TN – June 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Global
Connections, Inc. (GCI), a well-known developer, travel club fulfillment
and service provider, has opened the doors to The Tree House at White
Oak Lodge and Resort. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the White Oak
Lodge is a family resort, tucked against the Great Smoky Mountains. An
RCI Gold Crown Resort for its condominiums and winner of the TripAdvisor®
Certificate of Excellence for the past three years, the resort features
both log cabins and condos for a combination of rustic charm and modern
two-story tree house will serve as a welcome center for Global
Discovery Vacations (GDV) travel club members and a sales office to
offer member upgrades. Since there is a complete kitchenette with bar sink
and microwave, The Tree House will be a natural venue to reserve for parties,
meetings, and special occasions. The mountain themed motif includes a huge
two-story high fire place and expansive windows which offer visitors views
of the resort and its natural environmental beauty.
interior, with its flagstone flooring, rough-hewn beams and vintage Edison
bulb lighting, is complemented with leather seating arrangements and appointments.
A second-floor loft space looks down over the first floor. A natural White
Oak tree trunk stretches from floor to ceiling. Several branches are left
intact and enhanced with carved wood replicas of wildlife such as bear
cubs, birds and small critters.
are always looking for ways to improve our resorts,” said Dave Dawson,
Vice President of Resort Acquisition and Development for GCI. “The Tree
House is a welcome addition to our White Oak Lodge and Resort which already
has popular amenities such as nature trails, tennis courts, basketball
hoops, barbecues and even pool tables and hot tubs in many of the log cabins.
Our newest amenity, the White Oak zipline opened over Memorial Day.”
addition to the White Oak Lodge and Resort, Global Connections owns and
operates Beso Del Sol (Sunset Beach, CA), Beso Del Sol (Dunedin, FL), Sea
Shells Beach Club (Daytona Beach, FL), and Lodge by The Blue (Breckenridge,
CO). In addition to the five resorts it owns and/or operates, GCI also
leases and manages scores of vacation condominium units all over the continental
United States and Hawaii, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.
GCI’s Global Discovery Vacations club members receive first priority for
booking stays at any of the GCI owned and/or operated properties.
Global Connections, Inc.
Connections, Inc. (GCI) is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996
as a travel club fulfillment and service provider. Considered a leader
in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery
Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation
options at more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is the developer and
owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well
as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the
U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit
Global Discovery Vacations
Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering
its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations,
a full service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits.
For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit GlobalDiscoveryVacations.com.