Miami, FL (February 12, 2010) – Interval International, a leading global provider of vacation services and an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced that Solaz de los Andes Hotel & Spa has joined its vacation exchange network. Located in downtown Mendoza City in the heart of Argentina’s premier wine region, this boutique property features 40 units designed with a contemporary urban décor.
Guests can sample more than 150 local wines at the on-site La Cava wine cellar and adjacent gourmet restaurant. Other amenities include the 5,300-square-foot Spa Solaz with a gym and an array of spa services; an outdoor pool; and a sundeck.
“We’re very pleased to offer Interval members the opportunity to enjoy a vacation experience at this distinctive property in one of the world’s most exciting wine regions,” noted Marcos Agostini, vice president, Latin America, resort sales and service, Interval International. “In addition to the area’s more than 1,200 wineries, visitors also can select from a variety of outdoor adventures and be treated to signature services at the spa.”
The 2009 edition of the National Geographic Traveler ranked “Mendoza Wine Estancias” tenth among 109 destinations in its annual “destination scorecard” of historic places around the world. Some of the wineries in Mendoza date back to the 16th century to the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Gracious estates stand out because of their classic architecture, with colonial-style archways, courtyards and patios, as do countless historic monuments and museums.
“Solaz de los Andes Hotel & Spa combines the traditional charm of the surrounding wine-making region with all the modern comforts and personal service that sophisticated travelers, including Interval International members, expect,” said Oscar Alberto Romero, president of Solaz de los Andes S.A. and of the Mendoza chapter of Argentina’s hotel and restaurant association.
While the larger wineries are centered around Mendoza City, day trips are also available to other smaller, family operations in the Mendoza province in Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Chacras de Coria. The city’s location on Ruta Nacional 7, the main highway connecting Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile, makes it a convenient stopover for climbers on their way to Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere) and for adventure travelers interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, and other sports nearby. In the winter, skiers love the city for its easy access to the Andes Mountains.
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