Norwood Resorts Inc.

by : Myles Lawlor

COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 – A first in Ontario, Norwood Resorts Inc., launched this summer, offers fractional ownership in a variety of vacation properties in the Collingwood area. With choices ranging from chalets and custom-built homes, to log cabins, condo villas and even condominium suites in several resort-style locations, a more diverse selection of the vacation property market will be able to zero in on the perfect home style to suit their holiday needs. In addition, Norwood Resorts will provide a broad range of services that will provide exceptional comfort and convenience to fractional ownership purchasers, as well as the opportunity to pursue various other vacation options around the globe.The Norwood Resorts concept stands out from the competition in a number of ways, beginning with choices that lie outside the parameters of a development or traditional resort. Some purchasers will feel comfortable buying a one-tenth share in a multi-million-dollar ski chalet; others may prefer to co-own a compact condo overlooking the lake. All of Norwood Resorts vacation properties will be renovated and ready to occupy, so purchasers can actually see what they are buying rather than attempting to visualize from plans, and will enjoy immediate occupancy opportunities depending on their schedule choices. Fractional ownership means that vacation dollars reflect a purchaser’s actual time of use of the vacation property. Freedom from maintenance and upkeep allows for a more relaxing visit in casually elegant surroundings crafted with excellent quality and custom details. The ability to own two consecutive weeks in different seasons provides a significant benefit to the Norwood Resorts family of members. Each property is owned and held in perpetuity exclusively by the member owners, they are in control of what happens to their vacation home now and in the future. With fractional-ownership opportunities beginning in price from just $30,000, there is something in the Norwood Resorts portfolio for just about everyone.All Norwood Resorts fractional owners will belong to the not-for-profit owners’ corporation that owns and controls each property. This corporation is also a member of the local condominium corporation that is ultimately responsible for the care and upkeep of the exteriors of the villas and the grounds. Through Interval International, Norwood Resorts customers will be able to deposit their vacation time and request an exchange to another resort. Known as The Quality Vacation Exchange Network, Interval International is the industry’s most comprehensive program, which currently serves nearly two million families around the world. The company provides a high-caliber network of more than 2,000 resorts in over 75 countries on six continents – so the claim of offering a world of vacation exchange choices is a valid one. Plus, members can take advantage of other benefits that offer value and convenience at home and on the road.Distinguishing Norwood Resorts further from the competition is the Norwood Private Members Club™, through which fractional-ownership purchasers can choose from thousands of holiday locations worldwide at wholesale prices without exchanging their vacation time, and enjoy personalized concierge services that enhance their relaxation during their holiday stays. These include a 24/7 on-call person for emergencies, plus the use of a fitness facility. Resorts are cleaned prior to arrival, and lawn care, home maintenance and snow removal are handled. Upon request, arrangements can be made for spa services, pre-arrival grocery shopping, catering, babysitting, housekeeping, fishing charters, guided hunting, car rentals and airport limo service. The Collingwood area is one of Ontario’s favourite vacation spots, offering level-3 mountain biking, sport fishing, windsurfing, hiking along the Georgian Trail and Niagara Escarpment, and championship golf courses. Nearby Blue Mountain is Ontario’s largest ski and snowboard destination, and provides a kaleidoscope of activities. Collingwood, Thornbury and Creemore are also home to a wide range of restaurants, and are sought-after destinations for those who consider shopping a sport. Museums and galleries in the area beckon with quality art and collectibles. Children’s programs, dinner theatre, summer jazz concerts and other musical events help to create vacation memories. Norwood’s Member Services will help with reservations and information on local attractions.Norwood Resorts’ Presentation Centre is open now. For more information, call 1 877 387 7727 (705 812 3804) or visit .