Share the Joy winners announced by Occidental Vacation Club


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Occidental Vacation Club, a division of Occidental Hotels and Resorts (Madrid), has announced the names of the winners in its on-going owner referral promotion called “Share The Joy!”

“You hear a lot about this kind of contest but never hear about the winners,” said Marcel Olivares, Vice President of Marketing for the all-inclusive timeshare resort headquartered in the Dominican Republic, “The final drawing in our three-part contest was held in January. Our members participated by referring friends and family members. For each referral, an electronic ticket was generated as an entry. We had three lucky winners in all!”

The grand prize winner was Nector Tejada from the Dominican Republic. Nector, a First Club member from the Allegro Puerto Plata, and his wife will experience the Olympics 2012 with a trip to London this summer.

The other winners were Jaqueline and James Kingsbury who won an all-expense paid trip to Athens, Greece; they are from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, and are First Club Members (Occidental Grand Cozumel); the second winners were First Club Members (Occidental Grand Aruba) Louis and Sophia Van Rooyen, from Sanford, Manitoba, Canada, who received a fully paid trip to Paris, France.

“We plan on lighting up not just the Olympic Torch this year,” said Sr. Olivares, “We have a lot of drawings on tap for our members who participate. Our prizes are going to be very exciting. We are pleased to be able to make members happy on so many levels, and we know their friends and families will be glad to discover all the warmth and hospitality that makes Occidental Vacation Club exceptional.”

Many of Occidental Vacation Properties offer the concept of The First Club, which provides upgraded services to Club Members. Visitors to Occidental properties, where there is a First Club on property, may take advantage of some First Club upgrades at check-in, although some restrictions apply and are limited to First Club Members only. Special privileges include preferred accommodations, private members’ lounge, gourmet breakfast, as well as a Members-only private pool, beach, and Jacuzzi®. The First Club also has its own dedicated concierge, exceptional room amenities and the right to upgrade a unit at any non-First Club property in the Occidental Vacation Club.

The club has resorts located in Aruba, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, and Mexico. There are more than 23,000 members at 11 Occidental Vacation Clubs. The all-inclusive clubs feature limitless meals and snacks, á la carte dining in specialty restaurants, including unlimited alcoholic beverages, sports (including tennis on a lighted court, water polo, aqua aerobics, and kayaking where available), use of the fitness center, and more. Daily entertainment and a supervised Kids Club (ages 4-12) are also part of the package, as well as nightly shows and live entertainment and all taxes and gratuities.

Although the resort is part of a Vacation Club, which offers exclusive features and amenities to its members, it is open to the public for all-inclusive vacations. For information on rates and specials, as well as vacation club membership, go to: . US and Canadian callers may call 1-888-538-8048. For more international numbers, email . Follow on Twitter @OccidentalVC , , or check out the online blog at .