,000 members.”

OVC includes resorts in Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico.  The organization is heralded for being one of the first to bring all-inclusive resorts into the timeshare arena.  With Occidental Hotels and Resorts recent acquisition by Barceló, the number of properties available to OVC members is now over 100.

Occidental Vacation Club offers exclusive features and amenities to its members. It is also is open to the public for all-inclusive vacations. For information on rates and specials, as well as vacation club membership, go to: www.occidentalvacationclub.com. U.S. and Canadian callers may call 1-888-538-8048. For more international numbers email info@occidentalvacationclub.com. Follow on Twitter@OccidentalVC, facebook.com/occidentalvacationclub orfacebook.com/sharethejoy.

Contact:  Patricia Salazar  809-487-5715

Media:  Georgi Bohrod 619-255-1661