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PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (April 13, 2011) — In its very first year of entry for the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards, Dominican Republic-based Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) was honored with a total of five nominations in the categories of Food and Beverage Program Team, Consumer Targeted Promotional Brochure More Than Eight Pages, Interior Design: Common Area (for the new LHVC Tower Members Services Building), Sales Center Design (in the new Tower Member Services Building) and Signage Design, showcasing consistent theme and style. LHVC won the Food and Beverage Team Award, accepted by Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Fadi Hamad. “It’s a huge honor for us to receive this award our very first year of entry,” said Hamad. “It validates what our entire food and beverage team does each and every day to provide the best culinary experiences for our members and guests. We constantly challenge ourselves to deliver something unique and high quality.” The Food and Beverage Award Category is a new category featured for the very first time in this year’s ARDA Awards.
Also submitting four nominations in Advertising, Promotion & Communications, as well as in Design, reflected LHVC’s commitment to excellence in working with the Charmed Creative Group so that company image and branding is reflected in its high end product consistently across the board in all corporate materials. “We are grateful to Linda Mount and the entire Charmed Creative team for raising the bar in branding and positioning LHVC through our upscale collateral material and signage,” said Hans Larcher, Managing Director of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. “The nomination of their work is a barometer of our continued goal to reach for excellence.”
From hotel accommodations to stand alone villas, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has made old fashioned service and value fashionable again with amenities and services fit for a V.I.P, including access to “members only” amenities such as gourmet restaurants, cafes, bars, swimming pools, exclusive beach areas, golf carts, limousine transfers and helicopter tours. LHVC encompasses the following resorts: The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort with four distinct developments, including The Tropical, The Crown Suites, The Crown Villas, and the Residence Suites, as well as the Presidential Suites by Lifestyle, Dream Suites by Lifestyle and the upcoming Costa Esmeralda by Lifestyle, Center Court by Lifestyle and The Level by Lifestyle. LHVC members, guests and their families have a wide variety of activities available to them in the Dominican Republic’s North Coast. Next door is the Ocean World Adventure Park with its daily animal and aquatic shows and casino. Other activities in the area include a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Isabel de Torres, white water rafting, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, boating, snorkeling, monster truck safaris and city tours of Puerto Plata, named one of the 53 best destinations in the world by The New York Times.
On the East Coast in Punta Cana, LHVC members have access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, including Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto, as well as 12 championship golf courses which make Punta Cana the largest single golf destination in the Caribbean. An endless array of activities in Punta Cana includes sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding and tours via beach buggy, helicopter and catamaran. Nearby points of interest include the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, the largest basilica in the Caribbean and the town of San Pedro de Macoris, the birthplace and training grounds for many famous baseball players from the Dominican Republic.