Living Large: Bluegreen Presidential Suites
Times are changing in the vacation industry. That’s because consumer priorities are changing. To more and more couples and families planning vacations nowadays, amenities matter. Clean rooms, big screen TVs, full kitchens, hot tubs and fitness centers are fine, but vacationers now want more from their accommodations than simply to function as places to eat, bathe and sleep. They want something more roomy, comfortable and experiential.
Bluegreen Vacations is one company that’s responded on point to the increasing demand for larger accommodations with more amenities. In the past few years, Bluegreen has expanded its portfolio of Presidential Suites to more and more resorts. And the process is ongoing.
Presidential Suites are the ultimate luxury vacation accommodations, offering the utmost style and panache in the most comfortable setting possible. Bluegreen introduced its first Presidential Suite at Daytona SeaBreeze in Daytona Beach, Florida. Next came two at Bluegreen Club 36™ in Las Vegas and a whole floor of them at The Fountains in Orlando. Today Presidentials are also available at additional resorts from coast to coast: Big Bear Lake, California; Peoria, Arizona; Aspen, Colorado; three different resorts in the Missouri Ozarks outside Branson; Savannah, Georgia; Williamsburg, Virginia; Dennis Port, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and Lincoln, New Hampshire. In 2016, Bluegreen will introduce, among others, 12 more Presidentials at Paradise Point in Missouri; eight more at Cibola Vista Resort and Spa near Phoenix; and 10 at a brand-new, Blue Ridge Mountains resort in Cashiers, North Carolina, called Club Lodges at Trillium.
Bluegreen Presidential Suites
Three-Bedroom Vacation Units
Presidential Suites, all at least three-bedroom, allow more people to share vacation experiences. The individual design, architecture and decor vary from property to property. At the Cliffs at Long Creek in Ridgedale, Missouri, the Presidential units are individual five-bedroom homes that sleep 13 on the shores of Table Rock Lake. At Parkside Williamsburg Resort, they’re two- and three-story Colonials—accommodations for up to 10—on a manicured cul de sac within Virginia’s Historic Triangle. The exclusive amenities include everything from upgraded counter tops to game rooms and media rooms. At Williamsburg, among elsewhere, you’ll find televisions embedded in bathroom mirrors.
Five-Bedroom Vacation Units
Suddenly, vacationers have not only more comfort and onsite experiences, but also greater flexibility for sharing the fun with more family members or loved ones. At the Cliffs, for example Mom and Dad can assign themselves to one master suite, Grandma and Grandpa to the other, and the kids to their own rooms. It’s a perfect vacation for three generations. There’s privacy for everyone and common areas large enough for entire family activities. Presidentials at The Cliffs offer not only a pool table, but also a media room for movies or sports on the 92-inch TV.
Extra-Large Vacation Units in Las Vegas
Bluegreen Club 36, a few blocks off the magnificent Las Vegas Strip near the MGM Grand®, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Luxor and Excalibur, draws architectural and design inspiration from the Art Deco era. Nowhere is that era better accentuated than in the resort’s spectacular, 2,520-square-foot, three-bedroom Presidential Suites. Highlights include the pool table and media room, with its TV wall and a living room that’s as sophisticated as a 1930’s martini with a wall of windows that showcases the sparkling skyline.
Extra-Large Vacation Units in Orlando
Orlando is famous for Disney®, Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® parks among other attractions, for family fun and perfect year-round weather. But the The Fountains resort is a destination within a destination. The Presidential Suites and the the 75,000-square-foot Wakoola Springs interactive pool and deck add “Stay here all day” to the range of serious options for answering the question, “What should we do today?” The pool is famous for its twisting water slides, interactive fountains, hot tubs, bridges, palm trees, mood lighting, cabanas, poolside bar and fire circles. It’s a fitting view for the 2,250-square-foot suites, with their lavish balconies and sumptuous furnishings. Kitchens offer stainless steel appliances, ebony maple custom cabinets, high-grade granite counter tops and a sit down bar, perfect for entertaining. Guests who prepare their own meals can enjoy them in an eight-seat dining room. Bedrooms are light and airy with a focus on elegance, comfort and style. A separate room in the back houses a private whirlpool tub.
Extra-Large Vacation Units in Daytona Beach
The very first impression from the foyer is that the Daytona SeaBreeze Presidential Suite is someplace special. Its 2,525 square feet of sophisticated seaside charm and four spacious bedrooms there is space to spare—and a wonderful vacation to share. Enjoy the salty air and sea breezes just beyond your enclosed porch. There’s a game center, with pool table and comfy sofa in front of a big-screen TV, and a spacious central kitchen that opens to a large living and dining area. Three baths, including a dazzling master with whirlpool and over-sized shower, provide plenty of changing space when the whole gang heads for the beautiful resort pool or the wide, drive-on beach just beyond.