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Westgate Resorts News: New Executive Appointments

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Westgate Resorts is set for continued growth as we begin 2018. Right before 2017 came to a close, Westgate continued their company-wide expansion efforts by making five different executive appointments.

Of these new appointments, Westgate has named a new Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs and Vice President of Security.

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Hawaii Timeshare Industry Adds Billions to Local Economy

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According to a recent ARDA study, the Hawaii timeshare industry contributed $5.3 billion in consumer and business spending over the course of 2016. This also included 31,727 local jobs with $1.8 billion in labor income and $263 million in state and local tax revenue.

Mitchell A. Imanaka, ARDA-Hawaii Chairman, commented:

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Key Announcements from Disney Parks and Resorts at 2017 D23 Expo

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2017 D23 Expo

Many exciting Disney announcements and updates were made at the 2017 D23 Expo on June 15th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests enjoyed Disney Legend Awards, celebrity appearances, panels and presentations, films, and exhibits. But the real excitement featured announcements of updates coming to Disney Parks and Resorts including new attractions, new resort experiences, transporations options, and more.

New Resort Experiences

Some particularly fun updates come in the form on brand new resorts, including the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney Riviera Resort. This stunning club resort will be located in Epcot and will feature a rooftop restaurant where guests can take in views of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Accommodations will include studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas as well as luxury waterfront cabins. A new skyway transportation system will also connect this resort to other areas of Walt Disney World.

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StaySky Receives The Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies For Working Families Award

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For the second year in a row, staySky Hotels & Resorts has been chosen by the Orlando Sentinel to receive their Top 100 Companies for Working Families award. The hospitality brand is thrilled to have ranked 20th on this list that recognizes companies in Central Florida that provide great working environments, employee benefits, development, and engagement opportunities.

staySky Hotels & Resorts joined its affiliated company, StaySky Vacation Clubs and a handful of other companies within the Central Florida area for a celebratory luncheon on August 19th. The top 20 companies were recognized at this event for their above-average efforts in providing employees with a positive working environment.

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Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Makes Elite List

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Each year, travel site Expedia.com compiles a list of the best hotels and resorts according to their Expedia+ members. This year, only 400 resorts made the cut, and the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower made the exclusive list. The news is good for the resort, as it holds a reputation as one of Honolulu’s best vacation ownership establishments, and receives high praise from owners and guests.

The Criteria for Expedia’s Best of +VIP Access

Expedia’s list takes into account a number of factors that reflect a property’s customer satisfaction, feedback from Expedia+ members, accommodations, amenities, and more. Hundreds of luxury resorts are eligible, and making the list provides a chance for properties like the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower resort to increase their visibility and attract more vacationers to their available units.

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