July 2014 Update from the President

It’s been fairly busy at Elite Alliance® the last few weeks and I wanted to provide a few updates. For starters, we added two incredible properties; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa Valley and The Residence Club of Argentina – Mendoza.

We continue to work hard to better communicate with our members. In the coming weeks you will receive emails for Expiring Elite Credits, Inactivity in your account, Property Announcements, Short Notice Vacations and more!

You spoke….we listened. Starting August 1st, we will be reducing the Elite Credits required to take vacations 75 days from the vacation’s arrival date. By way of example, if a vacation valued at six Elite Credits is available 75 days prior to the vacation’s arrival date, the vacation can be exchanged for only three Elite Credits!

We look forward to introducing new properties, incredible residence clubs and unique, luxury, professionally managed properties around the world.


Flynn Properties, whose properties also include Esperanza, the super-luxury Auberge resort in Los Cabos, Mexico selected Elite Alliance as their exchange partner for residence club owners of The Orchard at The Carneos Inn. The San Francisco-based Flynn Properties recently purchased The Carneros Inn and The Orchard at The Carneos Inn, the luxury resort and private residence club located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Carneros winegrowing district.

This future Elite Alliance property will be introduced to new buyers of the fractional offering at The Orchard, in the coming months.

The Carneros Inn, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, is a consistent recipient of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards, Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 and Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List.

The third and final destination for the Residence Club of Argentina is set to open in September in beautiful Mendoza, Argentina.

Located at the foot of the Argentinean Andes and framed by Mount Tupungato and the Cordon el Plata Mountain Range, lies the Uco Valley, home of the Auberge Du Vin Hotel. Nestled within its own vineyard in the heart of South America’s most famous wine country, this unique hotel allows guests to literally be within a hand’s reach of the region’s world-class Malbec grapes. Imagine picking your own grapes directly from your private terrace in this tranquil setting.

Internationally praised for its Malbec wine, weather, and a diverse range of activities that include golf, polo, white water rafting, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and much more, Valle de Uco is one of the most exciting and diverse destinations in the world.

Elite Alliance members can select back-to-back weeks in Argentina to create the vacation of a lifetime.  Spend a week in Buenos Aires, golf in Bariloche and enjoy the wines of Mendoza. We have incredible inventory available. If you need assistance with vacation dates, please contact Kelli Buchheit to assist. We have flexibility to move dates to accommodate your travel plans.

We have some great new additions coming in August… stay tuned. I greatly appreciate our relationship and your continued support. If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call me directly.

Escape with us!


Rob Goodyear

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