BUSHKILL, PA –RCI, the leading global vacation ownership exchange company with thousands of affiliate properties throughout the world, recently awarded the prestigious RCI President’s Club Award to the sales team at The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway for being one of its top performing affiliates. Andy Worthington, President and CEO of Bushkill Group Inc., owners of The Villas, comments on being a recipient of this award, “In spite of significant weather events last year, no snow this winter and an economy that is still in recovery, we have seen measurable increases in vacation ownership sales in the last several months and have been out performing sales year over year for the last three years.” He continues, “This is recognition for the hard work of our sales team. In spite of much uncertainty facing most vacation ownership businesses, we have remained successful.”
RCI’s coveted President’s Club Award is presented annually to properties around the world and recognizes The Villas for their achievements in growing the business and for the company’s shared commitment with RCI for the transformation of the vacation experience.
Worthington continues, “We are one of the leading independent vacation ownership properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. During the last few years of economic downturn, we have benefited from our easy drive accessibility to the New York and New Jersey metropolitan market. People are still committed to taking vacations with their families and our Resort, which is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, offers affordability and a comprehensive list of amenities and regional attractions.”
The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway are located on 400-acres adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The four season property offers one to four bedroom fully-appointed villas with a host of on-site amenities that include restaurants, 18 hole golf, a Winter Fun Center with snowtubing and a Tiny Tot play area, year-round horseback riding, mini golf, indoor and outdoor pools, live entertainment, tennis, bumper boats, the Valley Station arcade and family fun center, canoeing on the Delaware River and nearby attractions that feature hiking at Bushkill Falls, skiing at Camelback and Shawnee Mountain ski areas, outlet shopping at The Crossings Premium Outlets and performances by nationally touring acts at the nearby Mountain Laurel Center for the Arts.
Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI, comments on The Villas award, “Ongoing success in the timeshare industry requires focus, flexibility and the ability to both adapt and innovate. RCI prides itself on supporting our affiliated resorts as they, the industry and their owners evolve. As an organization, we wanted an official and appropriate way to recognize the resorts and developers whose distinguished achievements set new standards for excellence. As we look forward to continuing our work together and growing our businesses, we are pleased to present this award to The Villas.”
The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway have been operating in the Pocono Mountains since 1921, originally as Fernwood Resort. The property is located in Bushkill, PA just 70 miles from the George Washington Bridge and minutes from the Delaware Water Gap. Vacation ownership plans are sold using the RCI Points program which allows owners to vacation either at The Villas or at resorts throughout the world.
Worthington concludes, “Our points programs allow owners maximum flexibility and usage. As the pace of life speeds up, the ability to take extended vacations diminishes. Owners can now divide their points into increments and vacation experiences based on their time and availability. That change has made vacation ownership even more attractive and contributes to our continued success. We appreciate the recognition from RCI, and believe this award pays tribute to both our sales team and our continued commitment to providing exceptional vacation experiences.”