Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Earns Awards and Recognition

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Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club continues to be recognized with the vacation industry and recently received numerous awards and recognition for its fine work.

One of the awards Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club received was GOLD crown status by RCI for 2017-2018 in the following accommodations:

  • The Tropical
  • Crown and Residence Suites
  • Presidential Suites Puerto Plata
  • The Crown Villas

The resort hosted RCI Business Development Director of the Caribbean, John Dishinger, who presented the award to the Caribbean vacation provider. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club president Markus Wischenbart and his wife Anja, along with other top hotel executives were present for the award presentation.

About Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club: Since its inception in 1995, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has been a popular option over the years for many families looking for a one-of-a-kind Caribbean vacation experience. Overseen by President Markus Wischenbart, LHVC has more than 50,000 members, LHVC offers an array of membership options that can fit most budgets and individual needs. The unique accommodations provided by LHVC include features such as restaurants, bars, swimming pools, lounges, beach areas, and specialized V.I.P transportation such as golf carts, limousines, helicopter transfers, and more.

Mark Wischenbart Talks Tourism, New Cabarete Project

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is getting set to reveal its latest project—the new Imperial Suites and Presidential Suites in the resort town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata province. As the president of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, Mark Wischenbart is here to discuss this new project and tourism in the Dominican Republic as a whole.

Mark Wischenbart is proud of the impact public-private investment like that of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club has had in recent years in Puerto Plata, which is considered one of the Dominican Republic’s most popular tourist destinations. He hopes to bring the same favorable impact at the new Cabarete location.

Thanks to Mark Wischenbart and the growth of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, there are new rooms, hotel complexes that integrate the ecological with the all-inclusive, an amphitheater for fit for international artists, and the Amber Cove terminal of the Bay of Maimon that all make Puerto Plata an amazing tourist destination.

If you’re still not convinced, the proof of Puerto Plata’s revitalization is in the numbers. According to statistical data from the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, the city has had 310,880 tourists with 9.1 percent of them traveling by air.

“It is with developments such as Villa Park and the new Imperial Suites and Presidential Suites by Lifestyles that keeps tourists coming back again and again, we always try and offer variety and new and exciting areas to our members and guests alike, we are never complacent and always evolving,” – Mark Wischenbart

Mark Wischenbart and his wife Anja have been extremely influential when it comes to bringing tourism to the north coast of the Dominican Republic. They hope to continue this expansion by opening the new location in Cabarete.

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club members are expected to flock to the new suites in Cabarete, which has long been known as a surfer’s paradise.

“The occupation for us is very pleasing. We maintain a very good occupancy level including in the low season, we are continually renovating our pool areas and properties in line with the demand of our guests, couple this with the resurgence and investment in Puerto Plata of late and you can see the infrastructure of the city has been greatly improved and a lot of investment has been implemented.” – Mark Wischenbart

In continuance of the work done by the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), Mark Wischenbart hopes to continue Cabarete’s prosperous growth.


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The president of the Lifestyle Group, Markus Wischenbart, affirmed that tourism and the protection of the environment must go hand in hand to guarantee the integral development of society.

When interviewed by journalists at the Gregorio Luperón airport, on his return to the country, Wischenbart showed his willingness to support, “as I have been doing”, any initiative to promote an environmental program that preserves natural resources, as proposed by the tourist entrepreneur Frank Rainieri, in a conference regarding the destination.

“We have always been ready to be part of any initiative that goes in favor of protecting the environment, not only in Puerto Plata, but throughout the country. The care of natural resources should be a priority in any society, “said the president of the Lifestyle Group, a hotel complex that generates 3,500 direct jobs.

The entrepreneur showed his willingness to contribute in the application of an environmental program in Puerto Plata, making available his technicians and providing financial resources.

Also, the president of the Lifestyle Group highlighted the growth that tourism has registered in the country, especially Puerto Plata, where there is a great movement.

Actions carried out by the Lifestyle Group in favor of the Environment.

Mangrove maintenance as a protected area.

Conditioning of guided tours to protect the biodiversity of the area

Creation of the environmental team to give support in the tasks of environmental protection.

Periodic cleaning of the gorge that surrounds it.

Cooperation, both economic and educational to the neighboring communities.

Participation of staff in environmental issues, endorsed by the Environment Ministry, thus helping a coexistence between guests and the environment.

About Lifestyle Group:

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) was developed by a group of Austrian investors in 1995, starting with the construction of Hotel Hacienda de Puerto Plata, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. The vacation club product, Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, started in 2002 with 200 members and currently there are more than 30,000 LHVC members. The club offers a wide variety of membership options to suit most budgets and individual needs, which has made it a popular choice for many families over the years.

LHVC has created a unique VIP membership in its genre, where exclusive facilities and services are offered only to members, including a variety of restaurants, bars, swimming pools, lounges, beach areas and VIP specialized transportation, such as: golf cart, limousines , helicopter transfers and much more. In addition, the company has created a unique set of accommodations, from spectacular, luxury self-contained villas of 3-7 private bedrooms, to 1 and 2 bedroom suites with a family space and comfortable kitchen and dining areas. This unique accommodation offer, accompanied by the spectacular VIP services are so popular that the company has continued to grow rapidly every year

Lifestyle Holidays Sponsors Cyclist Leandro Sanchez

Leandro Sánchez, athlete sponsored by Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club, took first place in the Master Category of the first  National Championship Endurance 25K celebrated in the Dominican Republic.

The race was held on Sunday 22nd April 2018, in Santo Domingo, where the athlete attended supported by LHVC for the second year, the company, owned by Markus Wischenbart  has sponsored his participation in the most important national and international events. “ we are pleased to sponsor Leandro and very proud of his win!” noted Mr. Wischenbart.

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