Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play®, today announced that it won a Gold ARDY Award in the Resort Design Division at the 2011 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Awards in Orlando, FL. Bluegreen’s newest timeshare
resort building, Building 3000 at Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar®, won the Gold Award in the Resort Design Division for best Interior Design: New Resort Unit.
This annual competition honors organizations and businesses in the timeshare
and resort industry that have achieved the highest level of excellence in a variety of different categories. The ARDA Awards Program recognizes nominees based on outstanding sales and staff accomplishments, product design and advertising.
“This award solidified the strength of the Bluegreen brand and product while recognizing our commitment and passion for design excellence,” says Timothy Schwering, Director of Planning and Design, Construction and Development at Bluegreen Corporation. “Building 3000 won because of the strength of its team. Everyone contributed to the design concept and it shows in the quality of the product and the level of detail.”
Bluegreen Wilderness Club at Big Cedar® resort is located in Ridgedale, Missouri. The new Building 3000 was developed as a luxurious addition to the already sprawling resort property. Each unit in the building was designed with an intricate eye for detail while maintaining the integrity of their outdoor surroundings. This is also the first building on Bluegreen’s Ridgedale, Missouri resort campus to feature high-end Concierge and Presidential units exclusively.
“Building 3000 is unique in that it used local craftsmen to build most of the furniture and architectural detailing,” Schwering said. “In an era where most interior product is being manufactured overseas, we made the distinct effort to employ people within a short distance of the project site. The craftsmen and artists felt a deep commitment and sense of ownership in what we were doing. It has also been a great green story because we were able to limit our impact on the environment and carried that message over to the guest experiences inside the suites.”
Bluegreen was selected as a finalist in 18 categories, each of which fall under a larger division including Resort Design, Management and Administration, and Advertising, Promotion and Communications. Each category entered by Bluegreen included competition from other organizations and business in the timeshare
and resort industry, including Marriott, Holiday Inn, Hilton RCI and more.