LONDON (Jan. 26, 2010) –Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IILG), announced that Anna Grand Hotel Vacation Club in Hungary has joined its vacation exchange network. The 200-year-old hotel is set in the centre of Balatonfüred, a historic town on the northern shore of Lake Balaton — so large that it is often referred to as the “Hungarian Sea.”
The classicist-style property has been renovated to provide members and guests both old-world elegance and contemporary amenities that include a gourmet restaurant, a winery, and 13,000 square foot (1,200 square metre) wellness area with steam baths, hot tubs, and saunas. Guests can also enjoy two indoor swimming pools, an outdoor pool, and a glass-domed spa.
“The Anna Grand Hotel has played an important role in the history of this area and we are very pleased to welcome such a venerable property to our quality resort network,” said Joachim Mezger, Interval International’s regional director, Central and Eastern Europe.
“Providing a high standard of quality in product and service is extremely important to us,” said Aaron Lengyel, managing director of the Anna Grand Hotel Vacation Club. “We are convinced that vacation ownership at Anna Grand will grow in combination with Interval’s array of member benefits, flexibility of options, and level of service, which align very well with our business concept.”
The area of Balatonfüred offers visitors beautiful scenery, including the volcanic mountains of Badacsony, restaurants and boutiques, and local wine made of Olaszrizling grapes that border the surrounding area. With the close proximity of Lake Balaton, there are a number of water sports available. Day trips to some 24 local wineries and further afield to Budapest, Vienna, and the lower mountains of Austria also can be made.
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 an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 countries and offers its resort clients and approximately 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.
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SOURCE: Interval International Ltd.