Ultimate Escapes LLC, the second- biggest U.S. “destination-travel club,” offers getaway stays in multimillion- dollar homes, from Hawaii to Wyoming, Costa Rica to Italy. Its venues include a four-bedroom lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and a 1,000-square-foot apartment in Paris. They were sued for refusing to return a member’s $215,000 deposit as it demanded an extra $22 million from its members to survive the financial crisis.
By Thom Weidlich, Feb 28, 2009 Bloomberg

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