RCI has announced a new affiliation with family-owned Northamptonshire resort, Whittlebury Park. Set in a 600-acre estate, Whittlebury Park Estate is a luxurious retreat, featuring an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel; a conference and training centre; five dining outlets; a 36-hole Championship golf course and luxurious spa facilities.
The well-established resort is to be complemented by a brand-new development of 5-star quality apartments, which will soon be available exclusively to RCI members, through the RCI Holiday Exchange Network.
This venture sees the launch of Whittlebury Park Estate’s vacation ownership sales, through the Whittlebury Park Vacation Club. On the new partnership, Paul Mulcahy, Managing Director EMEA – RCI Exchanges, said: “Our members will have access to more excellent vacation options through the new affiliation and we look forward to welcoming Whittlebury Park Vacation Club owners to the RCI family and helping them to enjoy some of the amazing destinations RCI has to offer.”
A suite of brand-new accommodation has been developed on the estate, with 18 luxury apartments on offer. The first phase of accommodation is expected to be available to RCI members from summer 2020, with vacation ownership sales commencing post completion of the show apartment.
The high-spec apartments will be awarded RCI Gold Crown resort status, the highest of the three RCI quality awards designations. RCI Gold Crown resorts need to meet a higher quality criteria than standard resorts, in areas such as housekeeping, maintenance, hospitality and check-in/check-out facilities.
Owner of Whittlebury Park, Jeff Sargeant commented: “We are delighted to partner with RCI to offer the widest range of exchange options to our vacation club owners, giving them the ultimate flexibility with their club membership. We have worked closely with RCI throughout the planning and development process of our vacation club and I look forward to the exciting opportunities it brings to our members in the many years to come.”
Whittlebury Park is located in the picturesque village of Whittlebury, Towcester, Northamptonshire. This location enjoys easy access to a range of famous heritage sites, including Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Sulgrave Manor and the Cotswolds, as well as being on the doorstep of the world-famous Silverstone Circuit.