Sports and Entertainment Celebrities at Diamond Resorts Invitational Help Raise $503,000 for Florida Hospital for Children

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As champions of happier and healthier living through the power of
vacations, DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL® (NYSE: DRII), with the support
of more than 70 sports and entertainment celebrities, successfully
raised $503,000 in net proceeds to benefit the Walt Disney Pavilion
at Florida Hospital for Children (FHFC) at the Diamond Resorts
Invitational Champion’s Gala and auction at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf
Club in Celebration, Florida, on January 16, 2016.

According to Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and
Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®, “This is our third
annual golf tournament, and it has easily become the highlight of our
year, every year, because it represents what is most important to us at
Diamond Resorts International®, and that is family. We are honored to
participate in the continued success of Florida Hospital for Children as
their team of medical experts work diligently to improve the lives of
children and families in the Orlando area.”

Marla Silliman, Senior Executive Officer, Florida Hospital for Children,
said, “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the attendees
at the Champion’s Gala and auction. Over the last three years we have
been the proud recipient of over $1.7 million raised at these events
hosted by Diamond Resorts International®, and we are so pleased to be
able to accept this year’s donation and give it right back to the
well-deserving children of our community.”

The Champion’s Gala and auction was the culminating event for the
weeklong celebrity golf tournament hosted by Diamond Resorts
International®. The Diamond Resorts Invitational benefiting Florida
Hospital for Children and related events took place between January 12
and 17, 2016, at The Golden Bear Club in Windermere, Florida, and
featured an 81-person field in a 54-hole celebrity tournament covered
live on Golf Channel. After three days of exciting competition, former
tennis professional Mardy Fish clinched the victory.

The celebrity lineup included Super Bowl MVPs Jerry Rice, Marcus Allen,
Richard Dent and Mark Rypien; the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitching
contingent of Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine; ESPN college
football expert and former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell; baseball greats
Reggie Jackson, Roger Clemens and Gaylord Perry; and entertainers Larry
The Cable Guy, Jake Owen and Colt Ford.

As part of the event, Diamond Resorts International® delivered a
full-scale, multidimensional vacation experience consisting of
activities for all ages, family-friendly excursions, dinner parties
prepared by Celebrity Chef and Humanitarian Art Smith, and headline
concerts by Huey Lewis and the News, and country music superstars Colt
Ford and Jake Owen.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Resorts International®
(NYSE: DRII), with its network of more than
350 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the
continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South
America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides
guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream
vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world.
Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense
of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier
and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and
meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and
sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with
Vacations for Life® at over 350 managed and affiliated properties and
cruise itineraries.


Hillman Communications
Liz Feldman, 732-387-0515