Welcome to Festiva Hospitality Group!
Welcome to Festiva Hospitality Group, a family of boutique interval ownership resorts located in some of the most sought after destinations in the United States and Caribbean. Since its formation in 2000, Festiva Hospitality Group has become one of the most successful privately held vacation ownership companies in the country. In an industry where large, publicly held corporations have recently begun to dominate, Festiva has carved out a niche in a number of prime vacation markets. Festiva Hospitality Group began with one resort and 500 members and has now grown to 24 resorts, four Cruise Club destinations and the Festiva Adventure Club with nearly 55,000 members overall.
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When it comes to vacations, many of us share a wide range of time-honored traditions. Celebrations such as fireworks on the 4th of July, family reunions and romantic anniversary getaways go hand-in-hand with desirable destinations. With Festiva Hospitality Group you have the ability to vacation year after year to extraordinary locations around the world, from the exotic Caribbean to the Deep South to the Ozark Mountains. So set aside some time for a fun-filled family gathering, a getaway with close friends or an intimate journey for two. However you spend your time away from your normal routine, you will always have great times to remember at Festiva Hospitality Group.
Please click the image below to view the November 2012 Issue of Journeys. In this issue, we take you beyond the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach as we explore the nearby areas of Murrells Inlet and Conway, S.C. We’ll share some of our favorite tours, attractions, restaurants and insider’s tips from these charming coastal destinations, both steeped with history, culture and breathtaking scenery. There is a chance to win a drawing for a free Flip Video Camera in this issue, so be sure to check it out!
Look for the Winter 2013 issue in January. To be sure that you receive notification of upcoming issues, or if you have any suggestions for features that you would like to see in the future, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Press Room for previous issues of Journeys.
Fall is in full swing and we are loving the cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves at our Asheville headquarters. We are thrilled to announce that our Charitable Fund Golf Tournament, held last month at our flagship resort Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East in Murrells Inlet, S.C., was a huge success. A grand total of $57,000 was raised for Festiva's Charitable Fund. For more information and photos, visit our Facebook page, check out the event's blog post or read the full press release.
Speaking of cooler weather, Festiva's Asheville offices are collecting donations for Western Carolina Rescue Ministries' Coats for the Cold warm clothing drive throughout the month of October. If you are in the Asheville area, please consider donating coats, hats and gloves to someone who needs to stay warm. If you would like to drop them off at one of our Asheville offices, please send an e-mail to Sara at email@example.com.
With the holidays right around the corner, we are very excited about our 9th Annual Holiday Charity Auction that will be held in early December. All proceeds will be donated the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministries (ABCCM). In 2011, we raised a record-setting $18,000 and we hope to do even more this year! Read more about last year's event on our blog. Our employees work hard to handcraft or purchase items that are donated for the auction, and we are always honored to receive donated items from businesses and individuals as well. If you are interested in contributing to our auction, please send an e-mail to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2012 News
As summer is winding down, we are keeping busy at Festiva. We've had lots of exciting news from our corporate headquarters as well as at our resorts, with much more on the horizon in the coming months.
Be sure to check out the Festiva Blog for the latest and greatest about Festiva, our resorts and their fabulous destinations, and check out the press room for the latest Festiva and industry news including:
- Member names Festiva’s new beach house in contest
- Festiva’s corporate headquarters expands in Asheville
- Festiva is featured in vacation ownership article in SmartMoney magazine
And much more!
August 2012 News
Please click the image below to view the Summer 2012 Issue of Journeys. Journeys is produced by Festiva's Communications department at no cost to you and is one step we are taking to better communicate with our members about news and updates at our properties and within the company. We hope that you enjoy this and all future issues. There is a chance to win a drawing for a free Flip Video Camera in this issue, so be sure to check it out!
Look for the Fall 2012 issue in November. To be sure that you receive notification of upcoming issues, or if you have any suggestions for features that you would like to see in the future, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Visit our Press Room for previous issues of Journeys.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is featuring personal stories from three Festiva Hospitality Group owners during June as part of the industry's effort to share the amenities, experiences, and heartfelt memories of timeshare vacations.
The three families - the Todds, Augers and Raders - hail from around the country and each has spent their vacation time at a different Festiva resort. From a beach resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., to a lake resort in Maine, to a cozy getaway on Cape Cod, all three families had one thing in common. They felt timeshare made their vacation better.
Attention Festiva Owners and Members;
We have recently been made aware of investigations into fraudulent timeshare companies. The message below contains details of the companies and their actions as well as contact information for anyone who has been dealt with these companies.
Officer Michael Stevens
Orlando Police Department
We are working on timeshare fraud investigations of the following companies:
Their method of operation is to have the victim withdraw their money and place it into a Bank of America account or direct wire into the account. The account is First Decision LLC.
- American Vacation Group
- GWF LLC
- First Decision LLC.
I am requesting that anyone who has, or thinks they may have, dealt with the above organization to call or e-mail me as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org or (407)246-2971.
July 2012 News
Festiva Hospitality Group is announcing the recent acquisition of Celebration World Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. This acquisition comes in the wake of troubled times for the resort and its owners, and Festiva is committed to making much-needed improvements to the property itself along with the management operations so that the resort’s owners can enjoy the quality vacations they deserve.
As part of the acquisition and overall improvements to the resort, Festiva has changed the name of the resort itself and its HOA to Festiva Orlando Resort. The new name represents the Festiva brand as well as the fantastic destination of the resort.
May 2012 News
Festiva Hospitality Group donated $50,000 to the Western North Carolina Nature Center (WNCNC), Asheville's Wildlife Park. Festiva's commitment will support the center's 2020 Vision, a long-term improvement and expansion project already underway at the Nature Center that will help transform this diamond in the rough into one of Asheville's favorite treasures for locals and visitors alike.
The donation is coordinated by Friends of the WNCNC, a nonprofit committed to supporting the WNC Nature Center's mission of connecting people with animals & plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, & advancing conservation of the region's rich biodiversity.
We would like to remind all Festiva owners and members to take extreme caution when you are contacted by someone claiming to have a buyer for your timeshare, or who will sell it for a guaranteed amount. These solicitations typically come in the form of phone calls, e-mails or mailings of postcards or flyers.
Please note that Festiva is not affiliated with any resale company, and we never provide resale companies with any personal information about our owners and members. If you are contacted by any company other than Festiva, particularly if they claim to be affiliated with Festiva, please contact Member Services immediately at 866-933-7848 or email@example.com with as much information as possible about the company or individual who contacted you.
For more information about timeshare resales including consumer advisories, please visit the American Resort Development Association's Resale Guidelines or the ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center.