Toronto-based developer, Skyline launches Ontario's first drive-to vacation club

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario-based development and hospitality brand, Skyline International Development, today announced the addition of a new lifestyle division, Skyline Vacation Club. The company is Ontario's first urban and drive-to, members-only, points-based vacation club.

Skyline Vacation Club's first sales gallery will open October 26th at the Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre. The club offers members vacation experiences and modern, suite-style accommodations in three categories - the Urban Collection, with locations based in downtown Toronto (Pantages Hotel and Cosmopolitan Hotel); the Resort Collection, just an hour or two from Toronto (Horseshoe Resort and Deerhurst Resort); and the International Collection, more than 4,000 vacation options around the globe available through partner organization, Resort Condominiums International (RCI).

"The vision for Skyline has always been to create vacation experiences that enhance our guests' lives and the communities within which we live and play," says Gil Blutrich, President of Skyline International Development. "Skyline Vacation Club elevates the guest experience by providing connectivity between city and country, urban and resort."

Skyline Vacation Club gives members access to more than 50 activities available through Skyline Hotels & Resorts. From ski to golf to zip lining to spending a night on the town, there is an adventure suitable for any age or ability. Members purchase point allotments redeemable at any location, in any season, making the program completely customizable to their needs.

Club Concierge helps members plan their vacation and book activities and reservations in advance of their stay. Newly upgraded vacation homes include a full kitchen and living area will provide the comforts of a home away from home.

"More and more we meet families that are looking for affordable getaways one or two hours from home. Skyline Vacation Club is our answer to the need for four-season, flexible vacation options," says Jude Carrillo, President of Skyline Vacation Club and a 25-year vacation club industry veteran.

Carrillo and his team have more than 75 years' experience in the industry, having worked with international brands such as Marriott Vacation Club International, Hilton Grand Vacations and Club Intrawest.

For more information about Skyline Vacation Club, visit www.skylinevacationclub.com or phone 1-855-908-2582.

About Skyline International Development Inc.
A leading Toronto-based developer of hospitality properties and destination communities, Skyline International Development owns over two million square feet of real estate, has over 2,600 acres with development rights for more than 7,000 residential units and nearly 1,300 rooms in its holdings, employing more than 1,500 staff. Its unique asset mix includes a partnership and management interest in Toronto's iconic King Edward Hotel, as well as ownership of, under the Skyline Hotels & Resorts brand, the city's contemporary boutique Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel. Skyline's resort assets include landmark Deerhurst Resort with 45,000 sq. ft. of meeting space lakeside in Muskoka, and Horseshoe Resort, home to Toronto's closest ski area as well as an adventure park. The company is also creating residential communities at Deerhurst, Horseshoe and, most extensively, at the historic lakefront of Port McNicoll, Ontario, a restored gateway to the 30,000 Islands, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The privately owned company acquired its first US asset, The Cleveland Arcade and Hyatt Regency in 2011. In 2013, the firm launched Skyline Vacation Club, Ontario's first drive-to, members-only, points-based urban and country vacation club. For more information see www.skylineinvestments.com.

Image with caption: "Jude Carrillo, President of Skyline Vacation Club (CNW Group/Skyline Vacation Ownership Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131021_C5285_PHOTO_EN_32241.jpg

SOURCE: Skyline Vacation Ownership Corporation

For further information:

Media Contact: 
Kate Hillyar, Director of Communications and Media Relations 
Skyline International Development 
kateh@skylineinvestments.com 
416-368-2565 ext. 2226

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