Sports Village and Spa Resort Close to Costa Smeralda Joins Quality Exchange Network
LONDON, Nov. 10, 2009 — Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq:IILG), today announced the affiliation to its vacation exchange network of Geovillage Sport and Wellness Resort. Designed around the principles of sport and wellness, the resort includes the Malo Clinic Spa and Fitness Centre, and counts champion tennis stars and top soccer teams from across Europe among its guests.
Geovillage, set on 14 hectares (35 acres) of lush Mediterranean gardens, is located near Olbia on the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy, with the luxurious Costa Smeralda nearby. The resort includes timeshare units within the existing hotel that are spacious, filled with natural light, and designed in a modern style, featuring bleached wood furniture. Amenities include an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and two indoor pools, four synthetic and six clay tennis courts, wet and piano bars, and a restaurant, in addition to the world-class spa and fitness centre. It is only a few kilometres from the beach of Pittulongu.
“This innovative resort caters to our more discerning and active members with its great location and full range of amenities,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval International’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Geovillage is Gavino Docche’s first venture into timesharing and we are very pleased to have had the opportunity to complement his creativity and entrepreneurship with our experience in shared ownership development.”
“We chose Interval International because the company greatly assisted us in understanding the many benefits of entering the vacation ownership industry and we were impressed with its expertise,” said Gavino Docche, the developer of Geovillage. “We also preferred the quality of its exchange network and marketing tools, which will greatly enhance our value proposition at the point of sale.”
The northeast coast of Sardinia attracts many tourists owing to its climate, natural beauty, and history. Activities near the resort range from boat rentals, diving, fishing, and surfing to golf, horseback riding, and shopping. Numerous prehistoric caves, castles, and temples dot the coast and countryside, including the Anghelu Ruju, an area of ancient man-made caves that were used from about 3000 to 1500 BC. Visitors also can view the remains of the Roman thermal baths at Oristano and other archaeological ruins, including tombs, inside the crypt of St. Lussorios church.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacation owners and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for more than 33 years. Today, Interval has a network of approximately 2,500 resorts in more than 75 countries and offers its resort clients and about 2 million member families high-quality products and programs through offices in 26 cities in 16 countries. Interval is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
Michael Myers, Group Director of Marketing and Travel
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SOURCE: Interval Leisure Group