Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced a five-year project to design, update and renovate more than 3,100 villas at 13 resorts which were acquired in May of 2015 as part of Orange Lake Resorts’ purchase of Silverleaf Resorts.
The five-year villa renovation plan includes creating a fresh, new look for these resorts. From a beachside escape to relaxing lakeside retreat, the villa designs are inspired by the surrounding destinations’ unique history, colors and charm.
Don Harrill, CEO of Orange Lake Resorts, said: “This is a significant investment being made by Orange Lake Resorts in our guest experience at these recently acquired resort properties. These villas represent 42 percent of the 7,400 villas at our 26 resort properties, which comes on top of our ongoing upgrades we regularly perform across our entire vacation ownership resort network.”
By the end of 2016, 428 villas will have new soft good designs, which includes new sofas, beds, bedding, carpeting, chairs, lighting, window treatments, refreshed artwork/décor, and paint. An additional 680 villas will be completed by the end of 2017, with the final renovations expected to be completed by 2021.
Tom Nelson, President of Orange Lake Resorts, said: “Our owners, Holiday Inn Club® members and guests are the cornerstone of our business. The new designs and upgrades will help ensure they enjoy the quality, memorable family vacation experiences they expect with our brand. We believe that current and future owners, as well as our growing Club membership, will be impressed with how we are bringing these resorts into the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand family.”
Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, The Americas, IHG, said: “Holiday Inn Club Vacations resorts are an incredibly important part of the Holiday Inn brand portfolio. These properties deliver the joy of travel that the Holiday Inn brand is known for in resort locations around the country, helping families build memories that last a lifetime. The addition and renovation of these 13 properties expands the brand’s reach in a very significant way and offers a greater variety of memorable vacation destinations to families.”
The first eight resorts to receive their new look in 2016 are:
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Timber Creek Resort – Texas
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hill Country Resort – Texas
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Piney Shores Resort – Texas
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Seaside Resort – Texas
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Villages Resort – Texas
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Fox River Resort – Illinois
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Holiday Hills Resort – Missouri
• Holiday Inn Club Vacations Oak N’ Spruce Resort – Massachusetts