Posted on March 08, 2022
One of the newest names in vacation ownership, yet with decades of experience in the timeshare industry, Capital Vacations has emerged as a major player in offering quality vacations for its owners and members.
Capital Vacations oversees a variety of ownership options, with nearly 60 resorts in its network, as well as offering its club product, Capital Vacations Club. The company manages a mix of fixed week, floating week and points-based ownership products to give its 200,000 owners significant flexibility in how they choose to vacation.
Based in Myrtle Beach, the Capital Vacations brand was born in 2018 when the previously named National Hospitality Group rebranded and brought its SPM Resorts, Defender Resorts and Capital Resorts properties under one umbrella entity.
Going back to 1979, the evolution of the group has seen the company grow from its nine Capital Resorts’ collection to partnering with SPM Resorts in 2015. It eventually acquired SPM along with Defender Resorts in 2017 and rebranded to Capital Vacations in 2018.
Resorts are primarily along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. but also include Caribbean destinations St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Grand Cayman. As of today, 58 resorts are part of the Capital Resorts family spanning 10 states as well as the previously mentioned Caribbean islands.
We say “as of today” because Capital has been so active in adding resorts to its portfolio that it seems to grow by the day.
Recently added resorts to Capital Vacations are:
These are some of the 14 resorts added over the last two years, following the pre-pandemic acquisition of Summer Winds Resorts in 2019 to broaden its Branson-based offerings.
The company continues to refine its resort collection to provide quality accommodations, as Capital reviews its relationship with its resorts and discusses the commitment from potential resort partners to the standards set out by the company.
As we mentioned earlier, Capital oversees both week and points ownerships. This is primarily due to the legacy nature of the acquisitions, as Defender and SPM both began as weeks-based timeshare programs.
Many of their owners continue to enjoy their timeshare weeks at their given resorts, and floating week options have provided more flexibility for these owners over the years.
Changes in the way consumers vacation has led to the development of vacation club programs across the timeshare industry, and Capital is no exception – launching the Capital Vacation Club. Members of the Club purchase points packages that let them vacation in Club resorts across the network, and week owners have the option of converting their ownership into a Club membership.
Both week and points owners also have even more vacation options, as Capital Vacations is now affiliated with RCI - joining the world’s largest exchange company in early 2021. Owners would join RCI and deposit their usage into the RCI system to select from the 4,200 resorts in the RCI network.