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Monday, February 8th, 2010

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Northbrook, IL – February 5, 2010 — Shell Vacations Hospitality recently named the winner of its annual competition for the top management team within its company.

Under the leadership of Kalae Wheeler, General Manager of the Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village, located in Kailua Kona, Hawaii was honored with Shell Vacations Hospitality’s Management Team Appreciation Award, the most prestigious recognition given to any of the management teams at the 20 resorts managed by the leading management organization.

According to Susan C. Kelley, CHA and President of Shell Vacations Hospitality, “In 2009, Holua Resort excelled in all areas defining the criteria for this award. The property has a highly skilled management team who has tremendous loyalty and commitment to the company which played a key role in determining the winner for 2009. The Holua team’s dedication is unique and impressive. They are incredibly professional, and display the true spirit of Aloha in everything they do.”

The winning management team is chosen based on internal comment card scores, exchange company ratings, results from employee surveys, and compliance with internal Shell Vacations Hospitality standards. Holua Resort is an RCI Gold Crown property and a very popular destination for Shell Vacations Club members. Linda Anthony, Regional VP of Shell Vacations Hospitality added, “This is a resort team with real heart. They are a group of caring, committed, dedicated employees and professional hoteliers who strive for success everyday and care about every employee and resort guest.”

Supported by more than 1,100 hospitality professionals and consistently rated in the nation’s Top 50 Management companies, Shell Vacations Hospitality is the management arm for Shell Vacations and handles all resort management responsibilities. The company has been recognized in the resort and hotel industry as a premier hospitality organization. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois Shell Vacations is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers in the United States, operating 23 resorts in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The company specializes in the sales, marketing, and hospitality management of its vacations ownership resorts as well as servicing over 125,000 owners and members.

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Shell Vacations’ Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village in Kailua-Kona Ranked #1 By TripAdvisor® Travelers Popularity Index

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

TripAdvisor ranks Shell Vacations’ Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village number one yet again, according to its prestigious Popularity Index.

Holua Resort

Holua Resort

Northbrook, IL (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 2, 2009 — For the fourth consecutive month, Shell Vacations’ Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii has maintained the number one ranked position on TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index, based on consumer comments. The resort is ranked #1 out of 23 Kailua-Kona area hotels and resorts with a 4.5 rating. The TripAdvisor Popularity Index incorporates Traveler Ratings, guidebook entries, newspaper articles and other web content sources to determine traveler satisfaction. is considered one of the largest travel communities in the world hosting more than 20 million reviews and opinions that cover over 200,000 hotels and travel attractions. This website provides consumers with recommendations for hotels, inns, resorts, vacations, as well as travel packages offered by the various hospitality entities.

Commented Kalae Wheeler, General Manager of Shell Vacations Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village, “We are delighted that TripAdvisor travelers have honored Holua Resort as one of the island’s most popular resorts. With customer service always our top priority, this award confirms that we have achieved our goal.”

Holua’s unique circular shaped buildings, brightly colored interiors and distinctive royal blue roofs create an exceptional vacation experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. “Delivering our guests superior service is a top priority at Shell Vacations Hospitality as is showcased at Holua Resort,” said Susan Kelley, President of Shell Vacations Hospitality. “We are delighted that our continuous efforts at Holua Resort have been acknowledged by TripAdvisor travelers and we look forward to extending our high level of service to even more guests”.

Holua Resort offers spacious, air-conditioned one and two-bedroom villas accommodating up to ten guests. Designed with a Hawaiian flair, all villas are fully furnished offering full kitchen amenities, a private lanai or patio with ocean, mountain or golf course view. On-site recreation includes eight outdoor swimming pools and whirlpools, five world-class tennis courts and a newly opened fitness facility.
Nestled within 36 holes of championship golf, the resort is a golfer’s paradise with the stunning coastal view of Keauhou Bay’s private harbor as their neighbor. The best sport fishing in the Pacific or visit an active volcano – the diversity found within easy distance of the Holua Resort is as remarkable as it is exhilarating.

TripAdvisor guests are the result of an extensive rental program created on behalf of Shell Vacations Club (SVC), the company’s points-based vacation ownership club. The rental program is totally facilitated and administered by Shell Vacations Hospitality.

About Shell Vacations Hospitality
Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, Shell Vacations is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers with more than 2,200 employees. The company specializes in the sales, marketing, and hospitality management of its vacation ownership resorts as well as the servicing of over 125,000 owners/members. For more information, please visit