MIAMI, FL (April 10, 2013) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and Simpson Bay Resort Sales Company, B.V., the operator of Royal Resorts Caribbean Collection (RRCC), a points-based vacation club, have entered into a long-term agreement to provide customized services for its club members. This integration leverages Interval’s infrastructure and complements RRCC resources by offering program design, back-office management, and reservations.
“Interval has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Richard Sutton, the visionary behind this exciting new venture. As one of the original shared ownership pioneers, he has established a reputation for high-quality products and customer service over the past three decades,” said Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and CEO of Interval Leisure Group. “We are honored to once again partner with him as he begins the next chapter in his illustrious career.”
Sutton, chairman of Royal Resorts Caribbean, commented, “I have always considered Interval’s expertise to be essential to the success of the resorts I’ve developed. When the opportunity arose to create this club, I turned to the company to design our points program to ensure that our members receive the maximum in services and flexibility.”
RRCC includes accommodations at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina and The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort & Marina in St. Maarten, both of which are affiliated with Interval. They offer a wide array of amenities for adults and children, with beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, serene swimming pools, restaurants, entertainment, fitness centers, and spas. A selection of outdoor pursuits, including tennis, golf, fishing, boating, and other water sports, is available on-site or near the properties.
Vacation club owners will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International, entitling them to a host of year-round benefits, including the opportunity to redeem their points for stays at other resorts in Interval’s global network. RRCC members will also become Interval Gold® members, and enjoy a number of upgraded benefits such as discounts on Getaway vacation rentals, ShortStay Exchange®, a personal concierge service available 24/7 via phone and e-mail, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership and benefits, and special offers at hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets worldwide.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers 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 since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of nearly 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.