The elite of the timeshare and fractional industry were announced to GNEX 2012 attendees as the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, consisted of forty two beautiful crystal trophies which were presented during a lavish six course gala dinner.
Winners were decided through a combination of online voting and decisions from a panel of four industry experts, with each of the five components accounting for 20 percent of the overall tally. Online voting took place during the month of January, with over 9,000 votes cast online from industry professionals across the world as nearly 150 nominees competed for the coveted awards and accompanying global recognition provided through the industry’s most-read trade publication.
The results are as follows:
Best Design – Exterior - Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas
Best Design – Interior - Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta
Best Management Company - Classic Holidays
Best Marketing Program - Corporate Alliance Marketing, Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Best Place To Work - Hilton Grand Vacations
Best Project Team - Dial An Exchange, North America Office
Best Newcomer - Tesoro Resorts
Best Individual Professional – Sales - Suraj Naik, Royal Resorts
Best Individual Professional – Marketing - Erika Garcia, CEO, Blue Strawberry Resorts
Best Green Initiative – Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa and Nature Park
Best Innovation - MAS International Company
Best Media - Interval International's Online Community
Best Technology - Merlin Software
Best Financial Services - Consumer Finance, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Best Developer Partner (Over 50 Employees) - CSA Travel Protection
Best Developer Partner (Under 50 Employees) - Lloydshare Limited
Best Industry Leader - Bruce L. Thompson, CEO, Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts
Entrepreneur of the Year - John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group
Best Timeshare Resort, North America - Dawn Beach Club
Best Timeshare Resort, Europe & Middle East - Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Best Timeshare Resort, Asia Pacific - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Resort, South Africa - Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort
Best Timeshare Resort, Latin America - BlueBay Grand Esmeralda
Best Timeshare Unit, North America - Westgate Park City
Best Timeshare Unit, Europe & Middle East - Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Best Timeshare Unit, Asia Pacific - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Unit, South Africa - Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort
Best Timeshare Unit, Latin America - Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Best Fractional Resort, North America - Hyatt Grand Aspen
Best Fractional Resort, Europe & Middle East - Heavenly Collection at Golden Sands
Best Fractional Resort, Asia Pacific - Karma Kandara
Best Fractional Resort, South Africa - Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Best Fractional Resort, Latin America - Mayakoba Residences
Best Fractional Unit, North America - Mountain Spirit Resort & Spa
Best Fractional Unit, Europe & Middle East - Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort
Best Fractional Unit, Asia Pacific - Karma Kandara
Best Fractional Unit, South Africa - Essque Zalu Zanzibar
Best Fractional Unit, Latin America - Mayakoba Residences
Best Timeshare Resort - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Timeshare Unit - Marriott's Mai Khao Beach Resort
Best Fractional Resort - Mayakoba Residences
Best Fractional Unit - Karma Kandara
Special thanks go to the Judges:
Tom Goetschius, President & CEO, Tom Goetschius Associates
Jamie Klein, President, The Lore Institute
Craig Morganson, CEO, Holiday Systems International
Sherman Potvin, CEO, Fractional Homes International
Each winner also receives a specially designed award certificate and customized Perspective Magazine Awards logo for use in their marketing materials, websites and brochures.
Nominations are already open for the 2013 Perspective Magazine Awards, so timeshare and fractional industry professionals are asked to visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:
Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Travel To Go, Interval International, Lloydshare, RCI, BuyaTimeshare.com, Customer Count, Emirates Vacation Club, First American Title Insurance Company, Hop-On, Merlin Software, Sell My Timeshare NOW, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, YachtsE, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Grand Velas, Mayakoba Residences, Royal Resorts, Unlimited Vacation Club, Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), The Pacific Institute, Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, Resort Development Organisation (RDO), The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes five regional brands covering North America, Latin America, Europe & Middle East, South Africa, and Asia Pacific which are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.
The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, is the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public and is also available as a specially customized developer edition for lead generation, in-room marketing and third party sales collateral. Owners Perspective Magazine’s online version, http://ownersperspective.com, also features a new guaranteed lead generation program specifically designed for resorts and developers. The site will host the company’s latest endeavor, Vacation TV, a streaming 24/7 online video channel full of information about vacation ownership products and services.
Perspective Magazine also operates a recruitment advertising service through TimeshareStaff.com (http://timesharestaff.com ), fractional property listing services and a customized in-room Resort Television product that encourages on-site spending and vacation ownership sales.
GNEX is the company’s annual global networking expo which gathers the top industry professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint ventures that can benefit their businesses.
Perspective Magazine also publishes online through http://perspectivemagazine.com, hosts an online community of industry professionals through Perspective Forums, engages a social media audience of over 44,000 followers through its corporate social media accounts and is a media sponsor of 30 major industry events around the world.
For more information, please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com or email Steve Luba at steveluba(at)