MIAMI, FL (February 18, 2016) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of The Grand Mayan at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco in Mexico, the first of Grupo Vidanta’s The Grand Mayan resorts to join Interval’s global vacation exchange network. Grupo Vidanta is one of the largest and most recognized developers of luxury resorts and tourism infrastructure in Latin America.
“This visionary company has a proven track record of developing properties with exceptional amenities and services. Its portfolio incorporates innovative architecture, world-class entertainment, gourmet dining, and the best names in golf course design,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “We’re delighted to welcome The Grand Mayan, which joins the eight Grande Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, and The Bliss properties in our network.”
Located approximately 70 miles south of the Arizona border, the property features a unique setting created by the contrast between the desert landscape and the deep blue Sea of Cortez and golden sand beaches. The resort offers 60 well-appointed units with elegant contemporary wood furniture and warm accents, marble bathrooms, and terraces with sweeping views. One- and two-bedroom accommodations include an open-plan living area, kitchen, and dining area.
“We’re pleased to affiliate The Grand Mayan at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco, our newest property in The Grand Mayan family, with Interval International,” said Iván Chávez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta. “One of our company’s tenets is the pursuit of the highest standards of quality and service, and Interval helps us deliver on that promise.”
Guests at the resort have access to upscale amenities and services available on-site and at the adjacent Grupo Vidanta property. These include restaurants that offer everything from casual dining to gourmet international cuisine, an extensive lazy river, indoor/outdoor pools and sprawling pool areas, a full-service spa and fitness center, and tennis courts. For golf enthusiasts, The Nicklaus Design Golf Course is a remarkable 7,210-yard, 18-hole, par-72 course with nine ocean-side holes, situated on a two-mile peninsula surrounded by a natural estuary, an inlet, and the Sea of Cortez.
The resort also features theme nights with live entertainment, beach volleyball, board games, bocce ball tournaments, tequila and wine tastings, and a botanical tour.
Additional activities and attractions that visitors to Puerto Peñasco can enjoy are water sports, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Excursions are available to the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Great Altar Desert, a more than 2,750 square-mile protected area that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Two-thirds of the reserve is covered by sand dunes and volcanic craters similar to the moon’s surface.
New members who purchase at The Grand Mayan at Vidanta Puerto Peñasco 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 exchange their resort week toward a cruise, tour, golf, or spa vacation; ShortStay Exchange®; five percent off the best hotel rates powered by the Orbitz Partner Network; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, which gives them the opportunity to 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.
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 vacation exchange and rental to vacation ownership.
About Grupo Vidanta
Founded in 1974 by a tourism industry leader, Daniel Chávez Morán, Grupo Vidanta is one of the preeminent developers and resort operators in Latin America specializing in vacation destinations, luxury hotel brands, golf courses, real estate, tourism infrastructure and entertainment. The company owns and operates multiple properties in Mexico’s most sought-after beach destinations—Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlán.
Vidanta’s portfolio is comprised of several distinct resort hotel brands, including Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan, and The Bliss. From AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels to an internationally recognized collection of golf courses throughout Mexico, Grupo Vidanta continually pioneers innovative partnerships, including collaborations with Cirque du Soleil to create JOYÀ (a first-of-its kind experience in Riviera Maya); Nicklaus Designs to develop three renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses; and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to debut the newest pro course in the collection at Nuevo Vallarta. In addition to being the largest golf course developer in Mexico, Grupo Vidanta has also developed Mexico’s first privately built and owned airport in Puerto Peñasco. Frequently named among the “Best Companies to Work for in Mexico,” Vidanta maintains a strong commitment to its 15,000 employees and surrounding communities through its progressive mission dedicated to environmental and philanthropic efforts. These include its long-established non-profit foundations, Fundación Vidanta and Fundación Delia Morán. For more information, visit www.grupovidanta.com.
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