Exclusive Resorts® and The Eden Club Announce New Strategic Alliance to Enhance Luxury Vacation and Golf Offerings

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DENVER and ST ANDREWS, Scotland, May 4, 2011 /CNW/ -- Exclusive Resorts (www.ExclusiveResorts.com), the world's leading luxury destination club, and The Eden Club (www.theedenclub.com), the preeminent international private members club based in St Andrews, Scotland, today announced a new strategic alliance that will bring the best of their complementary luxury vacation and world-class golf offerings to their collective members.

Through the alliance, Exclusive Resorts members will be able to experience the luxurious residences at The Eden Club's private estate located on the grounds of historic Pittormie Castle, just minutes from The Old Course in St Andrews, the birthplace of golf. Members will enjoy onsite Michelin-starred dining, expert itinerary planning, and the convenience of The Eden Club's golf concierge handling all of their arrangements at St Andrews and more than 30 other local golf courses located within 45 minutes of the castle. This will include coordinating tee times, caddies, carts, and chauffeured transportation, as well as instruction at the famed St Andrews Links Golf Academy.

"Our extensive collection of superb golf destinations is one of the best features of club membership," said Jeff Potter, Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Resorts. "With the addition of The Eden Club, the preeminent private club in the world's most significant golf destination, we are raising our game yet again. Our members can experience any of the 38 different courses in the St Andrews area - including access to The Old Course - giving them unmatched opportunities to explore the landscape where golf was first played centuries ago."

In turn, members of The Eden Club will be able to experience luxury vacations with Exclusive Resorts in a variety of beach, mountain, leisure, and metropolitan destinations around the world. These include spacious club residences in the golf meccas of Los Cabos, Mexico; Sea Island, Georgia; and Scottsdale, Arizona. As part of their travel experience, Eden Club members will enjoy Exclusive Resorts' distinctive high-touch personalized service, including customized pre-travel planning, pre-arrival grocery shopping, daily housekeeping, and the assistance of expert onsite concierge.

"Our members are accustomed to the very finest experiences, whether on the golf course or on vacation," commented Tom Lawrence, Chairman of The Eden Club. "We are delighted to partner with Exclusive Resorts because it has consistently met that standard, earning a reputation as the best, most convenient way to enjoy luxury vacations in many of the most sought-after destinations in the world. This is the perfect way to add another special dimension to membership and introduce the wonderful portfolio of luxurious Exclusive Resort homes to our members, who may use them for a variety of activities, beyond golf."

As part of the alliance, Exclusive Resorts members will also have access to selected premier golf tournaments and activities through The Eden Club's signature events program, including The Founder's Cup in St Andrews. The two clubs also plan to collaborate to create custom-designed golf events each year at Exclusive Resorts destinations for participation by each club's membership.

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    About Exclusive Resorts
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The world's leading luxury destination club, Exclusive Resorts is the best way to enjoy consistently exceptional vacations together with family and friends. The club offers its members 50 vacation destinations across all seven continents, hundreds of spacious multi-bedroom luxury residences, personalized service to handle all the details, and access to world-class luxury resort amenities. Founded in 2002, the company has delivered more than 130,000 vacations for its 3,300 members. For more information, visit www.exclusiveresorts.com, call (800) 447-8988, and follow Exclusive Resorts on Facebook and Twitter.

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    About The Eden Club
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The Eden Club has served a very special niche in golf for over a decade, providing some of the finest privileges in golf. The Club's membership is drawn from over 700 individuals who belong to the finest private clubs throughout the world. For more information visit www.theedenclub.com or contact The Eden Club at Pittormie Castle, in St Andrews, Scotland, +44 (0)1334 898 019.

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SOURCE Exclusive Resorts

For further information: Alana Morris of VOCA Public Relations, +1-303-962-9163, or Cell +1-303-916-2752, alana@vocapr.com, for Exclusive Resorts; or Stacey Boltz, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of The Eden Club, +1-480-699-1200, or Cell +1-602-327-3336, sboltz@theedenclub.com Web Site: http://www.ExclusiveResorts.com http://www.theedenclub.com


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