SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Occidental Vacation Club began operations in 1993 with the vision of offering an attractive and different product to the vacation club market.
Occidental Vacation Club (OVC), recently acquired by Barceló Hotels and Resorts, has announced that Milton Gonzalez has taken the place of Luis Namnum. Milton Gonzalez, who has been with the organization for 22 years and its Executive Vice President for the past 15 years, will become Managing Director effective immediately.
With Barceló Hotels and Resorts’ acquisition of Occidental Hotels and Resorts and OVC last August, the Spanish hotel company entered the timeshare/vacation club segment of the hospitality business for the first time.
Barceló Hotels and Resorts is considering important renovation plans for the Occidental hotels, with a possible investment of somewhere between $120 and $150 million, while at the same time reviewing the brand structure of the Occidental properties and how it blends with the existing Barceló Hotels and Resorts portfolio.