Holiday Inn Club Vacations has a long history in Central Florida. The company was founded in 1982 by Kemmons Wilson, the iconic founder of Holiday Inn hotels. Although he sold his hotel company and retired in the late 1970s as the largest worldwide hotelier, his heart never left the industry he loved.
It wasn't long before he came out of retirement to launch a new timeshare venture in Kissimmee, FL. In 2008, the company entered into an agreement with IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), one of largest hospitality brands in the world and owner of the Holiday Inn brand. This launched the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand and fueled tremendous network growth across the country.
In 2019, this agreement was extended an unprecedented 100 years to 2019, granting it worldwide rights to be the exclusive timeshare developer of the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand. Today, the company owns 28 resorts that serve 350,000 owners across 14 states.