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Festiva completes model for Phase III at Blue Ridge Village in Banner Elk

Festiva Hospitality GroupASHEVILLE, NC (August 5, 2011) — Festiva Hospitality Group is happy to announce the completion of ongoing renovations, refurbishments and new construction at the Blue Ridge Village resort in Banner Elk, N.C. These updates improve the long-term quality of the resort for all Festiva members and resort guests, and are part of a large improvement project taking place at several properties throughout Festiva’s network of resorts.

In 2008 Festiva began renovations at the Blue Ridge Village, taking it one building at a time. Improvements to the units included replacing all soft goods such as furniture, window treatments and bedding, replacing all cabinets, countertops and appliances in the kitchens, installing new televisions, replacing lighting and bathroom fixtures and updating the décor.

While renovations to units are ongoing, several other improvements to shared amenities and common areas began near the end of 2010 and have been completed, or are nearly finished. These updates are completely funded by Festiva Hospitality Group at no cost to our owners, members or guests. In 2010, free wireless internet was installed in all units and throughout the resort. This amenity has been installed at 11 Festiva resorts to date, and will be available in all managed resorts by the end of 2011.

Improvements to common areas include renovations to the pool area and the addition of a new spa, a repainted basketball court with a new adjustable goal, resurfaced tennis courts with new covered benches and new carpeting and landscaping at the mini-golf course. Additions to the resort’s grounds include new landscaping with a water feature, fire pit and pavilion complete with a large gas grill for guests to enjoy.

One of the most exciting additions to the property at Blue Ridge Village is the start of new construction for Phase III of the resort. This will consist of luxurious stand-alone log cabins that will be located on previously undeveloped land on the property. Active front-line sales began this week in one of these completed cabins, and there is a second cabin that has been completed and is currently used as a model unit for members and guests to view while the remaining cabins are constructed.

We have received wonderful feedback from our guests on the improvements that have been made to date, and we are thrilled about the value we are adding to our properties for all of our members and guests. For more information and photos visit www.fesiva-blueridge.com or www.facebook.com/FestivaHospitalityGroup.

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Festiva Hospitality Group manages and operates a dynamic collection of hotels and resorts in some of the most sought-after destinations throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Northeast and Caribbean. Festiva currently has more than 60,000 members among 25 vacation ownership resorts and five Festiva Cruise Club destinations. The number of members in the Festiva Adventure Club exceeds 20,000. For more information visit www.festiva.travel.

Sara B. Little
Director of Corporate Communications
Festiva Hospitality Group
One Vance Gap Road
Asheville, NC 28805
828-254-3378, Ext. 4398

SOURCE: Festiva Hospitality Group

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