MIAMI & BELLEVUE, Washington (June 16, 2015) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), and Vacation Internationale (VI), a points-based club headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, today announced a long-term, master affiliation agreement. Founded in 1974, VI is now one of the largest owner-controlled timeshare clubs in North America with more than 44,000 owners and 40 resort locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
As part of the agreement, Interval is providing a comprehensive package of customized services, including points-based exchange. New VI purchasers will enjoy the Interval Gold® package of expanded benefits, such as flexible exchange options and upgraded services.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to once again work with Vacation Internationale and its team of respected sales and marketing professionals,” said Bryan Ten Broek, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and marketing. “VI is an industry pioneer whose points-based structure has been adopted by many in the business. With Interval’s innovative technology, we’re able to seamlessly display our exchange availability using VI’s points currency, allowing owners to more easily plan and book their vacations.”
“We’re proud to work with our owner-controlled board, which is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of excellent service at all our resort locations,” said VI’s general manager, Stuart Allen. “Through Interval, we can offer enhanced benefits and greater access to the most desirable destinations. We look forward to providing VI members with this added value and aligning with Interval to pursue growth opportunities.”
VI’s portfolio of superbly maintained resorts in a variety of appealing destinations, include:
Sea Mountain — Big Island, Hawaii (recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence): An adventure-lover’s paradise, the Big Island offers an incredibly varied landscape and combines all the beauty Hawaii has to offer. Located on the southern coast 30 minutes from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Sea Mountain resort sits far from bustling tourist spots.
Amenities include fresh- and saltwater pools, 18-hole golf course, beach area, cafe and bar, tennis court, and whirlpool spa. Polynesian-style studios and one- and two-bedroom suites feature a fully equipped kitchen and furnished private lanai that provides expansive views of the shoreline and ocean, spectacular sunsets, and luxurious tropical gardens.
Torres Mazatlán — Mazatlán, Mexico (recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence): Known as the “Pearl of the Pacific,” Mazatlán boasts miles of pristine beaches, rich history, and bountiful outdoor activities. Torres Mazatlán offers guests a wealth of on-site amenities, including beach, swimming pools, tennis, and full activities program. Units range from one to four bedrooms.
Vallarta Torre — Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence): This Mexican Pacific paradise offers visitors plentiful options to explore, including vibrant festivals, lush, natural surroundings, incredible monuments, local fish markets, and a variety of snorkeling sites. At Vallarta Torre, palm-studded landscaping surrounds Spanish-style one-, two-, and four-bedroom residences. A swimming pool, sundeck, palapa bar for beach and poolside service, barbecue area, and shuffleboard court are all on the property.
Rosedale on Robson — Vancouver, BC: A world-class city, Vancouver is known for its hip neighborhoods, culinary scene, and abundant recreational opportunities, ranging from the arts to the outdoors. Rosedale on Robson is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s sports and entertainment district. Studios and one- and two-bedroom suites feature a galley kitchen, living room, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Oasis — Palm Springs, California: Year-round sunshine, luxurious spas, world-class golf, modern architecture, and celebrity-chef restaurants are at the heart of this Southern California getaway. Spread over 27 acres of awe-inspiring desert, The Oasis resort features Spanish-style villas and eight pools, nine whirlpool spas, four fountains, and five lighted tennis courts. Studio, one-, and two-bedroom accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, patio with barbecue, and two bicycles per unit.
Hololani — Maui, Hawaii: Located on Maui’s world famous Ka’anapali Beach, VI’s Hololani resort features two-bedroom, open-style condominiums with ocean views and complete kitchens. Guests can enjoy prime vistas of the neighboring Lanai and Molokai islands, breathtaking sunsets, spinner dolphins, and majestic whales, all from their own private lanais.
New VI purchasers 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 Interval Options®, the ability to use points toward a cruise, tour, golf, or spa vacation; ShortStay Exchange®; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, with which they may earn bonus points for up to two free weekend rental days; discounts on Getaway vacation rentals; special offers at hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets worldwide; and VIP ConciergeSM for personal assistance, 24/7.
Current VI owners who purchase additional points will be enrolled as Interval Platinum® members. In addition to the Interval Gold advantages described above, Interval Platinum members receive an array of best-in-class leisure and lifestyle benefits and services. These include US$50 Getaway discounts, priority Getaway viewing, Platinum Escapes, free Guest Certificates, and airport lounge membership.
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’s exchange network comprises more than 2,900 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 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 non-traditional lodging, encompassing a portfolio of leisure businesses from exchange and vacation rental to vacation ownership.
About Vacation Internationale
Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Vacation Internationale (VI) is a pioneer and industry leader in points-based timeshares. Beginning with one resort in Hawaii, VI now has more than 40 resort locations, offering a combination of exciting destinations and unique vacation experiences. Today, with more than 44,000 owners, VI is one of the largest owner-controlled timeshare companies in the world.
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