Diamond Resorts International

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Diamond Resorts International, Inc.
Type Public
Industry Full service hospitality and resort management company.
Founded 1996
Headquarters Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Stephen J. Cloobeck, (Founder)
David Palmer, (CEO)[1]
Products vacation ownership, Club memberships
Revenue $29.7 million (EBITDA, 2011)[1]
Parent Diamond Resorts Holdings, LLC formerly known as International Resorts Group, Inc.[1]
Website www.diamondresorts.com

Diamond Resorts International (DRI) is a vacation ownership (similar to a destination club or a timeshare), allowing persons to purchase a real estate interest in 89 managed resorts and 163 affiliated resorts (many of them formerly owned by Sunterra resorts and timeshares) in 33 countries.[2] In addition, four cruise itineraries are also available through DRI timeshare exchange.[3]

DRI global headquarters is located at 10600 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada.[4] It claims to be "one of the largest hospitality companies in the world".[5] Presently DRI has more than 490,000 owners and members.[2]

The Founder and Chairman, Stephen J. Cloobeck, was featured in the season premiere of Undercover Boss (US) Season 4 on January 15, 2012. He was the first Chairman and CEO to go undercover a second time on November 30, 2012.[6][7][8]

Stephen J. Cloobeck was the founding Chairman of the Board of Brand USA, formerly the US Corporation for Travel Promotion.[9]

Stephen J. Cloobeck served on the board of directors for Nevada Cancer Institute[10][11] from 2003-2009, and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009-2010.

Awards, honors and ratings[edit]


In Great Britain there have been complaints about high maintenance fees.[14]
Points foreclosure procedure due to maintenance fees delinquency is also challenged by timeshare owners. [15]
Diamond Resorts has a policy of not allowing points owners to forfeit their points when they are not able to pay the maintenance fees that increase every year. Some offer their points for a dollar or less on eBay just to avoid the fees.[16]

Selected resort locations[edit]

United States[edit]


  • Kohl's Ranch Lodge
  • PVC at The Roundhouse Resort
  • Scottsdale Links Resort
  • Scottsdale Villa Mirage
  • Bell Rock Inn
  • Los Abrigados Resort & Spa
  • Sedona Summit
  • The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort
  • Varsity Clubs of America – Tucson
  • Rancho Manana
  • London Bridge Resort - Lake Havasu


  • Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort
  • Marquis Villa Resort


  • The Historic Crags Lodge




  • Varsity Clubs of America – South Bend



New Mexico[edit]

  • Villas de Santa Fe


  • Desert Paradise Resort
  • Polo Towers Suites
  • Polo Towers Villas
  • Cancun Las Vegas Resort

North Carolina[edit]

  • Great Wolf Lodge - Charlotte ( affiliated, largest resort in the Great Wolf Lodge chain )




  • Bent Creek Golf Village



  • Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa







Antilles, Netherlands[edit]


  • Alpine Club


  • Le Club Mougins
  • La Residence Normande
  • Le Manoir des Deux Amants
  • Royal Regency


  • East Clare Golf Village
  • Dangan Lodge Cottages
  • Fisherman's Lodge




  • Royal Oasis Club at Benal Beach
  • Royal Oasis Club at Pueblo Quinta
  • Sahara Sunset
  • Los Amigos Beach Club

Balearic Islands (Spain)[edit]

  • White Sands Beach Club
  • White Sands Country Club
  • Garden Lago

Canary Islands (Spain)[edit]

  • Cala Blanca
  • Jardines del Sol
  • Club del Carmen
  • Royal Sunset Beach Club
  • Sunset Bay Club
  • Sunset Harbour Club
  • Royal Tenerife Country Club
  • Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club
  • Sunset View Club

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Woodford Bridge Country Club
  • Broome Park Golf and Country Club
  • Pine Lake Resort
  • Thurnham Hall[23]
  • Thurnham Hall Tarnbrook
  • Cromer Country Club
  • Wychnor Park Country Club
  • Worcester Marina
  • Alvechurch Marina
  • Anderton Marina
  • Gayton Marina
  • Blackwater Marina

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