MIAMI, FL (April 9, 2014) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has signed a master affiliation with Club Trust LLC, doing business as staySky Vacation Club. The long-term agreement includes staySky Vacation Club’s four existing resorts in Orlando, Florida, as well as future properties. Interval will provide reservation services, points-based exchange, and the comprehensive Interval Gold® package of expanded benefits.
“staySky’s leadership team has demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial spirit that has led to success in a myriad of hospitality ventures,” said Jay W. Wilson, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service. “We are pleased to welcome a new entrant of this caliber to the vacation ownership industry and Interval’s quality exchange network.”
“Our goal is to work with an exchange partner that offers innovative services and products, and that’s exactly what we found in Interval,” said John Gordon, CHA CAM, chairman and developer of staySky Vacation Club. “Through Interval’s renowned resort network, our members will be able to exchange their staySky points for vacations in some of the most highly demanded destinations around the world, and we look forward to hosting Interval members at our beautiful properties.”
Among the products offered by staySky Vacation Club are a points-based, multi-site vacation club; a membership-club plan; and a whole-ownership plan. The club’s flagship property is the luxurious Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, which has one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom condominium-style units with private balconies in a village like setting just minutes from area theme parks. On-site amenities include Reflections Spa and Salon, Frankie Farrell’s Irish Pub and Grille, Lani’s Luau Pool Bar, game room, fitness center, and a convenience store featuring a Pizza Hut Express. The Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores are within walking distance.
The resort caters to both children and adults, offering a zero-entry Pirate Plunge Pool with special kids’ activities throughout the day and the relaxation pool with adjacent loungers in a tropical oasis of palm trees and plants. Trip Advisor® ranks Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa #15 nationwide for Best Family Friendly Hotels, and it has been named a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel.
Other resorts in the staySky Vacation Club are Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista, staySky Suites-I Drive Orlando, and Enclave Suites in Orlando, Florida.
New purchasers at staySky Vacation Club will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and will also become Interval Gold® members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. These include discounts on Getaway vacation rentals, ShortStay Exchange®, a concierge service available 24/7 via phone and email, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, 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 2,900 resorts in more than 80 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.
Source: Interval Leisure Group
Chris Boesch, 305-925-7267