A Capital Resorts Monthly Owners' Newsletter
Volume One, Issue Seven - September 4, 2014
Exciting News: New Website Plans Unveiled
The early release of the new Capital Resorts Group website design was launched just a few weeks ago and we have already received a lot of positive feedback from our owners. It is now easier to navigate while also providing users with an abundance of useful information. The website is made up of three main sections: Capital Destinations, Capital Lifestyles and Benefits of Ownership.
The Capital Destinations section provides users with details about each of the Lifestyles Collections Destinations and Capital Collection Destinations. Most of the resort details in the Capital Collection include information about the area, local weather, amenities, floorplans, resort directions, check-in information, photos and availability for guests to book their reservations online.
The Capital Lifestyles section gives an in-depth look at our exclusive program that provides Capital Resorts owners with elite discounts on a wide variety of purchases. The categories include local discounts, travel discounts, RV & camping and sportsman discounts – which range from savings at the grocery store and on the golf course to cutting costs on vacation packages and cruises.
The Benefits of Ownership section is a tutorial on how to use our product. Here, you will learn all about using your points including how to read a points chart, making a reservation, banking and borrowing Capital Points, hot rates and elite weeks, preferred exchange network, examples of different ways to spend points, Travel Demand Index and explanation of terms.
Other important sections of the website include information about Capital Resorts Group as a company, press releases, mentions on the web, archived volumes of The Capital Connection and our contact information, including the phone directory for each of our resorts.
Phase 1 of the Capital Resorts website will incorporate the owner login section, and is scheduled to be released on time in early September. Owners will be able to access all of their account information including their current points balance, Capital Lifestyles level, use year, account balance, points activity management, print statements and even make a payment.
Phase 2, set to debut in October, is dedicated to making and managing reservations. Booking a reservation will be easier than ever with just three simple steps: choose your destinations, pick your dates and book it! Here, owners will be able to see confirmation numbers, reservation history and cancel reservations.
Lifestyles Collection Destinations - Florida
At Capital Resorts Group we are constantly striving to enhance the vacation experience of each and every one of our owners, that’s why we teamed up with elite resorts across the country to give our owners enrolled in the Capital Lifestyles program access to even MORE luxury destinations. In the last year, not only have we added four new Capital Resort destinations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Kennebunk, Maine; Edenton, North Carolina and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, but also eleven new Lifestyles Collection destinations. This partnership has expanded the vacation opportunities for Capital Resorts owners enrolled in this program by giving them access to a variety of sought–after destinations without paying exchange fees.
These eleven new destinations include four locations throughout Florida – Fort Walton Beach, Treasure Island, Ormond Beach and Miami; on the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk, South Carolina; Avon, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; two locations in New York, New York and two locations in California – San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the June issue of The Capital Connection, we discussed four of our big city Lifestyles Collection destinations in New York, Illinois and California. Since Florida is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations by all travelers, we are dedicating this issue to introducing our four locations in The Sunshine State!
Our newest big city location in Miami, Florida was added to the Capital Lifestyles Collection destinations just over a month ago. The upscale 2 bedroom residence is located in Brickell, a prosperous financial district just a few miles from South Beach and Little Havana. The sleek, sophisticated design throughout is only enhanced by the gourmet kitchen with Wolf and Subzero appliances, flat screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious balcony overlooking the beautiful city and aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay. There is also onsite access to amenities like a fitness center, luxury spa, fine dining at 15th & Vine Kitchen & Bar, FIFTY Ultra Lounge and a 300-foot infinity pool, plus easy access to favorite area restaurants, shopping, nightlife and attractions.
Experience everything “The Treasure of The Emerald Coast” has to offer when you vacation at Marina Bay Resort in Fort Walton Beach! Resort accommodations range from hotel rooms all the way up to Admiral Suites with 2 bedrooms – with most rooms boasting a view of the Santa Rosa Sound or the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Just one mile from the nearest public beach, the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island offers free parking, direct beach access, lifeguards, festivals and events, shopping and restaurants. Guests staying at Marina Bay Resorts enjoy access to a variety of different amenities including the waterfront heated pool, courtyard with patio, shuffleboard, exercise room, sauna, hot tub, BBQ grills, fishing pier, boat docks, game room and volleyball court.
