April 22, 2014 • By Steve


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Nashville, TN, April 22, 2014 – ThirdHome, the premier reciprocal travel club for luxury second homeowners, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club® announced a unique affiliation that will allow both brands to expand the luxury travel options available to their respective members.

ThirdHome members will now be able to exchange time in their homes to visit The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club’s six luxury destinations across the United States and the Caribbean including: Aspen Highlands, CO, Jupiter, FL, Lake Tahoe, CA, San Francisco, CA, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Vail, CO. Similarly, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Members will now gain access to the over 1,850 properties in 70 countries that are part of the ThirdHome portfolio.

Wade Shealy, Founder and CEO of ThirdHome comments: “Our commitment to partnering with the very best has never been more evident than it is today. The Ritz-Carlton® brand is synonymous with luxury. By providing access to The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club properties, we will significantly enhance the ThirdHome member experience. We are looking forward to hearing our members’ stories of spectacular stays as well as welcoming The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Members to join ThirdHome.” Lee Cunningham, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club comments: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with ThirdHome, adding this exceptional portfolio of homes and destinations for our Members to enjoy.”

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club joins an already expansive collection of global residences and award-winning ThirdHome affiliates including Auberge Resorts and Trump International Hotel & Tower®, NYC.

Founded in 2010 by luxury real estate industry veteran Wade Shealy to fill an expressed need of second homeowners, ThirdHome affords members a safe and trustworthy way to expand the use of their second homes and travel the world without the expense of renting.

ThirdHome currently features over 1,850 properties in 70 countries with an average value of $2.3 million (USD) per home and a portfolio value of over $4.5 billion.

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Steve Zacks, ThirdHome

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