“This is only the beginning…”
– Markus Wischenbart
Markus Wischenbart is a successful businessman/entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in the timeshare/vacation club industry both in Europe and Caribbean, he is considered one of the most recognized experts in the Caribbean market and is known for his drive and focus to continue to be the leader in his field, offering the best product and a true visionary of the VIP lifestyle.
Born in Tirol in Brixlegg, Markus settled in the Dominican Republic in 2002, he was motivated by the idea of establishing in the Dominican Republic a new “brand and concept” in the vacation and tourism area, which was different from the existing traditional products, In 2002 he created the “Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club” concept, based on a luxury, elegance and V.I.P services for those high-end travelers who were looking for a uniquely relaxing and comfortable experience well-seasoned with prestige and elite flavors.
The results were beyond any expectation and today the product that was conceived as a travel package has expanded into a hotel group and the Vacation Club is considered the number one product in its class in the Dominican Republic’s market and has enjoyed great success as a Caribbean Vacation provider in the Caribbean area.
Mr. Wischenbart has been the active part of the business, being the brain behind the most successful ideas and launching from time to time new ways of travel and offers to people around the world. His driven purpose has always been “satisfy the dreams of a luxury life but feeling like home” for every member and hotel customer of Lifestyle Group’s products.
As of 2002, he has been Lifestyle Group’s CEO but at the same time, he has been involved in every little detail of the company, under his leadership the company has grown and expanded the group now boasts luxury accommodations across the Dominican Republic, The distinct developments of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club in the Dominican Republic also include: The Tropical, The Crown Suites, The Crown Villas, The Royal Suites, The Royal Villas, The Residence Suites, The Presidential Suites – Puerto Plata, Dream Suites by Lifestyles Puerto Plata, The Presidential Suites – Punta Cana, Dream Suites by Lifestyles Punta Cana, Dream Suites by Lifestyles Bávaro, Dream Suites by Lifestyles Bayahibe, Dream Suites By Lifestyle and Presidential Suites by Lifestyle in Boca Chica, Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort, Sunrise Suites – Puerto Plata, The Cliff Villas, as well as Villa Park Villas.
2019 saw Markus Wischenbart expand his vision and portfolio to now include the oasis that is the island of Dubai. Markus Wischenbart, Owner and President of LHVC, is proud and excited to announce his plans to expand with his company LLVC the Emirates in conjunction with his new partnership with Al Habtoor Group, one of the UAE’s most respected and successful businesses.
“Combining their skills and expertise with our award-winning resort development and extensive experience in leisure real estate will undoubtedly bring one-of-a-kind benefits to our membership and family.”
Wischenbart has found in Al Habtoor Group a partner who not only provides exceptional resort destinations but also shares his deep commitment to ensuring innovative and optimal experiences for the LHVC membership. This partnership further amplifies building on Wischenbart’s success as providing worldwide luxury vacation destinations.
The Al Habtoor Group’s hospitality component includes 14 world-class hotels, featuring Al Habtoor City, a residential and leisure complex on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. This complex consists of three hotels:
An oasis in the city, this hotel is comprised of 1,004 guestrooms, including 142 suites. Here guests can enjoy countless 5-star amenities that include an expansive spa, four rooftop pools, as well as a Kids’ Club assuring each guest will love their vacation.
V Hotel is composed of 356 rooms designed with modern and contemporary décor. The hotel is home to a pool deck with private cabanas, a complimentary fitness center, two restaurants, two lounges, and one nightclub. The V Hotel is known for its draw to international connections and quintessential nightlife, promising a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for each vacationer.
Habtoor Palace Dubai is home to 52 opulent suites where each of its guests has exclusive access to facilities and services including 22 restaurants and lounges, three swimming pools, two spas, a 24-hour fitness facility, and an indoor tennis academy. Indulge in a palatial experience, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure.
Adding to his Dubai catalog, Wischenbart is excited to also introduce:
This vibrant 4-star property is found in the heart of the city, minutes away from the Downtown areas. Boasting 302 stylish rooms and 18 elegant suites, the Metropolitan offers its patrons a bevy of services including 5 restaurants, rooftop swimming pool, airport transfers, shuttle bus services to local attractions, inclusive pool and beach access at the Habtoor Grand, and 24 concierge services. This is truly the finest in modern Middle-Eastern hospitality.
Al Habtoor Polo
This tranquil Andalusian inspired 5-star luxury resort features 151 grandly appointed rooms, suites, and Royal villas. This resort is dedicated to the elite equine sports and features expansive green polo lawns and terracotta terraces. Offering an impressive list of amenities, Al Habtoor Polo features 5 bars and restaurants, a state-of-the-art spa, resort pool, and swim-up bar, polo academy, horse riding school, the Arena Club House, mini-golf, golf driving range, archery, croquet, and a designated Kid’s Club. This resort is your ideal escape from all of life’s hustle and bustle.
Al Habtoor Grand Beach Hotel
A 5-star Dubai Beach resort, Al Habtoor Grand Beach Hotel offers 399 rooms and 47 suites. Located next to The Walk at JBR, this resort features recently renovated rooms with complimentary high-speed internet, plush robes, complimentary bottled water, and 24-hour room service. Several suites offer private balconies with an exceptional view of Dubai Beach where you can explore water sports including sailing, snorkeling, and surfing. Enjoy 10 dining options with varied cuisines, lighted tennis courts, several resort pools and the Junior Jungle Club, a kid’s only program.
Wischenbart prides himself in continuously looking for ways to enhance and enrich their members’ lives and experiences. This partnership offers a unique perk for those members seeking something special offering a diverse vacation getaway with options for families, couples, and individuals alike. “I am beyond thrilled to announce our newest venture and help our Members explore the world,” reveals Wischenbart.
With the addition of these new resorts, Wischenbart maintains his position to expand his global reach into choice cities around the world guaranteeing his current and future membership unprecedented worldwide experiences.
“I am continuing to grow the LLVC/LHVC brand footprint in the hospitality industry by expanding into the highly luxurious destination of Dubai, which entertains millions of international travelers each year,” said Wischenbart. “We are excited at the potential that such an exotic locale offers our members in becoming one of Dubai’s premier high-end destinations continuing our promise of the ultimate experience in premier amenities and services.”
2020 promises to be a year full of expansion, growth and new vacation experiences for the LLVC/LHVC groups.