Awards LogoAwards Program 

 The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, advertising and staff.

The ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) awards honor those that have attained the very highest level of excellence in the resort industry and whose accomplishments and dedication spur the industry to new heights.

Congratulations to our 2017 ARDA Awards Finalists! 

Advertising, Promotion and Communications Division Finalists
Management & Administration Division Finalists
Resort Design Division Finalists
Sales & Marketing Division Finalists 

As a reminder, there are no finalists for ACE categories, only a winner, which will be announced at the Awards Gala.

ARDA Awards Gala with Comedian Nate Bargatze
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Important Finalist Information: 

Finalist Listing:
Please carefully review the way your finalist information on the Finalist Lists. If you have changes, please email them to Catherine Lacey ( no later than February 17th. Certificates, program listings and onsite materials will be printed from the lists. Changes not received by February 17th, cannot be guaranteed.

Medallions and Certificates:

Each finalist is entitled to one certificate and one medallion (team finalists receive one of medallion and one certificate, additional may be purchased). Certificates and medallions may be picked up at one of three places at the ARDA World Convention:
ARDA World Registration
Awards Finalist Meet & Greet (Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Marketplace Lounge A)
Awards Finalist Reception (Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm, Strand 13)

No certificates or medallions will be mailed in advance, onsite pick up is the only means of collecting your materials.

Finalist Events:
All finalists are invited to attend the Awards Finalist Meet & Greet on Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Marketplace Lounge A. This is a time to meet your fellow finalists, pick up your certificates and medallions and ask any questions that you may have about the Gala.
All finalists are invited to attend the Awards Finalist Reception, sponsored by Wyndham Vacation Ownership, on Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in Strand 13.


Pre-Gala ticket sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased onsite at the ARDA World registration desk beginning on Sunday, March 26. If you have questions about tickets or tables, please contact Catherine Lacey at 

Duplicate Certificates, Medallions and Trophies:
Following the ARDA World Convention, the Duplicate Awards Order form will be available here. Through this form you may order additional certificates, medallions or trophies. All orders must be received by June 2 in order to be fulfilled in 2017. Any orders received after June 2 will be fulfilled in March of 2018.

Questions? Contact Catherine Lacey,

ARDA Awards Program Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor 
American Express 
Platinum Sponsors
The Berkley Group
Bluegreen Corporation
Diamond Resorts International
Disney Vacation Club
Hilton Grand Vacations
Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Hyatt Residence Club
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) 
Interval International 
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. 
Vistana Signature Experiences 
Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc. 

Gold Sponsors
GsCF Furnishings

Old Republic Timeshare Services




 Awards Program Eligibility and Helpful Hints

Find out the eligibility requirements for the ARDA Awards Program and also helpful hints for completing nominations. 

 Sample Narratives

Sample narratives are available to help with submission of nominations for the ARDA Awards program.