LONDON (Nov. 27, 2014) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of nine of the Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes in the Irish village of Killiney, 20 minutes south of the city centre of Dublin. Set on a hillside within the grounds of the 18th century Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, the luxury apartments offer full access to the four-star hotel’s facilities, which include two award-winning restaurants and an indoor swimming pool.
“Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are a natural extension of the family-run Castle Hotel’s 43-year tradition of exceptional hospitality,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president resort sales and business development Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. “In addition to being a historic landmark in its own right, the hotel is a conference centre and popular wedding venue, renowned for its spectacular setting.”
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, the apartments are a short stroll from Killiney Hill affording panoramic views of Dublin Bay and 121 hectares (300 acres) of unspoiled parkland, as well as Killiney Beach and Dalkey village, a short drive away. In addition to a 20-metre (65-foot) heated swimming pool, owners and guests can enjoy the hotel’s gym that offers fitness classes, a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and a full-service beauty salon. The on-site restaurants offer gourmet and casual dining options, and a bar and relaxing lounge overlook the grounds, which include a Victorian Park.
Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are elegantly furnished and outfitted to the highest standard. The one-bedroom apartments can comfortably accommodate up to four people and the two-bedrooms are roomy enough for six. Eight of the units have a private balcony or large terrace, a spacious living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and separate utility room. En-suite amenities include flat screen TVs in the lounge and master bedroom, a DVD player, telephone, Wi-Fi and intercom. Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are part of a development of 54 apartments, the majority of which are in private ownership.
“Owning or exchanging to one of our self-catering apartments is an ideal way to experience the peace and beauty of the Irish countryside, without being too far from the culture and nightlife of Dublin,” said Eithne Fitzpatrick Scott-Lennon, chairperson of Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes. “We look forward to expanding our community to include owners and vacationers who visit us via exchange through our affiliation with Interval International.”
Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are an hour’s drive from Dublin’s airport, which is served by a year-round hourly coach service, and 17 kilometres (10 miles) south of Dublin’s city centre, with easy access via Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART).
Existing owners will become Club Interval Gold members, entitling them to trade their week or convert it to points for maximum exchange flexibility. They also have access to a number of upgraded benefits and services that they can enjoy year-round, including discounts on Getaway holiday rentals, membership of the Gourmet Society, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership, and VIP Concierge for year-round personal assistance.
About Interval International
nterval International operates membership programmes 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 approximately 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 programmes. 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
Interval International Limited
Michael Myers, +44 (0) 20 8336 9515
Group Director of Marketing and Travel