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Landmarks in the company history

clcworld30We design, develop and acquire resorts providing an exciting and expanding choice of holiday destinations and ownership propositions. Each new resort represents a key point in our history as our timeline illustrates.

1984 – The company is founded as Club La Costa on the Costa del Sol with 10 apartments at its first resort in Spain: Las Farolas.

1986 – Apartments acquired at Marina del Sol and Benal Beach resorts, also on the Costa del Sol.

1992 – Membership reaches 15,000. New management offices open in southern Spain, complementing activities at the company’s London offices.

1993 – Expansion of the Costa del Sol portfolio continues with Sierra Marina resort.

1995 – Membership climbs to 23,000 and the company’s first ‘Points’ system is launched. New resorts Marina del Rey and Las Farolas Royale open to guests.

1997 – Chairman Roy Peires enters the RCI ‘Hall of Fame’ as an industry noteworthy. A new product – Destinations Club – is launched offering a ‘floating time, multi destination’ holiday product.

1998 – A sophisticated points system, Vacation Club, is introduced and goes on to become hugely successful. Membership reaches 31,000. The company acquires Duchally Country Estate, an historic parkland hotel near Gleneagles in Scotland.

1999 – The company sets superior style standards as it opens its first California Beach branded resort, San Diego Suites, in Spain. In this same year, the basis is laid for The Smile Foundation; set up to support charitable work on the Costa del Sol, and later also Tenerife.

2000 – Ground breaking takes place at Duchally Country Estate, Scotland, where the country house hotel is to be complemented by a state-of-the-art leisure centre, an award-winning restaurant and luxury holiday lodges.

2001 – Sunningdale Village joins the resort portfolio as the company’s first on the island of Tenerife, with adjoining land earmarked for further development.

2003 – Membership reaches 50,000. Two further resorts, Paradise and Monterey, are acquired on Tenerife.

2004 – The company celebrates its 20th anniversary with the acquisition of the Alpine Centre, Austria, appropriately its 20th fully owned resort.

2005 – In addition to the opening of prestigious California Beach branded Santa Cruz Suites in Spain, CLC Private Homes is created, responsible for in-house resort development and freehold sales, later to become CLC Estates, our dedicated freehold division.

2006 – Historic Trenython Manor becomes the company’s first resort in England and is joined the same year by Hustyns, both resorts located in Cornwall. High demand is generated for freehold luxurious lodges constructed in the grounds of these hotels, and also for elegant apartments at Malibu Mansions, built at the main resorts site in Spain. In Tenerife, Monterey Royale brings the number of resorts on the popular Canary Island to 4.

2007 – It’s ‘all aboard’ as Club La Costa Yacht Club takes to the seas with its 60-foot luxury catamarans sailing around Mallorca in the Mediterranean. The club introduces new sailing destinations in the years that follow.

2008 – Turkey adds to the expanding list of destinations when beachfront holiday homes, in a gorgeous south west coast location, go on sale.

2009 – The company’s silver jubilee year sees the opening of the stunning 350 unit Apollonium Spa & Beach Resort, Bozbuk Bay, Turkey.

2010 – Great excitement among staff and members greets the announcement that the company is to develop its first mixed use project in the USA.

2011 – Our first USA resort, Encantada, in Orlando, Florida, opens to members and guests. A second resort in Turkey is also announced, the company’s first residential golf resort and its largest single resort.

2012 – Kusadasi Golf & Spa, in Kusadasi, Turkey, opens to a fanfare in May. This is the year the rapidly expanding company rebrands as CLC World, and the announcement of a third resort in Turkey, to be built on a prime beach facing location in Kusadasi, is made.

2013 – CLC World launches its exciting Fractional Property Ownership concept in the USA, as the company continues its diversified product approach offering holiday rentals, club membership, fractionals and outright property ownership at its distinguished resorts.

2014 – The initial phases of a second USA resort in Orlando, Regal Oaks, are scheduled to open with the resort fully completed in 2015.