Just steps from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Ormond Beach is the perfect destination for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. Located just a few miles from Daytona Beach, visitors to the area enjoy virtually limitless activities from dolphin watching on the Intracoastal Waterway or hiking one of the trails at Bullow Creek State Park to boutique shopping in the Downtown Historic District or even playing a round of golf at one of the many local courses. Since Orlando is within just an hour drive, many vacationers love to take a day trip to Universal Studios, Disney Land or one of the other area amusement parks. Our resort, Ocean East, has one of the area’s best locations just across the street from the tranquil Ormond Beach and adjacent to the beautiful City Park. Accommodations range from studio rooms to one and two bedroom suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen and many with a private balcony. Amenities include a large heated pool with sunning deck, hot tub, kiddie pool, recreational activities and two restaurants each with full bars. The wonderful location, friendly staff and abundant amenities make this resort a must-visit!
Prepare to unwind in paradise when you visit Treasure Island! As part of the barrier island that makes up the Tampa Bay Beaches, Treasure Island offers the ultimate experience for beach bums. Our Capital Lifestyles resort, The Palms of Treasure Island, is located directly on the intercostal waterway and just across the street from the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico that the area is well-known for. The new construction resort includes beautifully decorated one, two and three bedroom condos each with fully-furnished kitchens, washers and dryers, a balcony with awe-inspiring water views, as well as access to the boat and fishing dock, waterfront pool and hot tub. Guests at the resort are within walking distance to popular area restaurants, attractions, shopping, beaches, water activities, grocery stores and bars. With Tampa only 30 minutes away, it also gives visitors easy access to Busch Gardens, Sea World, The Florida Aquarium and Adventure Island.
Fall Into Autumn At Your Favorite Theme Park!
What better place to enjoy the perfect fall weather, vibrant foliage and exciting festivals than in the Great Smoky Mountains? Yeah, we couldn’t think of anywhere else either. ; )Capital Resorts Group owners are lucky to have Dollywood, one of the country’s most popular theme parks, within a few miles drive from our beautiful resort, Lodges at The Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge.
Dollywood was recently ranked #3 by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for the Best Amusement Parks in the United States. The park is frequented by millions of visitors each year that come to experience the over 40 thrilling rides and attractions, delicious food, shopping and exciting events. There is always something new to experience at Dollywood and Spring 2014 marked the opening of their new dual-launch roller coaster, FireChaser Express, which sends riders on a heart-pounding adventure though the Smokies. Just when you think the fun is over, it blasts off again, but this time backwards!
Though the biggest festival of the year at Dollywood is a Smoky Mountain Christmas (they begin hanging the lights almost 4 months in advance in preparation), there are still lots of fun things happening around the park during the fall.
From September through mid-November, visitors enjoy temperatures ranging from the high 50’s to the low 80’s. With over 150 acres to explore, the warm days and cool evenings make it ideal for guests to take long strolls through the park with loved ones!
During fall in the Great Smoky Mountains, no matter what direction you look you’ll become captivated by the beautiful foliage. One of the best ways to experience the colorful leaves is by taking a ride on the Dollywood Express. The coal-fired steam engine takes passengers on a stunning 5-mile journey through the foothills where they can take in all of the breathtaking scenery that the Smokies have to offer.
Another great thing about fall at Dollywood is The National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration, from September 22 – November 1! The almost month-long festival is the largest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies and features more than 300 concerts, which are free with admission. During the festival, guests can also purchase arts and crafts from dozens of skilled artisans visiting the park. Some of the featured craftsmanship includes woodworking, painting, basket weaving, glass blowing & staining, pottery and jewelry making.
Capital Resorts Group will be announcing our partnership with an exclusive membership for the elite sporting traveler. This membership will be part of the Lifestyle Collection. We don’t want to give away all the details, so be watching for more exciting information in the next newsletter.
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